Keane Aures

Keane E. Aures

Associate

Keane E. Aures

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Keane Aures, an associate in the firm, concentrates his practice in the area of construction law, and he handles transactions, litigation, and surety and fidelity matters. He is a member of the firm’s Construction Group.

    Contract Procurement and Project Delivery

    Mr. Aures counsels clients on all construction-related contract drafting and negotiations. He has handled documents related to public and private projects for a broad range of clients, including colleges and universities, international manufacturing facilities, research and industry facilities, corporate offices, hospitals, municipalities, self-storage owners and developers, large-scale residential developers, and commercial developers.

    Mr. Aures prepared contract agreements for the owner for a major hotel renovation project in New York City, and he prepared contract documents for the construction of self-storage facilities throughout Connecticut.  

    Dispute Resolution

    When a dispute arises over a construction project, Mr. Aures represents owners, contractors, trade contractors, sureties, and suppliers in both state and federal litigation. Mr. Aures also is experienced in resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

    Mr. Aures gets results for clients. He achieved a favorable settlement for a manufacturing client supplying products for the construction of a Miami art museum. He successfully defended a contractor against a subcontractor’s claims related to the construction of a big box retail store. For the same client, Mr. Aures also won a counterclaim, convincing the court that the opposing party was responsible for delays and liable for liquidated damages. 

    Pro Bono 

    Mr. Aures regularly does pro bono work. He has helped veterans with legal advice related to obtaining housing and benefits. He also has volunteered his legal services by representing non-profit organizations dealing with construction defect claims.

    Mr. Aures contributes regularly to the firm’s blog, Construction Law Zone. Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Aures was an intern with the Honorable Janet Bond Arterton of the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, in New Haven.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Prepared design-build agreement for food manufacturer's water treatment facilities in both the United States and internationally.
      • Obtained judgment on behalf of owner following trial, defeating architect's breach of contract claims.
      • Argued dispositive motions to the United States District Court, District of Connecticut, concerning contractor's defense to claims of impact and delay.

      • Prepared design, construction, design-build, project management, and consulting agreements for an international food and beverage distributor's construction projects throughout the United States.
      • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of surety client, defeating indemnitors' claims of bad faith against the surety.
      • Successfully defended a contractor against a subcontractor’s claims related to the construction of a big box retail store. Won counterclaim after convincing the court the subcontractor was responsible for delays and liable for liquidated damages.

      • Prepared agreements for contractor for Cost-Plus multi-story office building renovation project. 

    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed as a Rising Star in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Construction/Surety Law since 2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

      Presented with the Emerging Young Professional Leadership Award by the Construction Institute

  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Construction Claims – Tricks, Traps, and Ploys," at program sponsored by Connecticut Building Congress in Hamden, Connecticut, co-presented with Roy Cooper, P.E., vice president of ARCADIS (1/14/2014)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • May 4, 2016

        Keane Aures Participates in Construction Institute Events

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      • January 29, 2014

        Keane Aures Presents at Connecticut Building Congress Program

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      • May 31, 2012

        North Cove Yacht Club Honors Land Law Attorney

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      • February 24, 2012

        Hartford Heartbreakers Cycle for Cancer Research

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      • April 26, 2010

        Attorneys Represent Robinson & Cole at George W. Crawford Black Bar Association Annual Dinner

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      • November 14, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Gains Over 30 Former Thelen Attorneys in Hartford, Connecticut and New York City

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • July 18, 2016

        Construction Institute Honors Robinson+Cole Lawyer with Emerging Young Professional Leadership Award

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 17, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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