We are a team of lawyers dedicated to serving the construction industry and with this blog hope to provide insights on regulatory and legal developments affecting the industry that are useful to construction professionals, as well as consultants, industry trade groups, the media, and others interested in construction law. We have varied backgrounds and interests that we believe help us provide a holistic approach to our practice, and will keep this blog fresh with updates on trends affecting the many facets of construction law. We want this to be a forum for discussion and welcome your feedback on what you would like to see covered.
Robert dedicates his practice to construction and commercial litigation and appeals, including complex contractual and construction disputes, products liability, creditors’ rights, insurance coverage, real property disputes, and commercial foreclosures on behalf of businesses, public entities, educational institutions, and individuals. He regularly represents contractors, design professionals, owners, manufacturers, and sureties regarding a variety of claims involving defective design and construction, change orders and delays, mechanics’ liens, bid disputes, and surety bonds. Read his full bio here.
Dennis focuses on construction law and contract suretyship matters. He counsels public and private building owners, tenants, lenders, building contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and sureties. Dennis’s capabilities span a period of over 25 years in his handling of complex transactions that often involve construction finance, contract procurement and negotiation, and commercial-related litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Read his full bio here.
Nadine handles all construction-related transactions and litigation matters. She has worked in the legal department of a national construction company, and at Robinson+Cole, she handles all construction-related transactions and litigation matters. Nadine reviews, writes, and negotiates all design, construction and project management related contracts for clients in the public and private sectors. In addition, if any dispute arises between parties on a project, such as claims of defects or delays, she provides alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation and arbitration. Read her full bio here.
Greg has served as local, national, and international counsel in all aspects of construction law. He also has an active higher education practice, representing the interests of colleges and universities and other institutions of learning with regard to their unique building and facilities program needs. He delivers a full-service approach to his practice, including selection of project delivery; preparation of bid documents, RFPs, and RFQs; contract drafting and negotiations; litigation in federal and state courts; and arbitration and mediation of all types of disputes. Read his full bio here.
Niel Franzese represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and design professionals in all matters of construction contract drafting, negotiation, and construction-related litigation. He handles a variety of claims, including defective design and construction, change orders and delays, mechanics’ liens, bid disputes, and surety bonds.
Jonathan primarily focuses his practice on the representation of public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and construction sureties and handles all aspects of construction project consultation and construction litigation. He is the legislative affairs liaison for the New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America. Read his full bio here.
Marty counsels his clients on construction contracts and disputes involving a wide range of public and private settings, including education, healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy, hospitality, industrial, and residential projects. With education and experience in both architecture and law, he brings a unique perspective and practical understanding to the construction industry clients he represents. Read his full bio here.
Todd regularly advises construction managers, trade contractors, owners, sureties, and design professionals on matters such as project delays and inefficiencies, defective design and construction, unfair trade practices and bad faith, mechanic’s liens and bond claims, and contract formation. He also counsels businesses on complex commercial disputes and has significant experience with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Read his full bio here.
Peter dedicates his practice to construction and surety law; business litigation; contract drafting; and negotiation. He has represented clients, including construction managers, general contractors, and trade contractors, in both state and federal courts in a wide variety of litigation matters as well as in arbitrations and mediations. Peter has also handled business torts and equitable causes of action and has obtained for clients such remedies as injunctions, orders to quiet title, and judgments of foreclosure of mechanics’ liens and other security instruments. Peter regularly practices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Read his full bio here.
Elizabeth’s practice is concentrated in the areas of construction law, commercial litigation, and surety and fidelity law. She counsels building owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and sureties in all aspects of construction contract issues and construction-related litigation. Elizabeth has been a certified mediator since 2005 and has since mediated numerous small claims, summary process, and juvenile probate matters in Massachusetts. Read her full bio here.