Shareholder Adam S. Chotiner oversees the firm’s ADA Public Access Claims and Compliance practice group.
This group’s practice is focused on litigation and compliance under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”). Over the past 20+ years, there has been an explosion in the number of ADA Title III lawsuits being filed, particularly in Florida. Such ADA lawsuits often allege the existence of “physical barriers,” such as inaccessible restrooms or parking lots. Over the past few years the scope of ADA lawsuits has expanded to allegations that a business’ website is inaccessible to visually-impaired individuals or is otherwise non-compliant.
The firm’s ADA Public Access Claims and Compliance practice group also handles matters arising under the Fair Housing Act and similar state and local housing laws.
Mr. Chotiner has extensive experience defending claims under Title III of the ADA and assisting businesses with ADA compliance, including assisting clients with onsite inspections, negotiating with the plaintiff’s attorney to resolve matters as early as possible in litigation, and making recommendations as to necessary modifications. Mr. Chotiner’s clients include a wide variety of businesses, from “mom and pop” businesses to companies listed on the Fortune 500. In addition, Mr. Chotiner’s practice includes claims arising under the Fair Housing Act and similar state and local housing laws.