LARRY COOK


Partner

LARRY COOK Partner
305.347.5282 | lcook@barthet.com

    Licensed in Florida since 1977, Larry is a skilled and seasoned litigation attorney. He has advocated and tried matters before state and federal courts as well as arbitration and administrative panels, and has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and Florida’s state courts.

    Whether defending a contractor from property damage and construction defect claims related to the erection of structural concrete components for a major hospital in South Florida to representing an engineer against claims of defective plans, specifications and project inspections on a combination residential/commercial building, Larry has litigated construction claims of all sizes and exposures.

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    Background

    Education

    • B.A., 1974, University of Central Florida
    • J.D., 1977, University of Miami School of Law

    Admissions

    • Florida State Courts
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

    Representative Experience


    Construction

    Represented contractor on a defect claim related to the maintenance of structural concrete components for a major South Florida hospital; initiated litigation on behalf of marine contractor involving contract disputes on hurricane restoration project in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; represented structural engineer in defense of property damage resulting from alleged professional malpractice in the design of a high-rise commercial, condominium and parking structure in South Florida; represented architect in the arbitration of design and construction disputes involving the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami; defended contractor in condominium defect litigation regarding claims for property damage resulting from alleged structural shell construction defects.


    Commercial Disputes

    Successfully defended national mortgage insurance provider against fraud claims initiated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); initiated on behalf of Florida insurance company a breach of contract action and professional malpractice action against major international accounting firm; represented major contractor regarding breach of contract claims; represented restaurant franchisee in contract dispute with major international restaurant franchisor.