Legal Services for your Construction Law Needs

Over the past decade, the construction industry has dipped and peaked amidst political and economic uncertainty. The industry is moving towards sustainable growth with increases in residential, commercial, and infrastructure markets. 

At Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC, our clients trust us to be on the forefront of an evolving construction landscape with its complex regulations, unique challenges and opportunities, and significant litigation exposure.

Accomplished Construction Law Attorneys

Our team of construction attorneys are a skilled and accomplished group with a long history of representing the construction industry.  We deliver unique perspectives, tactical guidance, and problem-solving strategies to help you reach your goals, no matter how big or small.

We stay ahead of industry trends, such as improvements in efficiency related to technology (modular construction, building information modeling, artificial intelligence), transformations in traditional workflow models, and the ongoing labor shortage, in order to provide you strategic proactive guidance.

We know how hard you work so we make it our mission to earn your respect with unmatched preparation and reliable delivery. Whenever you need us, we will be at your side – on the worksite, before a planning board, at the negotiation table, or in the courtroom.

Our Construction Clients

The team of attorneys at Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr have decades of experience representing a wide range of construction industry clients, including:

  • Local, national and international companies
  • Insurers
  • Owners
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Contractors and Subcontractor
  • Suppliers
  • Manufacturers

Construction Law Services

Construction industry clients look to Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr to provide a comprehensive array of legal services, including:

  • Acquisition and land development
  • Administrative and Article 78 proceedings
  • Appeals
  • Commercial, residential, and infrastructure projects
  • Contract issues and negotiations
  • Corporate governance
  • Defective product and work claims
  • Development, planning and zoning of real property
  • Education and training
  • Environmental compliance and remediation
  • Insurance disputes, negotiations, and settlements
  • Labor and employment issues and litigation
  • Litigation claims 
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • OSHA investigations and compliance
  • Policy review and drafting
  • Professional liability claims against construction professionals
  • Regulatory investigations and compliance
  • Risk management counseling
  • Succession planning 
  • Tax certiorari 


Your contract has the power to protect you … if it is fully vetted and intelligently created. At Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, our attorneys believe a proactive, detail-oriented approach to contracts now can help you avoid costly legal claims and lengthy litigation in the future. We regularly counsel clients on complex construction contracts, often reviewing proposals or agreements to shift the risk, protect your investment, and reduce your potential for liability.

Land Use, Zoning and Real Property Development

You have a vision and we will build a pathway to help you achieve it. Whether it is constructing a new building or breathing life into an existing property, Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr’s broad experience – from permits, variances and zoning, to SEQRA environmental review, to site acquisition and finance – results in projects that run smoother and goals that are reached faster.


The team of attorneys at Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr are highly recognized litigators. In an industry where the legal issues are complex and the stakes are high, we are there to advocate for you from the beginning and protect you until resolution. And, while Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr call New York’s capital of Albany home, our reputation extends far beyond our region. As general or local counsel, we routinely represent national clients in litigation arising out of Labor Law §200, §240 and §241 claims, construction and design defects, structural failures, labor disputes, and environmental issues, to name a few.

Put our experience to work for you