Angelika “Angie” VandenBerg primarily practices in the area of construction law, while also practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and fidelity and surety law. Ms. VandenBerg is a Florida certified building contractor, a LEED Accredited Professional, and is OSHA 30-hour certified. She is also active in many local and statewide construction associations.
In her construction practice, Ms. VandenBerg has represented contractors and subcontractors of both horizontal and vertical construction in contract and payment disputes. She frequently counsels contractors regarding ongoing project disputes to ensure compliance with contract obligations and preservation of contract rights. She also regularly provides lien law services to protect payment claims and assists contractors with contractual transactions.
In addition to her hands-on construction project involvement, Ms. VandenBerg also defends international manufacturers, national contractors, and local subcontractors in litigation of construction defect claims throughout the state.
Ms. VandenBerg’s surety practice involves prosecution and defense of construction payment and performance bond claims, and enforcement of indemnity agreements. She also has experience in dealing with bid protest bond and commercial bond claims involving claims in excess of the bond’s penal sum, non-operational indemnitors, and competing claims.
Before starting her legal career, Ms. VandenBerg earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida, M.E. Rinker School of Construction Management and her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. She worked in project management for a large commercial contractor overseeing construction of commercial and publicly funded projects. Her construction experience ranges from estimating and buy-out to project management and close-out, translating into practical knowledge to assist her clients.
Presentations & Publications
“Top 10 Lien Tips,” Pinellas Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors, August 2018
Rinker School of Construction Management, Tampa Bay Alumni Group – Board of Directors
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, NexGen Leadership Class of 2016
National Association of Women in Construction, Tampa Bay Chapter (Board of Directors 2014-2015), (2015 Rookie of the Year)
Hillsborough County Bar – Construction Law Section
Florida Surety Association
American Bar Association’s Fidelity & Surety Law Committee
Public Contract Law
Fidelity and Surety Law
Complex Commercial Litigation
Cell Tower & Wire Infrastructure Law
Stetson University College of Law, J.D. 2013
University of Florida, M.E. Rinker School of Construction Management, B.S., Cum Laude 2009
US District Court, Middle District of Florida
US District Court, Southern District of Florida
Florida Certified Building Contractor (License No. CBC1261953)
LEED® Accredited Professional – Building Design and Construction (Inactive)
OSHA 30-Hour Certified
Large Family Residence, Bay County, FL
Jason Moyer and Angie VandenBerg successfully represented the roofing contractor in the construction defect case that involved a high-end 8,500 sf single-family residence in Bay County, Florida. The case hinged on flashing and waterproofing coordination between the roofer and brick masonry subcontractors during original construction.
Jason Moyer and Angie VandenBerg represent the balcony subcontractor in this construction defect lawsuit that involves a mixed-use development consisting of luxury apartments and retail space.
Eight Story Condominium Tower, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Attorneys Jason Moyer and Angie VandenBerg, using Florida’s statutory proposal for settlement mechanism, secured the early dismissal of their supplier client from a construction defect case involving an 8 story art deco oceanfront condominium in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.