Timothy B. Froessel

Senior Counsel
Timothy B. Froessel

Overview

Timothy B. Froessel, an attorney in Holland & Knight's Construction Industry Practice Group, represents public and private owners, construction managers and general contractors in a wide variety of matters. Mr. Froessel's practice focuses on negotiating construction agreements, providing advice during project administration, developing and responding to claims, handling bond, lien and insurance issues, and representing clients in all forms of dispute resolution.

Mr. Froessel has litigated and tried cases in federal and state courts in New York and Connecticut, and has extensive arbitration and mediation experience. He has comprehensive experience litigating construction disputes. 

Representative cases include: Plato General Construction Corp./Emco Tech Construction Corp., JV, LLC v. Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 89 A.D.3d 819, 932 N.Y.S.2d 504 (2d Dep't 2011) ($10 million dollar judgment reversed and vacated, and contractor's complaint dismissed, on the ground that contractor's delay claims were barred by contract's no-damages-for-delay clause); Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. v. Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 735 F.Supp.2d 42 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (summary judgment granted dismissing surety's delay claims, made on behalf of prime contractor and its subcontractors that had liquidated claims, on the ground that claims were barred by contract's no-damages-for-delay clause); Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. v. Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 734 F.Supp.2d 368 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (summary judgment granted dismissing surety's claims for negligence and professional negligence against architect and construction manager, on the ground that claims were barred by New York's economic loss doctrine); Universal/MMEC, Ltd. v. Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 50 A.D.3d 352, 856 N.Y.S.2d 560 (1st Dep't 2008) (prime contract's no-damages-for delay clause incorporated by reference into subcontract, thereby barring subcontractor's delay claims for damages caused by delay).

In addition to construction disputes, Mr. Froessel has litigated commercial matters in other areas, including contract disputes, mold, land use, real estate and reinsurance. 

Credentials

Education
  • New York Law School, J.D.
  • University of Albany, The State University of New York, B.A., Criminal Justice, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • All State Courts in New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • All State Courts in Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • New York Building Congress
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
  • Town of Southeast, New York , Zoning Board of Appeals
Honors & Awards
  • Guide to the World's Leading Construction Lawyers Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2013, 2015
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Construction Law, 2009-2012
  • Law Clerk, State of Connecticut Superior Court, 1991-1993

Publications

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