John W. Dreste

John W. Dreste: Attorney with Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP AV stamp icon
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Publications: Author, Chapter 9 ConsensusDOCS 801: Standard Owner and Construction Manager Agreement (Where the Construction Manager is the Owner's Agent and Enters into Trade Contracts): ConsensusDOCS Contract Documents Handbook, 2012; Author, The New York State 'Infrastructure Investment Act': The Associated General Contractors New York State Cornerstone, Spring 2012.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Construction Law
  • Surety and Fidelity Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Litigation
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Commercial Contract Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
585-473-3100  Phone
585-473-3113  Fax
University Attended:
Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S., high honors, 1981
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Fifth Circuits; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1985, New York; U.S. Court of Federal Claims
American Bar Association (Member: Construction Litigation Committee, Litigation Section; Public Contract Law Section; Fidelity and Surety Law Committee and Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Environmental Law Committee, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section); Forum on the Construction Industry, National Bond Claims Association; Defense Research Institute.
Birth Information:
El Paso, Texas, January 28, 1959
Reported Cases:
RLI Insurance Co. v. New York State Department of Labor, 740 NYS2d 272 (2002); CNP Mechanical, Inc. v. Allied Builders, Inc., 84 AD3d 1748 [4th Dept. 2011]; ECOR Solutions, Inc. v. Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., No. 02-CV-1103 (GTE/DRH), 2009 WL 242 4553 (ND NY, 2009), agreed/affirmed, ECOR Solutions, Inc. v. Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. 2009 WL 242 4552 [ND NY 2009]; Westbank Contracting, Inc. v. Rondout Valley Central School District, 21 Misc. 3d 1135A (Sup. Ct. Ulster Co., 2007); Schultz Construction, Inc. v. Franbilt, Inc. 14 AD 2d 895 [3d Dept. 2005]; Smith Bros. Construction Co. v. New York Surety Co., 236 AD2d 799 (4th Dept 1997); Reliance Insurance Co. v. County of Monroe, 604 NYS2d 439 [4th Dept 1993].

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