Overview

Mr. Torcicollo is the Team Leader for the firm’s Construction Litigation practice. He handles all facets of construction disputes, including contract claims and claims relating to change orders, construction defects, scheduling and delay, construction liens, public bidding, and design. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts in the region and has extensive arbitration and mediation experience before the American Arbitration Association and other alternative dispute resolution forums. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Torcicollo worked in the construction industry. He also represents clients in a wide variety of business litigation matters, including minority shareholder and contract disputes.

FOCUS AREAS

Mr. Torcicollo’s business litigation practice includes the representation of corporations, commercial real estate developers, and governmental agencies. He deals with a wide range of issues in these matters, including contract disputes, minority shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, contract disputes, bid protests, and commercial lease issues, among many others.

Mr. Torcicollo’s construction practice typically involves representing owners, developers, contractors and sub-contractors in construction matters, including dispute resolution as well as contract counseling. The components of his practice include:

  • Prosecuting and defending construction defects and design claims on behalf of owners, developers, and contractors
  • Prosecuting and defending payment claims on behalf of owners, developers, and contractors
  • Counseling clients on construction contracting and other development issues
  • Litigating all types of construction and business disputes in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings

Mr. Torcicollo has directed the firm’s recruiting and professional development initiatives since 2003 and also serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He was instrumental in overhauling the firm’s recruiting program in 2003, which included eliminating its summer associate program in lieu of recruiting lawyers who had completed judicial clerkships. By recruiting these attorneys who hold the “keys to the courthouse,” the firm is able to deliver immeasurable benefits and tremendous value to its clients. Under his direction, the firm has recruited more than 60 former judicial clerks, and today the firm boasts more than 100 former judicial clerks among its ranks. These lawyers provide clients with valuable, firsthand insight into the practices and preferences of specific judges, in addition to a well-developed knowledge of courthouse procedures.

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)
  • Bucknell University (B.A., cum laude)

Professional Activities

Member - United States Secret Service
New York/New Jersey Electronic Crimes Task Force

New Jersey State Bar Association
Construction and Public Contracting Law Section

American Bar Association
Forum on the Construction Industry

Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
Trustee

Litigation Counsel of America
Inducted in 2007

Civic / Charitable Activities

USA Climbing
Board member, 2008-present
President, 2009-2013

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Alfred J. Lechner, Jr., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Publications & Features

NEWSROOM

AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation; Construction; Litigation - Construction 

Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Construction Litigation
Top 100 Attorney in New Jersey, 2011

Recipient, The Italian Voice Stivale D'Italia Award of Excellence, 2014

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. A description of the selection process methodology for the awards referenced is available at gibbonslaw.com/awards/.

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