Practice Areas

Construction Law

Keane & Beane handles a wide variety of construction issues on behalf of owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects and construction managers throughout the entire building process. We negotiate architect and construction management agreements, draft and review specifications and general/supplementary conditions, counsel clients on competitive bidding procurement, surety, worksite issues, workouts, liens and default situations and provide general legal assistance. We regularly represent public and private sector clients in state and federal court actions and mediation and arbitration proceedings involving construction-related disputes. For example, Joel Sachs is on the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Industry Panel and has taught construction law at Pace University School of Law.

We have extensive experience related to: 

  • The Lien Law of the State of New York, particularly regarding both enforcing and challenging mechanics' liens

  • Green Building practices - Nicholas Ward-Willis is Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section Committee on Green Real Estate. 

Advantages for Clients  

Our Construction Law practice works collaboratively with related practices – Land Development & Zoning, Real Estate, Environmental Law – to move a project through its entire life cycle, from land acquisition to permitting through construction. With diverse but related practice areas, we are an effective General Counsel to construction industry entities.