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Vincent T. Pallaci managing partner of the New York law firm of Kushick Pallaci PLLC. Mr. Pallaci represents contractors, subcontractors, developers, project managers, manufacturers, suppliers, architects and engineers in construction disputes throughout the State of New York.  Some of the types of claims that we handle are:  construction delays, construction defects, construction change order disputes, claims for damage from defective underpinning and/or excavation, payment bond claims, mechanic's lien foreclosure and defense and breach of contract claims.  


Mr. Pallaci holds the highest possible "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale Hubble, is recognized as a "Top Construction Attorney" by AVVO and has been recognized as a "rising star" by Super Lawyers magazine.


Please visit my New York Construction Law Update blog and my New York Mechanic's Lien blog at


You can also visit our firm website at




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Contact info

Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC

445 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 124
Melville, NY, 11747-3601

300 International Drive, Suite 100
Williamsville, NY, 14221


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 100%
    10 years, 500 cases



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I strongly endorse this lawyer. Vincent T. Pallaci is an expert in construction law and all matters related to construction/insurance/commercial related litigation. In my twenty years of practicing complex litigation I have never met an attorney/firm more knowledgeable and competent. I have consulted with Mr. Pallaci on most construction related matters that I have been involved with and continue to do so to this day. I give him and his firm my highest personal recommendation and would not hesitate to hire him and his firm for any personal matter in which his expertise was required. AAA+ rating in my opinion. Frank G. Spina, Esq. Spina & Kreitzman Attorneys at Law 300 Rabro Drive, Suite 152 Hauppauge, New York 11788 (631) 342-8388


    Frank Spina
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Melissa Tabako Billig

    I have known Vince professionally for several years. He is highly experienced and provides exceptional representation to his clients. He is well respected by the legal community - opposing counsel (such as myself) included. I highly recommend and endorse Vince without reservation.


    Melissa Billig Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Preeminent AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKushnick | Pallaci PLLC2006 - Present
AttorneyPaykin Greenblatt Lesser & Krieg LLP2005 - 2006
Law ClerkGreenblatt Softness & Lesser, LLP2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Suffolk County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Bay Shore Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Construction Law CommitteeChairman2013 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pioneer Tower Owner's Association v. State FarmPlaintiff was awarded summary judgment
Barkan v. New York Schools Insurance ReciprocalPlaintiffs' award of summary judgment affirmed
Construction Defect CaseSettled for $187,500.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Real Estate JournalIn Order to Avoid Problems During Construction, It is Critical to Keep Open Lines of Communiciation2013
NYCLA Construction Law JournalChallenging the Building Department's Permit Determinations in Court2013
Cornerstone (Published by AGC NYS)How to Maintain Proper Lien Law Trust Records In Order to Avoid Liability2013
New York Construction Law UpdateConstruction Collapses: Responding to the Emergency from a Legal Standpoint2012
avvo.comHow to submit a claim under New York's Little Miller Act2012
New York Real Estate JournalThe Mechanic's Lien Discharge Bond: What it is and what it does2012
New York Construction Law UpdateThe World of Construction in 2012: Protect Yourself or Say Goodbye2012
New York Construction Law UpdateIncomplete or incorrect plans: Who pays for the missing information?2010
New York Mechanic's LienTo lien or not to lien: that is the question2010
New York Mechanic's LienThe mechanics of enforcing your mechanic's lien2010
New York Mechanic's LienMechanic's Lien Discharge Bonds: What happens after the bond is obtained?2010
New York Mechanic's LienLien Release Dos and Don'ts2010
New York Construction Law UpdateContractors Beware: Exaggerating a Mechanic's Lien Can Cause Big Trouble2010
New York Construction Law UpdateMaintaining Proper Lien Law Trust Records to Avoid Liability2010
New York Construction Law UpdateArbitration in Construction Contracts: Is it right for you?2010
New York Mechanic's LienThe "Seven Deadly Sins" of Mechanic's Liens2010
New York Mechanic's LienEnforcing Your Mechanic's Lien: Is it necessary?2010
New York Mechanic's LienThe mysterious "bond to discharge all liens"2010
New York Construction Law Update"Pay if Paid" Clause is Unenforceable in New York2010
nyconstructionlaw.comObtaining Insurance Coverage for Damage Caused By Negligent Underpinning and Excavation2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
State University of New York, College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NECA Monthly MeetingPayment Issues in Municipal Construction2016
Annual Meeting and Training SchoolConstruction Change Orders: Minimize Risk and Maximize Efficiency2015
Understanding Construction Law: Minimize Risk and Maximize ProfitUnderstanding Construction Law: Minimize Risk and Maximize Profit2014
Issues in Adjacent Property ConstructionIssues in Adjacent Property Construction2014
Insurance Considerations for the Construction IndustryInsurance Considerations for the Construction Industry2013
Mitigation of Damages to Structures Adjacent to Construction Sites in Urban EnvironmentsStop Work Orders, RPAPL 881 Applications and License Agreements2012
Mitigation of Damages to Structures Adjacent to Construction Sites In Urban EnvironmentsStop Work Orders, RPAPL 881 Applications and Licensing Agreements2011