Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP | Construction Law
Practice Areas

Construction Law

Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP is home to one of the most experienced and effective construction law and litigation practices in the New York area. The firm annually receives a Tier 1 designation—the highest level of honor—in its specialization in construction law, from the U.S. News & World Report ranking of law firms throughout the country.

We represent contractors, owners, and developers in all stages of a construction project. Our construction-related services include:

Construction Disputes and Litigation – Zealous, intelligent representation in disputes arising out of commercial and large-scale high-rise residential projects, as well as substantial public construction projects, is central to our construction law practice. We have extensive experience in handling practically any type of dispute including:
  • Bid stage disputes
  • Delay and extra work claims
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Foreclosure actions
  • Contract balance and change order claims

Construction Agreements – We provide guidance and direction in drafting and negotiating virtually any construction agreement including:
  • Construction contracts
  • Subcontracts
  • Construction management agreements
  • Joint venture and partnership agreements
  • Architectural and engineering agreements
  • Consultant agreements

Construction Advising – We are able to provide informed insight on how best to approach business ventures, through our over thirty years of experience in the field of construction law. From initially selecting a legal business structure to executing and completing a project, our goal is to provide guidance that yields time savings, efficiency, and maximized profits for our clients.

Why We Are Better

Extensive Experience - We have over 30 years of experience representing clients in substantial projects including:
  • Rehabilitation of major New York metropolitan area bridges
  • Building of Major League Baseball stadiums
  • Renovations and new construction for heavy rail mass transit
  • Rebuilding of the World Trade Center site
  • Construction of regional water treatment facilities and power generation plants

Litigation Capabilities - Our practice is led by Randy J. Heller, a veteran litigator who focuses exclusively on construction law. Randy has thousands of hours of courtroom experience and has handled numerous highly complex, high-profile projects.

Team Approach - At GDB, we have created a culture where our attorneys work together as a tightly knit team. This means that, if necessary, we can instantly assemble a team of lawyers, each with specialized and complementary expertise.

Cost Effective - Our expertise matches that of the largest and most prestigious firms in the world. As a result of our smaller size and efficient management, we can do so with a more reasonable billing structure.