Niel Franzese represents all areas of the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and design professionals with respect to contract drafting and negotiation, and dispute resolution. He is a member of the firm’s Construction Group.
Contract Procurement and Project Delivery
Niel assists clients in the drafting and negotiation of design and construction contracts in both the public and private settings, including institutional owners, public owners, and design and construction professionals in a wide range of industries, including education, healthcare, manufacturing, government, commercial, industrial, and retail.
Niel handles claims of all types which arise during a project, including allegations of defective design and construction, change orders and delays, mechanics' liens, bid disputes, and surety bonds. He assists with resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, but is also called upon when needed to litigate in state or federal court.
Niel contributes to the firm’s blog, Construction Law Zone. While in law school, he was a member of the Connecticut Moot Court Board, the Criminal Trial Clinic, and the Mock Trial Society. Additionally, as a member of the Connecticut Law Review, he authored the article “The Open Our Democracy Act: A Proposal For Effective Election Reform,” 48 Conn. L. Rev. 263 (2015).