Construction Litigation


"Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess." ~ Felix Frankfurter

Our attorneys represent project owners (including corporate, governmental and nonprofit entities), as well as architects/engineers, construction managers, and contractors, in a wide range of construction litigation. We encourage you to contact us to discuss our services.

Strategic, intelligent representation in disputes arising out of commercial and large-scale high-rise residential projects, as well as substantial public construction projects, is central to our construction law practice. We have extensive experience in handling practically any type of dispute including:

  • Bid stage disputes
  • Delay and extra work claims
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Foreclosure actions
  • Contract balance and change order claims

Litigating on Behalf of Owners, Contractors, and Other Parties.

Much of construction litigation involves disputes over the alleged breach of construction contracts. These contracts may be extraordinarily complex and sophisticated or relatively simple. Common claims include:

Extra work: We handle disputes addressing whether ordered work was within the scope of the initial contract or outside it.

Delay and interference: When a project is delayed, the financial impact on the several parties committed to the project can be considerable. We litigate claims over the alleged failure of owners to acquire sites, obtain permits, coordinate contractors, and process change orders; the alleged failure of construction managers and contractors to timely progress the job; and the alleged failure of architects or engineers to properly design the project.
Design and Construction defects: Our attorneys are experienced at litigating disputes among owners, designers, and contractors over allegations of errors and omissions in design and defective work on the project.

Contractor default: A contractor default on its obligations, whether actual or alleged, can have enormous financial consequences for the owner, contractor, and other participants in a construction project. We handle such situations and, when necessary, litigation arising out of them.
We have developed a particular reputation for representing property owners in construction disputes. However, we also have a substantial client base among architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors and other project participants throughout the New York and New Jersey regions and beyond.

To learn more about our firm and our impressive history of helping clients get results in construction litigation and the resolution of construction disputes.