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Construction Law

Legal Services for Your Construction Needs

Over the past decade, the construction industry has dipped and peaked amidst political and economic uncertainty. The industry is moving towards sustainable growth with increases in residential, commercial, and infrastructure markets. 

At Carter Conboy, our clients trust us to be on the forefront of an evolving construction landscape with its complex regulations, unique challenges and opportunities, and significant litigation exposure.

Accomplished Construction Law Attorneys

Our team of construction attorneys are a skilled and accomplished group with a long history of representing the construction industry.  We can uncover what other firms cannot see, protecting and defending you along the way. We deliver unique perspectives, tactical guidance, and problem-solving strategies to help you reach your goals, no matter how big or small.

We stay ahead of industry trends, such as improvements in efficiency related to technology (modular construction, building information modeling, artificial intelligence), transformations in traditional workflow models, and the ongoing labor shortage, in order to provide you strategic proactive guidance.

At Carter Conboy, we know how hard you work so we make it our mission to earn your respect with unmatched preparation and reliable delivery. Whenever you need us, we will be at your side – on the worksite, before a planning board, at the negotiation table, or in the courtroom.

While our credentials speak to one side of our success, our down-to-earth approach and straightforward communication style have built long-lasting relationships.

Our Construction Clients

Our team of attorneys has decades of experience representing a wide range of construction industry clients, including:

  • Local, national and international companies
  • Insurers
  • Owners
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Contractors and Subcontractor
  • Suppliers
  • Manufacturers

Comprehensive Construction Law Services

Construction industry clients look to Carter Conboy to provide a comprehensive array of legal services, including:

  • Acquisition and land development
  • Appeals
  • Banking and finance transactions
  • Commercial, residential, and infrastructure projects
  • Contract issues and negotiations
  • Corporate governance
  • Creditor-debtor issues
  • Defective product and work claims
  • Development, planning and zoning of real property
  • Education and training
  • Environmental compliance and remediation
  • Insurance defense/ Tort defense
  • Insurance disputes, negotiations, and settlements
  • Labor and employment issues and litigation
  • Litigation claims and defense
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • OSHA investigations and compliance
  • Policy review and drafting
  • Professional liability claims against construction professionals
  • Public relations
  • Regulatory investigations and compliance
  • Risk management counseling and education
  • Succession planning and business management
  • Technology and cyber counseling, planning and liability


For close to a century, Carter Conboy has been recognized as a premier litigation firm. In an industry where the legal issues are complex and the stakes are high, we are there to advocate for you from the beginning and protect you until resolution.

While Carter Conboy calls Tech Valley home, our reputation extends far beyond our region. As general or local counsel, we routinely represent national clients in litigation arising out of Labor Law §200, §240 and §241 claims, construction and design defects, structural failures, labor disputes, and environmental issues, to name a few.

Land Use, Zoning, and Real Property Development

You have a vision and we will build a pathway to help you achieve it. Whether it is constructing a new building or breathing life into an existing property, Carter Conboy’s broad experience – from permits, variances and zoning, to SEQRA environmental review, to site acquisition and finance – results in projects that run smoother and goals that are reached faster.


Your contract has the power to protect you … if it is fully-vetted and intelligently created. At Carter Conboy, our attorneys believe a proactive, detail-oriented approach to contracts now can help you avoid costly legal claims and lengthy litigation in the future.

We regularly counsel clients on complex construction contracts, often reviewing proposals or agreements to shift the risk, protect your investment, and reduce your potential for liability.

Regulatory Compliance

New York is one of the highest regulated markets in the United States. There are laws, codes, rules, and regulations for every industry imaginable including the construction industry. Regulatory agencies operate at multiple levels – federal, state, city, county, and regional – and are responsible for a myriad of issues from licensing to consumer advocacy to enforcement.

Carter Conboy attorneys are at the forefront of regulatory issues affecting the construction industry. If a government agency begins to investigate you, they will act aggressively, methodically and with unlimited resources. We provide our clients with the experience and knowledge necessary to traverse regulatory investigations that lead to compliance and favorable resolution of the issues.

Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA)

Again, New York is a highly regulated state – there are thousands of safety and health regulations that affect private employers – including those in the construction industry. You are required to keep abreast of regulatory changes, comprehend the complex issues involved, and be in full compliance. It is a daunting task for anyone, particularly those in the construction industry, and have a support team on your side is vital.  

Fortunately, the attorneys at Carter Conboy are industry leaders, knowledgeable and informed on OSHA compliance regulations and obligations. We support you from the beginning by providing risk management counseling, safety training programs, and developing and implementing compliance procedures.  We stay with you if an OSHA inspector arrives to guide you during the critical hours and days of inspection and throughout the emergency response. We defend and protect you to the end, in all instances of citations, charges, and litigation.

Beyond Construction Law

At Carter Conboy, we are able to support you beyond your construction law matters. Our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys, combined with our diversified practice spanning 20 industries and 40 service areas, have you covered. From preparing your will, to defending you in litigation, to protecting your business interests, the strength of our team is the answer to your many legal needs.