The construction industry uses a language all its own, and it is one Al DiVincentis speaks fluently. Before becoming a lawyer, Al spent 15 years working his way up the ranks in construction, ultimately becoming vice president of a major Connecticut construction company. Now, he uses that hands-on knowledge in his legal work on behalf of contractors and developers, getting quickly up to speed on a project and thoroughly understanding all its dimensions.
Al represents contractors, subcontractors, developers, design professionals, manufacturers and insurers in all facets of the construction industry from inception to completion. Al has drafted and negotiated design and construction agreements for multiple public and private construction projects with values in excess of $65M.
As a litigator, Al has extensive experience in construction and complex commercial disputes and transactions, and complex insurance coverage disputes. He has represented construction-industry clients in disputes involving as much as $85 million in claims. His clients have included one of the largest contractors in the world concerning construction related insurance coverage issues arising out of the World Trade Center clean-up project, and a global construction and materials conglomerate in multi-state litigation.
While skilled as a trial lawyer, Al devotes much of his practice to counseling construction and design professional clients on how to complete their projects without litigation. He encourages clients to come to him well before they launch, so that he can work closely with them as a key member of the project team. From a project's earliest stages, he counsels his clients on how best to manage their risks. If disputes arise as the project moves forward, he brings his industry knowledge and legal skill to bear in seeking the best way to resolve it.
For his commitment, dedication and service to the construction industry, Al was awarded the Dr. Stuart R. Bennett Alumni Award from Central Connecticut State University in 2008 and the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut's Service Provider of the Year in 2010.
Al is an appointed member of the Associated General Contractors of America National Committee on Contract Documents and of the Associated Builders and Contractors Legislative and Government Relations Committee. He is a member of the ALFA International Construction Section Steering Committee. He is a frequent lecturer on construction-law topics and is an appointed arbitrator with the American Dispute Resolution Center in New Britain.
The Train is Off The Tracks
By Alfred A. DiVincentis, ALFA International Construction Seminar, 07/30/2014
Hospital for Special Care Elects Al DiVincentis to its Board of Directors