Practice Areas

Representation in Lawsuits, Arbitration, Mediation, and other hearings in New Jersey, New York, and the Federal Courts 

Claims (for illustrative purposes):

  • Disputes involving the right to additional compensation for reasons including, among others, scope of work disputes; design errors and omissions; ambiguities in plans and specifications; differing site conditions; owner mismanagement; failures to supervise, coordinate, or inspect; imposition of excessive performance standards, failure to approve product substitutions; wrongful subcontractor rejections; and refusals to accept completed punch list work.
  • Scheduling-related issues, including claims for delay, resequencing, disruption and suspension of work; constructive and directed acceleration; or defenses to claims for liquidated damages due to delay.
  • Addressing claims that the contractor’s performance was deficient, omitted, a cause of delay or otherwise caused damages.
  • Terminations for default and convenience, by Contractor or Owner, right to suspend and terminate performance, impact of default notices and post-termination protective measures, damages arising from termination or suspension.

Remedies

  • Construction Liens and Municipal Mechanics Liens in New Jersey, as well as Public and Private Improvement Mechanics Liens in New York.
  • Claims and defenses to Payment and Performance Bond Claims, in New Jersey, New York and on Federal projects.
  • Trust fund rights and duties in New York and New Jersey.

Public Bidding Disputes

  • Filing bid protests and defending against them in various forums, such as towns, school districts, colleges, and at the State level.
  • Potential remediation steps, if any, where bids are questioned.
  • Litigation in courts, including injunctions and stays.

Contracts

  • Drafting of prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, task order contracts, teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, consulting agreements and other contracts related to the construction process.
  • Contract reviews and negotiations.
  • Preparation of documents to be used prior, during, or after construction, such as lien waivers and joint check agreements.

Other

  • Prevailing wage and benefit disputes, such as those with the NJ Dept. of Labor.
  • Contractor disputes with Union locals. 
  • OSHA matters.
  • Various employment and intellectual property issues impacting construction, like copyrights.
  • Formation of limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships. 
  • On call, when you need it most.