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10 Airline Drive, Suite 205
Albany, NY, 12205

p. 518-869-5552 | f. 518-869-4222

The Breakell Law Firm P.C. is a litigation firm in Albany, New York. Lead by Walter Breakell, the attorneys at Breakell Law Firm have over five decades experience in the construction industry, serving businesses in the Capital District and Upstate New York.

Practice Areas

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.

Construction Law

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.

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Commercial Litigation

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.

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Corporate & Business

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. 

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Arbitration & Mediation

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. 

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Labor & Employment

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.

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Creditors Rights

We know that collecting payment from others is an unfortunate but necessary part of the construction industry. We can help you enforce mechanic’s liens and pursue payment bond and collection claims. We have the expertise to help you get the money you are owed.

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Real Estate

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.

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