Nicholas J. Zaita

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Nicholas J. Zaita


River Edge, NJ

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“With more construction-focused practitioners than any other law firm in the country, P&A is the go-to law firm for contractors.”




State of New York

State of New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


Panel Chair, Bergen County District Fee Arbitration Committee for the New Jersey Supreme Court Fee Arbitration Committee

Bergen County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association, Construction Section

ABA Forum on Construction

Education & Courses

University of Tampa, B.S.

University of Florida, M.S.

New York Law School, J.D.

Awards & Recognitions

Bergen Magazine “Top Lawyer” - Construction, 2023

NJBIZ “Leaders in Law”, 2023

New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2017-2021

Publications & Presentations

“Little Miller Act Claims,” NJICLE 2023 Construction Law Forum, June 2023 (presenter)

“Army Corps of Engineers Developing an Incredible Opportunity for New Jersey,” New Jersey Alliance for Action Seminar, May 2023 (moderator)

“New Jersey Appellate Decision Reminds Bid Protestors to Take Caution When Determining Where to File an Action,” P&A Client Alert, March 2023 (co-author)

“Utilizing Technical Mediation and Other Alterative Dispute Resolution Measures to Resolve Complex Construction Disputes,” Risk Management in Underground Construction Course, February 2023 (co-presenter)

“Best Practices for Implementing the New Buy America Requirements,” AGC Cornerstone Magazine, Winter 2022 (co-author)

“Navigating the NJDOT Claims Process,” P&A Webinar, June 2022 (co-presenter)

“Show Me the Money: Who is Responsible for the Impacts of a Differing Site Condition on a Design-Bid-Build Project Versus a Design-Build Project?,” P&A and Langan Engineering Webinar, May 2022 (co-presenter)

“The Evolution of the Tunneling Industry and How it is Shaping Owner and Contractor Viewpoints on Risk Allocation,” Risk Management in Underground Construction Conference, April 2022 (co-presenter)

“Degrees of Separation: Owner's Risks in Spinning Specifications from a Joint Venture,” Construction SuperConference, December 2019 (moderator)

“Be in the Know: The New Era of Contractor-Owner Claims Disputes,” Construction SuperConference, December 2018 (moderator)

“Not Going Down With The Ship: Managing Risk and Surviving the Struggling Construction Project,” NJICLE, June 2017 (co-presenter)