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Real Estate Construction

Although created only a few years ago, the Committee on Real Estate Construction has already made a significant impact. The Committee’s basic goal is to educate real estate lawyers, especially those not well-versed in construction, about issues that arise in connection with construction agreements – something virtually all real estate attorneys encounter. The Committee has organized breakfast and lunch seminars and CLE programs for the Section’s Summer and Annual meetings.

As its first major project, the Committee prepared a form of Owner’s Rider and Commentary to one of the standard AIA (American Institute of Architecture) forms of Owner/Contractor agreements generally used in construction, together with forms of lien waivers. In 2016 the Committee completed work on a proposed form of Owner’s Rider to one of the AIA Owner/Architect Agreements. The Committee plans to continue working on forms for construction projects and making those forms available to the real estate community.

If you are a real estate lawyer, you will certainly be asked by your clients to review construction related agreements from time to time, whether agreements with contractors, architects, or others. To represent your client well, you need some basic knowledge about these agreements and construction issues generally, something you will certainly obtain in this Committee, as it is composed of both experienced construction lawyers and real estate attorneys only peripherally involved in construction. Committee members brainstorm problems, solutions, and current issues.

Committee membership is open to members of the Real Property Law Section.

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Committee Roster

Ms. Virginia K. Trunkes

Ms. Lisa Siegel, Esq.

Mr. Allen M. Turek, Esq.

Ms. Kimberly A. Salerno, Esq.

Mr. Christopher Michael Tarnok, Esq.

Mr. Stephen M. Lasser, Esq.

Mr. Donald Christian Fischer, Esq.

Ms. Kaylin L. Whittingham, Esq.

Ms. Susan E. Golden, Esq.

Venable LLP

Mr. Joel I. Binstok, Esq.

Mr. Scott S. Greenspun, Esq.

Mr. John-Patrick S. Curran, Esq.

Mr. David Pieterse, Esq.

Mr. Gavin M. Lankford, Esq.

Co-Chair

Craig K. Barnet

Mailing Purposes Only

Mateo Garnica

Mr. Brendan Michael Fredette, Esq.

Mr. Joseph P. Asselta, Esq.

Ms. Sharon M. Boland, Esq.

Mr. Max Rayetsky, Esq.

Mr. Joseph Aaron Jacobson, Esq.

Mr. Daniel Mark Kessler, Esq.

Ms. Simone Tsigounis

Benjamin Sedaghatzandi

Ms. Mariana Olenko, Esq.

Mr. Joshua Mark Levy, Esq.

Ms. Mia Levi, Esq.

Mr. Mark I. Zelko, Esq.

Mr. Jack L. Rukab, Esq.

Mr. Stephen D. Chiaino, Esq.

Ms. Jacqueline Goralczyk, Esq.

Mr. Marc Howard Supcoff, Esq.

Mr. John B. Elleman, Esq.

Mr. Michael Constantinos Phillipou, Esq.

Venable LLP

Mr. Robert J. Shansky

Mr. Charles B. Salfeld, Esq.

Mr. Ivan W. Moskowitz, Esq.

Schiff Hardin LLP

Mr. Kenneth R. Jacobs, Esq.

Smith, Buss & Jacobs LLP

Mr. Franklin R. Kaiman

Mr. Reid A. Rosen

Mr. Steven D. Cohen, Esq.

Mr. Ira Lichtiger, Esq.

Mr. Lloyd F. Reisman, Esq.

Mr. Christopher J. Platt, Esq.

Mr. James Martin Carolan

Ms. Robin Zeidel, Esq.

Mr. James J. Terry Jr., Esq.

Mr. Aaron N. Abraham, Esq.

Mr. Michael E. Braunstein, Esq.

Mr. Todd Soloway, Esq.

Pryor Cashman LLP

Mr. Sayward Mazur, Esq.

Schiff Hardin LLP

Mr. Kevin V. Recchia, Esq.

Mr. Andrew Darren Miller, Esq.

Nixon Peabody LLP

Mr. Philip Scott Brody, Esq.

Mr. Dylan Wen Chan, Esq.

Mr. Peter M. Jordan, Esq.

Ms. Lisa J. Rinaldi, Esq.

Mr. Thomas A. Fink, Esq.

Davidson Fink LLP

Mr. Joseph N. Friedman, Esq.

Mr. Joseph M. Mattone, Esq.

Mr. Alan S. Lipman, Esq.

Mr. Barry M. Bloom, Esq.

Mr. M. David Baker, Esq.

Mr. Thomas Jay Solomon, Esq.

Mr. Lou Lewis, Esq.

Mr. Stuart M. Saft, Esq.

Mr. Gerald Goldstein, Esq.

Mr. Martin S. Kera

Ms. Olga Berde Mahl, Esq.

Mr. William J. Nealon III, Esq.

Mr. Abraham B. Krieger

Mr. Gordon E. Thompson, Esq.

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

Mr. Richard H. Blaker, Esq.

Mr. Lawrence F. DiGiovanna

Mr. Richard C. Cucci, Esq.

Mr. Mark F. Snider, Esq.

Mr. Jan S. Kublick, Esq.

Mr. Kenneth L. Sankin, Esq.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Mr. Andrew N. Krinsky

Mr. Richard A. Nardi, Esq.

Mr. Eric J. Russo, Esq.

Mr. Michael J. Levine, Esq.

Mr. Benjamin Suckewer, Esq.

Mr. James R. Schultz, Esq.

Mr. Jacob Steiner, Esq.

Mr. Randy J. Heller, Esq.

Mr. Gerard D. DiMarco, Esq.

Mr. Daniel A. Schwartzman, Esq.

Mr. Richard A. Frankel, Esq.

Mr. William J. Better, Esq.

Mr. James J. Baranello, Esq.

Mr. Cary L. Newburger, Esq.

Keith J. Cornell

Mr. Thomas P. Clarke, Esq.

MacVean, Lewis, Sherwin & McDermott, P.C.

Mr. Jack S. Cohen, Esq.

Viacom Inc.

Mr. Peter Lambros, Esq.

Mr. Nicholas Chivily, Esq.

Mr. Steven E. Rosenfeld, Esq.

Mr. Lawrence B. McCarron, Esq.

Mr. Michael Adges, Esq.

Mr. Joel E. Abramson, Esq.

Ms. Ann Farrissey Carlson, Esq.

Ms. Amy F. Hecht, Esq.

Mr. Peter J. Korda, Esq.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Ms. Julie Barland Behuniak, Esq.

Ms. Judith H. Singer, Esq.

Ms. Nancy A. Connery, Esq.

Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman

Mr. Matthew Allen Wieland, Esq.

Mr. Stephen S. Siminou, Esq.

Ms. Margaret D. Baisley, Esq.

Mr. Robert Patrick Coan, Esq.

Mr. Bruce E. Ritter, Esq.

Mr. Christopher Sean Coleman, Esq.

Mr. Gregory T. Levy, Esq.

Mr. Daniel A. Goldberger, Esq.

Cooley LLP

Mr. Thomas M. Curtis, Esq.

Mr. Jeffrey M. Diamond, Esq.

Marcus Rosenberg & Diamond LLP

Mr. James E. Kleinbaum, Esq.

Mr. Glenn Lau-Kee

Mr. Samuel Sultanik

Mr. Craig M. Wallace

Mr. Leonard H. Ritz, Esq.

Mr. Mark A. Rubeo Jr., Esq.

Mr. Anthony Joseph Adiutori, Esq.

Davidson Fink LLP

Ms. Sandra E. Malkin, Esq.

Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

Ms. Sujata Yalamanchili, Esq.

Hodgson Russ LLP

Mr. Robert J. Strohl, Esq.

Ms. Trupti S. Patel, Esq.

Mr. Richard Louis Santalesa

Mr. Moshe Jacobowitz, Esq.

Mr. Ashok Kumar Karmaker

Mr. Michael Joseph Menchise, Esq.

Hon. Rachel E. Freier

Ms. Doreen M. Zankowski, Esq.

Duane Morris LLP

Mr. John C. Batanchiev, Esq.

Mr. Ariel Weinstock, Esq.

Mr. Brian G. Lustbader, Esq.

Co-Chair

Schiff Hardin LLP

Ms. Michele Ann Luzio, Esq.

Patrick Archer, Esq.

Plamen Kirilov Kovachev, Esq.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

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