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Carol A. Sigmond


Carol A. Sigmond is a partner in the Construction and Litigation practice groups at Greenspoon Marder. With more than four decades of legal experience, Ms. Sigmond focuses her practice on construction and real estate industry matters, including arbitration, appeals, bid protests, contract preparation, mediation, litigation, receivership and suretyship. She represents clients in construction defect litigation relating to issues that arise when adjacent owners develop their properties, as well as expediting a builder’s construction project by ensuring that the proper contracts are in place.

As a seasoned practitioner, Ms. Sigmond has a history of litigating construction disputes for public works and buildings in both the public and private sectors. She also has extensive knowledge of preparing contract documents, including design-build, construction management, guaranteed maximum price, and fixed-price contracts. Additionally, Ms. Sigmond is an experienced mediator and arbitrator handling construction or real estate cases for the New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division Roster of Volunteer Mediators and the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Construction Industry Arbitrators.

Additionally, Ms. Sigmond has experience with receivers and receivership, having advised creditors in an e-bike receivership, advised a debtor in an electrical supplier receivership, sought specific performance against a receiver for breach of a sale order and contract, representing a petitioner in a receivership with surcharge issues for mishandling real estate and sales proceeds. She has also advised a receiver in a receivership for a sheet metal contractor.

For several years, Ms. Sigmond has taken an active role in shaping the construction law community in New York. She is a former Vice President of the New York State Bar Association and a former President of the New York County Lawyers Association. Ms. Sigmond is also a frequent speaker and has authored a number of legal publications relating to construction law and publishes “The Co-Op Condo Help Line” in the monthly Mann Report. Furthermore, she was a member of Law360‘s 2020 Construction Editorial Advisory Board. Click here to view Ms. Sigmond’s column entitled “Carol’s Corner.”

As a recognized leader, Ms. Sigmond was presented with the Boris Kostelanetz President’s Medal in 2024 by the New York County Lawyers Association, named among the Crain’s New York Business “Notable Women in Law” list for 2022, and the New York State Bar Association’s 2020 “Real Estate Section Award for Professionalism. In addition, she also received the Albert Nelson Marquis “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Marquis Who’s Who in 2019. She is also listed as “Top Rated” by New York Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • J.D., The Catholic University of America School of Law
  • B.A., Grinnell College

Representative Experience

  • Representation in connection with advising creditors in an e-bike receivership.
  • Representation in connection with advising debtor in an electrical supplier receivership.
  • Representation in connection with seeking specific performance against a receiver for breach of a sale order and contract.
  • Representation in connection with representing petitioner in a receivership where surcharges are in issue for mishandling real estate and proceeds.
  • Representation in connection with involvement in receiver sales of property in lien issues, predominantly addressing priority matters.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Levelset, Legal Review Board, New York Construction Attorney
  • New York State Bar Association Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes, Member
  • Construction Editorial Advisory Board, Law360, 2019-2022
  • American Bar Association (ABA), NY Fellow, Forum on Construction Law
  • Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, Lawyers Council
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America, Fellow
    • Member, Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institue
    • Barrister, Order of Equitas
  • Society for Construction Law, North America
  • General Contractors Association of New York (GCANY)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • New York Building Congress (NYBC), Construction Law Committee
  • General Contractors Association (GCA)
  • New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA), 2007 – Present – President (2015-2017); Board of Directors (2007-2015); President-Elect (2014-2015); Vice President (2013-2014); Treasurer (2012-2013); Chair of NYCLA Foundation (2011-12); Chair of the Construction Law Committee (2007-2010)
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Fellow, Vice President, First Judicial District (2017 – Present); Executive Committee (2017 – Present); House of Delegates (2007-2013) Co-Chair Committee on Committees (2018- Present), President’s Committee on Access to Justice (2020- Present)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, NY OAG CLE, “Worker Safety, Cannabis, and Hazardous Industries”, Webinar, July 11, 2024
  • Speaker, “Paralegals Role in Construction Law and Drafting BasicLorman Webinar, May 23, 2024
  • Speaker, “Mechanic’s Liens in New York: What You Should Know,Lorman Webinar, February 27, 2024
  • Speaker, “Worker Safety, Cannabis, and Hazardous Industries,” Practicing Law Institute (PLI), February 21, 2024
  • Speaker, “New York Easements, Rights-of-Way, and Eminent Domain,” Halfmoon, December 12, 2023
  • Speaker, “Construction and Bankruptcy: Avoiding Clawback; Preserving Defenses When a Project Partner Goes Bankrupt,” Strafford, October 26, 2023
  • Featured Speaker, “25 Tips to Prepare for Your Next Conference”, Practicing Law Institute (PLI), October 17, 2023
  • Speaker, “Construction Contract Bid Errors,” Webinar, Lorman Education Services, August 29, 2023
  • Interviewed, “Analysis: New NY Law To Ban Gas In New Buildings,” Construction Super Conference, May 16, 2023
  • Speaker, “Update on Building Code, New York County Lawyers Association,” February 28, 2023
  • Speaker, “Bid Protests: Evaluating Administrative and Judicial Options for Presenting a Protest,” Lorman Webinar, January 26, 2023
  • Co- Speaker, “Supply Chain: Anticipating & Planning for Construction Projects,” November 2, 2022
  • Speaker, “Overcoming Challenges & Managing Risks in Implementing ESG & DEI Initiatives,” ESG & DEI Real Estate Summit, October 25, 2022
  • Presenter, “Pros and Cons of Cost-Plus vs. Fixed Price Contracts,” Lorman Webinar, September 20, 2022
  • Speaker, “FCC Rules And Revenue Sharing With Coops And Condo,” New York State Bar Association, June 30, 2022
  • Presenter, “Practical Considerations and Concerns in Basic Construction Contract Law” Lorman Webinar, June 30, 2020
  • Presenter, “Cost-Plus Contract Fundamentals,” Lorman Webinar, March 30, 2020


  • New York County Lawyers Association, “Boris Kostelanetz President’s Medal,” 2024
  • Marquis, “Who’s Who in America,” Listee, 2023
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “New York Super Lawyers,” Construction Litigation, 2018-2023
  • Crain’s New York Business, “Notable Women in Law,” 2022
  • New York State Bar Association, Real Estate Section Award for Professionalism, 2020
  • Albert Nelson Marquis “Lifetime Achievement Award,” 2019
  • Marquis “Who’s Who,” 2022


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