Firm alleges developer Ronny Fiunvarb has not paid more than 50 change orders dating back to last year. A month after Ronny Finvarb completed a Kimpton Hotel in Miami Beach, a general contractor is accusing the developer of skipping out on more than $4 million in unpaid construction work. Hollywood-based Emerald Construction Corp. sued Finvarb’s Sobe Alton LLC for nonpayment in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on April 9.
The Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach at 1750 Alton Road opened in early March, about two weeks before Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered all county hotels, motels, and short-term rental properties to shut down operations to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Emerald’s lawyers Oscar Soto and Jose Rodriguez did not respond to phone messages and emails requesting comment.
Trey Tate, Sobe Alton’s attorney, disputed that his client owed any money to Emerald. “Sobe Alton disputes all claims raised by Emerald in the complaint,” Tate said. “Sobe Alton is current on all payments to Emerald and will respond accordingly in court.”
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