Jonathan R. Hausner

Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Jonathan Hausner has spent his entire legal career focused on construction law, and he is a member of the Construction Group at Robinson+Cole. Mr. Hausner handles all aspects of construction project transactions, dispute resolution and litigation. He represents all parties involved in construction, including public and private property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and construction sureties.

    Contract Procurement and Project Delivery

    Mr. Hausner has over a decade of experience in negotiating and preparing contracts for the construction industry. He handles transactions between owners, architects, engineers, and project developers. He represents a broad array of clientele, and he has handled construction transactions for hotel developers and operators, colleges, universities and secondary schools, private investment firms, real estate firms, rail service providers, and multi-national consumer good companies.

    Dispute Resolution 

    Mr. Hausner works to find the quickest and most efficient way to extricate a client from a dispute. He looks for ways to help his clients resolve their construction-related disputes before they reach litigation or arbitration. He provides alternative dispute resolution services and is experienced in mediation. If a dispute reaches court or an arbitration, Mr. Hausner is experienced at litigating and arbitrating complex claims. He manages claims related to any problems that arise in a construction project, such as allegations of defective design and construction, and issues surrounding change orders, delays, bid disputes, and bond claims.

    Mr. Hausner is a regular contributor to the firm’s blog which covers construction law matters, Construction Law Zone.

    Mr. Hausner has been a board member for the New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America for a decade, and he is a board member and the Construction Section chair for the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts.
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

        Contract Procurement and Project Delivery

      • Prepared a suite of custom contracts for a major New England university.

      • Representation of hotel and residential developer in the drafting and negotiation of design, construction, and consulting agreements for major projects throughout the United States.

      • Handled design and construction contracts for the renovation of the hotel lobby and restaurant at the Westin Pittsburgh at Liberty Center as well as design and construction contracts for the adjacent renovation of the Liberty Center's exhibition space. 

      • Dispute Resolution

      • Guided a developer client to a favorable settlement for a significant dispute as the client makes new in-roads into the Boston real estate market.

      • Participated in a trial on behalf of a surety client whereby the state  court in Massachusetts further clarified the law on how public owners must cooperate with contractors.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Massachusetts Bar Association

      Boston Bar Association

      Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
      Co-chair of Construction Law Committee
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed as a Rising Star in Massachusetts Super Lawyers® for 2005 and 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Massachusetts Construction Law Game-Changer: A Breakdown of the New Retainage Act," published in REBA News (January 2015)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Drones in the Construction Industry: Gear Up for the Revolution," co-presented with Kathryn M. Rattigan, Elizabeth K. Wright and Ivan Stamatovski of Easy Aerial, at the Robinson+Cole offices in Hartford, Connecticut (1/27/2017) and in New York City (2/23/2017)
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      "Drones in the Construction Industry: Gear Up for the Revolution," co-presented with Kathryn M. Rattigan and Elizabeth K. Wright, at Robinson+Cole's Boston office (11/15/2016)
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      "Legislation Perspective: A Legislator Panel of Construction Professionals," co-presented with Rep. Chris Walsh, Rep. William Pignatelli, Rep. Marcos Devers, and Rep. Angelo D'Emilia, moderated the session, sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (10/18/2016)
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      "Project Planning and Boot Camp," presented on panel hosted by the CMAA New England Technical Committee and Retired CM Corps at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (5/12/2016)
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      "Construction Law for the Uninitiated," Real Estate Bar Association Annual Meeting and Conference (11/2/2015)

      "Economics of Construction: Understanding the New Retainage Law and Revising the Economic Loss Rule," at 2015 REBA Spring Conference in Norwood, Massachusetts (5/4/2015)

      "The Basics of Construction Litigation and Arbitration," co-presented with Joseph A. Barra, taught prep course for the Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Exam at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (3/3/2015)

      "Legal Issues Relevant to Scheduling and Recovery of Delay Damages," at Lorman seminar (7/31/14)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • March 1, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Speak on Drones in the Construction Industry

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      • November 16, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Present on Drones in the Construction Industry

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      • November 3, 2016

        Jonathan Hausner Moderates CMAA Panel

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      • May 21, 2015

        Boston Lawyers Speak at REBA Spring Conference

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      • May 11, 2015

        Jonathan Hausner to Co-chair New REBA Construction Law Committee

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      • August 14, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Host Networking Event at 2014 ABA Annual Meeting

      • January 13, 2014

        Boston Lawyers Prepare Students to Deliver Oral Arguments

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      • April 10, 2013

        Boston Lawyer Presents to Construction Groups

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      R+C News Releases

      • November 8, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Adds New Counsel in Four Markets

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      • June 5, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Boston Lawyers Coach Students on Constitutional Procedure

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