Construction Litigation Lawyers in Buffalo, NY

When a client’s construction business is embroiled in a legal dispute, it is likely to have significant detrimental effects on every aspect of the business. Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria's construction litigation attorneys, based in Buffalo, NY, have decades of experience representing contruction clients in all types of disputes—from contract negotiations and labor and employment issues to real estate transactions, zoning and land use, and more.

Adeptly assisting with all aspects of construction projects

With a long history of successful results in construction litigation and insight into the operations and varied legal needs of construction projects, Lipsitz Green works to protect each client’s interests through all phases of a project, beginning with drafting contracts and managing the bid process through project completion and subsequent claims. Our attorneys have significant experience representing all major stakeholders in the construction industry, including owners, architects, developers, engineering firms, subcontractors, and suppliers.

A full-service law firm with unparalleled resources

Our full-service firm thoroughly advises clients on all construction-related matters, including planning, financing, compliance issues, permits, dispute resolution, and OSHA issues as well as litigation and arbitration. This impressive depth of resources gives each client access to an extensive network of subject-matter experts as well as a full team of attorneys who are well versed in the complicated issues that a construction business faces every day. 

Many of Lipsitz Green's attorneys have worked in the construction trades, and many have family members who are involved in construction. With this firsthand experience, our attorneys are passionate about protecting the rights of construction businesses of all types and sizes.

Maximize your business’s profitability and put your legal challenges behind you by contacting Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria.

The following is a small sample of litigation matters handled by attorneys at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria for clients in the construction industry.

  • Obtained a jury verdict of $1.64 million against the Town of Clarence for its de facto taking of a resident's land
  • Invalidated a $25 million real estate purchase and sale agreement and obtained a $500,000 deposit refund for a client
  • Obtained judgments of over $3.5 million for a joint venture between two of the world's largest construction companies
  • Secured a $3 million settlement against a surety on behalf of an international bridge and tunnel contractor
  • Represented a Florida-based company in a joint venture dispute involving a $19 million construction contract to supply and install goods in Russia
  • Obtained a summary judgment for a large specialty contractor in a labor law dispute in which the plaintiff sought more than $10 million
  • Obtained a $500,000 settlement against a local municipality for a utility contractor
  • Secured a $240,000 settlement for a local general contractor against a condominium association
  • Successfully represented a landlord in a multi-million dollar development project dispute, generating favorable results for the client
The Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America
Seventeen attorneys from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria named to Best Lawyers in America across twenty-four areas of practice including Commericial Litigation

Super Lawyers
Twenty-one attorneys from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria named to New York Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition across several areas of practice including Business Litigation

Legal Elite of WNY
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria attorneys named to Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of WNY across several areas of pracitce including Commericial Litigation

Who's who

Who's Who in Law
Twenty-four attorneys from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria named to Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Who's Who in Law across several areas of pracitce including Corporate Law

Lexis Nexis

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rating
Several Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria attorneys received AV Peer Review Rating to signify highest recognition in legal ability and professional ethics


Jeffrey F. Reina Senior Partner 716 849 1333, ext. 481
Joseph J. Manna Senior Partner 716 849 1333, ext. 396
Patrick J. Mackey Partner 716 849 1333, ext. 383
Emily H. O'Reilly Associate 716 849 1333, ext. 404
Jeffrey B. Novak Associate 716 849 1333, ext. 410

Construction Law Newsletter

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria publishes a newsletter to provide contractors, sub-contactors, and other professional in the construction industry with useful information on legal matters that impact their business. Links to two past issues follow.

The Importance of a Change Order

Construction Law: Getting Paid for Changes in Work