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Paul Monte

Co-Managing Partner, New York Office

Executive Committee

Chair - Client Service Committee

New York, NY

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State of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States Court of Federal Claims


The Moles

The Beavers

Construction Lawyers Society of America (Fellow)

General Contractors Association of New York (Law & Legislation Committee)

Associated General Contractors of America

Associated General Contractors of America (New York Chapter)

Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley

Design Build Institute of America

New York Building Congress (Transportation and Infrastructure; and Public Building and Procurement Committees)

American Bar Association (Construction Industry Forum, Public Contract Section and Construction Litigation Committee)

New York City Bar Association

Westchester County Bar Association

Society of Construction Law (North America)

Education & Courses

Binghamton University, SUNY, B.A., with honors

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., Merit Scholar

Awards & Recognitions

New York-Metro Super Lawyers, 2009-2023

New York-Metro Super Lawyers, Top-100 Metro Area Attorneys, 2019-2022

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

The Legal 500: United States “Recommended Lawyer,” 2021

Chambers USA, Construction Law, New York, 2020-2023

Who’s Who Legal - Thought Leader: USA, 2024

Who’s Who Legal - Thought Leader: Construction, 2022-2023

Who’s Who Legal: Construction, 2021-2023

Best Lawyers, 2011-2024

Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Construction, New York City, 2022

City & State NY, “50 Over Fifty,” 2022

ALM & Martindale-Hubbell “New York Top-Rated Lawyers,” 2019-2020

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

D Magazine Best Lawyers, 2017

Publications & Presentations

“Federal Infrastructure Act – What It Means for NJ,” New Jersey Alliance for Action, February 2024 (Speaker)

“Subcontracting and Design Build: Risk, Reward and Requirements,” Subcontractors Trade Association, February 2024 (Speaker)

“Beyond College Admissions: The SCOTUS Decision’s Impact on Construction, Law Firms and DE&I,” Construction Super Conference, November 2023 (Speaker)

“Climate Policy- How it is Changing the Construction Industry” Construction Super Conference, November 2023 (Speaker)

Lockton Heavy Construction Risk Management Roundtable, June 2022 (Panelist)

“Getting the Most for New Jersey Out of Federal Infrastructure Dollars,” New Jersey Alliance for Action (NJAA) “Federal Infrastructure Act – What It Means For New Jersey”, March 2022 (Speaker)

“Trends in Contractual Risk Allocation,” AGC Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference, January 2022 (Speaker)

“Contractors Should Expect a New Wave of Climate-Resilient Projects,” P&A Client Alert, December 2021 (Co-Author)

“Combat Boredom: Using Computer-Generated Animation and Simulation Evidence at Trial,” 2021 Construction SuperConference, December 2021 (Speaker)

“Trends in Contractual Risk Allocation,” AGC’s 2022 Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference, November 2021 (Speaker)

“What’s Happening in Public Construction: How Recent Trends are Impacting Construction Disputes,” Arcadis Contract Solutions’ Panel Discussion, September 2021 (Speaker)

“From Planning to Delivery – Building Surety Confidence,” Risk Management in Underground Construction Conference, April 2021 (Speaker)

“MWBE Update: Compliance Trends That Contractors Need To Know,” Eastern Contractors Association, Anchin, and Peckar & Abramson Joint Webinar, April 2020 (Speaker)

“Public Sector Design-Build: What New York City Contractors Need to Know,” Peckar & Abramson and Aon Commercial Risk Services Joint Webinar, July 2020 (Speaker)

“Contract Issues in the Age of COVID-19,” AGC New York State Webinar, April 2020 (Panelist)

“MTA Debarment Update,” P&A Client Alert, November 2019 (Co-Author)

“MTA’S New Debarment Powers Pose an Existential Risk (rev.),” P&A Client Alert, June 2019 (Co-Author)

“Setting the stage for success on megaprojects,” 2019 International General Counsel Forum, April 2019 (Speaker)

“After The Dispute Dust Settles: Exploring Common Cause and Cure of Mega-Projects,” The 8th International Society of Construction Law Conference, September 2018 (Panelist)

“P3 Risk Management,” Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI) Webinar, May 2018 (Panelist)

“Infrastructure Development – The Regional Bridges, Tunnels and Transit Construction Boom,” Commercial Observer’s Second Annual Transportation & Infrastructure Construction Forum, May 2018 (Panelist)

“Notice and Record Keeping Requirements and Best Practices on Delay and Impact Cost Claims on MTA Contracts,” General Contractors Association of New York Presentation, May 2018 (Speaker)

“Balancing and Managing the Risk – From the Design Builder’s Point of View,” 2018 P3C Public Private Partnership Conference and Expo, February 2018 (Moderator)

“Planes, Trains and Urban Infrastructure: A Blueprint for the Regional Transportation Construction Boom,” Commercial Observer’s Transportation and Infrastructure Construction Conference, July 2017 (Speaker)

“Joint Ventures in Construction,” National Association of Surety Bond Producers 2016 Regions 1, 2 & 3 Annual meeting, October 2016 (Speaker)

“Site Conditions: Are They Different?” Peckar & Abramson and Langan Engineering Panel Discussion, April 2016 (Speaker)