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Construction

Sperduto Thompson & Gassler’s construction practice is burgeoning. We have successfully represented clients in the industrial, commercial, and government contracting sectors, and have represented both owners and major contractors. Our litigation skills — as well as the rigor of our analytical abilities in assessing scheduling issues, delay, concurrent delay, efficiency/lost productivity, and cost and damages issues — sets us apart from firms unable or reluctant to bring a case to trial. Our clients consistently leverage that advantage into negotiated resolutions on favorable economic terms.

In 2018 our attorneys completed over four years of work for the owner of a major industrial construction project in upstate New York that involved more than 66 different trades. With our counsel and advice, our client was able to foreclose dozens of disputes before they were manifest in formal claims. Of the handful of major contractors that filed claims, all were resolved prior to mandatory arbitration, with most resolved for mere cents on the dollar.

Our attorneys have represented LafargeHolcim, LCOR Incorporated, and JFKIAT in New York, among other construction clients. One of the matters we worked on for LCOR involved the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, still the largest lease in GSA history. We were lead litigation counsel on the JFK dispute for the developer of the $1.4 billion Terminal 4 and co-authored an "Alliance Agreement” that fundamentally altered the economic relationship between the owner and contractor. That “Alliance” was instrumental to timely completion of the Terminal, no small feat at one of the world’s largest and busiest airports. In another matter, we were general counsel to the general contractor engaged in a dispute of some $55,000,000 with its structural steel subcontractor.

We are construction litigators — and the resulting combination of skills and experience consistently enables our construction clients to maximize both litigated and negotiated outcomes.

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