Douglas W Ackerman
Attorney Douglas Ackerman is a Partner of Kirwin Norris, P.A. , a law firm in Orlando, FL. As a lawyer in Orlando, Florida, attorney Ackerman serves Orange County, as well as clients throughout Florida.
Areas of Practice
- Appellate Practice
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction / Development
- Real Estate
- Zoning and Land Use
Admitted to Practice Law
- 1997, Florida; 2002, US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 2003, US District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
|:||University of Miami, BA, 1990; Stetson University, MA, 1991|
|Law School||:||Florida State University, JD, with high honors, 1997|
Chambers and Partners 2007, 2008, 2009; Super Lawyers 2008-2013. Articles and Note Editor: Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, 1996; Journal of Transnational Law & Public Policy, 1995. Author, "Kennewick Man: The Meaning of 'Cultural Affiliation' and 'Major Scientific Benefit' in the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act," 33 Tulsa Law Journal 359 (1997). Co-Author, "Controlling Disputes by Controlling the Forum: Forum Selection Clauses in Construction Contracts," The Construction Lawyer Vol. 22, No. 4 (2002). Lecturer: "Construction Boards/Prompt Payment/ Bidding," Florida Municipal Attorneys Association; "The Growing Scourge of Local Preferences on the Public Procurement Process," Associated Builders and Contractors (October 2005).
Born: Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Kirwin Norris, P.A.
15W. Church Street Suite 301
Orlando, Florida 32801
Firm OverviewFrom concept to completion, from groundbreaking to grand opening, since 1997 Kirwin Norris has been there every step of the way. Our goal is to provide prompt and effective solutions to the legal demands of complex construction. In fact, many of the firm's attorneys are Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. At the beginning of a project, Kirwin Norris assists clients with acquisition, finance, bidding and procurement, and contract negotiations for design and construction services. During the construction phase of a project, Kirwin Norris routinely provides real-time advice on issues including changes, schedule impacts, and defects to help avoid claims. Although the firm promotes the use of alternative dispute methods to resolve claims, when required the firm has successfully arbitrated and litigated multi-million dollar disputes in both state and federal courts. After project completion, the firm continues to assist clients with close-out issues, permanent financing, sales and leasing transactions, as well as occupancy issues. One Firm. One Focus. Construction Law.
Construction Law, Public Construction Law, Government Contracts and Commercial Law.