Craig Landy is a partner with extensive experience in contract risk assessment and risk management for major construction projects, including preparing, reviewing and negotiating contracts and proposing creative solutions to limit exposure to potential risks. Craig also works closely with contractors and other construction industry members to provide counsel regarding successful resolution or avoidance of potential disputes in ongoing construction projects.
“Recently, there has been an increase in the number of new construction delivery types that require thorough familiarity with in order to provide effective guidance and counsel.”
Prior to joining the firm, Craig was a partner at Landy & Seymour in New York City, where he was involved in a full range of contract counseling activities, including the drafting of agreements, providing advice and counseling to business professionals, negotiation of contracts and the formation and operation of partnerships and the supervision of major impact litigation, especially in the healthcare field.
Craig’s public service includes law secretary to New York State Supreme Court Justice Harold Baer, Jr. and deputy chief of the Commercial Litigation Division of the New York City Corporation Counsel’s Office. In addition, for 21 years, he was an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School. Craig is also a past president of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (2000 — 2002). He served that Association in a number of capacities, including Vice President and Chair of the Executive Committee. He is currently a member of NYCLA’s Board of Directors, Past Presidents Committee and Task Force on Meeting the Challenge of New York’s new pro bono rules.
Craig served for many years in the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association and as a member of that Association’s Nominating Committee. He has also served as a Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and he is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.
State of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
New York County Lawyers' Association (President, 2000—2002)
New York City Bar Association
American Bar Association
Manhattan College, B.A.
Fordham School of Law, J.D.
New York-Metro Super Lawyers for Construction/Surety, 2013-2019
Best Lawyers, 2018 - 2021
ALM & Martindale-Hubbell "New York Top-Rated Lawyers", 2019
ALM & Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV-Rated
Court-appointed federal monitor to protect U.S. interests in BCCI scandal (1997—2001)
“Challenges in Construction Risk Transfer,” P&A Breakfast Club Seminar, April 2014 (Speaker).
“Lessons Learned: Drafting Construction Contracts from a Litigator’s Perspective,” P&A Breakfast Club Seminar, September 2013 (Speaker).
“Understanding Construction Contract Force Majeure Provisions,” New York Law Journal, p. 4, November 26, 2012.
"Orientation Manual for Judicial Interns," (1989).