Edward Kinberg, Esq.

Fellow, National Contract Management Association & Board Certified Construction Law Attorney

Mr. Kinberg began his career as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corp (JAG) of the United States Army. His assignments included serving as a contract trial attorney in Washington, DC with the U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division representing the Army in complex contract disputes throughout the United States. He also served as Deputy Chief of Contract Law and Procurement Fraud Coordinator for Headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe during the first Gulf War and as a Senior Contract Attorney with Army Aviation & Troop Command.


Following his military career, Mr. Kinberg entered private practice in Florida. In 1996, he opened his own law firm with his practice focused on Government Contract Law, Construction Law and Business Law. He assists individuals and businesses with issues involving contract formation, business questions, formations and disputes, construction issues, bid protests, interpreting terms and conditions, preparing and submitting claims and litigating simple or complex disputes before Federal Courts, Florida Courts, Federal Agencies and State Agencies.


Mr. Kinberg is certified by the Florida Bar Association as an expert in Construction Law and he is a Qualified Arbitrator in the State of Florida. He has also been named a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association, has published chapters in books on the topic of Government Contracting and has written a business law column for Florida Today.


In addition to his legal practice, he believes it is important to actively support his client's interests through involvement in professional associations. Since first opening his practice, Mr. Kinberg has been an active member and served as an officer in numerous organizations supporting the federal procurement industry, the construction industry and the community.


Mr. Kinberg has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout Florida and before the Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Government Accountability Office.


Bar Admissions/Associations

  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • Boards of Contract Appeal Bar Association
  • Brevard Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member Federal Procurement and Construction Law Sections
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association
  • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association
  • National Contract Management Association
  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard County


Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, 1978
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Social Science, Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1975


Certifications

Board Certified Construction Law Attorney, The Florida Bar, since 2005

Qualified Arbitrator, State of Florida, since 2003

Appellate Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida, since 2011


Military Education

  • US Army Command and General Staff College, Correspondence Course, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1989
  • US Army Judge Advocate General’s Graduate School, Charlottesville, VA, Military Law Studies, focus on Federal Procurement Law, 1986
  • US Army Judge Advocate General’s Basic Course, 1978


Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, National Contract Management Association
  • Florida Super Lawyer, since 2014
  • National Business Partner Award, National Academy Foundation
  • Small Business of the Year, Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Distinguished Service Award, Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Service Award, Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Commitment to Education Award, Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
  • Top-Notch Mediator Award, Florida State Hurricane Mediation Program
  • Outstanding Advocate Award, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Outstanding Chapter Fellow Award, NCMA, Cape Canaveral Chapter
  • Finalist, Florida Today Volunteer Recognition Award
  • Community Service Award, Brevard Paralegal Association
  • Beam Club, Associated Builders and Contactors


Community/Professional Service

  • State of Florida, Building Construction Industry Advisory Committee
  • Brevard County School District, Superintendent's Budget Advisory Committee
  • Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Chamber Education Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors
  • Florida Institute of Technology – Construction Industry Advisory Board
  • Hacienda Girl's Ranch, Board of Directors
  • Business Partners Council, Melbourne High School, Academy of Business and Finance
  • Business Partners Council, Palm Bay High School, Academy of Construction and Design
  • Business Partners Council, Viera High School, Academy of Business and Finance 

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