Craig A. Landy

Craig Landy is a partner who regularly advises general contractors, construction managers and owners in the drafting, negotiating and administering of contracts for the construction of international, national and local projects, both large and small. He has helped clients manage and mitigate legal risks on construction projects and has trained project staff in overcoming contractual obstacles that often must be faced on large and small construction projects. Craig is recognized by Martindale Hubbell with the highest AV-rating and by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.      

Craig A. Landy



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“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.”


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. Craig is currently a member of NYCLA’s Board of Directors.

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 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

New York Bar Foundation (Fellow)

Education and Courses

Manhattan College, B.A.

Fordham School of Law, J.D.

Awards and Recognitions

New York-Metro Super Lawyers for Construction/Surety, 2013-2019

Best Lawyers, 2018 - 2022

ALM & Martindale-Hubbell "New York Top-Rated Lawyers", 2019 - 2021

ALM & Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV-Rated

Court-appointed federal monitor to protect U.S. interests in BCCI scandal (1997 - 2001)

Publications & Presentations

“Liquidated Damages in Construction Contracts: An ‘Exclusive Remedy’ for Delays in New York?,” New York Law Journal, June 2021

“2017 AIA 201 General Terms and Conditions,” ACCNJ’s Construction Law for Construction Professionals, October 2017 (Speaker)

“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).