Michael E. Catania

Michael E. Catania

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Newburgh, NY

Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC
 | 1 Corwin Ct, Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-764-4273
Fax: 845-565-1999
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2007
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (60%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile


Mr. Catania has concentrated his practice in the areas of Construction Law, Commercial litigation, municipal defense and general litigation.  He serves a number of clients in both the construction and renewable energy industry, including construction management firms, builders, engineers and architects, as well as project owners and municipalities.  Mr. Catania has also been admitted in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut so as to better serve his clients in those jurisdictions. 



About Michael Catania

Admitted: 2007, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.cmmrlegal.com/Attorneys/Michael-E-Catania.shtml


  • The 2012 Orange County's Rising Stars Awards recognize people ages 21-40 who are up-and-coming leaders in their professional and volunteer lives., Rising Star, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Construction and Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS), 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Certified Construction and Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS), 2013
  • Hudson Valley Builder's Assocation- member, 2008
  • Construction Contractors Association- Member, 2007
  • New York State Bar Association- Member, 2006
  • Orange County Bar Association- Member  , 2006

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • TSEC- Chairman of the Board, 2014
  • Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh, 2014


  • Defense verdict-  Represented anesthesiologist and her group in medical malpractice action alleging negligent use of airway devise resulting in aspiration., 2016
  • Secured over $125,000 from president of defunct construction corporation in Adversary Proceeding under theories of alter ego and non-dischargeable debt., 2010

Representative Clients:

  • Numerous architects, general contractors, construction mangment firms, and specialty trades in contract formation, enformcement, arbitration and litigation., 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Presentation on Changes in 2017 AIA contracts given at downstate meeting of North Eastern Subcontractors Association (NESCA), 2017


  • Willful Exaggeration Under NY's Lien Law, Construction Contractors Of The Hudson Valley
  • ontractors, although quick to exercise their Mechanic's Lien rights, often fail to pursue available Payment Bond claims, a sometimes more effective and timely way of getting paid. Although Payment Bonds come in many different shapes and sizes, this Article will focus on 3 of the most commonly encountered: Private Bonds modeled after AIA Document A312; Little Miller Act Bonds (New York's Public Project Payment Bonds); and Federal Miller Act Bonds (Payment Bonds on federally funded projects)., Understanding Payment Bonds, Construction Contractors
  • Summary of recent case law interpreting indemnification clasues between General Contractors and their sub contractors., Pouring the Foundation for an Enforceable Indemnification Clause

Industry Groups

  • Construction Contractor's Assocation; Hudson Valley Builder's Assocation; North Eastern Sub
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Office Location for Michael E. Catania

1 Corwin Ct
Newburgh, NY 12550

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Last Updated: 4/3/2019

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