Sergio I. Ruiz is an Associate in the Miami office of Resnick & Louis, P.C. and is an experienced litigator, focusing his practice in construction law. Sergio represents general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals, sureties, commercial general liability carriers, and developers in all types of disputes, including breach of contract claims, construction defect and delay claims, construction lien foreclosures, fraudulent liens, contract drafting and disputes involving AIA Contract documents, payment and performance bond claims, design professional liability claims, insurance coverage disputes, property insurance claims, pre-suit notifications required by Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes, settlement agreements, building permit issues, claims involving the Florida Building Code, construction warranty claims, and unlicensed contractor/architect claims. Prior to joining Resnick & Louis, Sergio worked as an Associate Attorney for a Miami-Dade County construction law firm.
Sergio works closely with his clients during every step of a project, from contract drafting and negotiation prior to commencing work, through negotiating disputes mid-project and, when necessary, litigating to judgement after the job is complete. He understands how frustrating it can be for business owners and home owners, after another party fails to keep legally binding promises and has a superb ability to collect all the necessary data to properly asses each situation and give his clients a pragmatic analysis of all the options available in order to come up with a winning strategy.
Sergio received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida and his Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University, College of Law. He continued his education and received his Master of Law in International Arbitration and Inter-American Law from the University of Miami, School of Law. Sergio grew up in Orlando, Florida, where prior to attending law school, he worked in the real estate finance industry, assisting buyers and builders of residential properties.
Sergio is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida.