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Mr. Torcicollo 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 Managing Director of the firm 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. Mr. Torcicollo obtained his Mediation Certification from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation. 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
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mr. Torcicollo is highly experienced in alternative adjudicative processes, including both American Arbitration Association and private-party arbitration and mediation. He has handled a broad range of construction-related disputes in alternative forums, providing his clients with cost-effective legal representation. He is also a Certified Mediator through Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.
Mr. Torcicollo obtained his Mediation Certification from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. He is highly skilled at assisting parties in reaching resolution of their disputes. Calling on his many years of experience as a first-chair litigator, he is able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of parties’ various positions and can also provide practical guidance on cost, time, and other considerations of continued litigation.
Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)
Bucknell University (B.A., cum laude)
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 District Court for the District of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
American College of Trial Lawyers
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
Construction Lawyers Society of America
Litigation Counsel of America
Inducted in 2007
State of New Jersey Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC)
Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
American Bar Foundation
Harvard Law School, Program on Mediation
Gibbons Law Alert blog (www.gibbonslawalert.com)
Law clerk to the Honorable Alfred J. Lechner, Jr., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Board member, 2008-present