Niel Franzese focuses his practice on the construction industry and represents clients in all areas of the industry, including owners, general 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, construction and professional service contracts for both public and private projects. Niel routinely represents institutional owners and design and construction professionals of all sizes in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, education, healthcare, manufacturing, commercial, industrial, and retail.
Niel handles claims of all types which arise during a project, including allegations of defective design and construction, claims concerning the allocation of unforeseen costs, delay claims, mechanics' liens, bid disputes, and surety bond claims and claim management. He counsels clients in all avenues of dispute resolution, including resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration, but is also called upon when needed to litigate in state or federal court. Niel has represented clients in successfully prosecuting and defending claims from inception through judgment in Connecticut and New York.
Niel serves on the Board of Directors of the Construction Institute and contributes to the firm’s blog, Construction Law Zone.