Brian J. Markowitz

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Brian J. Markowitz practices in the area of commercial litigation with a concentration in construction law. Mr. Markowitz represents owners, developers, construction managers, general contractors and design professionals in construction, real estate, transactional, commercial litigation and professional responsibility/malpractice matters in the federal and state courts of New York and New Jersey and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He also assists clients in contract drafting and negotiation, and with entering into various license agreements. Mr. Markowitz has litigated disputes involving both private and public mechanic's liens, trust fund claims, delay claims, surety bond claims, change orders, defaults, terminations and design defects and has worked with clients to develop strategies to minimize the costs and time of e-discovery preservation and collection.

Mr. Markowitz was selected as a New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2011 and 2012, an award given to only the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys in any state. He is also the drafter of New York Lien Law Section 44-b, dealing with necessary parties to a public improvement mechanic's lien foreclosure action.

Mr. Markowitz is a 2001 graduate of Brooklyn Law School and a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Areas of Practice

· Commercial Litigation

· Construction Law

· Appellate Practice

Professional Activities

· Association of the Bar of the City of New York

· Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity


· Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2008-present

· Thelen LLP (formerly Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP, formerly Ross & Cohen LLP)
- Associate, 2004-2008

· New York City Law Department
- Office of the Corporation Counsel
-- Assistant Corporation Counsel, Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division, 2003-2004
-- Assistant Corporation Counsel, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division, 2001-2003
-- Senior Student Legal Specialist, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division, 1998-2001

· New York Paralegal School
- Professor, 2002-2004

Honors And Awards

· Selected as a New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011 and 2012

Selected Publications

· Co-author, "Avoiding Sanctions over Duty to Preserve Evidence," New York Law Journal, April 8, 2010

· Co-author, "Claims for Architect's Failure to Achieve Specific Contractual Results Limited to Three-Year Malpractice Period," New York Real Estate Journal, September 2005

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Construction Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
State University of New York College at Oneonta, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2001
Year of First Admission:
2018, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; 2001, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; 2003, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; 2002, New York; 2001, New Jersey; 2003, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, February 10, 1973

Peer Reviews

New York, New York

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