Practice Areas - Construction Law

All construction projects depend on the cooperation of professionals from a wide range of disciplines working together as a team. Even a minor disruption in the process can waste time and cost money. Determining responsibility for such problems requires a unique combination of legal, technical and business acumen.

When it comes to guiding builders and developers through construction-related litigation and contract negotiations, few law firms in Upstate New York match the skill and track record of Phelan, Phelan & Danek, LLP.

The firm has represented construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in a variety of construction-related litigation. Our construction law attorneys understand the nuances of construction defect litigation, the lien law, delay-related claims and personal injury lawsuits arising under the Labor Law stemming from construction site and crane accidents. They have comprehensive knowledge of the regulations and process that govern contracting with local, state, and federal government, and have handled all aspects of public and private construction contracting and litigation.

Since 1993, construction attorneys of Phelan, Phelan & Danek have successfully negotiated contracts and resolved disputes for many public and private clients involving such major projects as the NYS Comptroller's Building, Alfred E. Smith Office Building, Albany County Courthouse, Albany County Family Court, St. Peters Hospital, and a variety of medical office buildings, condominium developments, and more.

Phelan, Phelan & Danek combines the skill and experience of a large firm with the personalized services that only a small firm can provide. The attorneys leading the construction practice, Jack Phelan and Tim Brennan, represent some of the largest contractors in the region.

Founder and Managing Partner, Jack Phelan, is a recognized expert in construction law, and a member of the Association of General Building Contractors (AGC) and the General Building Contractors' Association (GBC). Further, he is certified as a construction arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association. Together with Partner Tim Brennan, who leads the firm's municipal liability and appellate practices, they combine trial experience with a thorough understanding of complex construction issues to successfully represent clients at trial, and in arbitration. They are talented at distilling complex litigation issues in a simplified and understandable way to enable judge and jury to understand the true issues at dispute.

The construction lawyers of Phelan, Phelan & Danek have that unique combination of legal, technical and business acumen to determine which construction issues are better served in alternative resolution, and what kind of disputes are better resolved by going to trial. The focus is on issue resolution, in the most cost-effective and time efficient way.

Contact our construction law team today.

Practice Areas:

  • Counseling & Risk Management
  • Bidding Procedures & Disputes
  • Contract Preparation & Review
  • Construction Claims and Litigation
    • Construction Defects
    • Construction Liability
    • Construction Equipment Liability
    • Construction Products Liability
    • Contractors Liability
    • Scaffolding Liability
    • Construction Accidents
  • Payment & Performance Bond Claims
    • Construction Liens
    • Mechanics' Liens & Payments Disputes
    • Delay, Acceleration & Disruption Claims
  • Dispute Resolution (as Advocates & Neutrals)
    • Construction Mediation
    • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Insurance and Insurance Defense
  • Architectural Law
  • Construction and Design Law
  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Construction Labor Law
    • Representative Clients:
  • BBL Construction Services, LLC