Construction Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Property owners, contractors, and architects have all benefited from the experience and skill that Anderson Kill attorneys bring to resolving construction disputes. In construction, the main focus must always be on completing the job, in a timely manner, and with as few lingering, and expensive, disputes as possible. With that focus in mind, Anderson Kill attempts to resolve disputes without litigation and in accordance with the overriding business purposes of its clients. Consultation between the firm's litigators and those Anderson Kill attorneys who have extensive transactional experience in the pre-construction and construction phases, provides a very valuable asset in assisting clients in resolving these disputes without litigation.

Where construction disputes cannot be resolved informally, by settlement, or other alternative dispute resolution. Anderson Kill attorneys have successfully handled multi-week court trials and arbitration hearings, as well as both pre-trial and post trial appeals, including appeals in the New York Court of Appeals.

Our attorneys handle matters such as:

  • Defective materials used in construction
  • Faulty design or construction Claims for "extra" work and scope changes
  • Disputes over contract terms
  • Claims that the work was delayed or not timely completed "Liquidation agreements"
  • Architect licensing inquiries
  • Mechanics' liens
  • Bond disputes
  • Casualty loss
  • Construction trust disputes
  • Environmental Control Board hearings