Nathalie N. Vergoulias

Associate

Overview

Nathalie N. Vergoulias is an associate and construction attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Miami office and is a member of the firm’s Construction Practice. Her practice focuses on construction law, complex dispute resolution and commercial litigation. Nathalie has successfully handled a diverse range of contract disputes and legal transactions on behalf of her clients, both in Florida and across the United States.

She represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals, consultants, suppliers and others in a wide range of construction projects. Nathalie handles matters relating to all aspects of construction law, including liens, bonds, contracts, delays, scheduling, insurance, construction defects, licensing and other related issues. She represents clients in litigation, arbitration and in transactions such as contract review and drafting as well as dispute resolution for ongoing projects.

Nathalie is a certified general contractor having earned both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Construction Management and offering her clients a wealth of industry insight and hands-on construction experience. She often possesses firsthand knowledge of a client’s perspective as well as the specific nuances and challenges involved in construction-related disputes. Nathalie is also fluent in both English and Spanish, and regularly handles multi-cultural transactions and disputes and assists with strategic legal decisions.

Nathalie received her Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, cum laude, from Florida International University’s School of Engineering and Computing and graduated through the Honors College. Nathalie received both her Master of Science in Construction Management and Juris Doctor jointly from the University of Florida M.E. Rinker Sr., School of Construction Management and the Levin College of Law. She also recently received her Legal Spanish Certificate from the University of Miami School of Law.

During law school, Nathalie served as a general board editor for both the Florida Journal of International Law and the Journal of Technology Law & Policy. Nathalie also served as a general board member of the Florida Business Moot Court. While in law school, Nathalie received the Book Award in the Conservation Clinic, Distinction in Trial Practice and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Barbara Lagoa at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida.

Prior to law school and while pursuing her undergraduate studies, Nathalie gained significant experience within the construction and real estate industry by working for an international construction company as well as a local property management company managing projects. In addition to those experiences, Nathalie was first introduced to the construction industry by way of the trades by working with her father, a certified electrical contractor in the State of Florida.

Education

  • Florida International University, B.S., Construction Management, cum laude
    • Scholarship Recipient, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
    • Scholarship Recipient, Construction Association of South Florida (CASF)
    • Recipient, Dean’s List
    • Secretary officer, NAWIC FIU Chapter
    • Member, Construction Management Honors Society, Sigma Lambda Chi
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law/M.E. Rinker, Sr., School of Construction Management, J.D./M.S., Construction Management
    • General editor, Florida Journal of International Law
    • General editor, Journal of Technology Law & Policy
    • Member, Florida Business Moot Court
    • Book Award, Conservation Clinic
    • Distinction, Trial Practice
  • University of Miami School of Law, Legal Spanish Certificate

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, “Empowered from Anywhere – Construction Technology in the Digital Age,” Engineering News-Records’ Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference 2021 (May 2021)
  • Co-author, “Statute of Repose for Latent Construction Defects Extension Creates Increased Risk,” Daily Business Review (September 2018)
  • Author, “Smart Cities: Is Cutting-Edge Technology the Method to Achieving Global Sustainable Goals?” Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation (2017)
  • Author, “Applied Sustainable Development in Florida Local Government Ordinances,” University of Florida, Thesis (2015)
  • Author, “Sustainable Building Policy and Lawmaking: United States, Germany, and the Netherlands in Comparison,” The Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law, Volume II Issue 4 (October 2015)
  • Author, “A Look Into Latino Self-Identification,” Latino Law Students Association Newsletter (LLSA) (Fall 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Florida
  • Certified General Contractor (CGC), State of Florida
  • Member, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) – Miami Chapter
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association (CABA)

Languages

Nathalie is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Greek.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Capabilities