Steven M. Charney

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Steven M. Charney


Executive Committee

River Edge, NJ

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New York, NY

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"Practicing law within the construction industry has become an incredibly complex enterprise—one that requires a highly focused understanding of the unique needs of each client. This depth of understanding is the most critical aspect of our business."




State of New York

State of New Jersey


New York City Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Building Trade Employers’ Association

Associated General Contractors of America

Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Contract Documents Committee and Risk Management Committee

Education & Courses

Syracuse University, B.S.

New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Civil Engineering, M.S.

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.

Awards & Recognitions

Chambers USA, Construction Law, New York, Band 1, 2004-2023

Chambers USA, Construction Law, National, Band 1, 2018-2022

Business Today’s "Top Influential Construction Lawyer", 2023

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

The Legal 500: United States

The Legal 500: United States, “Recommended Lawyer”, 2021-2022

New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2007-2024

New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2023

Best Lawyers, 2006-2024

Best Lawyers, "Lawyer of the Year" in Construction Law - New York City, 2013

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

Who’s Who Legal - Thought Leader: Construction, 2020-2023

Who’s Who Legal: Business Lawyers

Who’s Who Legal: Construction

Publications & Presentations

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

“Perspectives From the Top Legal Officers of the Nation’s Leading Contractors,” Construction Super Conference, December 7, 2022 (Moderator)

“Advancing P3 in US Infrastructure Sustainability & P3 Highway Projects,” AIAI and Syracuse Univeristy Infrastructure Institute Webinar, June 2021 (Speaker)

“How 2020 Transformed the Conversation Around Hate and Racism in Construction,” Construction SuperConference, March 2021 (Moderator)

“An International Discussion on Contractors’ Assumption of Design Liability,” Leading Construction Lawyers Alliance (LCL Alliance) Webinar, February 2021 (Speaker)

“COVID-19 Discussion: The Present and Future for the Construction Community,” P&A and South Florida AGC Webinar, July 2020 (Speaker)

“The Current and Future State of Construction and Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges in the Evolving Crisis,” P&A, Turner Construction Company, Grassi Advisors & Accountants, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Star America Infrastructure Partners Joint Webinar, July 2020 (Speaker)

"MTA Implements Revised Contractors Debarment Regulations," P&A Client Alert, June 2020

“How to Manage the Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry,” P&A and Anchin Webinar, March 2020 (Speaker)

“Coronavirus – What is the Construction Industry’s Response?,” P&A Call-In Program, March 2020 (Speaker)

"Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance For Contractors," P&A Client Alert, March 2020

"Consequential Damage Waivers and Limitations of Liability: When Should I Include Them in My Contract and How Do I Overcome Them When They Gouge Me? Proving Bad Faith and Fraud", Construction SuperConference, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, December 2019 (Presenter)

"Technology and the Future of Project Delivery - New and Emerging Technologies that will Shape the Construction Industry of the Future", Construction SuperConference, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, December 2019 (Keynote Speaker)