Gerard J. Onorata

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Gerard J. Onorata

Gerard J. Onorata


River Edge, NJ

P +1 201.343.3434

F +1 201.343.6306

P 201.343.3434

F 201.343.6306

"Contractors engaged in complex, high-profile projects require counselors who are deeply embedded in the construction industry and have experience advising clients through each stage of the building process."




State of New York

State of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court of the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


New Jersey State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Education & Courses

University of New Haven, B.A.

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers, 2012-2024

Best Lawyers, "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation – Construction – Hackensack region, 2019

New York-Metro Super Lawyers, 2012-2023

New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2007, 2015-2024

ALM & Martindale-Hubbell “New York Top-Rated Lawyers”, 2020

Bergen Magazine "Top Lawyer" – Construction, 2021-2023

New Jersey Law Journal Professional Excellence Award, Mentor, 2021

NJBIZ Leaders in Law, 2021

Publications & Presentations

“Navigating the NJDOT Claims Process,” P&A Webinar (speaker), June 2022.

“A Brief Discussion – Liquidating Agreements,” ConsensusDocs Newsletter, June 2022.

“Building Blocks for Handling Construction Law Cases,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Webinar (speaker), April 2022.

“The Basics of Subcontractor Defaults – Key Considerations,” ConsensusDocs Newsletter, February 2021.

“Construction Disputes - Session 3: What Can We Do to Make the DRB Work for Us?,” P&A Webinar (speaker), January 2021.

“Construction Disputes - Session 2: Contract Provisions,” P&A Webinar (speaker), October 2020.

“Construction Disputes - Session 1: Tackling Subcontractor Disputes,” P&A Webinar (speaker), August 2020.

“Construction Law Issues in the Age of Coronavirus (COVID-19),” P&A Webinar (speaker), April 2020.

“Successful Strategies for Preparing and Putting Forward Claims for Additional Compensation and Time,” P&A Breakfast Seminar (speaker), January 2019.

“Winning The Subcontractor Fight,” P&A Breakfast Club Seminar (speaker), January 2018.

“It’s Complicated: Public-Private Relationships on Transformative Developments & Infrastructure,” Third Annual Anchin Construction & Development Forum (moderator), February 2017.

“Ownership Rights of an Architect’s Work,” New Jersey State Bar Association Construction and Public Contracts Law Section Newsletter, June 2005.