Wood Smith Henning & Berman proudly announces the addition of Katie Klapsa as a partner based both in the Orlando and Miami offices. Katie specializes in representing builders, developers, and general contractors, showcasing a wealth of experience in complex litigation and appellate matters. Her expertise encompasses various disputes, including construction defect claims, contract disputes, insurance coverage issues, and general liability defense.

"I am excited to join WSHB and contribute to its outstanding legal team," Katie commented. "My goal is to leverage my skills and experience to provide effective representation for our clients while fostering a collaborative and proactive approach to legal problem-solving."

With a robust background in advising clients at all stages of litigation, both in the courtroom and administrative forums, Katie brings a strategic and comprehensive approach to her practice. She is particularly adept at providing counsel on construction licensing matters and has successfully defended clients in licensing board enforcement actions.

Katie's commitment to proactively managing litigation risk sets her apart, as she regularly advises clients and strategies to avoid or mitigate disputes. Her creative contract drafting strategies incentivize early dispute resolution, contributing to a proactive and solution-oriented approach. Additionally, Katie is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution efforts, including mediations, settlement conferences and arbitration.

"We are thrilled to welcome Katie to our team," said Firmwide Managing Partner, Stewart Reid. "Her extensive experience in construction litigation and appellate matters work well with our firm's commitment to delivering positive outcomes for clients. Katie's strategic insights and dedication to finding innovative solutions will undoubtedly enhance our construction and appellate practice areas."

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Wood Smith Henning & Berman (WSHB) is a national law firm known for trial results and expertise in handling complex litigation. With our nationwide network of almost 500 lawyers across 41 office locations, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive litigation and counsel to both public and private companies. From start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations, we deliver legal representation that consistently achieves favorable outcomes for our clients.

At WSHB, our strength lies in our diverse and accomplished team of attorneys. We boast thought leaders and defense specialists in over 40 fields of practice, covering an extensive range of specialties.

Our expansive geographic footprint allows us to provide effective and efficient representation to clients nationwide, regardless of their location, background, or legal expertise. By prioritizing strategic and cost-effective approaches to litigation, our dedicated attorneys work tirelessly to protect the interests of our clients. We have a track record of success, securing numerous victories such as summary judgments and defense verdicts on behalf of our clients. As a trial firm, we have taken over 2,000 cases to verdict, making us well-equipped to handle even the most complex and high-stakes litigation matters across the country.

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