Stephen W. Bialkowski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Ramsey, NJ

Law Offices of Stephen W. Bialkowski, LLC
 | 275 North Franklin Turnpike, Suite 210
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Phone: 866-378-1282
Fax: 201-962-9201
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Attorney Stephen W. Bialkowski is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Stephen Bialkowski, LLC, which has offices in New York City and Ramsey, New Jersey. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the greater New York metro region, Mr. Bialkowski provides exceptional representation to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Construction law, including litigation, arbitration and mediation, contract review and preparation, bidding and negotiations, mechanics liens, school and municipal construction, bond claims, green construction, and more

·        Business law, including entity formation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes and ongoing business counsel

·        Real estate law for commercial and residential developments and transactions, environmental law, and landlord/tenant issues

A 1983 graduate of Muhlenberg College, Mr. Bialkowski attended the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member of the Seton Hall University Law Review. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1986, and the New Jersey State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year.

The New York State Bar Association admitted him in 1988, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A recognized leader in his field, Mr. Bialkowski has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics, and he currently serves as a professor of construction law for New York University, where he received the Teaching Excellence Award. In recognition for his contributions as an educator, he also earned the Distinguished Faculty Award from Lorman Education Services.

A consummate professional, Mr. Bialkowski also maintains an active presence in his legal community as evidenced by his membership with a number of local, state and national bar associations, and he has served as general counsel and director of the Construction Roundtable of New Jersey since 2003.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (40%): Construction Defects

Real Estate (40%): Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Business/Corporate (10%)

Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Litigation


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About Stephen Bialkowski

Admitted: 1986, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • Invited to be a Fellow.  One of only 30 attorneys from the State of New Jersey., Construction Lawyers Society of America, 2019
  • NYU Teaching Excellence Award, NYU, 2014
  • Top Lawyer Bergen County, 2017
  • Top Lawyer Bergen County, 2018
  • Top Lawyer, 201 Magazine, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1988
  • Professor teaching Construction law classes at NYU., 2019
  • Professor teaching Construction and Real Estate law classes at Fordham University., 2019
  • Morris County Electrical Contractors Association, Former General Counsel
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Construction And Public Contract Law Section, Co-Secretary
  • American Arbitration Association, Past Construction Arbitrator
  • Construction Round Table Of New Jersey, General Counsel and Director, October, 2003-Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1987
  • New York, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • Professor teaching Construction Law classes at Fordham University., 2018
  • Bergen County Bar Association, 2018
  • Professor teaching Construction Law classes at New York University., 2018
  • NJ Bar Association, 2018
  • Construction Section of NJ Bar Association, 2018
  • NY Bar Association, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lorman Education Services, Lecturer, 2006 - Present
  • This presentation will immerse attendees in practical contract principles prior to going into an overview of Construction Contracts. Some of the topics to be presented include sales vs. service contracts, clauses that can save an otherwise invalid contract and general contract drafting rules. As the presentation turns to Construction Contracts, specific contract clauses and their effect on contracting parties will be analyzed. In particular, incorporation by reference clauses and contingent payment clauses will be explained., Presenter, Basic Contracting and Construction Contracts, New Jersey Construction Project Owners And The Industries That Serve Them., 2019
  • Author, State Limitations Period for Personal Injury Actions Applies to All Section 1983 Claims, Seton Hall Law Review, 1986
  • Electrical Contractors Continuing Education, Instructor, 2003 - Present
  • Professor, NYU, Legal Principles & Practices, 2004-Present
  • Guest Lecturer, CRT Diversity Conference, 2011
  • Guest Lecturer, Construction Roundtable of New Jersey, 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, Associate Builders and Contractors, Inc., 1999 - 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, Builders Association of Northern New Jersey, 1997
  • Guest Lecturer, Community Builders Association, 1998
  • Instructor, Legal Studies Program, Bergen Community College, 1994 - 1995
  • Professor, NYU, Construction Law, 1993-Present

Representative Clients:

  • ALFA Development Management, LLC; Brotherhood Plaza, LLC; Community Baptist Church of Englewood; Corestone Construction & Consulting, LLC; The Eagle Group; EarthCam, Inc.; EIC Associates, Inc.; Equinox Holdings, Inc.; First Wooster, LLC; Furino & Sons, Incorporated. (Brothers Four); Generations Electric Company; Hanover Ridgedale, LLC; HEC Holdings Co., LLC; Hudson Insurance Company; ICR Painting Services, Inc.; Inline Distributing Company; K&E Fire Protection Corp.; Konkus Corporation; Locust Grove Plaza, LLC; LookSee; Mt. Ivy Plaza, LLC; Pinewood Plaza, LLC; PSE&G; Sayreville Plaza, LLC; Sagewood Construction & Design, Inc.; Somar Steel Detailing; Taurus International Corp.; Tatbit, Co.; Travis Roberts Renovations; UPS Store; Tricon Enterprises, Inc.; and 17 Squadron Associates, LLC, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Invited to be a Fellow with the Construction Lawyers Society of America., 2019
  • Member of the Law Review, Seton Hall University School of Law, 1985
  • NYU Service Recognition (Professor 25 years), 2018

Educational Background:

  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, A.B., Major: History/Government, 1983

Industry Groups

  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Construction Roundtable Of New Jersey
  • Construction Section Of The NJ Bar Association
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Office Location for Stephen W. Bialkowski

275 North Franklin Turnpike
Suite 210
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Phone: 866-378-1282

Fax: 201-962-9201

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Last Updated: 10/10/2019

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