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Notable Published/Unpublished Construction Cases: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