Carol concentrates her practice on construction industry matters, including contract preparation, mediation, litigation, suretyship, bid protests, appeals, and arbitration. She has extensive experience litigating construction disputes for public works and buildings in both the public and private sectors, as well as preparing contract documents including design-build, construction management, guaranteed maximum price, and fixed-price contracts.
Carol has a growing practice representing New York clients in construction defect litigation relating to issues that arise when adjacent owners develop their properties. Builders are required to avoid damaging neighboring properties from their construction work, and Carol helps her clients speed up the construction project by ensuring that the proper contracts are in place.
Carol is an experienced mediator and is on the New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division Roster of Volunteer Mediators and the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Construction Industry Arbitrators.
As the managing partner of the firm’s New York office, Carol is a recognized thought leader in the construction law community in New York. She is the current Vice President of the New York State Bar Association and the former President of the New York County Lawyers Association. Carol is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to construction law and publishes “The Co-Op Condo Help Line” appearing monthly in various Mann Report publications. She is also a member of Law360‘s 2019 Construction Editorial Advisory Board.
I enjoy hiking, particularly in Glacier National Park and the Olympia Rain Forest.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Glacier National Park
What is your favorite volunteer/charity activity?
New York Courts Access to Justice Program – Lower-income Americans have significant needs for legal services but lack access to attorneys. At both NYCLA and NYSBA, I have worked to develop programs that provide legal services to the disadvantaged in the areas of tenant rights and employment. This includes efforts to provide reentry services for ex-offenders.