About Us
 

PRACTICE AREAS
 

 

Construction Industry
 

Wilson & Chan’s construction practice represent all players in the construction industry, including New York State government agencies, construction managers, construction inspectors, engineers, land surveyors, contractors, subcontractors, various trades, insurers, etc. As such, our active involvement in the construction industry keeps us current on industry trends.  We find the right solutions that result in an imaginative blend of corporate and government regulation considerations. Our attorneys have an excellent track record in the area of construction law and litigation within the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester Counties, and New Jersey.

Wilson & Chan represents New York State government agencies, owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and insurers in the areas of construction law and related litigation, including commercial contracts disputes of all kinds, insurance coverage disputes, indemnification issues, prevailing wage issues, collective bargaining agreement issues, Labor Law §§ 200, 240, 241, premise liability, tort liability, and appellate practice involving both private and public improvement construction projects.  Moreover, our attorneys regularly engage in all aspects of construction law and the construction industry, including general contract and subcontract drafting and negotiating, dispute resolution, and both large and small claims relating to mechanic's liens, extra work, project impacts, delays, payment, bonds, Labor Law(s), and prevailing wages.

Our firm also has the knowledge, experience, and background to represent both government agencies and private vendors in contractor termination and disqualification issues including such matters as nonresponsibility determinations, bid protest issues, vacating contractor debarment, appealing MWBE/DBE certification denials, termination of contracts for cause or convenience, vendor default, and Article 78 proceedings and other procedures used to challenge such decisions.

 

 

 

Corporate
 

Wilson & Chan provides a full array of legal services to our corporate and business clients. We serve as outside counsel to large multi-million dollar companies as well as start-ups and closely held businesses. As outside counsel, we strive to make sure that our clients do everything it can to minimize the risks that are within your control and to avoid conflicts that can land you into litigation, or worse. Our goal is to be an integral part of your team, and ultimately, to your continued strategy for success. In this capacity, we provide consultations, advice, and the giving of opinion on the most common fields of law affecting your business, including general commercial law, construction law, corporation law, contract law, and employment law.

 

 

Closely-Held Business & Entrepreneurial Services
 

Wilson & Chan recognizes that start-ups and closely-held businesses have the same need for sophisticated legal advice as do publicly-traded companies, sometimes more. Our attorneys focus on the particular challenges and concerns of small business owners and their families. We deliver quality and personalized services, combined with the professionalism and attention to detail of large law firms.

This Practice Area includes attorneys experienced in business law; corporate, limited liability company, and partnership matters, including formation issues; taxation, estate planning; real estate; intellectual property; and contract litigation. We pride ourselves on our ability to understand and assist with the issues facing a wide range of business types, from closely-held or family businesses to retail operations to large corporations. Wilson & Chan’s objective is to help clients acquire, grow, protect, and transition their assets and ideas. Wilson & Chan endeavors to be an advisor as well as a problem-solver, analyzing problems on the basis of its lawyers’ combined experience, designing solutions to meet a client's particular needs. Businesses often present us with immediate needs, and we believe our clients can benefit from our perspective, performance, and dedication to personal service.


 

 

Landlord-Tenant
 

Our attorneys advise and represent both Commercial and Residential Landlords with respect to lease agreements, written and unwritten, as well as the scope of issues that stem from the respective tenancies.  Our firm offers sound advice for a wide range of clients including large developers, property management companies, housing associations, and commercial and residential landlords of all sizes.  Wilson & Chan has a seasoned team of attorneys that focus on obtaining rental arrears and legal possession of a rental unit for the Landlord through Nonpayment and Holdover summary proceedings. Our attorneys are also experienced with issues relating to the Mitchell-Lama program. In the residential realm, our attorneys are experienced in the complexities and nuances of non-primary residence and illegal sublet matters, Section 8 tenancies, and property safety & repairs.  In the commercial setting, we understand the importance of proper leasing agreements and work with Landlords to ensure their rights as owners.


 

 

Insurance
 

It is not unusual for clients facing tort litigation to also have simultaneous questions about whether their exposure is covered by insurance. Wilson & Chan can assist you in interpreting insurance policies and resolving insurance coverage disputes. We will work with your insurer and with you to see that you receive all of the protection to which you are entitled under your policy. We are skilled in matters associated with the insurance and reinsurance industries including transactions, regulation, litigation, and arbitration. We represent life, health, property and casualty insurance companies as well as brokers and agencies.

 

 

MWBE/DBE Regulations
 

Wilson & Chan recognizes that importance and intricacies of MWBE and DBE goals in city, state, and federal contracts. As a MBE and DBE certified firm, we are well versed in federal, state, and city regulations, rules, and statutes concerning MWBE and DBE programs and its impact on federal, state, and city contracts. Wilson & Chan are active advocates in the enforcement of MWBE and DBE programs.

 

 

Real Estate
 

Wilson & Chan understands that no one profits from a broken deal. Our firm offers its services and expertise to sellers, buyers, landlords, and tenants in all aspects of the purchasing and leasing of real property and other like interests in real estate. Very often, these involve the purchase and sale of houses, condominiums, cooperative apartments, and commercial property, closings, refinancing, partition actions, deed transfers, and leases, including lease preparation, office leases, retail leases, ground leases, build-to-suit leases, and residential leases. Our lawyers are prepared to assist you in every facet of your real estate transaction.

 

 

Tort Litigation
 

Wilson & Chan offers practical experience combined with legal expertise and uncompromising attention to detail to provide the foundation for success. Our attorneys litigate cases involving tort liability, construction liability, products liability, medical and professional liability, and premises and municipal liability. Wilson & Chan provides resources and vast expertise to enables peak efficiency and cost-effective representation. Wilson & Chan advocates, where appropriate, alternative dispute resolution that keeps clients out of court, saving them time and money.

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