Prior to earning his law degree from St. John's Law School in 1993, George Marco was employed as a Mechanical Engineer for a major vibration control manufacturer in New York.
Upon graduating from Law School, Mr. Marco decided to utilize his engineering and legal knowledge in the construction industry by taking a position with a major general contractor in New York as an executive project manager and in-house counsel. Between 1993 and 1999, Mr. Marco managed multi million dollar projects and handled all of the companies' legal matters along with outside counsel. In 1999, Mr. Marco elected to take his practical and legal experience into private practice where he has specialized in the area of construction law and commercial litigation ever since.
During his tenure as an associate with Feinstein & Nisnewitz, between 1999 and 2002, and later as a senior associate with Georgoulis & Associates, Mr. Marco has represented numerous contractors throughout the State of New York, as well as sureties, subcontractors, vendors, homeowners and developers in a wide array of construction disputes. Mr. Marco's engineering background, education and practical work experience in construction has given him a unique insight into the inner workings of a construction project not shared by many other practitioners.
Mr. Marco has successfully litigated multimillion-dollar claims against the New York City School Construction Authority and the New York City Housing Authority, among other public agencies. In addition, Mr. Marco has considerable experience in identifying and assessing the myriad of claims which typically arise on a construction project. He is well versed in the preparation of complex construction claims, such as delay, impact costs and loss of productivity, and works closely with engineers and construction claims specialists in order to prepare and prosecute claims on behalf of clients.
In 2006, Mr. Marco successfully argued to the appelllate division of New York that despite a "no damages for delay clause" contained in the New York City Housing Authority's contract, a contractor was entitled to assert a claim for delay damages under certain exceptions to the rule. The Appellate Division also found that the contractor did not fail to timely notify the Housing Authority of its claim pursuant to the draconian notice provisions contained in their contract. See, Trataros Construction, Inc. v. New York City Housing Authority, 34 A.D.3d 45 (2nd Dept. 2006).
In addition to representing clients with respect to their legal matters, Mr. Marco also works with clients to address the common pitfalls of a construction project before a problem arises and the parties engage in costly litigation and or arbitration.