Elizabeth Usinger is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation department. She handles all types of civil litigation, with a focus on construction law. Elizabeth manages every aspect of litigation, from commencement, discovery, and expert disclosure through motion practice, trials, and appeals. Elizabeth also facilitates dispute resolution through mediation and settlement.
Elizabeth’s construction law practice includes representing heavy construction contractors in breach of contract and delay claims arising out of public construction contracts with various agencies of the City and State of New York; representing contractors as debtors in bankruptcy and adversary proceedings; claim preparation and negotiation; and contract drafting, interpretation, and compliance. She is also experienced in change order negotiations, payment, and performance bond claims, lien law matters, and resolving subcontractor claims.
In addition to her construction practice, Elizabeth represents financial institutions, private lenders, utility contractors, and other individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of matters including breach of contract claims, business torts, fraudulent conveyances, bankruptcy litigation, and equitable claims.