Gina Fonte is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and concentrates her practice in the areas of construction litigation and transactions, energy, insurance, commercial litigation and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workplace safety and whistleblower claims. Ms. Fonte regularly advises clients within these industries, including regionally and nationally based contractors, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, developers, owners, sureties, specialty subcontractors and engineers. Also, on OSHA, workplace safety and whistleblower matters, she advises and represents retailers, educational institutions, product and food manufacturers and distributors, property owners and managers, financial services and other private- and public-sector clients with compliance, in investigations and through litigation.
Ms. Fonte's general corporate and transactional practice includes drafting and negotiating commercial construction contracts, letters of credit, promissory notes, leases, indemnity agreements, owner-representative consulting agreements, project closeout resolutions, multiparty escrow agreements, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements, material purchase orders and complex litigation settlements. Ms. Fonte frequently advises clients in assessing, preparing and defending claims, negotiating and litigating construction-related disputes and providing general legal advice to construction industry clients.
Ms. Fonte is co-chair of the OSHA, Workplace Safety and Whistleblower Claims Team at Holland & Knight. She is OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour certified and has lectured and written extensively on OSHA workplace safety and whistleblower issues and topics.
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