Partners Joseph P. Asselta
and Peter L. Agovino

The Firm’s Construction Law Department provides practical advice and legal representation to clients involved in all phases of construction and real estate development from initial contract drafting through resolution of contract claims and disputes.

Our clients include owners, developers, financial institutions, religious institutions, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, equipment rental companies, insurers and sureties, participating in major private and government projects.

Beginning with the inception of a project, our attorneys assist in the structuring of the project team and the drafting and negotiating of construction and consulting contracts and related project documents. On government contracts, we handle bid protests and other bidding and contract award irregularities. During the pre-construction and construction phases, we counsel clients on practical, successful strategies to enforce their contract rights and to avoid and resolve disputes that may arise. And for those disputes that cannot be resolved, we have extensive experience in prosecuting and defending claims relating to non-payment, extra work and change orders, delays, impacts and inefficiencies, changed and unforeseen conditions, design errors, construction defects, defaults and terminations. Our attorneys have appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies, arbitrations and mediations.

We are also experienced in bringing and defending against mechanic’s lien filings and foreclosures, as well as claims for diversion of trust funds.

Our attorneys are fully familiar with suretyship law, focusing on bid bonds, payment and performance bonds and mechanic's lien discharge bonds. And we assist clients in securing the insurance coverage to which they are entitled and for which they usually have paid substantial sums.

We also counsel clients on prevailing wage and project labor issues, including review and negotiation of project labor agreements (PLAs).

Attorneys practicing in this field:

Joseph P. Asselta 
Peter L. Agovino
David A. Loglisci
Jason L. Rothman
Frank W. Brennan
John P. Bues
John M. Comiskey

Raymond A. Castronovo
Parshhueram T. Misir
Russell G. Tisman
Elbert F. Nasis
Aaron Gershonowitz
Danielle B. Gatto
Landon Dais
Harold B. Mayer





Related Information

February, 2015
Recent Change in Law Clarifies Accrual Date of Contractor's Claims for Payment Against the N.Y.C.S.C.A. — NYREJ

March 21, 2014
Firm Ranked Fourth Largest Construction Law Firm on Long Island by Long Island Business News

December 2013
Countering a mechanic's lien filed against real property — NYREJ

Articles

Amendment To New York Lien Law - Liens For Retainage

Amendment To New York State Finance Law - Payment Bond Claims

DESPITE PRE-BID WALK-THROUGH, CONTRACTOR RECOVERS ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR DIFFERING SITE CONDITIONS WHERE DRAWINGS ARE INACCURATE AND MISLEADING

LIQUIDATING AGREEMENT SURVIVES COURT CHALLENGE

New York Construction Industry Fair Play Act

Recent Statutory Amendments Provide More Time To File Bond Claims And Mechanicís Liens

SUBCONTRACTOR IS BOUND BY ADR PROVISION IN SUBCONTRACT UNDER WHICH GENERAL CONTRACTOR'S REPRESENTATIVE IS JUDGE AND JURY

SUCCESSFUL BID PROTEST WHERE SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARDED CONTRACT TO COMPETITOR BASED ON POST-SUBMISSION INFORMATION


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