Alex Ferrini marshals his extensive construction law experience and knowledge to help owners of public institutions, institutional developers, private developers, and individuals navigate and resolve the complex transactional issues and disputes that arise in their projects.

Clients rely on Alex’s skill in preparing, reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating construction and design contracts and ancillary agreements. He has served as lead construction contract writer and negotiator for private, corporate, and institutional projects, ranging from school district facility upgrades to the restoration of historic and iconic buildings, new multiuse developments of up to $500 million, and first-of-their-kind buildings in the New York City area.

Alex has developed novel agreements and strategies to assist owners in moving their projects forward and has resolved complex claims that have paved the way for major new projects in multiple metro locations. Clients benefit from his extensive trial and appellate court experience and his cross-disciplinary approach in addressing their issues. Working closely with other members of Olshan's litigation team, he resolves wide-ranging construction disputes in and out of court, including delay, construction defect, change orders, and lien foreclosure claims, as well as issues regarding mistakes, concealed conditions, bid challenges, and design professional malpractice.

Alex taught Construction Law in the LL.M. program at New York Law School and has authored numerous articles on construction and design industry topics. In addition, he serves as a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, an invitation-only construction lawyer honorary society with membership limited to 1,200 practicing fellows from around the world.

  • Recovered full amount of +$500,000 bid security from a New York City agency on behalf of a Manhattan construction contractor after initiating Article 78 proceeding against the agency to declare contracts improperly awarded.
  • Defeated a claim brought by triple-net tenant against landlord for +$1,500,000 in Local Law 11 costs and recovered the landlord’s attorney’s fees.
  • Recovered $1,500,000 from a global construction manager on behalf of a Manhattan-based developer of luxury condominiums to cover remediation costs for construction defects.
  • Counseled a developer of new +$275,000,000 luxury Sutton Place high-rise condominium through all aspects of its five-year design and construction process, including the drafting and negotiation of all associated design and construction agreements, the review, negotiation and resolution of interim claims and disputes, and the contractor close-out process.
  • Represented a nationally known developer in connection with the design and construction of three new residential towers in New York, one of which is the tallest residential building in Lower Manhattan.
  • Prepared design and construction agreements and counseled on change order and close-out claims, for a not-for-profit charter school developer with construction underway for projects in New York City with a value totaling in excess of $100 million.
  • Prevailed for North Moore Street Developers LLC against Meltzer/Mandl Architects PC at the New York Appellate Division, First Department, achieving reversal of a lower court order and winning approval of the novel use of a liquidating agreement to enable an owner to assert the delay claims of its contractors against the project architect.



  • Construction Lawyers Society of America


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

B.A., Cornell University, 1988


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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