Inside perspective, practical advice.

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP’s construction attorneys leverage a wealth of experience and practical skills in construction law, providing sound counsel and legal advice to owners, architects, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors and others involved in private and public construction projects.

Our construction law group includes attorneys with years of experience in implementing practical strategies that help clients protect their profits, minimize delays, enforce their contract rights, and resolve disputes.

Clients trust our construction attorneys for guidance in:

  • Drafting and negotiating construction and related contracts, including contracts between owners, architects, general contractors and subcontractors
  • Drafting and negotiating AIA contract documents
  • Drafting and negotiating license and joint venture agreements
  • Preparing and reviewing specifications and bid packages
  • Reviewing, negotiating and obtaining necessary change orders
  • Reviewing surety bonds, including both payment and performance bonds
  • Litigating and resolving surety bond disputes, including payment and performance bond issues and related claims
  • Assisting clients with public bidding and Wicks Law issues
  • Litigating and resolving prevailing wage issues
  • Litigating and resolving bidding disputes
  • Filing and litigating mechanic’s lien issues
  • Asserting and defending lien law trust fund claims
  • Resolving bankruptcy issues, including filing proofs of claims
  • Resolving and working out troubled projects.
  • Litigation, appeals, arbitration, and mediation of construction disputes and claims.

Attorneys

Charles W. Segal

Partner Department Chair

Stephen P. Epstein

Partner

Christopher E. Vatter

Partner

Case studies

Represent a major client in relation to a license dispute concerning the development of an art gallery and not-for-profit “incubator” in Manhattan’s West Village.

Represent a private owner developing a 20-story condominium in lower Manhattan, including the negotiation and litigation relating to the construction and construction management contracts and concerning licenses with adjoining property owners.

Represent a public library on Long Island in relation to contracts to redesign and completely rehabilitate its main branch, and the resolution of related disputes and litigation.