Representative Matters

  • New York Power Authority – Represents the nation's largest state public power organization, authorized under Public Authorities Law, with regard to litigation involving its construction and energy upgrade programs.
  • Represents major metropolitan museums in New York and Washington, DC with regard to renovations, including drafting and transactional advice for architectural, construction and consultant contracts.
  • Constructora Urbana, S.A. (CUSA) – Represented CUSA - one of the joint venture partners in the consortium that constructed the third lane of the Panama Canal, for ICC arbitration and English proceedings related to the construction of the third lane. Also represented CUSA as joint venture partner with French-based VINCI Construction for the construction of a four-lane concrete cable-stayed bridge north of the Panama Canal Gatun Locks, owned by the Panama Canal Authority, an autonomous entity of the Government of Panama. The construction of the three-kilometer bridge is part of the Panama Canal Expansion Program.
  • Princeton University – Represents the university with regard to construction-related litigation.
  • Rutgers University – Represents the university with regard to transactional matters and construction-related litigation.
  • Technion University – Drafted and negotiated joint venture agreement with Cornell University to develop and construct a premier, state-of-the-art applied science graduate school and research facility and campus on land provided by the City of New York on Roosevelt Island for Mayor Bloomberg’s signature economic development and infrastructure project.
  • E. Phil – Represents a Danish construction company in the construction of a 220-megawatt hydroelectric plant in Changuinola, Panama and successfully defended and prosecuted claims in ICC arbitration against the owner developer of the plant. Represents company in bankruptcy for a Defense Base Act matter involving the 1968 crash in Thule, Greenland of a U.S. B-52 military plane carrying four plutonium bombs.
  • Public Service Electric & Gas Corporation – Represented PSEG Services Corp. with regard to claims arising out of the construction and closeout of a fossil fuel power plant in Trenton, NJ. Litigation began when the EPC contractor walked off the job and terminated its services as contractor. Negotiated settlements regarding final acceptance of certain power plant operating systems and successfully avoided litigation regarding final completion and disputed and defective work claims.
  • Hudson River Park Trust – Successfully defended the Trust in a vigorously contested bid protest brought by a disappointed low bidder. The Trust is a public benefit corporation in partnership between the state of New York and New York City charged with the design, construction and operation of the five-mile Hudson River Park.
  • Jet Blast Hydrodemolition – Won breach of contract claim for plaintiff in jury trial; judgment was affirmed on appeal by New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.
  • Petersen Geller & Spurge – Structured and negotiated settlement on behalf of millwork designer in multimillion-dollar litigation involving construction of new federal courthouse in Brooklyn.
  • NYC Headquarters of IAC/InterActiveCorp – Drafted, negotiated and counseled developer for and owner of, Frank Gehry-designed headquarters of internet conglomerate with regard to contracts for construction management, design professional, trade contractor and consultant.
  • Verizon Communications, Inc. – Drafted and negotiated contracts for construction management, design professional, trade contractor and consultant for national leader in telecommunications industry.
  • Palace Electric v. Constructamax, Locust Valley Central School District et al – Successfully negotiated and settled on behalf of school district multiparty litigation involving multimillion-dollar claims against the school district and one of prime contractors.
  • NYMEX v. Forest Electric Corporation – Successfully negotiated and settled lien foreclosure case involving disaster recovery trading facility maintained outside New York by NYMEX in the event of a catastrophe.
  • DASNY v. Urban Foundation/Engineering, LLC – Successfully negotiated and settled multiparty litigation involving multimillion-dollar claims of negligence, defective workmanship and defective design of waterproofing system for student affairs building on Baruch College campus.
  • Heller v. Marvin Windows – Successfully negotiated and settled case involving mold and defective window design against major national window manufacturer.