Andrew L. Crabtree

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Melville, NY

Law Offices of Andrew L. Crabtree P.C.
225 Broadhollow Road, suite 303
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-753-0200
Fax: 631-753-0950
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (40%), Business/Corporate (20%), Construction Litigation: Business (20%), Real Estate: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Andrew L. Crabtree is the principal of the Law Offices of Andrew L. Crabtree P.C. in Melville, New York. The firm focuses on transactional and litigated real estate, construction and general commercial business matters. Mr. Crabtree represents commercial owners, developers, purchasers and tenants, including a national sandwich franchise chain, in commercial leasing and landlord and tenant matters.  The firm represents businesses and individuals in federal and state trial courts, as well as in arbitrations and before administrative tribunals, involving commercial disputes, constitutional claims, construction claims, commercial landlord-tenant matters, partnership and shareholder disputes, breach of contract claims, business torts, employment claims, and trade secrets cases.  Mr. Crabtree also represents contractors, owners, developers, design professionals, municipalities and state agencies relating to public and private construction and development projects, mechanics' liens, commercial lease disputes and landlord-tenant matters.

 

Mr. Crabtree has tried many cases in federal and state courts, and has successfully argued appeals before the New York State Court of Appeals, the Appellate Divisions of the First and Second Departments and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Crabtree was counsel to Farrell Fritz, P.C., and also served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Appeals and Felony Trial Bureaus in Queens County, New York.

 

The co-author of "Trial and Post-Trial Motions," chapter 23 of Federal Civil Practice (NYSBA Albany 1997), Mr. Crabtree is a frequent speaker on construction law and real estate matters and has presented seminars for the Suffolk Academy of Law and others, and has lectured on New York Civil Practice at St. John's University School of Law.  Recently, Mr. Crabtree served as a panelist for the New York State Judicial Institute On Professionalism In The Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation Section and Forum on the Construction Industry), the New York State Bar Association (Commercial and Federal Litigation Section), as well as a member of the Nassau County Bar Association (Commercial Litigation and Construction Committees - Chairman 2005-07).

 

Mr. Crabtree graduated from Fordham University Law School in 1992, as Trial Advocacy Editor of the Moot Court Board and a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Federal Civil Procedure. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1989, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

 

Mr. Crabtree sits on the Village of East Hills Zoning Board of Appeals.  He has been appointed by the Roslyn Union Free School District to serve as Vice Chair of the School District’s Forensic Audit Committee and was appointed by the Mayor of the Village of East Hills to be a member of the Construction and Demolition Committee for the development of the East Hills Park.  Mr. Crabtree is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States District Court Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

 

About Andrew L. Crabtree

Admitted: 1993, New York

Professional Webpage: http://crabtreeesq.com

Educational Background

  • Graduated from Fordham University Law School in 1992, as Trial Advocacy Editor of the Moot Court Board and a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Federal Civil Procedure.
  • Graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany with a B.A. in Political Science as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Honors/Awards

  • , Phi Beta Kappa, State University of New York at Albany, 1989
  • , Magna Cum Laude, State University of New York at Albany, 1989
  • , Federal Civil Procedure American Jurisprudence Award 1990, Thompson Corproation, 1990

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • New York Civil Practice, New York Civil Practice, St. John's University School of Law, 2002
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts and Leases, Real Estate Contracts: Purchase & Sale Agreements, Leases & More, National Business Institute, 2020
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing: 2020 Year in Review and Look Ahead to 2021, Commercial Real Estate Leasing: 2020 Year in Review and Look Ahead to 2021, National Business Institute, 2020
  • Construction law Delay Damages, Construction Law, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2003
  • Identifying and Managing Construction Risks, Construction Law, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2003
  • Lien Law and Construction Claims, Lien Law and Construction Claims, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2003
  • Corporate Formations and Ethical Practice, Corporate Organizations, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Arbitrations in Construction Law , Construction Law Arbitration, Suffolk County Bar Association, 2003
  • Complex Construction Law, Construction Law, Sterling, 2005
  • Drafting Effective Commercial Leases, Commercial Leases in a Down Economy, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Challenges for Small Firm Practitioners, Professionalism, Judicial Institute On Professionalism In The Law, 2011
  • Business Contracts and Ethics, Business Contracts, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Lease Drafting, Structuring, and Negotiating, Lease Drafting, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Lease Drafting and Landlord & Tenant Obligations, Landlord Tenant Law, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law, Landlord Tenant Law, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Operating Agreements and Effective Drafting  , Limited Liability Companies in New York, National Business Institute, 2013
  • LLC Issuance and Transfers of Membership Interests, Corporate Formations, National Business Institute, 2016
  • Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers, Real Estate Contracts From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2018
  • Lease Drafting, Negotiation & Enforcement, Real Estate Contracts From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2018
  • Trial and Post-Trial Motions (NYSBA Albany 1997), Trial and Post-Trial Motions, Federal Civil Practice (NYSBA Albany 1997), 1997
  • Construction & Development, Construction and Real Estate, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Leasing and Landlord-Tenant Laws, Advanced Real Estate Law, National Business Institute, 2019
  • Litigation of Lease Drafting & Disputes and Lease Drafting, Advanced Real Estate Law, National Business Institute, 2020
  • Ethics in Real Estate Law, Advanced Real Estate Law, National Business Institute, 2020
  • Real Estate and Leasing, Leases and Landlord-Tenant Difficulties, National Business Institute, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Nassau County Bar Association (Commercial Litigation and Construction Committees - Chairman 2005-07)., 2021
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, 2021
  • Bar Associations: New York State Bar Association (Commercial and Federal Litigation Sections Suffolk County Bar Association Nassau County Bar Association (Commercial Litigation and Construction Committees - Chairman 2005-07)
  • Bar Admissions: US Supreme Court - 2009; SDNY - 1994; EDNY - 1994; New York State - 1993

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Andrew L. Crabtree

225 Broadhollow Road
suite 303
Melville, NY 11747

Last Updated: 3/23/2021

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