We are lawyers dedicated to serving businesses in the construction industry and beyond. We are based in Albany, New York, but our reach extends beyond the Capital Region into the Adirondacks and the North Country; to the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier, and Western New York, and through the Hudson Valley.
Our in-depth knowledge of the construction industry and construction processes set us apart from other firms. Our attorneys are as comfortable consulting with field personnel as they are with company executives. They are familiar with the language, practice, and procedures of the construction industry, which results in a quicker and more thorough analysis of the issues in question.
We know that sometimes business deals and agreements don't work out as planned. Sometimes these disputes end up in court. Our attorneys are vigorous advocates and tough litigators with expertise to represent businesses through all phases of a dispute, from negotiation to litigation.
As a business owner, you will be confronted with a variety of different challenges, from selecting the proper business entity and the proper insurance; to entering contracts for real estate, goods, and services; negotiating deals with other businesses and even your co-owners.
We have decades of experience helping businesses navigate these challenges and helping them avoid pitfalls.
Our attorneys understand, often times, litigation is not the best solution to a business' problems. We have experience with alternative dispute resolution, which means our clients' problems can often be solved without costly, adversarial litigation. We can represent you in a mediation or arbitration.
If you are looking for a specialized neutral, Walter Breakell, our founder and principal, has the expertise you need to ensure your matter is handled fairly and predictably.
Our construction clients, as employers, face many challenges with respect to their own employees, ranging from labor negotiations to compliance issues to hiring and employment practices. Our attorneys have the knowledge to help you develop plans to prevent problems, and we've got the experience to advocate for you should problems arise.
We can help you buy and sell property. We understand the importance of coordinating a smooth closing and solving the numerous issues that frequently arise prior to closing. Once you own property we can help you develop it. We have experience before local planning and zoning boards and before regulatory authorities.