Charles W. Segal is a partner in the Firm's Construction Law Practice Group where he is responsible for construction law related matters, including contract negotiations, liens, surety bonds, claims, arbitrations, construction litigation and appeals. Mr. Segal, who works closely with the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group and its Litigation Practice Group, represents a broad range of owners both public and private, developers, architects, engineers, construction consultants, general contractors, sureties, construction managers, subcontractors and material suppliers.
Mr. Segal began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York in the Special Legal Assignments Division and later the Water Tunnel Litigation Group in the Commercial Litigation Division. After leaving the Corporation Counsel, Mr. Segal joined the New York State Commission of Investigation as an Assistant Counsel and was later appointed Executive Counsel (Deputy Chief Counsel). At the Commission of Investigation he was responsible for all litigation, as well as major investigations and administrative matters, including litigation and investigations relating to the construction industry in New York State.
Thereafter, and until joining Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Mr. Segal was in private practice in Manhattan and later on Long Island with a law firm whose principal practice concentration was commercial law and construction related matters.
Mr. Segal is active in community affairs. He has been a member of his Village Planning Board since April 2003 and its Chair since July 2006. He is also on the Pool Advisory Committee of the Local Park District. In addition, Mr. Segal sits on the Board of and is counsel to several charitable organizations.
Mr. Segal received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College and his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. He is was admitted to practice law in the state courts of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Segal lectures frequently on mechanic's liens and construction law. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and a member of its Construction Law Committee. He is also a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court Chapter of the American Inns of Court.