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Carol A. Sigmond

Partner
Overview

Carol A. Sigmond is a partner in the Construction practice group at Greenspoon Marder. With more than four decades of legal experience, Ms. Sigmond focuses her practice on construction industry matters, including arbitration, appeals, bid protests, contract preparation, mediation, litigation, 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 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.

For several years, Ms. Sigmond has taken an active role in shaping the construction law community in New York. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of the New York State Bar Association and the 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 named to New York State Bar Association’s 2020 “Real Estate Section Award for Professionalism” and 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

Education

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

Professional and Community Involvement

  • New York State Bar Association Task Force on Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes, Member
  • Construction Editorial Advisory Board, Law360, 2019-Present
  • American Bar Association (ABA) – NY Fellow, Forum on Construction Law
  • Citizens Crime Commission of New York City – Lawyers Council
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • 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) – 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

  • 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
Awards
  • Real Estate Section Award for Professionalism, New York State Bar Association, 2020
  • Albert Nelson Marquis “Lifetime Achievement Award,” 2019
  • New York Super Lawyers List, Construction Litigation, 2018, 2019
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