Bachara Construction Law Group team is proud to announce that BCLG partners Chip Bachara and Todd MacLeod have been included in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of construction law and construction litigation.
Today marks the first time MacLeod, who worked for many years in the construction industry before beginning a second career in construction law, has received the coveted Best Lawyers designation. Bachara has been named to Best Lawyers since 2009 and designated as Jacksonville’s construction law or construction litigation “Lawyer of the Year” four times, most recently in 2021. Other honors for the pair this year have included Bachara’s inclusion on the Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Legal Elite lists, and MacLeod’s recognition as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”
“It’s tremendously gratifying to be recognized by our peers,” said Bachara, the firm’s founder and managing partner, “but we take nothing for granted. We work hard every day to be worthy of our clients’ trust and our colleagues’ respect.”
“I am deeply honored by this recognition,” said MacLeod, “and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work on behalf of our regions’ ‘best clients!’”
Widely regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review by lawyers in the same geographic region and practice areas. The 2023 review process analyzed more than 12.2 million votes to identify the top legal talent, recognizing only 5.3% of lawyers in private practice nationwide.
Bachara earned his J.D. from the Mercer University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida. Board certified in Construction Law, he is a member of The Florida Bar and the Jacksonville Bar Association.
MacLeod, who also has an M.B.A from the University of Florida in Decision Information Science, obtained his B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and his J. D. from Florida Coastal School of Law. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Bachara and MacLeod are both members of the Northeast Florida Builders Association and the Attorneys Council of the American Subcontractors Association.