Monte S. Starr is an Orlando litigation attorney and member of the firm's Construction Industry Practice Group. He handles a variety of complex construction litigation matters covering a wide range of industrial, commercial and infrastructure projects across the United States.
Mr. Starr is well-versed in representing general contractors, owners and manufacturers in both private and government contract matters, including claims for construction defects, inefficiency/delay damages, construction-related product defects, water intrusion, lien/bond foreclosures and contract disputes. He has significant experience with engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects; public-private partnerships (P3s); road and bridge construction; power-generation facilities and desalination facilities. Mr. Starr also handles the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and related documents for a variety of projects, as well as assists clients with contract management strategies in an effort to avoid disputes.
Mr. Starr is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. He also has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell®.
In addition to his construction practice, Mr. Starr has significant experience handling complex product liability and toxic tort litigation. His product liability experience includes representing clients on issues related to fire cause and origin, HVAC equipment and filters, tire separations, fire suppression systems and exposure to PVC off-gases. Mr. Starr also dedicates a portion of his time to representing pro bono clients.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Starr was an assistant state attorney with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office where he was assigned to the Narcotics Trafficking Division.
Selected representations by Mr. Starr include:
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