TALLAHASSEE, FL – July 16, 2013 – D. Ty Jackson, Senior Associate in the Tallahassee office of GrayRobinson, P.A., spoke on the topic of construction law at the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Emerging Leaders Meeting. He specifically touched on the topic of Senate Bill 286: Design Professionals, which was signed into law by Governor Scott and took effect July 1, 2013. The new Bill provides individual design professionals with protection from personal liability under certain circumstances created by the new Florida Statute, Section 558.0035, specifying conditions under which a design professional may not be held individually liable for damages resulting from negligence occurring within the scope of a professional services contract. To find out more information on Senate Bill 286: Design Professionals click here.
Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Jackson was employed with Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz & Simpson, P.A., where he represented clients in the areas of commercial transactions and litigation, construction law, and professional liability. Since joining GrayRobinson, he has focused on a variety of practice areas including commercial litigation, governmental consulting, professional licensing, administrative law, petroleum, health care, sales and use taxes and banking and finance. He is experienced in construction contracts, mechanics' liens, licensing, public procurement, and civil and administrative disputes.
Jackson has also represented petroleum marketers and distributors in matters involving franchising, pollution cleanup, environmental compliance, fair marketing and state and local taxation. He provides legal counsel to statewide professional and trade associations regarding state agency regulations and represents them before the Florida Legislature and state agencies. He has also represented a variety of health care entities, including hospitals, special hospital districts, hospital-based physicians, blood banks, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, surgical and dental societies.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, and his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law.