Warshaw Burstein LLP | Construction
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Our construction law group has extensive experience in construction and environmental law, representing many well-known local, regional and national clients. In addition to the group’s specialized legal experience, the Chair of the group is a licensed professional engineer. This gives us a keen understanding of the underlying substantive issues our clients face and the ability to work effectively with our clients to resolve those issues. We work closely with clients to analyze their legal and business needs, being mindful of applicable time constraints and financial requirements.

We offer legal services to the public and private sectors of the New York Metropolitan area and beyond. Our clients include: owners, contractors, construction managers, engineers, architects, governmental authorities and community groups. Our principal areas of expertise include:
  • Business counseling during the planning, design, funding, bidding and construction phases of heavy construction and building projects
  • Contract development, drafting, and negotiation
  • Monitoring ongoing construction projects
  • Construction claims presentation/litigation/arbitration/mediation
  • Environmental litigation
  • Representation of architects and engineers in professional liability suits
  • Administrative and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings
  • Trials and appeals

We represent clients in construction, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects including: bridges, tunnels, highways, power plants, water/sewage treatment plants and institutional and privately owned buildings.

Construction and Environmental Litigation

Our attorneys have extensive experience in construction and environmental litigation. We have represented owners, contractors, construction managers, engineers, architects, governmental authorities and community groups in various courts and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings involving construction and environmental issues. Our litigation expertise includes:
  • Construction claims presentation/litigation/arbitration/mediation
  • Environmental litigation, including representing contractors on equitable adjustment claims for contaminated soil treatment and contaminated water, and prosecuting extra work, delay and whistleblower claims
  • Representation in architect and engineer professional liability actions
  • Representation in trials, administrative proceedings, ADR proceedings and appeals

Our vast experience representing client interests in complex construction disputes and environmental claims enables us to determine the best course of action quickly and achieve the optimum viable result at the earliest possible time and at a reasonable cost. Our proven methods and vast experience are the principal reasons for our long-standing relationships with clients in the construction industry.