Construction Services

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Cole Schotz provides comprehensive construction related services, for every phase of construction projects, both public and private, throughout the country. Our services include the preparation and negotiation of complex construction contracts, advising on requisite insurance coverage, surety and bonding needs, labor laws and union participation, and company formation and ownership agreements, and providing counseling on contract administration, lien claims, risk management, and environmental and OSHA compliance.

In addition, we represent owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, trade contractors, utility contractors, material suppliers, engineers, design professionals and bonding companies in connection with a broad spectrum of construction related disputes.  We routinely assist clients in resolving disputes relating to defects, extra work, project impacts, delays, actual and constructive acceleration, and payments.


Construction Services Representative Matters

The Firm’s construction attorneys frequently prepare and negotiate complex construction contracts, including construction management agreements, license agreements with adjoining property owners, development agreements, agreements between owners and design professionals, including architects, and subcontracts.  Representative matters include the following:

  • Prepared and negotiated the construction management agreement and subcontracts for the developer of the International Gem Tower in Manhattan’s Diamond District, a commercial condominium designed specifically for the diamond and jewelry trade.
  • Represented the developer of 200 11th Avenue in West Chelsea, the first New York City building to feature a Sky Garage (car elevator).
  • Prepared and negotiated the design build contract and other agreements for the developer of the New York Wheel, the tallest observation wheel in the world and the only one in New York City.
  • Drafted construction and consultant agreements for the developer of One57, which, upon completion, will be the tallest residential building in New York City.

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