Construction & Public Contracting

Within Practice Area:

Drawing on our attorneys’ wealth of government experience, the firm’s construction and public contracting group provides clients with a distinctive advantage in navigating the governing legal principles, statutes, regulations and public agencies involved in procurement. We understand the roles, perspectives, interests and concerns of all participants in construction projects including the project owner, project designer, construction manager, lender, general contractor, sureties, subcontractors and suppliers.

The firm provides services in bidder qualification analysis, contract preparation and negotiation, proposal preparation, bonding issues, bid disputes, surety “takeovers” under default scenarios, indemnity claims by sureties against principals and indemnitors, claim preparation, preparation of defenses to claims, change-order negotiations, claim negotiations, and claim litigation, arbitration, mediation and appeals.

Our attorneys are well-versed in the complicated laws and regulations in this practice area including the following: New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law (successor to New Jersey’s Mechanics’ Lien Law), Municipal Mechanics’ Lien Law, Public Works Bond Act, Trust Fund Act, Contractual Liability Act, Pay-to-Play restrictions, Prevailing Wage Act, Project Labor Agreement Legislation, and New Jersey statutes and regulations pertaining to procurement by state and local agencies and applicable case law.

Construction & Public Contracting Attorneys

Brian R. Tipton

Brian R. Tipton

Partner

Adrienne L. Isacoff

Adrienne L. Isacoff

Of Counsel

Katharine A. Fina

Katharine A. Fina

Partner

Nicholas Sullivan

Nicholas Sullivan

Associate

Michael Ierino

Michael Ierino

Associate

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