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Jordan R. Pavlus

Jordan focuses his practice primarily on all facets of construction law, including contract review, contract and addendum drafting, terms and conditions review and drafting, litigation, arbitration and mediation.  Jordan regularly fields inquiries from clients and advises them on the nuances associated with construction law, including bond claims, lien law, prompt payment law, and a broad variety of issues faced in the commercial construction field.  Jordan has served as trial counsel in numerous matters and has also been lead attorney on multi-week arbitrations and litigation matters with damages in eight figures.  He is a frequent lecturer on construction related issues.

Jordan also engages in general commercial litigation and has appeared in courts from the north country to the boroughs of New York City.  He has significant experience in both prosecuting and defending actions and has handled litigation concerning commercial lease disputes, fraudulent transfers, torts, contested bankruptcy matters, insurance coverage disputes, petitions to vacate arbitration awards, among many others.  His practice also includes substantial experience in appellate court matters.  He has argued before the New York Court of Appeals and is admitted to practice before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Jordan also counsels municipalities on drafting and compliance with local laws, general municipal law, SEQR, state finance law, competitive bidding, contract negotiation, article 78 proceedings, land use, and various other issues.

Representative Matters:

Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds, Ltd. v GML Tower LLC, 83 A.D.3d 1563 (4th Dept. 2011)

Erie Materials, Inc. v Universal Group of N.Y., Inc., 101 A.D.3d 1529 (3rd Dept. 2012)

Erie Materials, Inc. v. Dombroski (In re Dombroski), 478 B.R. 198 (Bankr. M.D. Pa. 2012)

Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds, Ltd. v. GML Tower, LLC, 21 N.Y.3d 352, 995 N.E.2d 110 (Ct. App. 2013)

Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds, Ltd. v GML Tower LLC, 129 A.D.3d 1439 (4th Dept. 2015)

Erie Materials, Inc. v Central City Roofing Co., Inc.,132 A.D.3d 1309 (4th Dept. 2015)

Black River Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. v. Board of Education Thousand Islands Central School District, et al, 175 A.D.3d 1051 (4th Dept. 2019)

Vulcraft of New York, Inc. v. Solvay Iron Works, Inc., 176 A.D.3d 1630 (4th Dept. 2019)

Bacon & Seiler Constructors, Inc. v. Solvay Iron Works, Inc.,185 A.D.3d 1390 (4th Dept. 2020)

Wyoming-Gifford, LLC v. Bhatt, 197 A.D.3d 1023, (4th Dept. 2021)

G.M. Crisalli & Associates, Inc. v. Prestige Contracting, Inc., 199 A.D.3d 1307 (4th Dept. 2021)

LPCiminelli, Inc. v. JPW Structural Contracting, Inc., 217 A.D.3d 1380 (4th Dept. 2023)

LPCiminelli, Inc. v. JPW Structural Contracting, Inc., 217 A.D.3d 1394 (4th Dept. 2023)

Matter of Estate of Panella, 218 A.D.3d 1198 (4th Dept. 2023)

Practice Areas
Construction Law
Commercial Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution

New York
New Jersey
Northern District of New York
Western District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

New York State Bar Association
Onondaga County Bar Association

Syracuse, New York

Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D.
State University of New York at Albany, B.A.

American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators
Volunteer Arbitrator, Syracuse City Court
Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society
Law Clerk to the Honorable M. Jane Brady, Delaware Superior Court
Widener Law Review, Editorial Board


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