O’Toole Scrivo’s attorneys regularly represent clients in a wide range of legal issues facing the construction industry. The firm routinely provides legal advice to design professionals, developers/sponsors, contractors, and subcontractors, in matters including construction defect litigation, construction site accidents and New York Labor Law, claims avoidance and mitigation, construction contracts and corporate transactions, bid protests, labor and employment matters, and disability and accessibility issues.
O’Toole Scrivo routinely handles complex construction defect matters involving commercial and residential properties, including high-rises, condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes. Our attorneys quickly and efficiently engage in matters and build a solid defense to claims.
The firm has also successfully defended every actor in the building environment against construction site accident claims, including hundreds of New York Labor Law matters. We have defended owners, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors from every trade against personal injury claims ranging from trips over Masonite and falls from scaffolding to trestle and crane collapses.
We understand that not every matter involves litigation. Our attorneys are frequently retained to dive into active construction projects and assist design professionals, owners, and contractors in contract management, mitigating potential exposure and avoiding future lawsuits. To that end, we help to identify issues and develop workable strategies to keep construction projects on track and eliminate risk.
Part of any successful construction business includes proper documentation and planning. To further assist our clients, we handle negotiations, preparation, and review of contracts and proposals, evaluation of bids and bid protests, extra work claims and claims for equitable adjustments, applications for payments, changed conditions claims, project schedule extensions, negotiation of termination, construction lien filing and proceedings, payment and performance bond claims, and other contract disputes.
In addition to our construction law professionals, O’Toole Scrivo provides a litany of ancillary legal services critical for those in the construction industry. We have a deep bench of labor and employment professionals aware of the specific needs of those in construction. Our attorneys are equipped to guide owners, architects, engineers, and contractors on matters involving purported violations of involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA), including federal, state, and local investigations, lawsuits brought under the ADA, FHA, and other disability access laws, and purported failures to design and construct projects following accessibility requirements.
Given the firm’s unique and specialized ability to provide clients with representation throughout every facet of construction projects, we can help clients navigate today’s fast-paced and evolving construction industry.