220 Ferris Avenue White Plains, New York 10603
Giannasca & Shook, PLLC

White Plains Construction Attorneys — Giannasca & Shook, PLLC

Founded in 2000, Giannasca & Shook, PLLC has built a strong reputation among construction companies in the New York metropolitan area for excellence in this unique area of the law. That reputation is rooted in the service provided by our two attorneys, Michael A. Giannasca and Nathan Shook.

Having extensive experience in the construction business in the both the private and public sectors, the attorneys at Giannasca & Shook are intimately familiar with the complex matters and difficult business decisions faced by construction professionals and business owners on a daily basis in the management of construction projects, construction personnel and construction finances. This combined knowledge of construction law and the technical and business aspects of the construction industry enables the Firm to provide sound legal advice and representation to its clients, while also taking into consideration the technical and business objectives of the client related to specific construction projects and the client’s business as a whole.

With offices conveniently located in both White Plains and New York City, Giannasca & Shook has represented clients from the Hudson Valley to the five boroughs. While the firm focuses its practice in the area of construction law, Giannasca & Shook has the expertise to provide a variety of legal services to their clients.

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Call Giannasca & Shook, PLLC today at 914-220-0216 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and discuss the legal needs of your firm. We are flexible with appointment schedules and can meet at whatever time works best for you. Additionally, we return calls after hours so that you can constantly stay informed on the progress of your case.

Michael A. Giannasca

The founder of Giannasca & Shook, PLLC, Michael A. Giannasca has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked as a cost estimator, project engineer, scheduler, project manager and principal of a general construction and construction management firm and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering. As a construction attorney in the greater New York area his client base consists of contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, suppliers, sureties and homeowners.

Mr. Giannasca has represented clients with respect to construction contract claims and disputes, mechanic’s liens, surety bond claims, OSHA violations, labor union disputes, public bid disputes and a myriad of other construction and real estate related matters.  Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, he has litigated and arbitrated payment claims, breach of contract claims, extra work claims, delay and disruption claims, defective work claims, termination claims and lien foreclosure actions arising out of construction projects in the public and private sectors.

Bar admissions

  • New York, 2000
  • Connecticut, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2002


Professional associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Columbian Lawyers Association

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Nathan A. Shook

A partner at Giannasca & Shook, Mr. Shook joined the firm in 2009.  Prior to joining the firm, he worked in-house with a mid-sized general contractor in the Hudson Valley, focusing on risk management and contract drafting and administration.  In addition to his legal experience representing both general contractors and subcontractors, Mr. Shook brings years of hands-on experience in the construction industry to the firm.

Nathan became a LEED® Accredited Professional in 2008 as well as earned his Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) designation.  He also graduated from the AGC of NYS Future Construction Leaders of America program in 2007.

Nathan received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and a BA from Marist College.  Nathan is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in New York State and is a member of the Westchester and Dutchess County Bar Associations.

  • Construction law
  • Contract disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Estate planning
  • Estate litigation

Bar admissions

  • New York, 2006


  • LEED Accredited Professional, 2008
  • Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS), 2008
  • AGC of NYS Future Construction Leader, 2007


Professional associations

  • New York State Bar Association

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