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November 16, 2021

7 Due Diligence Issues to Avoid False Claims Act Lawsuits

Nelson Mullins partners Jennifer Malinovsky and Ed White join Alice Harris, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet, to go over the key compliance areas to look for in due diligence. 

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Natalie P. Chappel

Natalie P. Chappel

Partner

390 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1400
Orlando, FL 32801
natalie.chappel@nelsonmullins.com

Natalie is a board–certified construction lawyer who concentrates her practice in both commercial and construction litigation, representing landowners, developers, business owners, contractors, subcontractors, and landlords in various disputes. She addresses construction defects, professional negligence claims, payment disputes, delay damages, and claims with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. She has experience in advising and...

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Natalie is a board–certified construction lawyer who concentrates her practice in both commercial and construction litigation, representing landowners, developers, business owners, contractors, subcontractors, and landlords in various disputes. She addresses construction defects, professional negligence claims, payment disputes, delay damages, and claims with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. She has experience in advising and assisting with the resolution of claims and disputes with architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors that arise during the design, development, procurement, and construction of complex projects. She also has experience in all aspects of the design and construction of hotels, theme parks, attractions, and resorts worldwide.

Natalie P. Chappel

assisting with the resolution of claims and disputes with architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors that arise during the design, development, procurement, and construction of complex projects. She also has experience in all aspects of the design and construction of hotels, theme parks, attractions, and resorts worldwide.

Natalie is a board–certified construction lawyer who concentrates her practice in both commercial and construction litigation, representing landowners, developers, business owners, contractors, subcontractors, and landlords in various disputes. She addresses construction defects, professional negligence claims, payment disputes, delay damages, and claims with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. She has experience in advising and... assisting with the resolution of claims and disputes with architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors that arise during the design, development, procurement, and construction of complex projects. She also has experience in all aspects of the design and construction of hotels, theme parks, attractions, and resorts worldwide.

Experience

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Experience


Construction

  • Routinely provides real–time advice to national developers, contractors, and owners on pre–suit matters, litigation, loss prevention, claims analysis, and risk management over a variety of large–scale development projects, including high–rise condominium towers, commercial office space, hospitality and retail centers, and mixed–use communities
  • Prosecution and defense of claims related to civil works projects involving stormwater, wastewater, and utility systems as well as infrastructure and transportation projects across Florida

Litigation

  • General litigation practice spans from business and commercial litigation to fraud and misrepresentation claims, probate and garnishment matters, as well as employment, toxic tort, personal injury and real property disputes
  • Involved in litigation in both state and federal actions, including the preparation for and conduct of several jury and non–jury trials statewide
  • Obtained positive outcomes from numerous dispositive and evidentiary hearings and negotiated dozens of settlements on behalf of clients
  • Well–versed in first–party and third–party property disputes, as well as premises liability, breach of contract, foreclosure, lien, and products and professional liability matters and has litigated cases involving complex probate, trust, and tax implications as well as employment disputes
  • Provided opinions and analysis on insurance coverage disputes that arise concerning general, excess, and professional liability insurance policies, including general commercial liability, employment practices liability, directors and officers, professional malpractice, and errors/omissions policies

Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law, The Florida Bar

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD (2009)
    • Florida Blue Key
    • University of Florida Athletic Association
    • College Leadership Florida
  • University of Florida, BS, Public Relations, magna cum laude (2006)

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Leadership Florida
  • Association of Building Contractors
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