Jaimee L. Nardiello

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212.300.1466
212.682.6861
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Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Education

  • New York Law School, J.D.
  • Marist College, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • 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

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Partner

212.300.1466
212.682.6861
jnardiello@zdlaw.com
801 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017
VCard
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Upcoming Events

OCT

04

CREW New York 40th Anniversary Gala

Location: Edison Ballroom 240 West 47th St
Time: 06:30pm — 09:00pm

Join CREW NY for their landmark 40th Anniversary, as they celebrate forty years of empowerment, advancement, and success! Together, we will honor women from across four decades whose commitment, passion, and work inspires others and meaningfully honors our CREW NY mission: to build a powerful network of professionals dedicated to the advancement of women in commercial real estate.

Biography

Jaimee L. Nardiello protects the rights of design professionals, contractors, owners and other members of the construction industry in litigation. Ms. Nardiello focuses her practice on disputes involving construction, contracts, and environmental/energy laws. She manages cases from inception through trial, developing and executing strategy, and advocating on behalf of clients in court. She represents clients in commercial litigation –winning dismissals, mitigating liability, and preserving reputations.

Ms. Nardiello negotiates contracts in transactions for high-profile construction projects. She also advocates for design professionals in complex intellectual property disputes.

Ms. Nardiello is the Immediate Past Chair of the Design Division of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. She is the President of Commercial Real Estate Women of New York (CREW) the leading organization for professional women in commercial real estate in New York City.

In 2018, Jaimee Nardiello was selected to Crain's New York List of Leading Lawyers.  She was also named a “Leading Lady” by The Mann Charitable Foundation. In 2017, she was named an Outstanding Woman in the Building Industry by the Women Builders Council. Ms. Nardiello was recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer, after being named a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star. Who’s Who Legal counts her among the country’s leading lawyers in Construction Law. Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York named her to its “Top 20 Under 40” list in 2013. She was also named a Fellow of the American Bar Association, Construction Industry Forum.

Ms. Nardiello writes and speaks frequently. Her publications include: "Architect-Engineer Contracting," in the ABA's Federal Government Contracts, Third Edition; “AAA Construction Arbitration: A Step-By-Step Guide, Annotated Construction Glossary;” “Civil Liability for False Claims in Public Construction;” and “The Bar Exam Survival Guide: The Insider's Handbook to Passing the Bar Exam.”

Fellowships

  • Fellow, American Bar Association, Construction Industry Forum       

Honors & Awards

  • Crain's New York, Inaugural List of Leading Women Lawyers, 2018 
  •  “Leading Lady” by The Mann Charitable Foundation, 2018
  • "Leading Lady 2018" by Real Estate Weekly
  • City & State New York, Above and Beyond Awards (2018), Real Estate
  • Outstanding Woman in the Building Industry, Women Builders Council, 2017
  • Engineering-News Record's (ENR) Top 20 Under 40 Industry Professionals
  • Who's Who Legal, Leading Lawyers in Construction Law
  • Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018
  • New York Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011 - 2012     

General Counsel / Board Membership

President, CREW NY, 2018

Representative Experience

  • Successfully obtained dismissal of multi-million dollar claims against architect and engineer in underpinning action
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of a multi-million dollar mechanic's lien on behalf of developer where construction manager breached fiduciary duty
  • Represented world-renowned architect in $18M claim by owner of sports facility
  • Represented high profile engineer against multi-million dollar claim for design defects in connection with waste-to-energy facility in Florida
  • Drafted project agreements for large luxury apartment complex in New York City
  • Represented design professionals in complex intellectual property disputes

Organizations

  • Commercial Real Estate Women of New York (CREW)
  • American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, Design Divsion, Immediate Past Chair 

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Speaking Engagements

 

  • "Contract Administration" ABA Forum on Construction Law, Regional Program on Construction Contracts, 2016
  • "Preliminary Hearings and Scheduling Orders" The Anatomy of a Construction Arbitration, Litigation Seminars (New Jersey, 2016)
  • “Post occupancy Evaluations, A Legal Perspective” NY Region A&D Sustainable Design Leaders, June, 2015
  • Presenter, “Construction Law: Current Issues in Contracts and Litigation,” Center for Real Estate Studies at New York Law School Master Class, November 14, 2013
  • "Making Dollars & Sense of Construction Damages," ABA Forum on Construction Industry, (Naples, FL 2013)
  • Moderator - "One Nation Under the International Green Construction Code," American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting, April 2012
  • Presenter - "Bridging the Hoover Dam," ABA Construction Industry Forum Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, 2011
  • Panelist - "Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation," AIA New York, 2010
  • Panelist - "Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace," New York Building Congress, 2009

Publications

  • "Architect-Engineer Contracting," Federal Government Construction Contracts, Third Edition, ABA, 2017
  • "AAA Construction Arbitration: A Step-By-Step Guide,” Practical Law, 2015
  • "Annotated Construction Glossary," American Bar Association, 2010
  • "Civil Liability for False Claims in Public Construction," Construction Advisory Report, 2009
  • "The Bar Exam Survival Guide: The Insider's Handbook to Passing the Bar Exam," Professional Publishing Group, 2008

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