New York State Bar Association
Real Property Law Section
Committee on Real Estate Construction
Although created only a few years ago, the Committee on Real Estate Construction has already made a significant impact. The Committee’s basic goal is to educate real estate lawyers, especially those not well-versed in construction, about issues that arise in connection with construction agreements – something virtually all real estate attorneys encounter. The Committee has organized breakfast and lunch seminars and CLE programs for the Section’s Summer and Annual meetings.
first major project, the Committee prepared a form of Owner’s Rider and
Commentary to one of the standard AIA (American Institute of Architecture)
forms of Owner/Contractor agreements generally used in construction, together
with forms of lien waivers. In 2016 the
Committee completed work on a proposed form of Owner’s Rider to one of the AIA
Owner/Architect Agreements. The
Committee plans to continue working on forms for construction projects and making
those forms available to the real estate community.
are a real estate lawyer, you will certainly be asked by your clients to review
construction related agreements from time to time, whether agreements with
contractors, architects, or others. To
represent your client well, you need some basic knowledge about these
agreements and construction issues generally, something you will certainly
obtain in this Committee, as it is composed of both experienced construction
lawyers and real estate attorneys only peripherally involved in construction. Committee members brainstorm problems,
solutions, and current issues.
Committee membership is open to members of the Real Property Law Section.
21st Century Construction - 21st Century Law Update: New York City Bar Association Construction Law Committee Report - Feb 2014
A141 - 2014 Working Draft
Owner's Design Build Outline - Rider to A141