Elizabeth Usinger is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation department and a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights and Loan Workout practice groups. She represents financial institutions, municipalities, businesses and individuals in complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, shareholder disputes, construction litigation, fraudulent conveyances, bankruptcy litigation, and equitable claims. Elizabeth manages all stages of civil litigation, from commencement, pre-answer motion practice, discovery, and expert disclosure through summary judgment, trials, and appeals. Elizabeth is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution through arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiations.
Elizabeth’s construction law practice includes representing heavy construction contractors and subcontractors in breach of contract and delay claims arising out of public and private construction contracts, including with 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 and vendor claims. Elizabeth has successfully resolved the majority of her clients’ construction disputes pre-litigation or pre-trial through the use of ADR.