Laurie A. Stanziale

Partner

P 212.216.1175   F 212.216.8001
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
  • Vendor and end-user agreements
  • Employment, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Review and negotiation of construction easement and license provisions in zoning lot development agreements

Laurie prosecutes and defends construction claims in state and federal courts.

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 date certain. 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.  

  • Recently 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 LLP, Laurie was a partner at 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
  • Women Builders Council (WBC)
Speaking Engagements
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Importance of Getting to Know Your Neighbors When Doing Construction, National Law Institute
  • ABA Women Rainmakers Fall 2015 Program: How to Ask for New Business and Seal the Deal

What I do when not practicing law:
Run and cook

Last read:
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of Lusitania

Favorite vacation spot:
Any place on the Mediterranean Sea in August

News

Events

  • 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
  • Women Builders Council (WBC)
Speaking Engagements
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Importance of Getting to Know Your Neighbors When Doing Construction, National Law Institute
  • ABA Women Rainmakers Fall 2015 Program: How to Ask for New Business and Seal the Deal