Construction Industry Practice

The attorneys of Sobel Pevzner, LLC. that are involved in the Construction practice group have extensive experience in the defense of general contractors, construction managers, architects and property owners in cases brought under the New York State Labor Law. A thorough understanding of the provisions of statutes and common law, statutory exceptions, industrial and building codes and defenses available to our clients proves invaluable in gaining the maximum advantage available under the law. The firm has successfully defended cases arising out of construction site accidents brought under Section 200, 240 and 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law for prominent habitation clients, retailers, construction companies, general contractors, construction managers and agents.

As with a construction project itself, the successful defense of a suit brought under the Labor Law requires the organization and documentation of input from numerous sources. Prompt investigation, gathering and retention of logs, progress photos, and minutes from safety meeting among other documentation are essential to a successful defense. The attorneys at Sobel Pevzner, LLC. are experienced and knowledgeable in the construction trades and with this background are able to efficiently research and organize the documents and data in support of the client’s defense.

In all litigated matters, site inspections, witness interviews, contract and indemnification issue analysis are all conducted at the early stage of the suit. In this manner the firm enables its clients to choose litigation, or alternative dispute resolution. All clients are encouraged to actively participate in the process to ensure an outcome that exceeds expectations.