Laurie A. Stanziale

Partner

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1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 
P 212.216.1175   F 212.216.8001   lstanziale@tarterkrinsky.com

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 and consultants. As a business partner, she guides clients in all phases of construction law including the preparation and negotiation of:

  • Agreements with neighboring properties for easements, licenses and access
  • Construction and design contracts
  • Insurance policies, financing and leases
  • Project management, development, branding and brokerage agreements
  • Review and negotiation of construction easement and license provisions in zoning lot development agreements
  • Joint venture agreements

Laurie prosecutes and defends construction claims in state and federal courts. She also assists clients in connection with construction defects, payment disputes and construction liens.

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:

  • Represented a co-op whose neighboring property had to perform Local Law 11 work, requiring protection on the co-op's penthouse terrace and alleyway. The court awarded the penthouse owner a monthly license fee and the owner and the co-op a per diem penalty if the work was not completed by a certain date. The court also awarded all attorney and engineering fees incurred by the co-op and cited Laurie's argument that the statute and a recent Appellate Division case makes no distinction between LL 11 and discretionary work that affects a neighbor.

  • Obtained a Temporary Restraining Order ceasing the unlawful underpinning of our client, Sunset Park Terrace I Condominium's building by the neighboring developer.

  • Advising a developer in connection with its demolition of a large existing building to make way to build a new tower slated to be a condominium. We are assisting in negotiating the 21 adjoining property owner agreements.

Prior to joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Laurie was a partner at construction boutique firm Greenberg, Trager & Herbst LLP.

Education
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 1997
  • Binghamton University, B.A. cum laude
  • Honors: Dean's List
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Awards and Honors
  • LEED Green Associate
Memberships
  • CREW New York
  • Vice Chair of the Program Committee for CREW New York
  • Women Builders Council (WBC)
Speaking Engagements
  • Has taught a popular CLE program with National Law Institute titled, “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” for the past seven years
  • Moderated “Creating the Next Generation of Women in Construction & Design” panel for the Commercial Observer's Breaking the Glass Ceiling Conference
  • Co-presented "Whose Line, Drawing and Plan Is It Anyway? The Intellectual Property Rights of Owners and Architects in Connection with An Architect's Design" for the National Law Institute
  • Moderated a panel discussion at the RealInsight Emerging Trends Summit: Disruption, Innovation & Technology in Real Estate

News

Events

  • The Changing Landscape of Access Agreements and RPAPL §881 Proceedings in New York City: Trends to Watch in 2019

    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 Authors JD Supra Article on the Secret Sauce to Effective Social Media Marketing for Lawyers and Law Firms

    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.

  • Laurie Stanziale Authors Crain’s New York Business Article on Design Trends Shaping New York City 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.

  • New York Court of Appeals Upholds Impactful Decision in the Gilbane Case

    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.

  • Construction Industry Double-Breasting: Recent Developments and Lessons Learned

    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 Publishes Article by Laurie Stanziale on the Top Tech Trends to Watch in the Real Estate Industry

    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.

  • Four Key Takeaways from Anchin's State of the Construction Industry Event

    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.

  • Assignment of Accounts Receivables and Factoring Agreements in the Construction Industry: How Can They Affect an Owner/Developer's Project?

    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?

  • What You Need to Know About the New NYC Department of Buildings Procedure Involving Adjacent Properties

    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.

  • Hold on to Your Hard Hats: Updates on Construction Site Safety in New York

    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.

  • Construction Safety: Lessons From 2016 and Remedies in 2017

    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.

  • Insurance and Adjoining Property Access Agreements: Does that "Blanket" Endorsement Really Cover You?

    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.

  • New Enforcement by the Department of Buildings of Adjoining Property Notification Requirement

    The New York City Department of Buildings ("DOB") made significant changes to the New York City Building Code (the "Code") in its 2014 version.

  • Construction Industry Double-Breasting: Recent Trends and Best Practices

    The days of unions having a firm, if not solitary, hold on construction in New York City have begun to wane.

  • Recent Trends in RPAPL §881 Cases in New York County

    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.

Education
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 1997
  • Binghamton University, B.A. cum laude
  • Honors: Dean's List
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Awards and Honors
  • LEED Green Associate
Memberships
  • CREW New York
  • Vice Chair of the Program Committee for CREW New York
  • Women Builders Council (WBC)
Speaking Engagements
  • Has taught a popular CLE program with National Law Institute titled, “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” for the past seven years
  • Moderated “Creating the Next Generation of Women in Construction & Design” panel for the Commercial Observer's Breaking the Glass Ceiling Conference
  • Co-presented "Whose Line, Drawing and Plan Is It Anyway? The Intellectual Property Rights of Owners and Architects in Connection with An Architect's Design" for the National Law Institute
  • Moderated a panel discussion at the RealInsight Emerging Trends Summit: Disruption, Innovation & Technology in Real Estate

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