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:
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 and CLE instructor, and published author. She is an active member of the New York chapter of CREW New York and the Women’s 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.
What I do when not practicing law:
Run and cook
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of Lusitania
Favorite vacation spot:
Any place on the Mediterranean Sea in August
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.”
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.