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John B. Simoni

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 in New York Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (70%), Professional Liability: Defense (20%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

John Simoni concentrates his practice in construction law, professional liability defense, commercial litigation, and labor and employment issues arising in the construction industry. He provides contract and business formation advice and handles claims, trials, arbitrations, litigation and appeals on behalf of owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, construction managers, bond sureties and others in the construction industry.

Mr. Simoni's expeience includes public sector projects, large and small private commercial projects, large-scale single-family home residential projects and apartment renovations. Noteworthy litigation has included representing:

- a developer in a product liability claim of $4.9 million against a storm water drainage manufacturerer within a bankruptcy court adversary proceeding;

- a world-renowned soils engineer against $30 million in state and federal court claims involving the failure of a massive concrete reetaining wall; and

- a large public works contractor against millions in alleged unpaid prevailing wage and benefits claims.

About John B. Simoni

First Admitted: 1987, New York

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Educational Background

  • Undergraduate Degree Hobart College, Geneva, New York, JD Degree University of Richmond School of Law

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Center for Architecture Foundation, Board Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Guest lecturer for New York University's Real Estate Institute diploma program

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Center for Architecture Foundation (Member, Board of Directors); The American Institute of Architects; The Building Owners' and Managers' Association of Greater New York, Inc. (Member, Codes and Regulations Committee and Member, Board of Directors); The New York Building Congress (Member); The Metropolitan Design Professional Legal Roundtable (Member); The American Bar Association (Member, Forum on the Construction Industry); The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member); The New York County Lawyers Association (Member); The New York State Bar Association (Member, Environmental Law Section)


  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Industry Groups

  • AIA NY Chapter
  • NY Building Congress
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Office Location for John B. Simoni

One Pennsylvania Plaza
31st Floor
New York, NY 10119

Last Updated: 7/19/2021

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