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Associate

Gary Strong focuses his practice in the areas of construction litigation and professional malpractice defense including representation of design professionals, insurance brokers, real estate agents, lawyers, and accountants in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York. He has represented a variety of clients in the construction arena, including project owners, developers, design professionals, general and prime contractors, and specialty trade contractors, in all phases of construction and commercial litigation. He regularly counsels clients during the pre-construction and construction phases on issues including contract negotiations, risk management, and disputes. His representation extends to both public and private projects, and addresses payment claims, delay and impacts, acceleration, design issues, lien law, bond claims and surety issues, defective work, and wrongful termination. He has extensive experience in construction lien foreclosure actions involving the New Jersey Construction Lien Law and New Jersey’s Municipal Mechanics’ Lien Law.

Gary was recently appointed to serve on the Young Leadership Committee of the ACEC. He is editor of the Construction Law Newsletter of the Construction Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar.

Gary earned his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School-Newark where he was a member of the Rutgers Law Record.

Gary’s personal interests include fishing, watching sports, and reading sports biographies as well as keeping up with his three children and wife.



Practice Areas

Education

  • Yeshiva University, magna cum laude
  • Rutgers Law School-Newark
  • Associate Editor of the Rutgers Law Record

Admitted to Practice

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Construction Law Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Construction Law Section

Honors

  • Vice Chair of the Young Professional’s Division of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACEC-NJ)
  • Appointed Editor of the New Jersey State Bar Association Construction Law Journal

Publications/Speaking

  • Author, A Look At NJ Insurance Brokers' Standard Of Care Since Sandy, Law360, November 17, 2017 (pdf)
  • Speaker, "50 State Survey of the Applicability of Statutes of Repose to Indemnity and Contribution Claims in Construction Cases," CLM Construction Conference, San Diego, California, October 9-11, 2017.
  • Speaker, "The Effect of the Trump Presidency on Green Building," CLM Professional Liability Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, July 25-27, 2017.
  • Speaker, Ethical Considerations for Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), March 29, 2017.
  • Co-Author, Affidavits of Merit and the Design Professional: Extricating the Design Professional from Malpractice Litigation at the Earliest Opportunity, For The Defense, Defense Research Institute, February 2017 (pdf)
  • Speaker, Law 101 for Engineers, Monthly Meeting at ACEC of New Jersey, November 29, 2016.
  • Speaker, How to Defend Claims Against Design Professionals, First Annual CLM Construction Conference, San Diego, California, September 28-30, 2016.
  • Author, "Indemnity Provision and What to do When You Are Sued." Onsite Magazine, September 2016.
  • Speaker, annual New Jersey Construction Claims Litigation Conference on the Anatomy of a Construction Arbitration, September 2016.
  • Speaker, "Ethical Considerations for Engineers.” American Council of Engineering Companies New Jersey Chapter, June 2016.
  • Editor, "Insurance Law 101 for Construction Lawyers." New Jersey State Bar Association Construction Law Section Newsletter, May 2016.
  • Co-Author, Unintended Consequences – New Jersey Supreme Court to Decide Issue of Whether Consequential Damages are Covered By CGL Policy, The Critical Path, Volume 20, Issue 1, April 2016 (pdf)
  • Author, "To Protect or Not to Protect: Indemnification Provisions in Complex Construction Projects." New Jersey State Bar Association Construction Law Section Newsletter, January 2016.
  • Author, "Cybersecurity Risks to Real Estate Professionals? They Are Alive And Well." Property Owner's Association of New Jersey, October, 2015.
  • Co-Author of the 2012 Supplement for New York of the 50 State Lien and Bond Book (2nd Edition).
  • Author, "Interplay of Rules and Statutes in Complex Construction Projects." New Jersey Law Journal, January 29, 2015.
  • AM I COVERED? Insurance Considerations For The Design Professional “Going Green”, New York County Lawyers Association Construction Law Journal, Winter 2013.
  • New Jersey's Construction Lien Law Undergoes Reform, New York County Lawyers Association Construction Law Journal, Summer 2011.
  • Construction Manager Liability Still Awaits an Answer from Our Courts, New Jersey Law Journal, January 25, 2010.
  • It is an Appellate Division Split, New Jersey State Bar Association Construction Law Section Newsletter, August 2009.
  • Beyond Prospective Bidders, Potential Challengers to Bid Specifications Has Expanded, New Jersey Law Journal, June 22, 2009.
  • Summary of Changes to AIA-2007 Documents, New Jersey Law Journal, October 20, 2008.
  • Looking through the Lens of the New False Claims Act, New Jersey Law Journal, June 23, 2008.
  • Contractor’s Lien Rights in Work for Tenants, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, March 31, 2008.
  • New Jersey Construction and Mechanic’s Lien Law, -Part Two- Residential Lien Claims, Journal of the Property Owners Association of New Jersey, January 2008.
  • New Jersey Construction and Mechanic’s Lien Law -Part One- Public and Commercial Lien Claims, Journal of the Property Owners Association of New Jersey, December 2007.
  • Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Home Improvement Contractors, Journal of the Property Owners Association of New Jersey, November 2007.
  • A Lesson for Co-Prime Contractors: Who They Can Recover From for Delays on a Co-Prime Project in New Jersey, Journal of the Utility Trade Contractor Association, April 2007.
  • Pay-when-Paid and Pay-if-Paid Clauses in New Jersey and New York, Journal of the Utility Trade Contractor Association, December 2006.
  • Maneuvering Through Key Construction Contract Provisions: The Liquidated Damage Clause & The No Damage-For-Delay-Clause, Construct! Spring 2006.

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