Michael S. Zicherman

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Michael S. Zicherman

Michael S. Zicherman

Partner

River Edge, NJ

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"Successfully resolving a dispute is not merely obtaining a favorable result, but doing so economically, so the victory will not be pyrrhic.  This requires understanding the client's goals and budget, and developing an early case strategy to achieve them."

Bio

Highlights

Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

State of Pennsylvania

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Memberships

Construction Lawyers Society of America (Fellow)

American Bar Association (Litigation Section and Forum on the Construction Industry)

Construction Management Association of America (NY / NJ Chapter)

New York State Bar Association (Construction and Surety Law Division of the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section)

New Jersey Bar Association (Construction and Public Contract Law Section)

Pennsylvania Bar Association

International Bar Association (Litigation Committee and International Construction Projects Committee)

CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (Arbitration Committee and Construction Advisory Committee)

Order of the Barristers

Education & Courses

University of Rochester, B.A.

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.

FIDIC Module 2: Claims and Disputes Resolution

Awards & Recognitions

Chambers USA, Construction Law, New Jersey, 2021-2022

Martindale Hubbell - AV Preeminent Rated

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

The Legal 500: United States, “Recommended Lawyer,” 2022

New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2014, 2016-2022

New York-Metro Super Lawyers, 2015-2022

Best Lawyers, 2013-2023

Bergen Magazine, Top Lawyer - Construction & Commercial Litigation, 2020-2022

Bergen’s Top Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2013 - 2016, 2017, Appellate Practice, 2014

Expert Guides, Construction, 2017

Who’s Who Legal, Construction, 2017, 2018, 2021-2022

New Jersey Law Journal Professional Excellence Award, 2020

Publications & Presentations

United States Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Construction (2008-2023 editions), Law Business Research Ltd. (co-editor; co-author)

United States Chapter, Mondaq’s Construction Comparative Guide, January 2022.

“The Intersection of Construction Law and Bankruptcy Law – Resolving the Dilemma,” NJICLE, February 2021 (panelist).

“Public-Private Partnership Educational Seminar,” ACCNJ and AIAI, October 2018 (panelist).

United States Chapter, Getting the Deal Through – Construction (2008-2019 editions), Law Business Research Ltd. (co-editor; co-author)

“The Intersection of Construction Law & Bankruptcy Law: Resolving the Dilemma,” NJICLE, February 2017 (panelist)

“Physical Security in the Design and Construction of High-Risk Construction Projects,” Construction Superconference, December 2016 (panelist)

United States Chapter, Construction Law & Practice (International Series), Sweet & Maxwell (2nd Edition, 2016) (co-author)

“Hard Hat Case Notes,” The Construction Lawyer, American Bar Association, Summer 2010-Summer 2016 (co-author)

“Pay-If-Paid vs. Pay-When-Paid in Construction Contracts,” Practical Law Company

“Pay-If-Paid Clauses in Construction Subcontracts,” Practical Law Company

“Construction Law 2014: Handling the Construction Defect Case,” NJICLE, June 2014 (panelist)

“Statute of Repose Limits an Indemnity Claim,” AGC Law in Brief, Vol. 1, No. 1, December 3, 2014 (co-author)

“Pay-If-Paid Provisions In Construction Contracts Are Enforceable in New York Where The Project Is Located Outside the State,” NYCLA Construction Law Journal, Vol. I, Issue II, Summer 2011

“CM Liability for Jobsite Safety: The Fine Line Between Managing the Work and Controlling It,” CM Advisor, September/October 2010

“Constitutional Due Process And Mechanics’ Liens: Do Public Mechanic’s Lien Laws Stand Up To The Challenge?”, Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Volume 2, Number 1, Winter 2008

"Effective Risk Management: A Roadmap to Success," CMAA National Conference & Trade Show, 2007 (moderator/panelist)

“Mechanics’ Liens – An International Perspective,” Lorman Construction Newsletter, August 2005 (co-author)