Construction

Representing owners, construction professionals, contractors and suppliers with integrity, efficiency and hands-on experience. Construction Law

Farrell Fritz’s Construction Group includes attorneys who are recognized throughout Long Island, New York and the Northeast as leaders in the industry. Our construction attorneys have a wide range of experience counseling prime and trade contractors, owners/developers, architects, engineers, design firms, healthcare and educational institutions and public entities in all aspects of construction. Members of our construction group have extensive experience working in-house on the development side, which enables our group to develop strategies to avoid problems through effective risk and project management and to counsel effectively when problems arise on a construction project.

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  • Clients trust our construction attorneys for guidance in:
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts with public and private entities.
  • Construction contracts of every type – for both owners and contractors.
  • Construction risk assessment and avoidance.
  • Owner/developer project management.
  • Claims prevention, preparation and negotiation.
  • Delay, inefficiency and interference claims.
  • Defense and prosecution of complex construction claims.
  • Contract defaults and termination.
  • Bid protests and award disputes.
  • Mechanic’s liens and public improvement liens.
  • Surety bond issues (i.e., payment, performance and bid bonds).
  • LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sustainable design and “green” building.
  • Property damage claims.
  • OSHA and workplace safety guidance and claim avoidance.
  • Federal and state procurement issues.
  • Insurance coverage and disputes.
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling).
  • Alternative dispute resolution and litigation.
  • Construction licensing issues.
  • DBE/MWBE compliance.
  • New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) and Environmental Control Board (ECB) claims and violation resolution.

In addition, our Construction Group works closely with Farrell Fritz’s other practice groups, including:

  • Labor & Employment to effectively manage Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concerns, Wage and Hour (Davis-Bacon) issues as well as union- related matters.
  • Real Estate for clients involved in property acquisition and construction loan financing.
  • Corporate & Finance to assist with entity formation, organization and capital funding.
  • Tax to help ensure maximum tax advantages for our clients.
  • Trusts & Estates regarding succession planning.
  • Environmental for environmental impact planning and liability management/mitigation.
  • Land Use & Municipal to help clients deal with complex zoning and related regulations.
  • Bankruptcy, representing creditors and debtors.