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Peter J. Torcicollo

Peter J. Torcicollo

Co-Chair, Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Mr. Torcicollo, Co-Chair of the firm’s Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department, has a broad-based commercial litigation practice with substantial trial experience in a variety of forums, including federal courts, the state courts of New York and New Jersey, and both AAA and private party arbitration. He has extensive experience handling construction-related disputes, including contract claims and claims relating to change orders, construction defects, scheduling and delay, construction liens, public bidding, and design. His practice also includes commercial contract disputes, minority shareholder and partnership disputes, restrictive covenant litigation, defense of RICO and class action claims, and labor-related claims in the construction sector.

Mr. Torcicollo is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and served as the Chair of the firm’s Professional Development Committee and as the firm’s Director of Recruiting, Associate Retention and Lateral Hiring for more than fifteen years. He is a Trustee of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, serves on the New Jersey Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC), and is a former Trustee of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Torcicollo worked in the construction industry.

Areas of Focus

General Commercial Litigation

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, bid protests, and commercial lease issues, among many others.

Construction Law & Litigation

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

Credentials

Education

Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)

Bucknell University (B.A., cum laude)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Activities

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
Former Trustee

Construction Lawyers Society of America
Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America
Inducted in 2007

State of New Jersey Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC)
Member

Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
Trustee

Gibbons Commercial Litigation Alert blog
Editorial Board (www.commerciallitigationalert.com)

Judicial Clerkship(s)

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

Civic/Charitable Activities

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