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Alexander F. Ferrini III

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J.D., cum laude, Albany Law School, Union University, 1994

B.A., Cornell University, 1988

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  • New York
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of NY
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
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Alexander F. Ferrini III has in-depth knowledge of Construction Law which helps clients navigate complex transactional and litigation issues that arise in their construction projects.

Alex is dedicated to assisting participants in the construction process to understand and resolve the particular legal and business issues that are a part of any construction project. His practice is focused on assisting owners (from public institutions and institutional developers to private developers and individuals) in meeting and solving the challenges of construction.

Alex has wide experience in the preparation, review, analysis and negotiation of construction and design contracts. He has been the lead construction contract writer and negotiator for owners of private, corporate and institutional projects, ranging from school district facilities upgrades to new multi-use developments of up to $500M.

He also works with Olshan's litigation attorneys in construction dispute resolution and litigation, including delay, construction defect, change order and lien foreclosure claims, as well as issues regarding mistake, concealed conditions, bid challenges and design professional malpractice. He has successfully appeared in numerous trial and appellate courts.

Alex is an adjunct professor at New York Law School, teaching Construction Law in the LLM program. He has also authored numerous articles on construction and design industry topics.

Alex previously headed his own firm, Alexander Ferrini III, in 2007, practicing there until he moved his practice to Olshan.

  • Construction related legal services for a boutique downtown developer of hotels and high-end residences, including the preparation and negotiation of design, construction and ancillary agreements, the review of change order claims, and the resolution of close-out and delay claims with its construction manager.
  • Counseling a Westchester County school district on all aspects of its campus construction over the past 5 years (valued at approx $40M), including the preparation of all design and construction RFP's and contracts, and dispute resolution with contractors and design professionals.
  • Resolution of multiple adjoining-owner claims necessary to pave the way for new projects in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn, including the development of a strategy for community involvement, DOB action, and necessary litigation.
  • Resolution of close-out claims and mechanic's liens against a "failed" multi-home residential development in NYC, including the defeat of a $4M claim for "extras" brought by a terminated CM. The project involved dispute resolution and litigation on multiple levels for multiple claims, and also required the development of a strategy for dealing with lender and title issues related to the liens.
  • The preparation of design and construction agreements, and counseling on change order and close-out claims, for a not-for-profit charter school developer with construction underway for projects in NYC totaling in excess of $100M.
  • Preparation of design and constructing agreements for nationally known developers of hotels, residential rental and condominiums, and office developments across the United States.
  • Successfully represented North Moore Street Developers LLC against Meltzer/Mandl Architects PC. The Appellate Division, First Department reversed a lower court order and approved the novel use of a liquidating agreement to allow an owner to assert the delay claims of its contractors against the project architect.

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