Assistant County Attorney
Joined the Office in 2013
Alex Williams heads the Aviation Practice Group within the Office of the County Attorney. The group provides legal services to the Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD), which manages the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and North Perry Airport. Mr. Williams provides legal services in all phases of BCAD’s procurement of construction goods and services, from solicitation preparation to bid review, contract review and preparation, daily contract administration for ongoing projects, claims negotiation and litigation. BCAD routinely has numerous construction projects in various stages of planning and completion. BCAD recently completed an $800 million runway expansion and is currently in the process of $1.5 billion in Terminal Modernization projects. He also represents BCAD in airline lease agreements, environmental issues and land-use matters.
From 1985 until joining the County Attorney’s Office, Mr. Williams was in private practice and a partner in a South Florida law firm. His private practice focused on the representation of clients involved in all aspects of the construction industry. Such representation included document review and preparation, litigation/arbitration, resolution of all types of construction disputes, licensing issues, as well as, general corporate representation and related business matters of construction clientele.
Among his accomplishments with the County, Mr. Williams assisted the Aviation Department with negotiating a Memorandum of Agreement for Land Use Controls with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Under the agreement, BCAD was able to modify applicable groundwater standards at FLL and establish soil and groundwater cleanup criteria consistent with commercial use of the site. FLL is the first airport in Florida to enter in to such an agreement with FDEP. The agreement will allow closure of environmentally impacted sites in an expeditious and cost-effective manner and facilitate the performance of construction projects in the future that may be impacted by environmental conditions.
Mr. Williams is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law and lectures at the annual Florida Bar Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course on Procurement Issues.