Construction Litigation

Phillips Lytle’s Construction Litigation Attorneys remain involved and up-to-date on issues facing the construction industry.

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Successful Track Record of Handling a Broad Range of Construction Disputes

At Phillips Lytle, we’ve developed deep construction litigation expertise by representing numerous owners, general contractors, construction management firms, subcontractors and material suppliers in all phases of construction legal disputes. Our experience with construction disputes includes negotiation, mediation, arbitration and court proceedings in a broad range of controversies related to construction projects.

Experienced Construction Litigation Attorneys

Phillips Lytle’s Construction Litigation attorneys handle construction disputes involving claims that include, among others:

  • Breach of prime contracts, subcontracts and supplier contracts
  • Change orders for additional work and time
  • Changed site conditions
  • Claims process and initial decision maker compliance
  • Cost accounting
  • Teaming agreements and joint ventures
  • Defective workmanship and materials
  • Delay claims, including critical path impacts
  • Engineer and architect liability
  • Foreclosure of mechanic’s liens
  • Prompt Payment Act
  • Recovery for personal injuries and property damage
  • Recovery of trust funds
  • Supplementation expenses
  • Terminations for convenience and with cause

In addition, we have first-hand experience litigating construction defect claims involving sewer line damage, concrete failure, foundation failure, parking lot failure, defective retaining walls, “Buy American” requirements, Minority- and Women-Owned Business compliance, defective roofing and roof systems, and architectural and engineering malpractice. Our representation often extends to general contractors, construction managers, contractors, property owners, developers and several other parties involved in the construction process.

Phillips Lytle’s Construction Litigation attorneys remain involved and up-to-date on issues facing the construction industry. One of the firm’s well-respected Construction Litigation attorneys has authored the New York chapter of the State-by-State Guide to Construction & Design Law. A number of our other attorneys have also been asked to speak on the topics of design/build, construction project management, mechanic’s liens, dispute resolution of construction claims, and New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241.


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Meet Our Construction Litigation Team

Erin C. Borek Partner
William D. Christ Partner, Governing Committee
Andrew P. Devine Partner
Kevin J. English Of Counsel
Nicholas P. Fedorka Associate
Chad W. Flansburg Partner
Marc H. Goldberg Special Counsel
Tristan D. Hujer Partner
Amanda L. Lowe Partner
Kenneth A. Manning Partner
David J. McNamara Partner
Kevin J. Mulvehill Partner, Governing Committee
Michael B. Powers Of Counsel
Joseph B. Schmit Partner
Ronald S. Shubert Of Counsel
Tyler J. Skretny Associate
Jacob S. Sonner Partner
Preston L. Zarlock Partner, Governing Committee
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