Lisa B. Andrzejewski

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Lisa Andrzejewski represents clients throughout the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and design professionals. As a member of the firm’s Construction Group, she handles contract drafting, negotiations, and construction-related disputes and litigation.

    Dispute Resolution

    When parties involved in a construction project reach a disagreement over any issue, such as payments, performance, or scheduling, Ms. Andrzejewski provides negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation assistance. She emphasizes a shared goal of reaching a prompt and effective resolution. Ms. Andrzejewski achieved a favorable agreement in mediation for the owners of a high-end residence, on a claim relating to multi-million dollar defective construction and design. She also successfully defended a surety in litigation involving a multi-million dollar performance bond claim in Connecticut.

    Ms. Andrzejewski also drafts notice and demand letters, complaints, declaratory actions, liquidation and settlement agreements. She manages claims involving defective design and construction, change orders and delays, mechanics' liens, and payment and performance bond claims. Ms. Andrzejewski is experienced at handling surety bond claims, including the negotiation and settlement of payment and performance bond claims, litigation disputes and indemnity recovery. Ms. Andrzejewski has experience in negotiating successful outcomes for contractors and sureties alike, and is familiar with the complexities of public-private partnership (P3) projects.

    Sustainability

    Ms. Andrzejewski is part of Robinson+Cole’s Sustainability Team, an interdisciplinary team of lawyers which helps clients navigate the legal issues unique to sustainability efforts, such as the construction of green, or energy efficient, buildings. Her clients range from municipalities to universities to real estate developers. If a client is interested in energy efficient architecture or sustainable construction design, Ms. Andrzejewski can draft and negotiate relevant contracts. She provides clients with advice on matters related to energy efficiency in new construction and in the retrofitting of existing buildings.

    Ms. Andrzejewski is a regular contributor to the firm’s blog, Construction Law Zone.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Andrzejewski interned at the University of Connecticut School of Law's Criminal Clinic, the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Prior to law school, she was a technology consultant for leading financial services companies.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Ongoing representation of concrete subcontractor in negotiations in public, private, and public-private partnership (P3) projects for prompt recovery of retainage, change orders, completed work and lost profits, with emphasis on effective and fair counsel through notice, demand letters, active negotiation, and, when necessary, litigation. 

      • Successfully defended and recovered attorney’s fees for surety in litigation involving multimillion-dollar performance bond claim in Connecticut.

      • Achieved favorable agreement in mediation for owners of a high-end residence in complex litigation matter against general contractor, plumber, and electrician. The case involved a multimillion-dollar claim over defective construction and design.

      • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in construction defects claims through claims review analysis, strategy discussions, correspondence drafting and review, and ongoing legal advice.

      • Through litigation, negotiation, and settlement, recovery of indemnity of subcontractor and vendor claims on payment and performance bonds from multiple defendants on behalf of surety and settlement of outstanding bond claims.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association
      Litigation Section
      Forum on the Construction Industry

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Construction Law Section
      Environmental Law Section
      Planning and Zoning Section

      Connecticut Society for Women Environmental Professionals

      Professional Women in Construction, Connecticut Chapter

      Hartford County Bar Association

      Connecticut Building Congress
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Seymour Inland Wetlands Commission
      Commissioner (2013 - 2015)

      Hartford Performs
      Board Member
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "P3s, Design-Build Models and the Spearin Doctrine: A Shift in Design Risk," published in Construction Executive Risk Management e-newsletter (7/31/2017)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Inland Wetlands and Watercourses," at University of Connecticut School of Law (2/25/2015)

    • News

      R+C News Releases

      • April 6, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Elected to Hartford Performs Board of Directors

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      • December 11, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Lawyers