Carol A. Sigmond

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Carol Sigmond is Of Counsel to the firm, and Chair of the Construction Law team. 

A seasoned legal professional with over 30 years of experience, Carol brings significant knowledge to her practice which concentrates on construction industry matters, including contract preparation, mediation, litigation, suretyship, bid protests, appeals, and arbitration. She has extensive experience litigating construction disputes for public works and buildings in both the public and private sectors, as well as preparing contract documents including design-build, construction management, guaranteed maximum price, and fixed-price contracts.

Carol's practice has a particular niche in representing New York clients in construction defect litigation relating to issues that arise when adjacent owners develop their properties. Builders are required to avoid damaging neighboring properties from their construction work, and Carol helps her clients expedite the construction project by ensuring that the proper contracts are in place.

An experienced mediator, Carol is on the New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division Roster of Volunteer Mediators and the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Construction Industry Arbitrators.

Carol is a recognized thought leader in the construction law community in New York. She is the current Vice President of the New York State Bar Association and the former President of the New York County Lawyers Association. Carol is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to construction law and publishes “The Co-Op Condo Help Line” appearing monthly in various Mann Report publications. She is also a member of Law360‘s 2020 Construction Editorial Advisory Board.

Honors and Awards
  • Real Estate Section Award for Professionalism, New York State Bar Association: 2020
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award: 2019
  • New York Super Lawyers List, Construction Litigation: 2018, 2019

 

Organizations/Memberships
  • New York State Bar Association Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes, Member
  • Construction Editorial Advisory Board, Law360, 2019-2020
  • American Bar Association (ABA) – Fellow, Forum on Construction Law
  • Citizens Crime Commission of New York City – Lawyers Council
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • General Contractors Association of New York (GCANY)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • New York Building Congress (NYBC) – Construction Law Committee
  • New York City Bar Association (City Bar)
  • New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) – President (2015-2017); Board of Directors (2007-2015); President-Elect (2014-2015); Vice President (2013-2014); Treasurer (2012-2013); Chair of NYCLA Foundation (2011-12); Chair of the Construction Law Committee (2007-2010)
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) – Fellow,  Vice President, First Judicial District (2017 – ); Executive Committee (2017 – ); House of Delegates (2007-2013)
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Practical Considerations and Concerns in Basic Construction Contract Law" Lorman webinar, June 30, 2020, Presenter.

  • "Cost-Plus Contract Fundamentals," Lorman Webinar, March 30, 2020.

Practice

Industries

Related Media

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Education

  • The Catholic University of America School of Law, J.D.
  • Grinnell College, B.A.