Laurie A. Stanziale is a partner in the Construction practice. She represents domestic and international developers and owners, major construction companies, trade contractors, architects, engineers
Laurie prosecutes and defends construction claims in state and federal courts. She also assists clients in connection with construction defects, payment disputes
Laurie is an active speaker, published author and CLE instructor. She has taught a popular CLE program with National Law Institute titled, "Welcome to the Neighborhood,” for the past seven years. Laurie is an active member of the New York chapter of CREW New York and the Women Builders Council.
Her diverse construction and licensing experience includes:
Prior to joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Laurie was a partner at construction boutique firm Greenberg, Trager & Herbst LLP.
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith was recently named to Law360’s 2019 Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board, which is responsible for obtaining feedback on Law360’s coverage and gaining insight from leaders in the field on how to best shape future coverage.
Congratulations to Construction partner Laurie Stanziale who was named to Law360’s 2019 Construction Editorial Advisory Board. The editorial advisory board is responsible for obtaining feedback on Law360's coverage and gaining insight from leaders in the field on how best to shape future coverage.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce that three of its lawyers, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith, Immigration partner Roxanne Levine and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale, have been named to Law360’s 2019 Editorial Advisory Boards where they will help in planning Law360’s future coverage in their individual fields.
To celebrate Women's History Month, we are featuring the wise words and career advice from the outstanding women of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin throughout the month of March. We know we can learn from them, and we hope you can too.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale was quoted in September 1 The Real Deal article, "The Construction Unions at a Crossroads,” which explored the growing shift of New York developers to using nonunion, open-shop labor in favor of union labor on their major construction projects.
Real Estate partner Saree Ptak and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale were named to Real Estate Weekly Leading Ladies 2018 list.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin once again partnered with Università Bocconi to host a program at our offices in New York City for 16 Bocconi law students as part of its In-Company Training Program. The Bocconi In-Company Training Program is a global academic program that provides its students the opportunity to learn more about select companies in the United States.
We have been recognizing the achievements of the exceptional women of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin in honor of Women’s History Month. They bring tremendous value to our firm, our clients, our profession and our community. In this installment, learn more about Construction partner Laurie Stanziale.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale was appointed vice chair of the of CREW New York Program Committee. Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) New York is dedicated to the advancement of professional women in commercial real estate through networking, education and leadership development.
Leaders in the Law recently featured two of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s recent high-profile construction matters in a recent article, "Tarter Krinsky’s Construction Practice Leads Cultural Revivals in Brooklyn and Queens.” The highlighted matters reinforce the firm’s focus on advising the development community behind the latest hotel, residential, retail and arts projects in cutting-edge New York City neighborhoods.
TKD is proud to be a part of the transformation of the long abandoned RKO Keith Theater in Flushing, Queens. After shuttering its doors in 1984, the building, of which portions of its interior were designated as a landmark, has been through a series of owners, criminal activity, vandalism and general disrepair.
Our client, Xin Development, which purchased the property in 2016, is carefully dismantling the landmarked interiors, which will be restored off site and reinstalled in the new building. The dilapidated eyesore will be replaced with a gleaming residential building, bringing new life and vitality to this block and the Flushing, Queens neighborhood.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale was named one of the 2017 Women in Professional Services by the New York Real Estate Journal. In the accompanying interview about her, Laurie discussed how she has navigated obstacles to achieve success in her career, and how she has used her strengths to her advantage in her career.
On April 13, 2017, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the August 2016 decision of the New York County Supreme Court in which TKD secured a victory on behalf of our client, 152 W. 58th Owners Corp., where our client was awarded license fees for access by the petitioner, as well as reimbursement of our client’s engineering and legal fees and a per diem penalty of $500 if the work was not completed during the court-ordered license term.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we recognize the outstanding women of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. They bring tremendous value to our firm, our clients, our profession and our community. In this installment, learn more about construction partner Laurie Stanziale.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale was honored as a Pioneering Woman in Real Estate by Sokol Media last night. Laurie is one of just 10 women who was honored, and she was the only private practice lawyer among the honorees. Laurie was recognized for her achievements in construction law, where she represents domestic and international developers and owners, major construction companies, trade contractors, architects, engineers and consultants.
Bisnow recently featured an article on key concepts on the New York real estate market that emerged from the Anchin Construction & Development Forum. Tarter Krinsky & Drogin had a strong showing at this year’s Anchin Forum, with Construction chair David Pfeffer and partner Laurie Stanziale moderating panels.
Construction Group partner Laurie Stanziale and Cooperative and Condominium chair Steve Troup published an article for Law360 on “What to Know About Licensing Agreements With Neighbors.”
Laurie Stanziale and Amy Goldsmith authored “Classic or chaotic, copyrighting architectural works is an art form” for Real Estate Weekly.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP is pleased to welcome Laurie A. Stanziale as a Partner in the Construction Practice.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the launch of its CLE program series, open to attorneys, clients and others interested in the topics. The programs, which each cover various areas of the law, reflecting the full-service nature of the firm’s practice, will be held at TKD’s office at 1350 Broadway. Advance registration is required.
On May 16, Construction partner Laurie A. Stanziale will present a National Law Institute CLE breakfast program, "Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Importance of Getting to Know Your Neighbors When Doing Construction." The program will provide 3.0 hours of CLE credit in the Professional Practice category and will explore how to avoid project delays at the earliest stages of new construction or major renovations in a metropolitan area such as New York City.
Construction partner Laurie A. Stanziale will moderate the opening session at the Greenpearl 8th Annual Real Estate Women’s Forum on February 28, an event designed to connect, educate and advance and highlight the accomplishments of female leaders in the commercial real estate industry. Laurie will moderate, "Changing the Face of Real Estate: Development & Construction Trends," which will cover topics shaping the industry such as e-commerce, changing demographics and lifestyles, wellness and sustainability, rising interest rates, smart technologies, labor constraints and an affordable housing shortage.
On February 14, Amy Goldsmith and Laurie Stanziale will present a CLE program for the National Law Institute that will be held at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s office titled, “Whose Line, Drawing and Plan
On January 31, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will co-present a breakfast CLE program for the National Law Institute that will be held at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s office titled, "Whose Line, Drawing and Plan is it Anyway? The Intellectual Property Rights of Owners and Architects in Connection with an Architect’s Design.” During the two-hour program, which will offer 2.0 credits in the Professional Practice category, Amy and Laurie will explore the intersection between copyrights in architectural drawings and ownership of those copyrights.
On December 4, Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will teach a National Law Institute CLE program, which will be hosted by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. The program titled, "Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Importance of Getting to Know Your Neighbors When Doing Construction,” will explore how to avoid project delays at the earliest stages of new construction or major renovations in a metropolitan area like New York City, including the support, protection and interaction between a reconstructed or new building and the neighboring structures.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Director of Business Development and Marketing Stefanie Marrone and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will co-present a case study discussion on "Client Centricity: How to Capitalize on Every Client Touchpoint to Increase Satisfaction, Loyalty and Drive Business Development,” at the GroPro 20/20 Conference on June 13.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will be teaching a National Law Institute CLE program titled, “Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Importance of Getting to Know Your Neighbors When Doing Construction.” She will discuss how vital it is to understand and address support, protection and interaction between your new or reconstructed building and that of your neighbors to avoid delays in your project.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale moderated the "Supercity Status: Trends that Will Dictate Design in New Developments & Redevelopments" panel at the 7th Annual Real Estate Women’s Forum. The program’s panelists discussed manufacturing being brought back to the city, future-proofing buildings and the impact of ecommerce on retail.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will be a featured panelist at the 7th annual Real Estate Women’s Forum (known as REWF), an event designed to connect, educate and advance and highlight the accomplishments of female leaders in the real estate industry. Laurie will moderate a panel titled, "Supercity Status: Trends that Will Dictate Design in New Developments & Redevelopments."
Our market-leading Construction practice continues to be active on the speaking circuit at the top industry events in New York City. In the next week alone, Construction chair David Pfeffer will be a moderator at the Anchin Construction & Development Forum on 2/15 and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will be a featured panelist at the 7th annual Real Estate Women’s Forum (REWF) on 2/23.
On December 13, members of TKD’s Real Estate and Construction practices attended the Empire Ball to benefit diabetes research to honor this year’s honorees for their commitment to the Diabetes Research Institute.
On November 7, Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will moderate a panel at the Commercial Observer's Breaking the Glass Ceiling Conference. Laurie’s panel, “Creating the Next Generation of Women in Construction & Design” will feature executives from leading construction and development firms, including Gilbane, Hines, Kushner, Turner and HOK.
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will present, “Architectural Works: Whose Line, Drawing or Plan is it Anyway?" for the National Law Institute (NLI).
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will moderate a panel discussion at the RealInsight Emerging Trends Summit: Disruption, Innovation & Technology in Real Estate on September 26. Laurie and her panelists, who include representatives from leading developers in New York City will explore emerging trends in real estate innovation, and will look at how tools such as augmented/virtual reality, artificial intelligence, drones and smart building tech are impacting the real estate industry and ultimately, the design and construction process.
On June 20, Intellectual Property chair Amy Goldsmith and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will present a CLE program, “Architectural Works: Whose Line, Drawing or Plan is it Anyway?" for the National Law Institute (NLI). The program will explore the law of copyrights as it applies to an architect’s work product as well as owner-architect agreements and instruments of service for the parties to set forth their respective rights and obligations to one another. The program is based on a two-part article that Amy and Laurie wrote for Law360 on the same topic.
On May 18, Construction partner Laurie Stanziale and Tarter Krinsky & Drogin hosted the Commercial Real Estate Women of NY (CREW) for an installment of its "CREW Coffee" networking series at our office. Laurie is an active member of CREW, which is dedicated to building a network of professionals committed to the advancement of women in commercial real estate.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale moderated the Downtown Brooklyn panel at Bisnow’s Brooklyn’s Hottest Projects and Neighborhoods event.
On February 21, Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will present a National Law Institute CLE program titled, “Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Importance of Getting to Know Your Neighbors When Doing Construction.”
Construction Group partner Laurie Stanziale will moderate a panel of leaders in the construction field that will explore the outlook for redevelopment of existing buildings as well as best practices in the redevelopment and reconstruction of these structures.
Laurie Stanziale led the National Law Institute’s program, "Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Importance of Getting to Know Your Neighbors When Doing Construction."
On February 26, 2019, Justice Melissa Crane of the New York Supreme Court granted a developer the right to underpin (i.e. permanently encroach upon the foundation of an adjacent property) in her ruling on the developer's RPAPL §881 proceeding. It has long been held, and is set forth in the legislative history of RPAPL §881, that the proceeding is for temporary access to a neighbor's property in order to make improvements to your property and is not a vehicle by which the court can grant the right to permanently encroach or otherwise alter the neighbor's property.
On February 28, Laurie Stanziale once again had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion at the sold-out Women's Real Estate Forum, which brought together more than 500 dynamic women who are shaping development and construction in New York City and beyond. The panel she moderated, "Changing the Face of Real Estate: Development & Construction Trends," covered some of the industry's hottest topics: e-commerce, changing demographics and lifestyles, wellness and sustainability, rising interest rates, smart technologies, labor constraints and the shortage of affordable housing.
As we start a new year, we would like to share with you some of our most popular legal alerts from 2018. Our top-read alerts range from construction, corporate and securities, labor and employment, tax and intellectual property, reflecting the broad array of our full-service practice. We hope that our alerts have been valuable to you and your colleagues, and demonstrate our commitment to providing helpful information to you.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale recently wrote an article for Law360’s Expert Analysis column on "NYC Access Agreement Trends To Watch In 2019.” The article delves into the special challenges faced when doing construction or performing other work on one’s property in densely populated areas like New York City, which created the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, RPAPL §881.
Gaining access to a neighbor’s property during construction requires attempting to negotiate an access agreement and if that fails, litigating the access through an RPAPL §881 proceeding. That is nothing new. But what happens when these negotiations are about much more than just access or not about access at all? In this alert, Construction partner Laurie Stanziale explores how and whether courts will continue to entertain disputes between neighbors about construction, even if no damage has occurred and no access is required and/or whether or not the DOB will be compelled to take a more active role in these disputes.
Stefanie Marrone, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Director of Business Development and Marketing recently authored a JD Supra article, "The Secret Sauce to Effective Social Media Marketing for Lawyers and Law Firms.” The article provides takeaways based on a session she recently co-presented with Construction partner Laurie Stanziale at the GroPro 20/20 Conference on how to use client touchpoints to increase satisfaction, loyalty and drive business development.
Construction partner Laurie Stanziale wrote an article that was featured in Crain’s New York Business on "Four Design Trends Shaping New York City Development.” In the article, Laurie explores four trends that are making big waves in design and development here: a resurgence in manufacturing, a desire for more purposeful residential amenities, a blurring of the line within office spaces between working and living, and the impact of e-commerce on retail.
As we wrote in April 2017, the case of Gilbane Bldg. Co./TDX Constr. Corp., v. St. Paul Fire & Mar. Ins. has become the harbinger of the insurance world in regard to the effectiveness of an additional insured endorsement. On March 27, 2018, New York State's highest court affirmed the decision of the appellate panel, which held that there was no entitlement to coverage to a party named as an additional insured when such party did not have a written contract with the insured.
Here is an update to our prior client alert titled, "Construction Industry Double-Breasting: Recent Trends and Best Practices," which now includes additional information about a recent court decision impacting employers in the construction field.
Real Estate Weekly recently published an article by Construction partner Laurie Stanziale titled, “Top Tech Trends to Watch in the Real Estate Industry.” The article explores how tech-driven start-ups are changing how residential and commercial real estate – from short-term rentals, to leasing and property management, to the construction and sales of properties – is being marketed, sold and managed. She also discusses how venture capital investors and the Millennial population are accelerating the development of tech-related technology in New York City real estate.
The annual Anchin State of the Construction Industry event brought together major players in the construction community to discuss issues impacting the sector in New York City. Here, Construction partner Laurie Stanziale explores some of the conference's key takeaways.
It is not uncommon that companies with cash flow problems or those that have a desire to be paid on expedited terms assign their accounts receivables as collateral for a secured loan or they factor them. This can happen in any industry. What impacts can this have on a construction project when a contractor or vendor assigns or factors its accounts receivable?
In connection with obtaining the NYC Department of Buildings' (DOB) approval of protection plans, which involve the installation of protection of an adjacent property, either physically on the adjacent property or in the air space above the adjacent property, the party performing the demolition, construction or renovation work now needs to provide proof to the DOB that it has an access (license) agreement with that adjacent property owner for the proposed protection or has filed a RPAPL §881 proceeding to gain such access to the property from the court.
In New York City, construction of some sort is always moving forward and, as such, worksite injuries and fatalities unfortunately will occur. The Commercial Observer's "The State of Construction Safety" conference on May 4 brought together major players in the enforcement and construction community, including the Commissioner of the Department of Buildings (DOB) Rick Chandler, to discuss strategies for keeping workers safe through proper training and supervision, and for reducing the number of deaths and accidents on construction sites in New York City and throughout the state. In case you missed it, Construction partner Laurie Stanziale provides five important takeaways from the conference.
While each year there are reports and statistics regarding the annual number of construction accidents and fatalities in New York City, 2016 will likely be remembered as the year when a construction accident could, and did, lead to criminal charges and convictions of construction companies and individual supervisors.
In September 2016, the Appellate Division, First Department decided a case that has significant ramifications on insurance coverage on construction projects between construction managers and contractors.
The New York City Department of Buildings ("DOB") made significant changes to the New York City Building Code (the "Code") in its 2014 version.
Intellectual Property partner Amy Goldsmith and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale wrote, “Whose Line, Drawing Or Plan Is It Anyway?" which was part 2 of a two-part article for Law360. The article addresses owner-architect agreements and instruments of service for the parties to set forth rights and obligations.
Intellectual Property partner Amy Goldsmith and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale wrote “Whose Line, Drawing Or Plan Is It Anyway?”, which is part 1 of a two-part article, for Law360.
The days of unions having a firm, if not solitary, hold on construction in New York City have begun to wane.
The Courts of New York County and the First Department have historically been silent regarding, or overly against, awards of license fees and attorney's fees for Respondents in connection with RPAPL §881 actions.