Perry M. Adair

Office Managing Shareholder, Miami
Professional Experience

Perry  M. Adair is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. His practice focuses on business litigation and land use with a focus on construction disputes and telecommunications issues. 

Mr. Adair works with clients in a wide range of industries within the southeast United States.  From major commercial contracting companies to hospitality management companies, from custom aquatics to telecommunications companies, Mr. Adair is skilled in ensuring commercial disputes are settled favorably for his clients. And where those mattes cannot be settled, Mr. Adair has established the reputation as a supremely effective trial advocate with an uncanny ability to bring the truth to light via focused cross examinations fueled by detailed preparation. Representative engagements include:

  • Representation of a concrete company in a construction project involving a transit center at a major international airport
  • Representation of major wireless providers and tower operators in all aspects of building out and maintaining their networks
  • Representation of hospitality operators in the condominium hotel setting in a hotel program dispute
  • Representation of a commercial electrical contractor in a dispute arising out of significant improvement of a section of a major highway
  • Representation of a major home builder in a defect claim involving alleged drainage issues

Mr. Adair has developed extensive experience in all aspects of wireless communications. He has been committed to getting many telecommunications facilities approved and on air, from handling the land use aspects of tower and roof top installations and litigation arising from those matters, to assisting local governments with the drafting of telecommunications related legislation.

In addition, his experience in construction law extends the scope of his expertise in the telecommunications arena beyond land use into matters that arise after a facility is approved, built and put on air. These matters include lease disputes that arise when a site requires modification and expansion to accommodate the evolution of telecommunications technology.

Mr. Adair has represented clients in almost every forum in Florida, from land use and zoning matters before Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners and Community Councils to municipal Planning and Zoning Boards and Commissions to State and Federal trial and appellate courts.

In its first year identifying such attorneys, Florida Trend named Mr. Adair among its Legal Elite in the area of Civil Trial Law. This recognition was based upon a poll of Florida attorneys, who selected peers in the top 2% of their respective practice areas. He was named a Power Leader in Law by the South Florida Business Journal in 2017.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • 9th Annual Construction Law Institute, “Practical Suggestions for Litigating Large Multi-Party Cases” (Moderator)
  • “Hot Topics in Evidence : Emerging Issues Regarding electronic Evidence” (April 2015)
  • “E-Evidence: Evidentiary Issues Implicated by the Use of Electronically Stored Information”, presented to the Florida Bar (March 2013)   
  • “Social Media in e-Discovery,” ESI Roundtable (September 2013)
  • “The E-ssentials of E-Discovery: A Practical Guide to Managing E-Discovery Disputes in Your Courtroom,” presented to Broward County judiciary with Continuing Judicial Education accreditation (April 2013)
  • “Federal and Florida E-Discovery Amendments,” ESI Roundtable (February 2013)
  • “Today’s E-Mail is Tomorrow’s Evidence: Legal Implications of the Move to an E-World,” presented to the Construction Financial Management Association (November 2012)
  • “E-Discovery: A Byte of Planning Can Save You a Gigabyte of Trouble,” eDiscovery Leadership Conference at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (November 2012)
  • “E-Ethics for E-Discovery: Considerations and Solutions for the E-Practitioner,” webinar presented and recorded for The Florida Bar (October 2012)
  • “Just When You Thought E-Discovery Was Only a Federal Court Issue: Proposed ESI Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure,” Legal Learning Series, Broward Bar (June 2012)
  • “Just When You Thought E-Discovery Was Only a Federal Court Issue: Proposed ESI Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure,” Daily Business Review’s In-House Corporate Counsel Summit (May 2012) 
  • “E-Discovery and You,” presented to Coral Gables Bar Association (April 2012)  

Activities & Memberships

Coral Gables Bar Association

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Chair-Elect

Chairman of Code and Rules of Evidence Committee of the Florida Bar

Reported Decisions

Ekonomou v. Glenn Wright Const. & Development, Inc., 30 So.3d 660, (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)

Tableau Fine Art Group, Inc. v. Jacoboni, 853 So.2d 299 (Fla. 2003)

C.A.T. LLC. v. Island Developers, Ltd., 827 So.2d 373 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2002)

Miller v. State, 597 So.2d 767 (Fla. 1991)

Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • University of Miami, J.D.
  • University of Florida, B.A.