Ms. Lombardo has successfully litigated matters before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, as well as the American Arbitration Association, with a focus on construction matters. Her experience in commercial litigation and construction litigation is unique in that she represents both plaintiffs and defendants. She was co-lead counsel in a three-year long arbitration representing a major university in a claim involving extensive and complex design and construction defects, which resulted in a multimillion-dollar award in our client’s favor and the arbitrator striking down a limitation of liability clause. Unlike most litigators in the construction arena, Ms. Lombardo also has experience drafting and negotiating contracts. She has worked with owners, contractors, subcontractors, and designers on contracts for projects involving academic centers, public schools, laboratory facilities, office buildings, energy facilities, public/private projects, and building additions of varying sizes. Namely, Ms. Lombardo is lead construction counsel for a prominent healthcare system in the Tri-State area. Most recently, she represented LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. in the drafting and extensive negotiation of a construction manager agreement for the construction of LG's new North American Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Ms. Lombardo works with the firm’s longstanding corporate clients in addition to the Northeast region’s top universities, retailers, and professionals in the design and construction field in the following types of matters:
- restrictive covenants
- contract disputes
- insurance coverage
- multi-party construction matters involving design and construction defects
- construction lien and collection claims
- surety claims
- condominium liability
Ms. Lombardo is a highly accomplished attorney with outstanding abilities in strategizing solutions and navigating litigation to achieve the clients’ goals. She has broad knowledge of legal proceedings before the courts and ADR organizations.
Breach of Contract
Defense and prosecution of matters involving failure to abide by contract terms.
Construction Design and Defect Claims
Defense and prosecution of claims involving a breach of a covenant not to compete.
Defense and prosecution of claims involving defective design and/or construction of commercial properties ranging from warehouses to condominiums.
Filing and defending against construction liens and municipal mechanic’s liens.
Construction and Design Contract Drafting
Prosecution of claims on performance and payment bonds procured on construction projects.
Drafting and negotiating contracts for owners, contractors, designers and subcontractors for a variety of commercial construction projects.