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Construction Litigation and Arbitration

Rich, Intelisano & Katz draws from decades of experience in developing strategies to effectively represent its construction clients in litigation in both the State and Federal Court systems, and in arbitration. Our experienced team is uniquely qualified in the practice of construction litigation and arbitration, providing clients with reliable, personal service.

The Firm serves its construction clients throughout all phases of litigation, from the initial case evaluation, to mediation, arbitration or trial, and appeal. We recognize that early resolution of disputes is preferable to avoid expense and disruption of business, and where possible, the Firm strives to resolve disputes through informal means or more formal mediation and arbitration. Where litigation is unavoidable, Rich, Intelisano & Katz aggressively advocates for its construction clients by maximizing the likelihood of positive outcomes while minimizing legal costs.

Rich, Intelisano and Katz has extensive experience in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of both public and private commercial and residential construction disputes, including complex, highly technical construction and contract disputes. Our attorneys represent the full array of participants in the construction process on a broad spectrum of issues related to construction disputes, including:

  • Representation in trials, appeals, mediations, arbitration proceedings, contract responsibility determinations and debarments
  • Complex construction litigation
  • Construction defects
  • Bid protests and other procurement disputes
  • Consultation on claims and claim avoidance techniques
  • Establishment of strong offensive and defensive positions in anticipation of litigated claims
  • Development of innovative negotiation strategies to ensure project completion and minimize claims exposure
  • Article 78 proceedings
  • Consultation on job-related problems, workouts, liens and default situations
  • Assistance in selection and supervision of outside technical consultants to evaluate claims
  • Contract defaults and terminations
  • Errors and omissions
  • Delay, disruption and inefficiency claims
  • Scope of services and fee claims
  • Disputes between and among contractors and subcontractors
  • Mechanics’ liens and foreclosures
  • Insurance coverage and claim disputes
  • Design/build contract disputes
  • Surety payment and performance bond claims
  • Property damage
  • Administrative appeals on public projects

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Client Reviews
Daniel Katz and his firm are exceptionally knowledgeable about the constantly changing construction business and they have given my company insightful legal advice throughout the years. They have assisted with numerous construction negotiations, claims, and business matters with many satisfactory resolutions. Michael B.
Daniel Katz and his team have always been exemplary, always prepared, always responsive and extremely knowledgeable about construction issues. I cannot imagine better representation. Jim F.
RIK fought hard for me in my FINRA arbitration which resulted in an outstanding result. I will forever be grateful to them. Jeff B.
Ross and his team did a wonderful job representing me in my employment dispute. They were honest, intelligent and hard working. I recommend RIK to all of my colleagues in the financial industry. Steven F.
The theft of pension fund assets by a money manager prompted the Board of Trustee’s investigation into “how did this happen?” John Rich and the Rich, Intelisano & Katz team managed this complex securities litigation matter to fruitful results for our pension fund. Cecelia C., Executive Director