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Hurricane Michael Home Damage

These homeowners lost their entire vacation home in Hurricane Michael. Their insurer low-balled them with a check for less than $30,000. We were able to get them additional money - enough to rebuild and update their new home to comply with the new, more rigorous building code, without filing suit. Type of Case Settlement Wind Damage $140,240.00 Read More

Full Repairs After Denial

This was another case where the public adjuster failed to recover any money for the client after her small home suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. We were able to obtain a settlement of  $22,500.00, allowing for a complete roof replacement and completion of all repairs. Type of Case Settlement Wind Damage $22,600.00 Read More

Cast Iron Plumbing Loss and Underpaid by Insurance Company

This client suffered a cast iron plumbing loss and underpayment by the insurance company.  We obtained a settlement of $32,500.00, allowing for full repairs to be made. Type of Case Settlement Plumbing $32,470.80 Read More

Rental Apartment Building Plumbing Loss

This business client suffered a plumbing loss at its rental apartment building and paid out of pocket to make all repairs. The public adjuster hired by the client was unable to obtain any money for the corporation.  Once we were retained, we obtained a quick settlement for $28,500.00, reflecting 100% of repairs minus the client’s deductible. Type of Case Settlement Plumbing $28,552.00 Read More

Success Against Difficult Insurer

This cast iron plumbing loss claim was denied by the insurance company.  After battling in litigation with a notoriously difficult insurer, we obtained a settlement of $95,000 just days before the trial was set to begin. Type of Case Settlement Plumbing $95,000.00 Read More

Cast Iron Plumbing Failure Claim Denied by Insurance Company

This family of six suffered a cast iron plumbing failure at their family home. The claim was completely denied by the insurance company. We filed suit and settled the case quickly for $120,000.00. Type of Case Settlement Plumbing $120,000.00 Read More

Hurricane Irma Claim

This family’s home was devastated by Hurricane Irma. Their claim was originally denied. Pre-suit negotiations with the insurance company resulted in a settlement of almost $118,000.00 without filing suit, allowing the clients to complete repairs to their home. Type of Case Settlement Wind Damage $117,975.36 Read More

Underpaid by Insurance Company

This homeowner suffered a cast iron plumbing loss and was underpaid by the insurance company.  After a few months of litigation, we were able to settle the matter for $13,982.00 in additional money. Type of Case Settlement Plumbing $13,982.00 Read More

Why You Should Have an Attorney Review Construction Contracts 

Entering into a construction contract without the guidance of a lawyer can have major consequences. The following information applies to you if you are: A general contractor being presented a contract by an owner or owner rep A subcontractor being presented a contract by a GC A sub-subcontractor or anyone else being presented a contract by someone up the “payment chain” Why is this so important? At Portuondo Law Read More

Do You Know What You’re Asking For? Performance vs. Payment Bonds

Do you know the difference between a performance and payment bond? If you think they’re the same thing and you’re a Florida general contractor, you need to read this blog. Trust us, it’s for your own good! Performance and payment bonds are two types of construction bonds put in place to ensure that certain contingencies are covered, but that’s where the similarity ends. Unfortunately, they’re often confused or, Read More