Giannasca & Shook PLLC

Giannasca & Shook PLLC
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About this firm

Giannasca & Shook PLLC is a law firm that focuses its practice almost exclusively in construction law and real estate law in New York and Connecticut. As New York and Connecticut construction lawyers Mr. Giannasca and his associates are fully knowledgeable of the various statutes, case law, administrative regulations and various contract terms that govern the business activities and legal issues of all participants in the construction industry. And as a structural engineer Mr. Giannasca understands the technical issues that arise on construction projects and possesses a command over construction means, methods and terminology. Having extensive experience in the construction business in the private and public sectors, Mr. Giannasca and his associates are intimately familiar with the complex matters and difficult business decisions faced by construction professionals and business owners on a daily basis in the management of construction projects, construction personnel and construction finances. This combined knowledge of construction law and the technical and business aspects of the construction industry enables the firm to provide sound legal advice and legal representation to its clients, while also taking into consideration the technical and business objectives of the client related to specific construction projects and the client's business as a whole. And when litigation or arbitration is necessary, this combined knowledge of construction law and the technical and business aspects of the construction industry serves the client by making such representation more effective and efficient, thereby saving the client time and money.

Mr. Giannasca is very sensitive to the burden litigation of construction disputes places on an organization, both financially and administratively. Accordingly, the firm assists its clients in adopting procedures and preparing documentation to protect the client's interests and reduce the likelihood of construction disputes developing. Mr. Giannasca and his associates have successfully guided clients through the pitfalls of contract negotiations, change orders, unforeseen conditions, project delays and disruptions, and payment matters that frequently arise on construction projects.

It is the philosophy of the firm to provide such legal guidance in a manner that fully protects the client's legal interests, while at the same time seeking out a practical business solution to the matter at hand without engendering an adversarial or hostile project environment.

However, due to the complex and demanding nature of construction contracts and construction projects, the business objective of the various parties to a construction contract to optimize their own profits and benefits from a project, and often time the personalities of the various individuals involved in a project, often time construction disputes become unavoidable and litigation or arbitration is necessary.

When litigation or arbitration becomes necessary, the firm utilizes the various legal resources at its disposal, along with the construction knowledge the members of the firm possess, to represent its clients in an aggressive and strategic manner. Being intimately familiar with the pertinent statutes, laws and procedures affecting construction litigation and arbitration, the firm orchestrates the use of the various legal devices available to it in order to achieve optimal results for its clients. Moreover, the firm's knowledge of the technical and business aspects of the construction industry supplements the legal process so that the relevant facts and issues are fully examined and analyzed in preparation for discovery and the subsequent trial or arbitration of the construction disputes.

Areas of Practice (11)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Construction Law
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Equipment Liability
  • Construction Insurance
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Mediation
  • Construction Safety
  • Real Estate Law

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