Collecting evidence to prove construction defect allegations can be a challenge under normal circumstances, but the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 made the process unique for Miami-based lawyers David B. Haber and Franchesco Soto of Haber Law.

The attorneys helped negotiate a $17.5 million settlement for Regalia On the Ocean Condominium Association Inc., a luxury high-rise oceanfront condominium on Collins Ave. in Sunny Isles Beach. The condominium filed a Chapter 558 — or construction defect — lawsuit in 2018 involving construction and design defects against the developer, contractor, designer, manufacturers, and sub-contractors. The Association was represented in the lawsuit by David B. Haber, Franchesco Soto, Jacob Epstein, and Christopher Utrera, all of Haber Law.