I help companies that build. My objective is to provide quality legal representation in a timely and cost-effective manner to the owner, architect, engineer, contractor, and manufacturer. Before I became an attorney in 2000, I worked as a project engineer, then superintendent, for an Engineering News-Record Top 400 contractor. To any matter in which I am involved, I bring my years of experience in construction.
My practice areas respond to the legal needs of my clients, and include Construction Law, Business Law, Real Estate, and Bankruptcy.
I prepare contracts, subcontracts, mechanics’ liens, completion agreements, and takeover agreements. I litigate payment disputes, bid disputes, delay claims, disruption claims, warranty claims, design errors and omissions, defective work, incomplete work, contractor default, termination for cause, and termination for convenience.
I assist the corporation, limited liability company, partnership, and sole proprietorship with its business formation, operations, commercial contracts, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, and dissolution.
I represent the buyer or seller of commercial or residential real estate, and the debtor or creditor in a bankruptcy proceeding.
Licensed since 2000
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star - Construction Litigation||New England Super Lawyers||2009|
|Principal||The Law Office of Steven R. Kolodziej, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Principal / Associate||Garcia & Milas, P.C.||1999 - 2011|
|Scheduling Engineer||Perini / O&G, A Joint Venture||1992 - 1993|
|Superintendent / Project Engineer||O&G Industries, Inc.||1989 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Cheshire Chamber of Commerce||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Ace Mentor Program of Connecticut, Inc.||Secretary||2005 - Present|
|New Haven County Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|CONNSTRUCT!, a publication of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Litigation Committee, Authors: Steven Kolodziej, Frederick Hedberg||Planning for Delay: Critical, in More Ways than One||2005|
|CONNstruction, a publication of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association, Authors: Steven Kolodziej, Raymond Garcia||Connecticut Appellate Court Allows Subcontractor to Get Damages for Bid Shopping||2003|
|Quinnipiac Law Review, a publication of Quinnipiac University School of Law, 19 QUINNIPIAC L. REV. 209||Prejudgment Interest on Antitrust Treble Damages in Connecticut after Westport Taxi Service v. Westport Transit District||2000|
|Quinnipiac University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Central Connecticut State University||Industrial Management||MS - Master of Science||1995|
|University of Connecticut||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|