Deanna has substantial experience in construction matters including construction contract negotiation, litigating bid disputes and complex construction trials and arbitrations. She routinely represents residential and commercial property & business owners, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers in construction contract issues including breach of contract, warranty actions, building supply defects, and professional liability. She also handles construction lien & mechanic’s lien issues on behalf of owners and contractors alike. Deanna’s experience on the litigation side of construction matters has provided her with valuable insight that she is able to utilize for her clients’ benefit in drafting construction contracts to reduce her clients’ risks.
For the last 10 consecutive years, Deanna has been named a New Jersey Rising Star by the Business Litigation section of Super Lawyers. Since July 2015, she has served as Board President for Girls on the Run NYC. In 2013, Deanna was recognized as a Volunteer of the Year for her work with H.A.R.K. (Healthy Active Responsible Kids), where she was a founding board member and trustee, and Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey. She is active in community outreach and fundraising for various charities in New Jersey and New York.
Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2017
Twenty-One Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016
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Deanna Koestel Earns Construction Compliance Certification
Twenty-Eight Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Names Five New Members
Deanna Koestel Named a Volunteer of the Year by Somerset Hills YMCA
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NEW JERSEY’S MASS TORT GUIDELINES
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What is the New York Prompt Payment Act and Can it Help Me Get Paid?
Is The Pay-If-Paid Or Pay-When-Paid Clause In My New York Construction Contract Enforceable?
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Contractors Working in New York and New Jersey: Do You Need a Written Contract to File a Mechanic’s or Construction Lien?
• “New Jersey’s Mass Tort Guidelines,” New Jersey Defense, Vol. 21, Issue 1, December 2004
Deanna L. Koestel was selected to the 2017 Rising Stars Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
2013 Volunteer of the Year
•“Interesting Issues in the Construction Lien Law & Mechanic’s Lien Law in NJ & NY,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, February 21, 2018
• “Amendments to New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 23, 2011
•“Construction Claims and Law: Preparation, Proof & Defense,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November 21, 2009
•“Representing Corporations and Multiple Parties,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, NJ, August 10, 2016
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•New Jersey State Bar Association
•New Jersey Defense Association
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