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Phone: (305) 505-7448

500 NE 55 Terrace

Miami, FL 33137

Deborah Mastin


construction attorney, arbitrator, mediator

Current Employer:

Law Office of Deborah Mastin PLLC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Arts (Fine, Performing) ✔ Aviation
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Construction
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Copyrights
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Engineering
✔ Entertainment ✔ Environmental
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Professional Liability ✔ Transportation
✔ Utilities


As a former Assistant County Attorney for over 35 years at Broward County and Miami-Dade County, she represented public owners in connection with the procurement and construction of infrastructure projects, including Miami-Dade County Hall, courthouses, museums, performing arts centers, electric co-generation and chiller plants, public transit and automated people mover facilities, and the $6 billion dollar expansion at Miami International Airport and the $2 billion expansion at Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Work History:

Law Office of Deborah Mastin, PLLC 2013-present Assistant Broward County Attorney 2011-2013 Assistant Miami-Dade County Attorney 1978-2013 Becker & Poliakoff, PA 1976-1978 Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. 1974-1976


Disputes involving delay, disruption, acceleration, defective work, in connection with large infrastructure projects, electric power plant construction, large scale residential development, commercial resort and spa development, solid waste disposal facilities, power sales and distribution agreements, federal government procurement of professional services, copyright infringement, highway, bridge and tunnel construction, school construction


AAA University faculty for arbitration and mediation courses Chartered Institute of Arbitrators International Arbitration, Fellow AAA basic and advanced courses CPR annual conferences


Admitted to practice in Florida and Massachusetts Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer Florida Supreme Court certified circuit court mediator Florida qualified arbitrator Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Fellow, Dispute Board Federation Admitted to US Supreme Court, US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, US District Court Southern District of Florida and Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Court


Martindale Hubbell AV AVVO 10


American Arbitration Association: - Mega Projects Panel - Large Complex Case panel - Master Mediator panel - Construction panel - mediator and arbitrator - Commercial panel - mediator and arbitrator - Dispute Review Boards panel - International Centre for Dispute Resolution panel - mediator and arbitrator International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution - Construction Panels for mediation and arbitration - Commercial Panels for mediation and arbitration Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow Trinidad and Tobago Dispute Resolution Centre


American College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow Dispute Board Federation, Fellow International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, construction committee and environmental committee International Chamber of Commerce ABA Forum on Construction Law, Governing Committee ABA Dispute Resolution Section, Women in Dispute Resolution Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, ADR Committee past co-chair, Construction Certification Review Course co-chair, Construction Committee ADR Subcommittee Chair Florida Bar Entertainment Art and Sports Law Section, past chair Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, past president Region 1 (USA and Canada) Miami International Arbitration Society MIT Educational Council, Regional co-chair London Court of International Arbitration


Northeastern University School of Law JD Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning SB


"ADR from the Owner's Perspective," Construction ADR, published by ABA "Identifying Design and Construction Provisions Impacting Desired Green Building Goals", (co-author with Angela Stephens) Green Building and the Construction Lawyer, published by ABA "Globalization and International Projects," (co-author with M. Straub and W. Breese) Construction Subcontracting, published by ABA "Managing the Risk of Building Defects," (co-author with S. Charney), Construction Defects, published by the ABA "Damages in Construction Litigation," Civil Practice Damages, published by the Florida Bar

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