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Daniel Eric Katz

Construction and development Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1982
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Daniel

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Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Rich, Intelisano & Katz's Construction practice includes Construction Litigation and Arbitration, Construction Contracts and Transactional Services, Lien Law, Design Professional Malpractice, and Property Damage.

  2. Commercial real estate
    Rich, Intelisano & Katz’s commercial practice includes Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Commercial Contracts and Access Agreements, Corporate, LLC and Partnership Disputes.

Daniel E. Katz is a Founding Partner of Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP. He specializes in construction law, commercial law and securities and employment arbitrations. Mr. Katz has received the highest designation (A-V) from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating Review. He was recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in the field of Construction Litigation every year since 2006. Mr. Katz has been named in "Best Lawyers in America" as one of the top construction lawyers in the country. He is also a Charter Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, which is a nationwide organization of leading practitioners in the field.

Mr. Katz has extensive experience within the areas of construction, real estate and commercial litigation, as well as securities arbitrations. Prior to Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP, Mr. Katz was a founding partner of the boutique litigation law firm of Bauman Katz & Grill LLP. He has also served in the Commercial Litigation Division for the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York where he was responsible for numerous actions in the areas of construction, real estate, civil rights and general commercial law. As an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Mr. Katz also handled securities and class action litigation. While he was a partner at the law firm of Ross & Cohen, Mr. Katz handled construction, surety, commercial, real estate, employment and lien law litigation. He has also handled numerous securities and employment-related arbitrations.

Mr. Katz obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Arts degree in American History. Mr. Katz completed his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in History-Political Science at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Katz is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Katz's reported cases include 361 Broadway Associates Holdings, LLC v. Blonder Builders, Inc., 178 A.D.3d 494, 114 N.Y.S.3d 337 (2nd Dep't 2019); Ferrara Bros. Building Materials Corp. v. FMC Construction, LLC, 138 A.D.3d 685, 30 N.Y.S.3d 157 (2d Dep't 2016); Minelli Construction Co., Inc. v. WDF Inc., 134 A.D.3d 508, 20 N.Y.S.3d 530 (1st Dep't 2015); Board of Managers of Hester Gardens v. Well-Come Holdings LLC, 128 A.D. 3d 601, 10 N.Y.S. 3d 72 (1st Dep't 2015); Verizon New York Inc. v. Case Construction Co. Inc., 63 A.D.3d 521, 880 N.Y.S.2d 476 (1st Dep't 2009);Verolla v. Beechwood Carmen Building Corp., 43 A.D.3d 913, 841 N.Y.S.2d 610 (2nd Dep't 2007);Walter H. Poppe General Construction Inc. v. Ramapo, 280 A.D.2d 667, 721 N.Y.S.2d 248 (2nd Dep't 2001); Casa Redimix Concrete Construction Corp. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, 277 A.D. 2d 95, 716 N.Y.S.2d 19 (1st Dep't 2000); York Hunter Construction, Inc. v. Avalon Properties, Inc., 104 F. 211 (S.D.N.Y. 2000);Fred Tuck & Company, Inc. v. Bronxville Properties Inc., 267 A.D.2d 423, 701 N.Y.S.2d 107 (2nd Dep't 1999); Federal Insurance Co. v. County of Westchester, 921 F. Supp. 1136 (S.D.N.Y. 1996); West Realty v. Foster & Kleiser, 212 A.D.2d 458, 622 N.Y.S.2d 948 (1st Dep't 1995); Diamond v. EFCO, 179 A.D.2d 420, 578 N.Y.S.2d 553 (1st Dep't 1992); Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp. v. 52 Park Associates, 710 F. Supp. 490 (S.D.N.Y. 1989); Fleet Aerospace Corp. v. Holderman, 637 F. Supp. 742 (S.D. Ohio), aff'd, 796 F.2d 135 (6th Cir. 1986), vacated and remanded, 481 U.S. 1026 (1987);Burns v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., 633 F. Supp. 77 (S.D. Iowa 1986), aff'd, 820 F.2d 246 (8th Cir. 1987); Viaggio v. City of New York, 114 A.D.2d 939, 495 N.Y.S.2d 680 (2nd Dep't 1985); Koch v. Consolidated Edison, 62 N.Y.2d 548, 479 N.Y.S.2d 163 (1984); and Alberts v. City of New York, 549 F. Supp. 227 (S.D.N.Y. 1982).

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Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP
915 Broadway Ste 900
New York, NY, 10010-7169

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Posted by Tim | May 28, 2020
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Confidence and Trust
Dan Katz has worked with me on various construction matters over the years. Dan is an experienced, skillful, responsive attorney and has my confidence and trust.
Posted by Michael | May 21, 2020
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President & CEO
Dan Katz has represented my firm since 2012. He is exceptionally knowledgeable with the constantly changing construction business and has given insightful legal advice throughout the years. He’s helped with multiple construction contract negotiations, claims, and business matters with many satisfactory resolutions. Dan and his staff are very thorough and meticulous. I am very happy working with Dan and his team of professional staff.
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Posted by Micaela | May 20, 2020
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Expert in field, professional, efficient and compassionate.
Our commercial landlord put the nonprofit school I run in a complicated and precarious position over a holiday. I called Rich, Intelisano & Katz for the first time a bit after hours during the holiday season, and Dan Katz took my call right away. He quickly appraised what I found to be an overwhelming situation, prioritized next steps, helped me identify reputable vendors to assist, and was consistently professional, efficient, and compassionate in how he ushered the situation towards resolution. I will always be grateful for the firm’s steady hand, seasoned skills, and generosity of spirit.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-600 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Rich Intelisano & Katz LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bauman Katz and Grill LLP
  • 1997 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Ross & Cohen LLP
  • 1987 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • NYC Corporation Counsel
  • 1981 - 1984
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  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Michigan
  • MA - Masters
  • 1976
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Leavitt Enterprise, Inc. v. Two Fulton Square LLC, 181 A.D.3d 662, 120 N.Y.S.3d 363 (2d Dept. 2020)
  • On appeal, the Court sustained Defendant/client's motion to dismiss all claims.
  • 361 Broadway Associates Holdings, LLC v. Blonder Builders, Inc., 178 A.D.3d 494, 114 N.Y.S.3d 337 (2nd Dep't 2019)
  • Owner/client upheld on appeal and lien vacated.
  • Minelli Construction Co., Inc. v. WDF Inc., 134 A.D.3d 508, 20 N.Y.S.3d 530 (1st Dep't 2015)
  • Contractor/client upheld on appeal and termination for convenience enforced.
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  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Charter Fellow
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 1981
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 1974
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 1974
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Speaking Engagements

  • Primer On New York City Construction Contracts
  • Methods Of Contractor Selection By The City Of New York
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Daniel
Construction and development Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is our go-to construction law attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced, reliable construction lawyer/litigator to provide sound and practical advice and counsel."
Construction and development Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As general counsel of our company, Dan is the first person we call when we are faced with complex or high-stakes litigation matters. Dan is a zealous and effective advocate, but at the same time he understands our business and is insightful, practical and solution-oriented making him invaluable in navigating and resolving disputes."
Construction and development Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dan Katz has been my partner, my peer, my mentor and a friend. He is the most loyal, smart, ethical, industrious attorney I have ever worked with. I'm proud to be his partner."
General practice Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked together with Attorney Katz on a number of matters over the years. He is a professional and ethical attorney, and I readily endorse him."
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New York Construction and development Lawyer Daniel Eric Katz
Daniel Eric Katz
Construction and development Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 42 years