Construction

Gotham Government Relations has a specialized, dedicated team of government affairs professionals with expertise in the construction industry. Construction Law requires a highly specific area of knowledge, with many challenges and nuances, not faced in other aspects of the law. Gotham understands the construction industry from all angles – legal, legislative, political. In this capacity, Gotham is well-equipped to help you navigate regulatory agencies like the Department of Buildings, government offices like the Mayor’s Office, community groups like local community boards, and political offices.

Gotham represents clients in various aspects of the construction industry, allowing the firm to keep to date with industry standards and trends, and changes in construction law. Gotham represents clients in all phases of contract negotiations.

Gotham’s combined strategy of lobbying, relationship building, communications and problem solving has benefited our clients related to the construction industry in the following areas:

Service Offerings:

  • Government liaison for owners, developers, contractors with regulatory agencies, governmental departments including ECB, DOT, DOB, NYC Council, Council Committees, DOF, Mayor’s Office
  • Creating grass roots campaigns that include gaining community support for pending jobs
  • Engage in dialogue between contractors and owners
  • Facilitation of timely solutions
  • Facilitating applications and permits after expeditor’s submission
  • Facilitating the rescinding of Stop Work Orders
  • Negotiating fines and fine reduction with Environmental Control Board, Department of Transportation, and Department of Buildings
  • Resolving and remedying disputes and problems as they arise
  • Testimony and representation at hearings during the public review process
  • Further legislative agenda of the construction industry
  • Ensures that legislators and regulators recognize and consider the challenges faced by the construction industry
  • Relationship building with public officials, policy makers, and NYC Community Boards
  • Organize outreach to community groups and business leaders
  • Utilize strategic communication to further relations with community interests, business interests, and surrounding property owners
  • Continuous review of proposed legislation, regulations, and industry standards for their potential impact on the construction industry
  • Negotiating language before potential laws are voted on
  • Supporting and blocking legislation as appropriate
  • Navigation of city, state and federal construction law, codes, rules and regulations
  • Consultation for bid documents
  • Preparation and guidance during procurement

GGR has experience in representing large construction management firms, owners, real estate developers, general contractors, expeditors, trade organizations, subcontracting firms, and engineering firms. Gotham continuously monitors legislation and regulatory changes on the federal, state, and local levels to ensure that the interests of the construction industry are considered and protected. GGR champions the interests of the construction community by advocating on behalf through legislative action, political action, and legal action to protect and promote the construction community by developing a comprehensive lobbying plan to meet your needs and strongly position you with the following NYC government and agency decision makers:

  • Government liaison for owners, developers and contractors with government and regulatory agencies including DOF, ECB, DOT, DOB, NYC Council, Council Committees and the Office of the Mayor;
  • Facilitating applications and permits after expeditor’s submission;
  • Creating grass roots campaigns that include gaining community support for pending jobs;
  • Facilitating the rescinding of Stop Work Orders;
  • Negotiating fines and fine reduction with DOF for ECB, DOT, and DOB;
  • Resolving and remedying disputes and problems as they arise;
  • Organize outreach and strategic communication to community groups, community boards, business leaders, and surrounding property owners;
  • Relationship building with public officials, policy makers, local Community Boards and other key decision makers;
  • Consultation for bid documents;
  • Preparation and guidance during procurement;
  • Continuous review of proposed legislation, regulations, and industry standards for their potential impact on the construction industry;
  • Navigation of New York and federal construction law, codes, rules and regulations; and
  • Furthering the legislative agenda of the construction industry.