Representative Experience

Construction Law:

- We have prepared and negotiated construction contracts (in the millions of dollars downward) for owners, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, and architects;

- We counsel clients daily with respect to construction issues;

- We have represented clients in numerous payment and performance bond claims and defenses;

- We have successfully defended construction clients against construction defect claims;

- We have filed numerous mechanic's liens (private and public);

- We have bonded-off numerous mechanic's liens

- We have initiated numerous proceedings to foreclose mechanic's liens;

- We have initiated numerous proceedings to collect contract monies and we have defended against many claims of non-payment; and

- We have negotiated, mediated, arbitrated and litigated all types of construction claims and/or disputes, including claims for extras and delays.

Notable Published/Unpublished Construction Cases:

- Gandhi Engineering, Inc. v. Unicorn Construction Enterprises, Inc., Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department (05/14/15)

- Nasuf Construction Corporation v. State of New York, 185 A.D.2d 305, 587 N.Y.S.2d 4 (2d Dept. 1992) (termination for convenience prohibits certain owner claims)

- Liberty Marble, Inc. v. Elite Stone Setting Corp., et al., 248 A.D.2d 302, 670 N.Y.S.2d 836 (1 st Dept. 1998) (dismissed suit against company's principal)

- VR Mechanical, Inc. v. Trataros Construction, Inc., et al., 305 A.D.2d 493, 758 N.Y.S.2d 820 (2d Dept. 2003) (substantial judgment against surety company on payment bond)

- Bruno Frustaci Contracting, Inc. v. Georgie Enterprises LLC, 6 Misc.3d 1021(A), 800 N.Y.S.2d 343 (2005) (dismissal of improperly filed mechanic's lien)

- St. John's University v. Butler Rogers Baskett Architects, P.C., 92 A.D.3d 761, 938 N.Y.S.2d 578 (2d Dept. 2012) (waiver of subrogation in favor of contractor)

Real Estate:

- We have represented commercial landlords with commercial leases throughout the New York metropolitan area

- We have represented commercial tenants with commercial leases throughout the New York metropolitan area

- We have represented both sellers and purchasers of commercial industrialized buildings throughout the New York metropolitan area

- We have represented the sellers and purchasers of multi-family buildings, one-family homes, coops and condos throughout the New York metropolitan area


Business Acquisitions:

- We have represented a large health care agency in acquisitions of smaller agencies throughout the United States