Deborah Bovarnick Mastin

Miami, Florida
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About Deborah Bovarnick Mastin

Arbitrator, mediator and attorney in the United States and internationally for complex and multi-party commercial disputes arising from procurement, development, engineering design, construction, and commercial operation of projects including international airports, electrical power generation plants, solid waste treatment facilities, water treatment plants, marinas, underwater structures, large scale residential developments, hotels, resorts and golf courses, commercial and retail facilities, highways, tunnels, bridges, schools, energy distribution and sales agreements, leases of real property, environmental remediation of hazardous and contaminated material, and government procurement of goods and services. Asserted claims included delay and disruption, defective work, insufficient compensation, wrongful termination, insurance coverage, and have ranged from under $1 million to over $400 million.

Language(s) Spoken by Deborah Bovarnick Mastin

  • English : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • General Civil
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Intellectual Property »

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • USDC SD Florida
  • 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Experience

  • principal Law Office of Deborah Mastin PLLC 2013 - Current arbitrator, mediator, attorney
  • Assistant County Attorney Broward County Attorney's Office 2011 - 2013 Assistant County Attorney responsible for advising public owner regarding the development and construction of $2 billion expansion at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and the procurement of computer software and technology services for use by local government.
  • Assistant County Attorney Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office 1978 - 2011 Provided advice to public owner regarding development and construction of $6 billion expansion of Miami International Airport and general aviation airports, performing arts centers; museums, APM systems, transit facilities, stadiums and other public infrastructure improvements; also advice regarding copyright and intellectual property law issues and other commercial transactions.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S. | School of Architecture and Planning
  • Northeastern University School of Law J.D.


  • 10 Avvo
  • AV Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Government Lawyer Florida Legal Trend
  • Superlawyer - Construction Superlawyers

Professional Association

  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution #341524 arbitration and mediation panel member Current
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution #341525 construction committee member, construction and commercial mediation and arbitration panels Current
  • American College of Construction Lawyers #341526 Fellow Current
  • American Arbitration Association University #341527 Faculty Current
  • American Arbitration Association #341528 arbitrator and mediator: mega projects panel, large complex case panel, master mediator panel, dispute resolution board panel, commercial panel, national construction panel, National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee Current
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation #341529 Past President, Region 1 (USA and Canada) Current
  • Arbitral Women #341530 member Current
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry #341531 past Governing Council member Current
  • Florida Bar Dispute Resolution Section #341532 Executive Committee Current
  • Florida Bar International Law Section #341533 member Current
  • ABA Dispute Resolution Section #341534 member Current
  • Dispute Resolution Centre of Trinidad and Tobago #341535 arbitrator Current
  • ABA Intellectual Property Law Section #341536 member Current
  • Construction Institute of University of Hartford #341537 Advisory Board Current
  • ABA Business Law Section #341538 member Current
  • Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section #341539 Executive Council member, co-chair Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course Current
  • Florida Bar Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Section #341540 Past Chair, Past Executive Council member Current
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators #341541 Fellow Current
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators #341542 Fellow, Tutor for International Arbitration Current
  • Dispute Board Federation #341543 Fellow Current
  • Miami International Arbitration Society #341544 Member Current
  • Florida State Bar #341545 Member 1976 - Current
  • Massachusetts Bar #341546 attorney 1975 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • AAA Handbook on Construction Arbitration, chapter AAA 2017
  • State and Local Construction Projects: An Attorney's Handbook, chapter 17 Alternative Dispute Resolution and Settlement Issues ABA 2017
  • ADR Deskbook for Business Lawyer, chapter Dispute Resolution on Infrastructure Projects ABA 2016
  • Construction ADR, chapter ABA 2015
  • Construction Subcontracting, a Comprehensive Guide, chapter Globalization and International Projects ABA 2014
  • Dispute Review Boards to the Rescue ABA Forum on Construction Law, Under Construction 2014
  • Green Building and the Construction Lawyer, chapter co-author ABA 2014
  • Construction Defects,Chapter 1 American Bar Association 2012
  • Florida Damages, Chapter 7 Construction Damages Florida Bar 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • International Arbitration Arbitration A - Z, Miami FL March 9, 2017 College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Preliminary Conference 2017 Arbitration Institute, Chicago IL June 14, 2017 ABA Dispute Resolution Section
  • Hot Tubbing Expert Witnesses Construction Law Institute, Orlando March 12, 2016 Florida Bar
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course, Orlando March 11, 2017 Florida Bar
  • Construction Arbitration ABA 2017 Arbitration Institute, Chicago, IL June 15, 2017 ABA Dispute Resolution Section


  • Board Certified in Construction Law Florida Bar
  • Circuit Court Mediator Florida Supreme Court
  • Florida qualified arbitrator Florida Supreme Court
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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