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Nestor Bustamante, III is a partner with the law firm of Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Goldstein, P.A. where he practices construction law and commercial litigation.  Prior to joining the firm in 1989, he served as an Assistant State Attorney (Division Chief and Special Gang Prosecutions).  Nestor represents members of the construction industry in a wide variety of matters and has extensive experience with construction litigation and arbitrations, contracts, licensing, suretyship, building permits and codes, bid protests, and construction liens. 


  • Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer



  • State of Florida, 1986
  • United States Supreme Court, 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1989
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1989
  • United States District Court , Middle District of Florida, 1989

Bar Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (Construction Law Committee)
  • The Florida Bar (Code and Rules of Evidence Committee; Judicial Administration & Evaluation Committee)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association (Media and Public Relations Committee; Rules of Evidence Committee; Civil Litigation Committee; Juvenile Court Committee; Construction Law Committee)
  • Broward County Bar Association (Construction Law Committee; Bench & Bar Committee)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Juvenile Justice Attorneys Association

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Miami-Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board (Chairman Division A and Division B, January 1999-Present)
  • Latin Builders Association
  • Construction Law Certification Grade Review Panel


  • Adjunct Faculty,  Florida International University, Department of Construction Management, 1999-Present
  • NBI, Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects, Author and Presenter, 2007
  • NBI, Change Orders, Presenter, 2007
  • Lorman, Architect Liability, Presenter
  • Broward County Bench & Bar Convention, Delay Damages in Construction Litigation, Author and Presenter, 2008


  • University of Florida College of Law,Gainesville, FL
    • J.D., 1985
  • University of Florida,Gainesville, FL
    • B.S. in Journalism, 1982

Honors & Awards

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (1992-Present)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Construction Law) (2014-Present)
  • Best Attorneys in Florida (2013-Present)
  • Super Lawyers (2007-Present)
  • Top Lawyers - Construction Law 2021
  • Who’s Who in American Law (1997-Present)
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Top 100 Executives of 2013
  • Florida Top Attorneys (2013-Present)
  • Elite Lawyers
  • 2023 Florida Super Lawyer - Construction Litigation