Real Estate and Construction

The Graber Law Firm has extensive experience counseling developers, owners, co-op and condominium boards, sponsors, landlords, tenants, brokers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and investors in a general counsel capacity, including advice relating to employment issues, landlord-tenant issues, foreclosures and workouts, and contract negotiations.  We also represent clients in disputes in New York Courts, including landlord-tenant proceedings, as well as before administrative and regulatory bodies. The attorneys at Graber PLLC can apply their unique familiarity of the law and the industry to your matter.

Understanding the Industry

Having represented some of the largest developers, owners, and contractors in the New York area and the nation in complex construction and ownership disputes (including claims arising out of the cleanup and rebuilding at Ground Zero), and also advocating on behalf of commercial banks that provided financing, we are extensively familiar with the industry, and this knowledge becomes invaluable when disputes arise.  We know what to look for and can mobilize quickly to protect investments and keep projects on track.

Experts in Real Estate and Construction Law

We have dealt with a wide range of legal issues facing the industry and know the ins and outs of real estate practice. We know the rules and the exceptions, and have achieved great success representing the industry. Our experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Construction litigation
  • Co-op and Condominium issues
  • Management issues
  • Construction contract drafting, negotiation and notices
  • Insurance coverage
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Public improvement liens
  • Regulatory and permitting
  • Vendex, Business Integrity Commission and Trade Waste Commission issues
  • Construction bond disputes
  • Defective design and construction
  • Structural and Department of Building issues
  • Architect and engineering malpractice claims
  • Prevailing wage and employment
  • Environmental compliance and regulatory prosecutions
  • City, State and Federal government RFP’s and contracts

Heavy Construction

The construction trucking practice at Graber PLLC, headed by attorney Frank L. Cocozzelli, handles a wide variety of legal issues faced by operators of construction vehicles, including “overweight” and “oversize” trucks. The firm can handle everything from permitting and licensing issues to defense at administrative hearings, and representation in connection with challenges to proposed regulations and legislation. Frank was among the pioneers in developing a practice in this very focused area of law and remains a foremost authority often retained by major subcontractors and industry associations for guidance and representation.