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Kriton A. Pantelidis

Kriton A. Pantelidis is an associate of Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP. His practice focuses on counseling clients regarding all issues of construction law. Mr. Pantelidis has experience representing every type of construction project participant (including architects, engineers, general contractors, construction managers, trade contractors, owners, developers, and materials suppliers) in complex litigation involving bodily injury, property damage, breach of contract, and commercial economic loss. In addition, Mr. Pantelidis drafts and negotiates various construction and design agreements and advises clients on myriad issues arising out of particular projects (both public and private) including but not limited to insurance coverage, payment disputes, scope of work changes, contract interpretation and modification, delays, payment and performance bonds, termination, liens, and intricate intellectual property concerns.

Notable cases Mr. Pantelidis has been involved with include: 1) A multi-million dollar business interruption/engineering malpractice claim involving a billion dollar construction project at the United Nations; 2) The 51st street crane collapse, which engendered an economic loss suit by the developer’s bridge loan lender (for an amount in excess of $60 million) involving a complicated zoning opinion issued by the developer’s architect; 3) A copyright infringement law suit involving a specialty interior design architectural firm, which arose out of the construction of the cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas; he was successful in having the case dismissed, a decision upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit before which he argued personally; and 4) A multi-million dollar construction defect claim arising out of the construction of three condominium buildings on the Brooklyn waterfront, which he was successful in having dismissed.

Practice Area(s):

  • Construction Law
  • Professional Liability (Architects and Engineers)
  • Copyright Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Litigation

Admitted to Practice Law in:

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Association Positions:

  • Member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (“SEAoNY”).
  • Member of the Publications Committee for SEAoNY’s quarterly magazine, Cross Sections.
  • Vice Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s (“DRI”) Special Litigation Group for Design Professionals.
  • 2016-2017 DRI Young Lawyers Liaison Chair to the Construction Committee.
  • Member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”).
  • Member of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, the Hellenic Lawyers Association, and the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in History with minor concentrations in English Literature, Philosophy, and Art History, magna cum laude - New York University
  • Juris Doctor - St. John's University School of Law

Published:

  • “Understanding Misconduct Proceedings Against Professional Engineers.” The Critical Path: 20.3 (2016). DRI.
  • “The Continuous Representation Doctrine.” Cross Sections: 19.1 (2014): 6. SEAoNY.
  • Contributing Researcher/Writer. “New York Chapter Update.” State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims, 2nd ed. 2005. Rev. ed. Philadelphia: Aspen Publishers, 2012. Print.

Presentations:

  • ExecuSummt, 2016 Construction Conference, Special Considerations for the Defense of Architects and Engineers, Panelist (December 2016).
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, Understanding Professional Misconduct, Lecturer (October 2016).
  • HalfMoon Education, Defining Professional Misconduct, Lecturer (September 2015, December 2015, March 2016).
  • Construction Financial Management Association, Annual Conference, The Twelve Most Litigated Construction Contract Provisions, Lecturer (June 2016).
  • SEAoNY Seminar, The Statutes of Limitations and Repose, Lecturer (January 2016).