ORLANDO -- Two new construction lawyers have joined the firm Boyd & Jenerette, which recently opened a new office in Orlando.
The addition of construction attorneys Beth-Ann Schulman and Jennifer G. Haynes signified the law firm’s response to the growing population of Florida. By establishing a new office in Orlando, Boyd & Jenerette showed that they are ready to cater to the rapid growth of the market.
“We are excited to welcome Beth and Jennifer, and to grow Boyd & Jenerette’s existing office network with a presence in the dynamic Orlando market,” announced Benford Samuels in a press release.
Samuels is a stockholder in the firm’s Jacksonville office.
“Florida is now the third most populous state in the country, and this rapid development is reflected in the residential, commercial and roadway construction market," Samuels said.
Schulman joins Boyd & Jenerette as a partner. She is the leader of the construction law practice group. She also manages the Orlando office. Apart from serving as a lawyer, Schulman is a certified public accountant, as well.
Among her list of qualifications, Schulman is board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar, a Florida Supreme Court certified civil mediator and a Florida approved arbitrator. In both 2013 and 2014, Schulman was recognized as one of the lawyers in Florida Trend's Legal Elite. She also has an AV preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Schulman’s clientele include general contractors, subcontractors, developers and design professionals in all areas of construction law. Following her completion of a law degree, she joined widely renowned construction law firm Moye, O’Brien, O’Rourke, Pickert & Martin. Her work involved cases linked to theme park construction, horizontal heavy civil construction projects and Florida lien claims.
In 2006, Schulman spearheaded a staff counsel construction defect litigation practice called Travelers’ Florida. In this firm, she was primarily involved in issues as Florida’s product line lead. She was also part of the national construction defect leadership board.
Schulman has a master's degree in taxation that she obtained in 2001 from the University of Central Florida – College of business administration. She completed her law degree in 1996 at the Stetson University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1993 at the University of Central Florida.
Haynes joins the Orlando office of Boyd & Jenerette as an associate. Her expertise in construction law is focused on construction law, general civil litigation and insurance defense. Haynes obtained her juris doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 2005. She received her bachelor’s degree in sports management and marketing in 2001 from Marshall University, where she graduated summa cum laude.
Haynes, who grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2006. She is an active part of the Orange County Bar Association, where she is working as an executive counsel for the construction law committee, too.