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Giannasca & Shook, PLLC
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REPRESENTING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

NEW YORK CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS THAT HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

The New York construction lawyers at Giannasca & Shook, PLLC have a reputation among the construction industry for excellence in the unique and complex area of construction law and commercial litigation. That reputation is rooted in the experience of the firms’ partners, Michael A. Giannasca and Nathan A. Shook.   Mr. Giannasca is a New York construction lawyer who also holds a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and has held various construction related positions including cost estimator, project engineer, scheduler, project manager and principal of a general construction and construction management firm.  Similarly, Mr. Shook’s interest in construction law stems from his participation in his family construction business, which led him to become in-house counsel to a mid-size general contractor in the Hudson Valley handling all aspects of construction transactions and disputes.

Having extensive experience in the construction business in the private and public sectors, we have a true understanding of the complex legal matters, difficult business decisions, and technical issues faced by construction professionals and business owners in the management of construction projects, construction personnel, and construction finances.  The combined knowledge of construction law and the technical and business aspects of the construction business possessed by our lawyers naturally led to our representation of the industry’s contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, suppliers, sureties, construction professionals, and homeowners in construction related transactions and disputes in New York.

TENACIOUS REPRESENTATION IN THE LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION OF CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES BY OUR NEW YORK CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS

Our construction lawyers are experienced in litigating construction claims and disputes before the various New York State and Federal Courts including the New York State Supreme Court, New York State Appellate Division, New York State Court of Claims, Federal District Courts of the State of New York, Federal Bankruptcy Court and various other County and Local court systems.  As New York construction lawyers we also advocate for our clients in the arbitration and mediation of construction disputes and claims whether through independent neutrals or under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or National Arbitration and Mediation (“NAM”).  We are fully versed in the Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures as well as the Home Construction Rules and Mediation Procedures promulgated by the AAA.

Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, our construction lawyers in New York have litigated and arbitrated payment claims, breach of contract claims, extra work claims, lien foreclosure actions, surety bond claims, delay and disruption claims, defective work claims, termination claims and construction accident claims arising out of construction projects in the public and private sectors.  We handle such matters from inception through discovery, trial and appeal, but very often our proficiency and knowledge of construction law and the construction industry lead to favorable settlements for our clients thereby reducing the time and expense associated with resolving the construction dispute.

OUR COMBINED KNOWLEDGE OF NEW YORK CONSTRUCTION LAW AND THE BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK GREATLY BENEFITS OUR CLIENTS

The combined knowledge of construction law and the technical business aspects of the construction industry possessed by our New York construction lawyers greatly benefit our clients by making such representation more effective and efficient, thereby saving our clients time and money.  When litigation or arbitration becomes necessary, the firm utilizes the various legal resources at its disposal, along with the construction knowledge the members of the firm posses, to represent its clients in an aggressive and strategic manner.  Being intimately familiar with the pertinent statutes, laws and procedures affecting construction litigation and arbitration in New York, our construction lawyers orchestrate the use of the various legal devices available to them in order to achieve optimal results for the client.  The knowledge of the technical and business aspects of the construction industry in New York possessed by our construction lawyers supplements the legal process so that the relevant facts and issues are fully examined and analyzed in preparation for discovery and the subsequent trial or arbitration of the construction disputes, which further increases the chance of obtaining a favorable outcome or settlement for our clients.

OUR CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS ARE SENSITIVE TO THE BURDEN LITIGATION PLACES ON CONSTRUCTION BUSINESSES

Having first-hand knowledge of the construction business, our New York construction lawyers are very sensitive to the burden litigation of construction disputes places on an organization, both financially and administratively.  Accordingly, the firm strives to assist its clients to avoid litigation whenever possible, by adopting procedures and preparing documentation to protect the client’s interest before disputes even start.  The firm has successfully guided clients through the pitfalls of contract negotiations, change orders, unforeseen conditions, project delays and disruptions, and payment matters that frequently arise on construction projects.  It is the philosophy of the firm to provide such legal guidance in a manner that fully protects the client’s legal interests, while at the same time seeking out a practical business solution to the matter at hand without engendering an adversarial or hostile project environment.

OUR NEW YORK CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS PROVIDE EXPERIENCED GUIDANCE IN DRAFTING, NEGOTIATING AND EXECUTING CONTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND TRANSACTIONS

Our New York construction lawyers have vast experience in drafting and negotiating contracts and subcontracts, reviewing project general conditions for notice requirements and contract procedures, and preparing essential correspondence and notices required by various construction contracts and general conditions provisions.  The New York construction law attorneys at Giannasca & Shook are intimately familiar with the general conditions, contract terms and administrative procedures for such municipal agencies as the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), the New York State Office of General Services (OGS), the State University Construction Fund (SUCF), the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) and the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC).

NEW YORK LAWYERS EXPERIENCED IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT AND INJURY CLAIMS

Our lawyers are also experienced in handling claims arising out of New York construction site accidents, including those claims arising under Labor Law §240(1) commonly referred to as the “New York Scaffold Law”. Giannasca & Shook, has successfully represented its clients in matters related to claims of construction site injury, including:

  • Scaffolding and ladder injuries
  • Wall and roof collapses
  • Falling tools and equipment
  • Crane accidents and construction vehicle accidents
  • Construction equipment defects
  • Product liability
  • Explosions, burns, electrical shocks, fires

 

When you’re in need of personalized, hands-on legal service to resolve construction law issues, contact the lawyers at Giannasca and Shook, PLLC online or call us at 914-220-0216 to schedule a consultation. Place your trust in a team of lawyers who have hands-on experience in the construction industry.

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