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  • Education
    • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1999
    • B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1996
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Jason Samuels concentrates his practice in construction law with a focus on both transaction matters as well as dispute resolution. He represents contractors, owners and developers in all aspects of public and private construction and development, including negotiation of large-scale new construction and renovation project agreements. In addition to transactional construction and development related work, Jason has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous claims on behalf of clients in various New York federal and state courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution venues.

Jason has taught continuing legal education courses and has spoken on numerous occasions before various bar and trade associations on issues related to construction law.

In addition and most recently, Jason has been a leader in advising clients with respect to M/WBE, DBE and other compliance issues on public projects.

  • Successfully represented international contractor in resolution of multi-million dollar dispute associated with the construction of One World Trade Center.
  • Successfully represented exterior fabrication/installation contractor of GFRC panels with disputes against the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
  • Ongoing lead counsel in representation of private developer in defense of multi-million dollar mechanics’ lien foreclosure involving the construction and development of new office tower in Manhattan.
  • Successfully represented major M/WBE contractor against the New York State Empire State Development Corporation involving injunctive relief regarding the denial of M/WBE qualification status without due process.
  • Lead outside construction counsel in the design/development of new “supertall” building on 57th Street (Billionaires’ Row) in Midtown Manhattan.