Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP Announces Two New Partners

Eugene Polyak
Joseph Young

FORT LAUDERDALE—Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP announced Eugene Polyak and Joseph Young have been elected to Partner. Mr. Polyak and Mr. Young practice out of the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.

“Our firm’s partners recognized these two attorneys for the highest level of practice, professional accomplishments, and outstanding service to both our clients and the construction community,” said Brian Wolf, Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office. “We look forward to continuing to watch them grow professionally and personally as they help our clients succeed.”

Mr. Polyak’s focus includes complex commercial litigation with a concentration on construction and real estate investment industry. Mr. Polyak drafts and negotiates contracts for owners, contractors, and design professionals and litigates issues arising from construction projects. He also has experience handling mortgage repurchase litigation, commercial foreclosures, real estate and business torts. Mr. Polyak earned his Juris Doctor at the Northwestern University School of Law.

Mr. Young is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. His practice focuses exclusively on the construction industry representing general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals, sureties, and owners. Mr. Young prepares and negotiates construction contracts, provides advice and counsel for ongoing construction projects, and serves as counsel in the development, prosecution, and defense of construction and design claims, disputes, litigation, and arbitration. He earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Miami School of Law.

About Smith, Currie and Hancock LLP

Smith, Currie and Hancock LLP is a construction and government contract law firm with six offices nationwide. The provides timely, common sense solutions to legal and business problems that confront developers, owners, construction managers, general contractors, trade contractors, design professionals, manufactures, suppliers, sureties and insurers. The firm provides legal services regarding all phases of the design and construction process including project counsel, contract compliance, claims preservation, litigation, trial, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. For more information, visit

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