Y. Lisa Colon

Y. Lisa Colon

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (954) 713-7648
Fax: (954) 713-7700

Primary Office

Fort Lauderdale
200 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Y. Lisa Colon

Partner

Lisa Colon advises on legal issues involving public and private construction projects and real estate development, along with government contracting compliance. Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, Lisa focuses on both negotiation of deals and litigation of construction-related disputes involving businesses and professionals.

Owners, contractors, designers and suppliers look to Lisa to draft construction contracts across various project delivery systems. In particular, she has in-depth knowledge of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ConsensusDocs contract forms. Her experience with claims, litigation and arbitration includes matters involving liens, defects, contract disputes and disaster recovery . Lisa has significant trial experience taking cases to verdict in state and federal courts as well as arbitrations resulting in awards for clients. She is certified as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court and as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association. Beyond her work for the construction and real estate industries, Lisa has experience litigating a wide range of cases, including those involving aviation, government contracts and maritime law.

Lisa has experience with federal, state and local government contracting issues, and she has represented clients on: bid protests; Miller Act Bond claims; contractor licensing; small, minority- and women-owned business issues; and land development agreements . She also assists clients in small business certification and compliance.

Experience

Select representations include:

  • Acted as project counsel on a $1 billion convention center renovation and expansion.
  • Negotiated a $295 million contract on behalf of an airline to expand Terminal 1 at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
  • Involved in the development of a $300 million mixed-use condominium project.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

​Selected as a Rising Star in Florida Super Lawyers, 2012

Memberships and Affiliations

​American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law

National Association of Minority Contractors

  • Board Member
  • General Counsel

National Association of Black Women in Construction

The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section

The Florida Bar, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Caribbean Bar Association

Broward County Bar Association

Education

J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1999

B.A., University of Miami, 1996

Bar Admissions

Florida
New York

Certifications

Board Certified in Construction, Florida Bar

Certified Mediator, Florida Supreme Court

Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

Lisa Colon advises on legal issues involving public and private construction projects and real estate development, along with government contracting compliance. Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, Lisa focuses on both negotiation of deals and litigation of construction-related disputes involving businesses and professionals.

Owners, contractors, designers and suppliers look to Lisa to draft construction contracts across various project delivery systems. In particular, she has in-depth knowledge of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ConsensusDocs contract forms. Her experience with claims, litigation and arbitration includes matters involving liens, defects, contract disputes and disaster recovery . Lisa has significant trial experience taking cases to verdict in state and federal courts as well as arbitrations resulting in awards for clients. She is certified as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court and as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association. Beyond her work for the construction and real estate industries, Lisa has experience litigating a wide range of cases, including those involving aviation, government contracts and maritime law.

Lisa has experience with federal, state and local government contracting issues, and she has represented clients on: bid protests; Miller Act Bond claims; contractor licensing; small, minority- and women-owned business issues; and land development agreements . She also assists clients in small business certification and compliance.