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A Team of Highly-Experienced Attorneys Committed to Serving the Construction Industry

Our firm is committed to meeting the needs of businesses and professionals involved in all segments of the construction industry. Over the past 170 years, our firm has played an integral role in the successful completion of numerous major construction projects in New York, New Jersey and throughout the Northeast region.

Cullen and Dykman has a full-service construction practice with over 50 attorneys fully dedicated to servicing all aspects of the Construction Industry from construction tort and insurance litigation to contract negotiation and drafting, contract litigation and alternative dispute resolution and construction bankruptcy and professional liability matters.

From design and planning to contracting and implementation, all phases of construction projects involve legal issues, and when multiple parties are involved, they all have the potential to lead to costly and time-consuming disputes. With our firm’s broad-based construction practice – which includes lawyers who focus on Labor Law, Construction Defect Litigation, Large Exposure, Catastrophe and Event Response, Insurance Coverage and Risk Transfer, Professional Liability, Commercial Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution – we can strategically advise clients regarding all aspects of construction projects, including contract negotiations and financing transactions, management claims, mediation, arbitration, and litigation, to name a few. Our dedicated team handles all aspects of large-scale construction projects, from front-end contract drafting and planning to litigation involving construction delay and defect claims, complex commercial disputes arising out of public works projects, personal injury and professional liability matters, breach of contract, and bankruptcies and other financial restructuring matters. Our firm services all aspects of the construction industry, offering our clients creative, practical and real-world solutions that help them to cost-effectively achieve their goals.

More than a Century of Experience Serving Clients in All Segments of the Construction Industry

Large-scale construction projects involve much more than the work by individuals with boots on the ground. The project begins long before anyone breaks ground, and it rarely ends once the building process is complete. We represent clients involved in all phases of construction projects, including:

  • General Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Construction management companies
  • Real estate developers
  • Real property owners
  • Private lenders and equity investors
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Architects, engineers and other professionals
  • Utilities and telecommunications providers
  • Transportation and shipping companies
  • Product designers, manufacturers and suppliers

Our experience includes advising clients and providing representation for both transactional and litigated matters, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, involving skyscrapers, bridges, industrial and commercial properties, mixed-use properties, residential developments, hotels, shopping centers, entertainment venues, transportation facilities and virtually all other types of commercial construction projects in the public and private sectors. If you can build it, we can make sure that legal hurdles do not stand in your way.

Full-Service Legal Representation for All Aspects of Construction Projects

In addition to protecting our clients’ interests in construction-related transactions and providing vigorous representation when handling disputes in litigation and ADR, we also routinely assist our clients with legal matters that relate to the construction and real estate development processes. From navigating municipal and administrative matters to addressing environmental issues and managing potential risk exposure, we work closely with our clients and get to know their businesses so that we can proactively address these kinds of issues before they trigger unnecessary costs and disruptions.

Let Us Help You Build the Future

With offices spanning the East Coast from Washington, D.C. to Albany, including multiple locations across the New York metropolitan area, our attorneys are available when and where you need them. To discuss how Cullen and Dykman can help with any aspect of construction litigation matters, please contact John Sparling.

For complex commercial contract dispute resolution or construction bankruptcy matters, please contact C. Nathan Dee.

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