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Construction & Design

Ingram has a highly regarded Construction & Design law practice. We provide sophisticated legal services and business counsel to real estate owners (commercial and residential), developers, design professionals (architects, engineers and consultants), construction managers and contractors in all aspects of construction and design. We tailor our services to meet the individual or corporate needs of our local, national and international clients. In addition to having an active and extensive transactional and litigation practice, we also provide risk management, project management and business counseling. We leverage our deep understanding of the construction and design industries, as well as our experience in representing all parties in the construction and design processes, to advise our clients on best practices, focusing on the critical factors and long-term strategies for anticipating and avoiding conflict. Some of our areas of expertise include:


  • Design Professional Agreements
    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • Interior Designers
  • Construction Agreements
    • Construction Managers
    • Contractors
    • Property or Project Developers
  • Dispute Resolution (Mediation & Arbitration) & Litigation
    • Breaches of Contract
    • Professional Errors & Omissions
      Defective Construction
    • Delay Claims
    • Employment Dispute Issues
      Payment Disputes
    • Partnership Disputes
  • Labor Law [200, 240 and 241(6)]
    • Adjacent Construction Issues
    • Access & License Agreements
    • Property Damage Claims
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Counseling
    • Business Formation
    • Mergers / Acquisitions / Ownership Transition
    • Copyright & Intellectual Property
    • Employment Issues
  • Mediator Services

News & Announcements

Melissa Billig Joins Women's Leadership Panel at New York Women's Real Estate Forum

Melissa Billig, partner in Ingram's Construction & Design group, will share how she is is driving leadership strategies that advance both her community and our Firm, at the New York Women's Real Estate Forum.

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Ingram Shares the Significance and Intricacies of Mechanics’ Liens at the NY Construction & Development Forum

Ingram attorneys to offer strategies to minimize risk of liability for mechanic’s liens for contractors, suppliers, property owners, construction lenders, and other parties to a project.

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Ingram & Anchin Team Up for CFO Opening Session at ACECNY Winter Conference 2020

Ingram Partners Bob Banner & Sheila DiGasper join Phil Ross & Paul Gevertzman of Anchin, Block & Anchin to present the CFO Opening Session: Succession & Millennials: Strategies & Considerations for an Evolving Workforce at ACECNY Winter Conference.

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Industry Spotlight: Q&A With Ingram’s Melissa Billig

Commercial Observer’s Partner Insights team sat down with Melissa Billig, Partner at Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP, to discuss the current state of the commercial real estate industry for women.

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Melissa Billig to discuss "Creating Workplace Environments for Women to Succeed" at Women in Real Estate Forum

On November 13, 2019, Melissa T. Billig, Partner in Ingram's Construction & Design group, will join a panel of leaders who are driving change in firms by fostering inclusive workplace environments that create opportunities for women at all levels.

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Ingram Celebrates 'Archtober' with Important Legal Program!

On October 29th Ingram attorneys will be presenting "Structuring your Design Firm with Un-Licensed Partners" at AIA New York | Center for Architecture in celebration of Archtober, New York City’s Architecture and Design month.

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Robert Banner to Speak at ACEC Tri-State Conference

Robert A. Banner to present: Engineers Beware: There’s a New Trend Putting Engineering Firms at Risk at the ACEC 2019 Tri-State Conference.

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Ingram Presents "How to Structure your Architecture Firm When one of your Partners is Un-Licensed"

New York takes the licensing of architects very seriously. Inaccurately structuring an architecture firm, as well as labeling it's employees, can have far-reaching consequences - from a fine, to suspension, to potential jail time.

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Jessica Rothman Discusses Significant Considerations for Owners & Contractors at NYBuild 2019

Construction & Design Partner, Jessica L. Rothman presents "Contracts for Construction: Significant Considerations for Owners and Contractors" at New York Build 2019.

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Jessica Rothman in the New York Real Estate Journal: Courts limit personal liability of sponsor/developer

Learn how the courts limit personal liability of sponsor/developer entity principals in this article by Jessica L. Rothman, Partner in Ingram's construction & design group, that was published in the New York Real Estate Journal.

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NYREJ Executive of the Month: Melissa Billig, partner at Ingram goes above and beyond to help the real estate

As we all know, this past year was a tough year for the real estate industry. The pandemic affected us all, but especially the real estate industry. Partner, Melissa Billig demonstrated a true commitment to clients.

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