Donald J. Carbone

Donald J. Carbone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP
 | One Pennsylvania Plaza, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10119
Phone: 212-695-8100
Fax: 212-629-4013
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (60%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Donald J. Carbone has over 25 years experience in the fields of construction, contract and surety law, real estate law, corporate, business and commercial law, labor law and appeals, engaging in transactions, litigation, mediation and arbitration.  He has handled numerous complex disputes involving millions of dollars in both the public and private sectors in all state and federal courts, in mediation and before the American Arbitration Association. 

    Mr. Carbone represents all facets of the construction and real estate industries, including owners, developers, tenants, general contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, design professionals, manufacturers, suppliers and sureties/insurers. 

    He has handled numerous complicated disputes, including partnerships, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, buyouts, cost overruns, design defects, defective work claims, scope of work claims, extra work and change orders, delay damages, lost profits, extended and unabsorbed home/office overhead, loss of productivity, out-of-sequence work, suspect work and interference claims, surety claims, mechanic's liens, payment and performance bond claims, wrongful termination, site work, slab on grade, heavy highway construction, prevailing wage claims and union benefit claims.  Many cases involved issues of first impression, and numerous case decisions with which Mr. Carbone has been involved have been published in New York state case law digests.

    Recently, he received an arbitration award on behalf of a client in excess of $1.1 million against both a general contractor and surety. 

    Mr. Carbone has handled public works matters involving numerous New York City, New York State, various towns and villages, and federal agencies.

    He was a member of the White Plains Zoning Board of Appeals (2005-2010).

    Reported cases:  

    In re Carlton Concrete Corp., 2008 WL 4443233 (E.D.N.Y. 2008); Trocom Const. Corp. v. City of New York, 859 N.Y.S.2d 41 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. 2008); Vintage, LLC v. Laws Construction Corp., 852 N.Y.S.2d 90 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. 2008); KSW Mechanical Services, Inc. v. American Protection Ins. Co., 835 N.Y.S.2d 703 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 2007); U.S. for Use and Ben. of L.E.A. Elec. Corp. v. Dafna Const. Co., Ltd., 2007 WL 210425 (E.D.N.Y. 2007); RSG Caulking & Waterproofing, Inc. v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., 831 N.Y.S.2d 350 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2006); Medco Plumbing, Inc. v. Sparrow Const. Corp., 802 N.Y.S.2d 730 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 2005); Trocom Const. Corp. v. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc., 777 N.Y.S.2d 454 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. 2004); Blandford Land Clearing Corp. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., 698 N.Y.S.2d 237 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. 1999); Metamorphosis Const. Corp. v. Glekel, 668 N.Y.S.2d 594 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. 1998); Waldorf Steel Fabricators, Inc. v. Trocom Const. Corp., 664 N.Y.S.2d 326 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 1997); International Paving Systems, Inc. v. Van-Tulco, Inc., 866 F.Supp. 682 (E.D.N.Y. 1994); International Paving Systems, Inc. v. Van-Tulco, Inc., 806 F.Supp. 17 (E.D.N.Y. 1992); Spearin, Preston & Burrows, Inc. v. City of New York, 553 N.Y.S.2d 372 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. 1990); Heydt Contracting Corp. v. Tishman Const. Corp. of New York, 163 A.D.2d 196, 558 N.Y.S.2d 47 (N.Y. App. Div. 1990); Richardson Engineering Co. v. Jos. L. Muscarelle, Inc., 134 A.D.2d 581, 522 N.Y.S.2d 453 (N.Y. App. Div. 1987); Namrod Const. Co., Inc. v. F.V.B. Contracting Corp., 116 A.D.2d 556, 497 N.Y.S.2d 411 (N.Y. App. Div. 1986).

    About Donald Carbone

    Admitted: 1978, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Rated - 2008-2019 (AV Preeminent - highest possible peer review rating in both legal ability and ethical standards); Super Lawyers (2006-2019)

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed in New York State since November 30, 1978, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York since 1979. 

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York Building Congress, The General Contractors Associaton of New York, Inc., Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley, Inc., Subcontractors Trade Association (Executive Advisory Board), New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association (Construction Law Committee), New York County Lawyer's Association, Columbian Lawyers Association, Westchester County Executive Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author of several articles and lecturer at numerous seminars involving construction contract and labor law issues.

    Educational Background:

    • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (J.D., 1977) State University of New York, College at Cortland (B.A., 1974), Economics

    Industry Groups

    • Construction Financial Management Association
    • Construction Industry Council Of Westchester And Hudson Valley
    • Inc.
    • New York Building Congress
    • New York County Lawyer's Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Subcontractors Trade Association
    • The General Contractor Association Of New York
    • Westchester County Bar Association (Construction Law Committee)
    • Westchester County Executive Association
    • Women Builders Council
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    Office Location for Donald J. Carbone

    One Pennsylvania Plaza
    31st Floor
    New York, NY 10119

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