516-227-0700

Jason S.
Samuels

Construction

Partner

Uniondale

T: 516-227-0643

About Jason

Jason S. Samuels concentrates his commercial litigation practice in construction law. He represents contractors, owners, and developers in all aspects of construction, including negotiation of large-scale new construction and renovation project agreements. In addition to transactional construction work, Jason has successfully prosecuted and defended claims on behalf of clients in various New York federal and state courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution venues.

Before joining Farrell Fritz in 2011, Jason was principal of Jason Samuels, P.C., a law firm practicing construction, surety, and real estate law. Prior to starting his own firm, he was vice president and general counsel of a successful mid-sized general contracting and construction management corporation.

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Credentials

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • State University of New York at Albany

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Subcontractors Trade Association (STA), Legislative Committee
  • Construction Lawyers of Society of America, Fellow
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Construction Law Committee, Past Chair
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Articles & Advisories

Update to New York City DOB Building Code

January 05, 2015

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NY State Finance Law §137: Guidelines for Posting a Payment Bond under the “Little Miller Act”

State Finance Law §137, modeled after the federal Miller Act, the father of all public project-bonding statutes, requires general contractors…

October 10, 2014

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The NY Scaffold Law: Has the Time Come for Reform?

The New York Scaffolding Law provides “absolute liability” against contractors and property owners for “elevation-related” injuries on most construction projects.…

February 25, 2014

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Plato v DASNY: Narrowing Exceptions to the Enforceability of No-Damage for Delay Clauses

“No-damages-for-delay” or “exculpatory” clauses in construction contracts between owners and general contractors are designed to protect owners from exposure caused…

October 10, 2013

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The U.S. Government’s Recent Crackdown on Employer Misclassifications of Workers: What it Means for New York Construction

Currently, many employers throughout the U.S. Economy classify workers as “1099” independent contractors to reduce labor costs. By classifying a…

October 03, 2013

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Subcontractors (Mechanics’ Liens) Still Standing

February 27, 2012

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Factoring Your Receivables – Risky Proposition

May 01, 2011

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Lien Law 76 Demands: Getting Paid Without Legal Intervention

May 01, 2008

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What Are Public Agencies Doing to Compete With a Booming Private Sector?

June 01, 2007

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Press Releases

29 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 29 attorneys selected to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 17, 2019

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.…

August 15, 2019

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 13, 2018

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.…

August 09, 2018

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31 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 31 attorneys selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 20, 2017

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.…

August 15, 2017

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Construction Partner Jason Samuels Appointed to The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation’s Board

Jason Samuels of Farrell Fritz has been appointed to The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation’s board of directors.…

March 16, 2017

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 21, 2016

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Nine Farrell Fritz Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Farrell Fritz congratulates nine partners on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.…

August 16, 2016

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Jason S. Samuels Named Chair of Nassau County Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee

Farrell Fritz congratulates partner Jason S. Samuels on his recent appointment as Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s (NCBA)…

July 07, 2015

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Jason S. Samuels Appointed to Contractors for Kids’ Advisory Board

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that commercial litigation partner, Jason S. Samuels, has been appointed to Contractors for Kids’…

November 01, 2012

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Jason S. Samuels & Byron Hakimi of Jason Samuels, P.C. Join Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Jason S. Samuels, a Roslyn Heights resident, is a partner in Farrell Fritz’s commercial litigation department with a concentration in…

September 20, 2011

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Recognition

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The Best Lawyers in America

Litigation—Construction 2017–2020

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Super Lawyers

New York Metro (Construction Litigation) 2016–Present, Rising Stars 2012

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Long Island Business News

Who’s Who in Commercial & Real Estate Law 2011, 40 Under 40 2012

Community Work

Jason serves on The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation’s board of directors and Contractors for Kids’ advisory board. Previously, he served as a director and secretary of World Cares Center, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation formed after September 11, 2001 to benefit emergency responders in downtown Manhattan, which is now recognized for the facilitation of disaster relief worldwide.