Michael Ganz Joins Kaufman Dolowich Long Island Headquarters as Construction Practice Partner, 1-10-2023
WOODBURY, N.Y. (January 10, 2023) – Kaufman Dolowich, a leading national law firm, today announced that Michael Ganz has joined the firm’s Woodbury, N.Y. headquarters as a partner. Ganz joins the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group, bringing more than 20 years’ experience focused almost exclusively in matters of construction law.
“Michael has a rare depth of industry experience that brings added bench strength to our team, in addition to a unique perspective of someone who has seen all sides of the construction industry,” said Andrew Richards, Woodbury office co-managing partner and co-chair of the Construction Law Practice Group. “His transactional and litigation experience combined with his experience as a working engineer and project manager in the industry is impressive, and an asset to our clients. We’re very pleased to have him join our team.”
Ganz’ addition reflects the firm’s strategic plan to strengthen its national construction practice. He represents a wide range of construction industry clients including owners, developers, general contractors, trade contractors, sureties and design professionals, in issues relating to contract litigation, surety law and the analysis of construction claims. He handles state and federal commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration and labor law prevailing wage matters and also develops and negotiates construction claims and contracts. In addition, Ganz serves as a panelist in a variety of construction-related legal disputes on behalf of the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Division, serves as Legal Counsel to the Suffolk County Electrical Contractors Association and frequently speaks and writes on legal and construction industry matters on behalf of business, legal and industry publications and associations.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Ganz spent 10 years working as a mechanical and project engineer in the private and public sectors, including in the New York State Office of General Services and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Ganz was formerly deputy counsel to the Manhattan Borough President, chair of the New York County Lawyers Association’s Construction Law Committee and chair of Nassau County Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee.
“Kaufman Dolowich has a stellar reputation as a firm based in the Northeast that continues to advance and grow nationwide,” said Ganz. “With its impressive bench strength, expanding footprint and a highly regarded construction practice, the firm provides great opportunities for growth and I’m pleased to be joining a team of industry peers I’ve always admired.”
“We always seek to enhance our market presence by adding well-established attorneys with successful track records in their field of practice,” said Kaufman Dolowich Co-Managing Partner Michael Kaufman. “Michael’s public and private sector work give him a perspective that will be valuable to our clients.”
Ganz previously practiced at Geotz Fitzpatrick LLP and Tunstead & Schechter. He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.S., in Mechanical Engineering, from State University of New York at Buffalo.
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Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP is a leading national law firm serving a broad range of industries in more than 20 practice areas including labor and employment, professional liability, insurance coverage and litigation, data privacy & cybersecurity, financial services, commercial litigation, real estate, cannabis law, consumer financial services and construction law. Headquartered in Woodbury, N.Y., Kaufman Dolowich attorneys represent national and global clients of all sizes from 17 offices nationwide. Kaufman Dolowich is a four-time Mansfield Certified law firm recognized for its diverse and inclusive employment strategies. For more information, visit kdvlaw.com or follow the firm on LinkedIn.