Michael T. Contos

Michael T. Contos

Counsel

New York
+1 646 375 7674
Emailmcontos@wilkauslander.com
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Wilk Auslander LLP
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Michael T. Contos counsels clients in the commercial real estate and construction industries, representing: commercial, institutional and residential real estate developers, owners and operators; condominiums and cooperatives; construction management firms and general contractors; and hotel owners and operators.  As a business partner to his clients, he provides sound legal advice and has a keen understanding of the real estate and construction business climate.

Michael litigates cases in state and federal courts, before various alternative dispute resolution bodies and administrative agencies.  He has a reputation as a litigator who develops creative solutions to complex disputes.

Michael is experienced in prosecuting and defending construction and real estate-related disputes, including complex construction and design disputes; delay claims, acceleration and consequential damage claims; surety bond claims; lien and trust fund issues; lease and ownership matters; access disputes; New York Lien Law and Prompt Payment Act claims and general contract matters.

He negotiates and structures complex construction and real estate contracts on behalf of his clients and diligently advises them through all phases of completion.

Michael is a member of the faculty of New York University, where he teaches courses in construction dispute resolution and hospitality and tourism law and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Union Community Health Center.

Overview

Michael T. Contos counsels clients in the commercial real estate and construction industries, representing: commercial, institutional and residential real estate developers, owners and operators; condominiums and cooperatives; construction management firms and general contractors; and hotel owners and operators.  As a business partner to his clients, he provides sound legal advice and has a keen understanding of the real estate and construction business climate.

Michael litigates cases in state and federal courts, before various alternative dispute resolution bodies and administrative agencies.  He has a reputation as a litigator who develops creative solutions to complex disputes.

Michael is experienced in prosecuting and defending construction and real estate-related disputes, including complex construction and design disputes; delay claims, acceleration and consequential damage claims; surety bond claims; lien and trust fund issues; lease and ownership matters; access disputes; New York Lien Law and Prompt Payment Act claims and general contract matters.

He negotiates and structures complex construction and real estate contracts on behalf of his clients and diligently advises them through all phases of completion.

Michael is a member of the faculty of New York University, where he teaches courses in construction dispute resolution and hospitality and tourism law and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Union Community Health Center.

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Education
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Bar/Court Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York County Lawyer's Association
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