Mr. Elder has served on various committees and volunteered for a number of local charities, including but not limited to the following:
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“Florida Construction Liens & Payment Bonds” Associated Builders and Contractors Education Series, October 2021.
“Stand Tall or Lay Low: Talking Politics in the Office”, Jacksonville Daily Record, November 5, 2020
“The Role of Prejudgment Interest in Construction Defect Litigation”, Jacksonville Daily Record, July 5, 2019
“Time is of the Essence: Be a Better Lawyer by Managing Your Schedule”, Jacksonville Daily Record, January 4, 2019
“2009 Product Liability Florida Compendium”, ALFA International, co-author.
Nicholas Elder joined Cobb & Gonzalez in 2020 following a decade of successfully litigating multi-million dollar construction delay and defect cases throughout the country. Mr. Elder currently focuses his practice on construction law, real estate law and business litigation. He is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law and has significant experience representing large developers, general contractors, design-builders, subcontractors and owners in both state and federal courts.
Prior to joining Cobb & Gonzalez, Mr. Elder worked in the construction and business litigation practice groups for a large regional law firm, where he took the lead in handling high-stakes construction claims, commercial cases, and foreclosure matters. He also gained extensive experience working with community associations on construction-related matters, compliance issues and payment disputes.
Mr. Elder spent much of his earlier career successfully litigating premises liability matters, multi-faceted contractual disputes and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. In every case, Mr. Elder assists his clients by providing crucial pre-litigation advice on potential dispute resolution, and employs calculated strategies once litigation becomes necessary.
Mr. Elder is committed to developing strong and reputable professional relationships in the community in order to provide the best service for his clients. Because of this, he has been recognized by his peers with an AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell every year since 2016. Mr. Elder was also nominated as a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star in Construction Law for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Mr. Elder is a noted author on construction law topics, having recently published articles for the Florida Bar publication Actionline and the Jacksonville Daily Record.
Nicholas obtained his undergraduate degree in 2003 from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Thereafter, he graduated with his JD from Florida State University College of Law, where he was selected as editor of the Business Law Review and Journal of Transnational Law & Policy, and served as an executive member of the Student Bar Association.
Nicholas moved to Jacksonville in 2006, where he now resides with his lovely wife Mirela and two beautiful daughters Riley and Isabella. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys coaching soccer and spending weekends with his family in Ponte Vedra Beach.