Representation of clients in all aspects of negotiation and bidding of all types of both private construction and public improvement contracts; including assuring legal compliance, negotiating and administering the contracts and responding to and resolving claims that may arise from the commencement of a project through payment of the final retainage.
Our experience includes disputes and claims resolutions, including mediation, arbitration and where necessary litigation, relating to time extensions, delay claims, construction defects, change orders, mechanic’s liens (both public and private), Article 3-A Trust Fund concerns and compliance; and payment and performance bonding.
We have a keen understanding of the oftentimes difficult legal inter-relations among the various and complex construction projects, the parties and partners, and how, the real world relationships between the parties often differ from contract language. We understand the approaches that benefit all sides. Although a business solution is normally preferred, we understand where an aggressive legal representation can bring about a proper results for our clients.
Liz Athenas is an associate in the Construction Group of Meltzer Lippe. In her practice Liz counsels various clients in the construction industry, including subcontractors, general contractors, material suppliers, and owners, on issues ranging from contract review, lien actions, and surety bonds.
Practice Group: Litigation & Construction
Areas of Focus: Complex Commercial Litigation, Estate Litigation, Real Estate Brokerage Litigation, Construction Litigation, Tax Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Employment Litigation, General Corporate and Intellectual Property
Overview: Jason brings a diverse range of complex litigation experience to the Firm. Jason’s complex commercial litigation representations include, among others, prosecuting the rights of commercial real estate brokers, defending shareholder and partnership disputes, royalty fee sharing disputes, breach of contract, fraudulent inducement and conversion actions.
Alexander B. Cohen is an Associate in the Firm’s Construction Practice Group. In his practice, Alexander counsels various clients in the construction industry on issues ranging from contract review, lien actions, and litigation. Clients include subcontractors, general contractors, material suppliers, and owners.