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Melissa T. Billig

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP
150 E 42nd St, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-907-9651
Fax: 212-907-9681
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed in New York Since: 1998
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business, Professional Liability: Defense, Real Estate: Business, Construction Litigation: Consumer, General Litigation, Real Estate: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Melissa T. Billig has been a partner with Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP, in New York, New York, since 2009.  Ms. Billig has an active transactional and litigation practice with a specialization in real estate, design and construction matters. She represents owners (commercial and residential), adjoining property owners, developers, architects, engineers, construction managers and contractors, in connection with design and construction agreements, access and license agreements, claims and disputes arising out of breach of contract, professional errors and omissions, defective construction, adjacent construction issues and property damage claims, and dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. Melissa also provides risk, project management and business counseling.

After graduating cum laude with a bachelor's degree in 1995 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ms. Billig earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1998. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Highly regarded by her peers, Ms. Billig has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Melissa has been selected as a “Rising Star” (in 2012) and “Super Lawyer” (since 2013) by New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine.

Ms. Billig is active in the Center for Architecture, having served as a member of its board of directors since 2009 and as a chair of its development committee. 

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 30%Professional Liability: Defense
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Professional Malpractice - Other, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Litigation


9 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

About Melissa T. Billig

First Admitted: 1998, New York

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • April 22, 2014, The Building Next Door: Establishing Good Relations Between Neighbors, New York Real Estate Journal

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Center for Architecture - Member, Board of Directors
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • University at Buffalo Alumni Association
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association
  • New York, 1998

Educational Background

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, cum laude, 1995

Representative Clients

  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Owners
  • Construction managers
  • Engineers

Industry Groups

  • Construction Managers/Contractors
  • Design Professionals
  • Developers
  • Real Estate Owners (commercial and residential)
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Office Location for Melissa T. Billig

150 E 42nd St
19th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-907-9651

Fax: 212-907-9681

Last Updated: 5/30/2022

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