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Our construction attorneys assist owners, developers, lenders, investors, contractors, suppliers and design professionals throughout the construction project lifecycle, from initial conception to project delivery. We also represent clients in public project bid contests, and in the resolution of a wide range of construction disputes, including payment disputes, lien claims, defective design and construction claims, delay claims, indemnity claims, personal injury claims, labor and employment issues, default and convenience terminations, as well as claims against surety bonds and construction insurance policies.

We provide a wide range of advice and legal services involving all aspects of construction law from negotiating and drafting contracts, to project oversight, and alternative dispute resolution and litigation. Our group utilizes the 360 degree approach of the Firm and often draws upon the expertise of our employment law, environmental law, real estate, bankruptcy and tax practice groups to effectively address the many issues faced by our construction clients.

November 2, 2021Appellate Division Turns Up the Heat on General Contractors who Fail to Pay Subcontractors.

The Appellate Division recently turned up the heat on general contractors who fail to pay subcontractors forcing them to incur legal fees to prosecute their legitimate claims. In JHC Industrial Services, LLC v. Centurion Cos., (approved for Publication September 17, 2021), the Court declined to enforce a proportionality requirement into the PPA's fee shifting provision and remanded the issue of counsel fees....

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May 25, 2021Chambers USA ranks Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt for Excellence in New Jersey Construction Law

Chambers USA has once again ranked Mandelbaum Barrett partner Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt in Band 1 for New Jersey construction law....

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May 24, 2021Owners and Sureties: An Odd Couple, but It Works

When a contractor is in default, should the property owner partner with the surety to complete the project? Or are their interests hopelessly misaligned?...

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May 7, 2021Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt to Speak at the 2021 Construction Law Forum

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April 22, 2021Construction Trends: Surety Bonds on Private Construction Projects

Private project owners have become increasingly interested in taking advantage of the same protections that public owners historically have had, by requiring surety bonds. While the cost can be a deterrent, when compared to the price of project failure, the cost of the bonds is relatively minor....

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April 6, 2021Navigating Surety Performance and Payment Bonds: What To Know

Real estate development and construction projects regularly require payment and performance bonds from contractors that are seeking to be hired for a project. There are many misconceptions about what these obligations are. The purpose of the payment and performance bonds is to mitigate the project owner's risk....

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