Scott Kiernan

Shareholder

skiernan@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

Scott’s practice focuses on Complex Commercial and Business Litigation, with a particular emphasis on construction law litigation. He routinely handles complex community association disputes for all parties, as well as construction disputes for general contractors and developers. Scott is especially knowledgeable about community association law, representing the corporate and litigation affairs of hundreds of community associations throughout Central and North Florida. Mr. Kiernan has experience litigating in State and Federal Courts throughout Florida and has a proven track record of obtaining favorable results.

Notable Client Work

  • Represented a condominium client in securing a large result against a developer in a case where the statute of limitations was assumed to have expired. Successfully proved otherwise. Since this result, Scott has represented numerous Florida community associations in claims against developers overcoming obstacles when statute of limitations is raised as a serious issue.  
  • Represented a real estate developer in a breach of contract dispute to terminate a multi-million dollar condominium association
  • Represented numerous condominium associations in prosecuting millions of dollars in patent and latent building defects and building warranty claims
  • Represented several entities in the enforcement and defense of restrictive property covenants and real property contactural obligations
  • Represented construction entities in the enforcement and protection of lien rights stemming from complex construction disputes
  • Represented a member of the New York Yankees over a contract dispute
  • Represented numerous community associations in the collection of money from various individual developers and developer entities

Presentations and Publications

Ongoing HOA and condominium education presentations to board members and property managers in northern Florida, including his course "Construction Contracts -- Why You Should Never Accept the Contractor's Form."

Featured speaker at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where he lectured on issues related to the financial obligations of a developer in community association turnovers. Mr. Kiernan has also been a guest lecturer at Mountain State University speaking on individual liability of directors in corporations. Mr. Kiernan is also a regular speaker at Firm meetings, seminars, regional community association events and community association trade groups and institutes.

Memberships

  • Board Member, Downtown Orlando Rotary Breakfast Club
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Orange County Bar Association
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Education
  • Barry University, J.D.
  • University of Central Florida, B.A.