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Overview

Andrew L. Richards has more than 30 years of experience in construction and surety law, commercial litigation, and errors and omissions defense for architects and engineers. With respect to construction law litigation, he represents property owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, trade/subcontractors, architects, engineers, material suppliers and surety companies.  His experience encompasses both private construction and public improvement projects. Andrew also drafts and negotiates construction contracts, and renders advice to clients during a project to avoid post project litigation. His broad commercial litigation experience includes shareholder disputes, employment disputes, fraud claims, real estate disputes, discrimination claims and finders’ fee claims.

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey 
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
    • District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School – J.D.
  • Vassar College – B.A., Economics

Professional Memberships

  • Subcontractors Trade Association of the City of New York – General Counsel
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of General Contractors of the City of New York
  • Associated General Contractors of New York State
  • Long Island Contractors’ Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association, Long Island Chapter Board of Directors
  • Long Island Real Estate Group, Board of Directors
  • New York Building Congress
  • New York State Gaming Commission
  • State of Florida Gaming And Control Commission

Recognition

  • Super Lawyers, 2015 – 2022 – Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters.

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