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.
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