Leaders in the Law: Chip Bachara

Chip Bachara is founding and managing partner of Bachara Construction Law Group, board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar, a member of the 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and a JAX Chamber trustee. Who or what inspired you to be a lawyer? My parents first sparked my interest in the law. I grew up wanting to become a general contractor like my father. While I was pursuing my degree in building construction at UF, however, he and my mother suggested that law school might be a good backup plan,

Bachara Named 2021 Jacksonville “Lawyer of the Year” For Construction Law and Included in Best Lawyers in America©

Bachara Construction Law Group’s managing partner, Chip Bachara, has been recognized by Best Lawyers as Jacksonville’s 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Construction Law. The designation – based on exceptionally high peer reviews for ability, professionalism, and integrity – is given to only one lawyer in each practice area and metropolitan area each year. Bachara has also been included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for both construction law and construction litigation. It is his 11th year of recognition by Best Lawyers, which is widely regarded as

Bachara Construction Law Group Welcomes Will Hilton

The team at Bachara Construction Law Group is pleased to announce the addition of William (Will) H. Hilton, III as the firm’s newest attorney. In the BCLG tradition, Hilton brings both legal acumen and direct construction industry experience to his practice. “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Will Hilton as our newest attorney,” said Chip Bachara, BCLG’s managing partner. “Will’s record of success and background in the construction industry make him a great fit for our team and an asset to our clients.” With a civil engineering degree from Virginia Tech, Hilton

Bachara & McLeod Recognized by Super Lawyers

Chip Bachara and Todd MacLeod of Bachara Construction Law Group have once again been recognized by their peers for excellence in construction law.  Chip was selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list for 2020 and Todd was honored as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”

Preparing Your Construction Project for COVID-19

Bachara Construction Law Group is carefully monitoring official orders affecting the construction industry as they are issued around the country. While Florida has not gone as far as some states in restricting people from leaving their homes to go to work, we highly recommend that you be prepared, as the orders to date have generally given citizens only a few hours’ notice. Edicts around the country have excluded the majority of construction projects from shutdown orders, classifying them as essential functions. However, it is still likely that your project will eventually

Bachara Construction Law Group Receives Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking by Best Lawyers & U.S. News

Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 1, 2019 –Bachara Construction Law Group has again been recognized as one of the nation’s top construction law firms by Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report. In the “Best Law Firms in America” rankings released today, BCLG was named as a 2020 Tier 1 Metropolitan law firm in Construction Law. “We are extremely honored by this recognition from our peers,” said Chip Bachara, the firm’s founder and managing partner, “especially because we were reviewed against many older and larger firms.” Best Lawyers – the preeminent referral

Bachara Construction Law Group and Balch & Bingham Announce Of Counsel Relationship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 7, 2019) – Bachara Construction Law Group (BCLG) and Balch & Bingham today announced that the firms have established an “of counsel” relationship to further expand the capabilities provided to their clients. Balch’s Jacksonville office is also co-located with BCLG in the landmark Wells Fargo Center in downtown Jacksonville. Geremy Gregory, managing office partner of Balch’s Jacksonville office, said, “The team at Bachara Construction Law Group shares our commitment to delivering outstanding client service and tailored solutions to advance our clients’ objectives. Their deep industry knowledge and experience

Chip Bachara Once Again Included in Best Lawyers in America

Jacksonville, Fla. – The Bachara Construction Law Group team is pleased to announce that managing partner Henry G. (“Chip”) Bachara has been included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for construction law and construction litigation. 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. For the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice