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Mr. Winkles has broad experience representing owners, construction managers, general contractors and trade contractors in all stages of the construction process. This experience includes familiarity with contract negotiation and drafting, contract administration and dispute resolution. His practice includes reviewing, negotiating and preparing construction contracts and general conditions. He has experience with both public and private projects in New York and New Jersey, including projects relating to public schools, universities, office buildings, condominium buildings, residential construction, sewer main systems, and other various commercial and municipal projects.

Mr. Winkles has litigation, construction and arbitration experience with all issues that traditionally arise in construction disputes, including defects and claims for extra work, delay and disruption issues (including actual and constructive acceleration and claims for lost productivity), incomplete or defective design, inadequate and uncoordinated project management, differing site conditions, cardinal change, denial of site access, improper inspections, safety violations, rejection and repair of nonconforming work, terminations for default and convenience, lien and bond issues, and post-completion warranty issues. Mr. Winkles has argued appeals on construction and bidding issues in New Jersey and in New York, and has handled litigations in the Federal Courts in both New York and New Jersey.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 66%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
  3. Contracts: 10%
  4. Business: 9%
    7 years

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Contact info

Tesser & Cohen

591 Broadway
New York, NY, 10012

946 Main St
Hackensack, NJ, 07601



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bergen County, NJ Top Lawyer(201) Magazine2014
SuperLawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTesser & Cohen1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of the Bar of New York CityMemberN/A
Bergen County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jupiter Environmental Services, Inc. v. Graystone Construction CorpAppellate Division ruled in Plaintiff's favor
Goldberg & Connolly, respondent, v Graystone Construction Corp.Appellate Division ruled in client's favor
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Pensacola Christian CollegePre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Pensacola Christian CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in New Jersey: Understanding the IssuesConstruction Contracts2014
Wait, Don't Sign That! Construction Contracts 101Construction Contracts2013
Construction Contracts 101: Agreements Explained & DemystifiedConstruction Contracts2013
Public Contracts and Procurement RegulationsPublic Procurement2012
New Jersey Lien LawConstruction Lien Law2011
Lorman Education SeminarsNew Jersey Lien Law2009
The Fundamentals of Construction ContractsConstruction Contracts2008
Lorman Education SeminarsThe Fundamentals of Construction Contracts2008
Lorman Education SeminarsConstruction Lien Law in New Jersey2008
American Society for Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning EngineersHow to Write CYA Letters—Documenting Your Concerns - A Contractor’s Perspective2008
Lorman Education SeminarsResidential Lien Law2006
Lorman Education Seminars,What to Do When Construction Projects Go BadN/A