99 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
PHONE: (732) 549-5600
FAX: (732) 549-1881
Head of department/lead counsel for A/E Law: Dennis A. Estis, Esq., Partner, Chair – Construction Practice Group
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Caseload Dedicated to A/E Construction Law
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Number of attorneys on staff: 95
Number of attorneys dedicated to A/E Work: 7
Attorneys in the firm’s Construction Practice Group bring extensive experience and multi-disciplinary expertise to the table on behalf of the firm’s clients. They provide representation across a full of transactional matters and represent clients in federal, state and municipal and county courts, in mediations and arbitrations, and in hearings before municipal construction boards of appeals. Legal services in this area include the drafting, review, negotiation and enforcement of construction-related contracts and agreements; project advice and regulatory counseling; scope of work issues; project bid documentation and consultation regarding propriety of bids and disputes; mechanics and construction lien enforcement and waivers; employment issues; surety bonds; disputes related to insurance coverage, cost overruns, construction delays, project management and budgeting; breach of contract, negligence and professional malpractice claims; and construction warranty and defects litigation.
As one of the state’s leading business law firms, we have a particular depth of knowledge related to NJ’s regulatory structure and its impact on the state’s building and construction industry. Providing representation in conjunction with residential and commercial construction projects, our work is inclusive of all aspects of construction-related legal issues, encompassing both the transactional side of the construction business and representation in adversarial proceedings and litigation. Clients include developers, builders, property owners, common interest communities, general and specialty contractors, engineers, architects, design professionals, material suppliers, insurers, lenders and public sector clients. We take a protective and preemptive approach to the drafting and negotiation of contracts and agreements, and always seek to help our clients avoid or resolve disputes in a cost-effective manner, and with a minimum of business disruption.