Construction and Development

We have a premier construction law practice and counsel owners, developers, lenders, project managers, construction managers, general and trade contractors, and design and engineering professionals in connection with construction matters nationwide, including risk allocation, negotiation of general contractor and construction management agreements, trade contracts, owner/developer agreements, design/build agreements, and architect and engineering agreements.

Below is a partial list of transactions of this type which the firm's lawyers have handled (please refer to the Terms of Use for more information).

  • Agreements with designers, engineers, contractors and consultants on behalf of owner for the comprehensive transformation and renovation of Madison Square Garden in New York
  • Agreements with designers, engineers and consultants on behalf of owner for the on-going comprehensive renovation and refurbishment of The Forum in Los Angeles
  • Construction, architect’s and consultants’ agreements on behalf of owner for the $16 million restoration and renovation of the landmarked 2,800-seat Beacon Theatre in New York
  • Construction, architect’s and consultants’ agreements for the $8 million, four-year renovation of the IFC Center (formerly the Waverly Theatre) into a state-of-the-art five-screen film exhibition center in lower Manhattan on behalf of AMC Networks, owner of channels AMC, IFC, WE tv and Sundance Channel and the film company IFC Films
  • Structuring, documenting and negotiating hundreds of agreements for projects nationwide on behalf of Cablevision, the nation's 5th largest cable operator and one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies
  • Construction agreements, architect’s agreement, trade contracts and consultants’ agreements on behalf of owner for the build-out of 1.7 million square feet of office space (including headquarters) in Manhattan for The McGraw-Hill Companies and its affiliate, Standard & Poors
  • Project management agreement with global project management firm, force account arrangements with Amtrak, preparation with co-venturers of a request for proposal and construction agreement and negotiation of agreement for joint development and management with private development partners in connection with the development of the proposed new Penn Station within the landmarked General (Farley) Post Office Building in New York City
  • Architect agreement for a Ritz-Carlton-managed residential resort community consisting of 244 condominium units and a 44,000 square foot clubhouse on sixteen acres in Long Island, New York
  • Construction agreement for build-out of 120,000 square foot AmLaw 100 law firm headquarters
  • Construction, architect’s and consultants’ agreements for mission-critcal facilites operated by Bresnan Communications, a regional cable and telecommunications company serving 300,000 subscribers in Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Colorado
  • Construction agreement for luxury high-rise residential building on Manhattan’s West Side
  • Agreements on behalf of owner for the design, construction, and FF&E purchasing, installation, warehousing and liquidation in connection with a major renovation of the 1,110-room Westin Canal Place Hotel in New Orleans
  • On behalf of BT Americas (British Telecom’s U.S.-based affiliate), construction agreement for the build-out of approximately 75,000 square feet of office space in midtown Manhattan
  • Various turn-key construction projects for BJ’s Wholesale Club, Golfsmith, and Staples, Inc.
  • Construction agreement for build-out of leading financial services firm’s New York headquartersconsisting of approximately 72,000 square feet
  • Construction contract for Manhattan dormitories of a leading New York university
  • Construction and architect’s agreements for renovation of a residential co-operative apartment in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood
  • Agreements for demolition, asbestos remediation and engineering and consulting services for a leading New York university
  • Advice relating to closeout and dispute settlement in connection with the renovation of the 800,000 square foot New York City headquarters of an international art auction house
  • Settlement and workout of dispute arising out of major structural renovation work at well-known mixed-use building in Chicago
  • Construction agreements for the redevelopment of a luxury apartment complex in Buckshead, Georgia
  • Construction agreement and various design and consulting contracts for movie theatre complexes in Pennsylvania