Boyd & Jenerette Adds Two Construction Law Attorneys in Orlando, Florida

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Construction law attorneys Beth-Ann Schulman and Jennifer Haynes have joined Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. ( in the firm’s newest location in Orlando, Florida.

“We are excited to welcome Beth-Ann Schulman and Jennifer Haynes, and to grow Boyd & Jenerette’s existing office network with a presence in the dynamic Orlando market,” said Benford Samuels, a shareholder in the Jacksonville office.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. ( is pleased to announce that Beth-Ann Schulman and Jennifer G. Haynes have joined the firm. The two attorneys will work from the newest Boyd & Jenerette location in Orlando, Florida.

“We are excited to welcome Beth and Jennifer, and to grow Boyd & Jenerette’s existing office network with a presence in the dynamic Orlando market,” said Benford Samuels, a shareholder in the Jacksonville office. “Florida is now the third most populous state in the country, and this rapid development is reflected in the residential, commercial and roadway construction market.”

The Construction Law Group, which represents insurance carriers, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and design professionals across Florida, is the first of the firm’s practice groups to expand its presence in the Central Florida market.

Boyd & Jenerette also maintains Florida offices in Jacksonville and Coconut Creek, as well as an office in Savannah, Georgia.


Beth-Ann Schulman leads the Construction Law practice group and also manages the Orlando office. She is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator, a Florida Approved Arbitrator, listed in Florida Trend Legal Elite (2013, 2014) and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Ms. Schulman represents general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and design professionals in all areas of construction law in both a litigation and transactional capacity. She started her legal construction experience with Moye, O’Brien, O’Rourke, Pickert & Martin, a nationally recognized construction law firm. At Moye, O’Brien, Ms. Schulman represented owners and contractors primarily related to theme park construction, horizontal heavy civil construction projects, Florida lien claims and the representation of design professionals. Additionally, she is experienced in drafting delay claims, contracts, subcontracts and various other transactions relating to the construction industry. In 2006, Ms. Schulman started Travelers’ Florida staff counsel construction defect litigation practice. At Travelers, Ms. Schulman was the product line lead for the state of Florida and served on the national construction defect leadership board. For the last four years, Ms. Schulman has been in private practice serving the construction industry.

Ms. Schulman holds an M.S. in Taxation from the University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration (2001), a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law (1996), and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Central Florida (1993). She is licensed Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Schulman is admitted to practice law in Florida (1997), the District of Columbia (1999), and all U.S. District Courts in Florida.

Jennifer G. Haynes is joining the firm as an associate in the Orlando office. She concentrates her practice in construction law, with an emphasis on construction defect litigation. Ms. Haynes holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law (2005) and a B.A. in Sports Management and Marketing from Marshall University (2001). She is licensed to practice law in Florida (2006) and in the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Also joining the firm in the Orlando office are Teresa A. Neufeld, paralegal, and Fabiola Gonzalez, legal assistant.


The Boyd & Jenerette Construction Law Group offers clients a full-service construction law practice throughout Florida. The firm understands the specialized needs of those in the construction industry, from pre-suit intervention when litigation can be avoided, to a full trial when needed. Litigation avoidance is a priority for Boyd & Jenerette, so the firm works closely with owners, contractors, design professionals, developers, and suppliers on a day-to-day basis to support a range of business and legal needs, including contract drafting and review, insurance coverage, licensing, liens, and surety work. Several attorneys’ practices concentrate in professional liability defense of design professionals.

Three attorneys in the Construction Law Group—Elizabeth B. Ferguson, Michael J. Childers and Beth-Ann Schulman —are Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law. They specialize in residential, commercial and roadway construction law matters. The Construction Law Group also works hand-in-hand with the Workers’ Compensation and Employment Group to assist clients with employment issues and stop work orders.


Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. ( is a civil litigation law firm with offices in Florida and Georgia. The Firm’s practice areas include insurance bad faith and coverage, workers’ compensation, Longshore and Defense Base Act claims, Admiralty and Jones Act claims, immigration, construction, transportation, commercial litigation, and the defense of claims involving auto, premises, product or professional liability. The Firm is also experienced in handling civil appeals in state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution.

The Firm maintains a commitment to excellence in advocacy when pursuing client’s goals through pre-suit resolution, mediation, arbitration or trial. Our team of experienced attorneys and staff members work to help insurance carriers, their insureds, self-insured entities and others manage risk and reduce exposure through training, counsel and an aggressive, cost effective defense litigation strategy.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. strives to build long-term client relationships through outstanding service, which is reflected in part through attorney credentials and peer recognition. Eight of the Firm’s attorneys are Board Certified by The Florida Bar, including one in the area of Civil Trial, one in Appellate Law, three in Construction Law, and three in Workers’ Compensation. The Firm is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and 13 of the Firm’s attorneys are also AV Peer Review Rated at an individual level.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. is recognized in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas: Tier 1, Jacksonville, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Tier 2, Jacksonville, Insurance Law. The Firm is honored to have been recognized in Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for six consecutive years (2011 – 2016).

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. was founded by Charles T. Boyd, Jr. and Noah H. Jenerette, Jr. in 1952. It is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with additional offices in Coconut Creek, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia. Details are online at

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