Construction-Related Services

Construction Counsel

  • Bid Protests & Procurement-Related Issues
  • Bid Packages and Contract Development
  • W/BE & DBE Certification and/or Compliance

NYC Vendex, Contractor Responsibility, and Prequalification Issues

Construction Claims

  • Change Orders
  • Contract Interpretation
  • Scheduling/CPM Forensic Analysis
  • Impact/Delay/Acceleration
  • Geotechnical Disputes
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Scope/Extra Work Disputes
  • Bid Protests/"Or Equals"
  • Defective Plans or Specs
  • Suspensions of Work
  • Terminations For Cause
  • Terminations For Convenience

Litigation/Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • New York State & Federal Courts
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
    • Arbitration
    • Mediation
  • DRB's (Dispute Resolution Boards)
  • Regulatory Tribunals
    • Federal Board of Contract Appeals (e.g. ASBCA)
    • NYC Contract Dispute Resolution Board (e.g. CDRB)

Labor

  • Prevailing Wage Issues
    • New York City Comptroller's Office (Public Work Bureau Labor Law §220)
    • New York State Department of Labor (Labor Law §220)
    • U.S. Department of Labor (Davis Bacon Act)
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement Issues
  • Trade Union Grievances/Arbitrations
  • Work Stoppages and Picketing
  • "Dual Gate" Proceedings
  • Jurisdictional Disputes
  • NLRB Proceedings
  • Project Labor Agreements

Mechanics Liens Rights & Defenses

  • Preparing and Filing Liens
  • "Bonding Off" of Mechanics Liens
  • Lien Foreclosure Actions
  • Mechanic's Lien Discharge Bond Claims
  • N.Y. Lien Law Trust Fund Proceedings

N.Y. Lien Law (Article 3-A) Trust Fund Proceedings

  • Lien Law §76 "Trustee Accountings"
  • Lien Law §38 Mechanic Lien Particularization

Surety

  • New York’s State Finance Law §137 Payment Bond Claims
  • Federal Miller Act Payment Bond Claims
  • Performance Bond-Default/Termination

Wrongful termination actions

  • Contract Takeover and Completion
  • Subrogation and Salvage
  • Indemnity Proceedings

Social Programs

  • MBE, WBE, DBE, LBE - Certification and Compliance Counseling

Heavy/Civil Construction Projects

  • EPC Contracts
  • Bridges
  • Highways
  • Airports
  • Tunnels
  • Power Plants
  • Co-Gen Facilities
  • Waste Water Treatment Facilities
  • CSO

Federal Contracting

  • Federal Contract Procurement and Project Management
  • Federal Claims Pursuant to the Contract Dispute Act (CDA) and the Federal
  • Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Federal "Changes" and "Disputes" Claims
  • Bid Protests to GAO or Court of Federal Claims
  • Terminations for Convenience

Design Issues

  • Contract Scope and Design Interpretations
  • Defective Plans and Specifications
  • Design Deficiencies & Omissions
  • Performance vs. Design Specifications