Risk, delays, unexpected costs.

 

Most view these consequences as the “cost of doing business” on construction projects, no matter the size. But not when LePatner is on your team.

LePatner is unique in the industry. Founded as a construction law firm in 1980 representing architects and engineers, we now primarily represent building owners, developers, and investors undertaking capital projects. Today, LePatner & Associates LLP and LePatner Project Solutions LLC are a powerful combination that seamlessly provides owners with a continuum of business advisory, legal, and project management services from project conception and team formation to design, construction, and occupancy.

For decades, the construction industry has deemed fast-track and its resulting delays and cost overruns to be the norm. Owners have had little defense. LePatner acts proactively on behalf of its clients to protect their financial and business interests while minimizing risk. We put clients on an equal footing with their contractors when negotiating the cost of their projects, large or small.

Known in the industry as thought leaders and creators of the LePatner C³™ methodology, we enable our clients to complete their projects for a true fixed price, on time and on budget. We are proud of our 35-year legacy of helping our clients achieve positive, cost-effective results on their capital projects.

 

Legal Counsel &
Advisory Services

Whether its new construction, gut renovation, damage and defect claims, or property insurance issues, every building project faces its own set of challenges and complexities. We specialize in tackling projects that traditional real estate attorneys can't.

LePatner & Associates, LLP is one of the nation’s foremost construction law firms. For over 36 years, founder Barry LePatner has provided sophisticated and comprehensive legal counsel and business advisory services to corporations, real estate developers and investors, healthcare and educational institutions, non-profit organizations, as well as design professionals who are planning and building capital projects.

Our services are guided by the client's business needs and project objectives. Whether preparing and negotiating our customized C³ Agreements, strategizing on how to obtain jurisdictional approval for a project, or resolving disputes with an adversary, we perform our services as an extension of our client’s organization.

Learn more about the range of legal services we provide for real estate owners and design professionals.

Owner Representation & Project Management Services

A good contract only gets you so far in today’s hot construction environment. Experienced project management is a must to ensure that you – not your consultants or contractors – remain in control of the project.

LePatner Project Solutions is the project management firm that offers something to owners they haven’t had in decades—control. Control over their budgets, control over their schedules, and control over the project risk they assume. The continuum of services LPS provides, enables owners to build smarter and more efficiently. LPS understands that owners crave transparency and an equitable allocation of risk in what is an increasingly fragmented, complex and opaque building process.

Whether it’s new construction, gut renovation, close-outs, or forensic investigations, our team provides a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of the design and construction process and knows how to navigate that process to return project control to the owner.

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COMPLETED PROJECTS

LePatner has avoided specializing in project types. Instead, we specialize in solving complex, thorny problems. Whether we’re working side by side with a client from the conception of their project or “rescuing” a project in progress, we seek the best possible outcomes for our clients.  

Cary Leeds Tennis Center, Bronx NY New York Junior Tennis League Project Management and Legal Counsel

Cary Leeds Tennis Center, Bronx NY

New York Junior Tennis League

Project Management and Legal Counsel

APS Editorial Offices, Ridge, NY American Physical Society Project Management and Legal Counsel

APS Editorial Offices, Ridge, NY

American Physical Society

Project Management and Legal Counsel

Law Offices, Manhattan GDLSK LLP Project Management and Legal Counsel

Law Offices, Manhattan

GDLSK LLP

Project Management and Legal Counsel

Tiffany's,  Soho NY Project Management and Legal Counsel

Tiffany's,  Soho NY

Project Management and Legal Counsel

Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, NY Project Management and Legal Counsel

Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, NY

Project Management and Legal Counsel

The High Line Park, New York City Friends of the High Line Legal Counsel

The High Line Park, New York City

Friends of the High Line

Legal Counsel

 

LePatner clients include:

 
 
  • Fortune 500 corporations
  • Foreign companies and government agencies
  • National and locally based non-profit organizations
  • Real estate developers and investors
  • Hotel and hospitality groups
  • Luxury retailers
  • Retail banks
  • Iconic restaurateurs
  • Exclusive coop and condominium boards
  • Townhouse and apartment owners
 
 

FIRM LEADERS

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Barry B. LePatner, Esq.

Barry B. LePatner is founder of the New York City-based law firm LePatner & Associates LLP. For three decades, he has been prominent as an advisor on business and legal issues affecting the real estate, design, and construction industries.

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C. Bradley Cronk, RA

Brad Cronk is a principal of LePatner C³ LLC, which provides project management services to corporate and institutional owners, real estate developers, investors, and non-profits in the New York City metropolitan area.

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Get ready to ARAZOO

Conceived as a digital extension of the LePatner C³ principles by Barry LePatner and LPS Principal, Brad Cronk, Arazoo is the essential cloud-based platform serving design professionals, building product manufacturers, and real estate owners. Named for Arazu, the Babylonian god of completed construction (we are not making that up!), Arazoo is creating a marketplace that makes building product and material selection and purchasing better. Learn more here.