AS SEEN IN ENR NEW YORK
Jaimee Nardiello says that a post-undergraduate job with a major contractor opened her eyes to the potential liabilities faced by construction professionals during every phase of design and implementation and led her to focus her legal career on construction law. She regularly represents design professionals, contractors and construction managers in matters including managing complex, multimillion-dollar construction cases from inception to trial and in preparing contracts for high-profile projects throughout the New York City area. She says her work has included obtaining dismissal of a multimillion-dollar mechanic’s lien on behalf of a developer; representing an architect in an $18-million claim by the owner of a sports facility; and representing a high-profile engineer in a multimillion-dollar claim for design defects in connection with a waste-to-energy facility. Nardiello also educates design professionals and other construction lawyers on code changes and legal processes that affect businesses. She also mentors law students and young lawyers. Her collaboration with experts in various fields caught the eye of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, which awarded Nardiello its ABA Women and Minorities Fellowship in 2011. Nardiello co-authored “The Bar Exam Survival Guide: The Insider’s Handbook to Passing the Bar Exam” and has been ranked a 2011 and 2012 New York Metro Area Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.