Roger W. Bradley

Roger W. Bradley

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Phone: (315) 422-1311
Fax: (315) 479-7612
Email: rbradley@melvinlaw.com

CONSTRUCTION
Mr. Bradley represents owners, lenders, sureties, contractors and subcontractors and suppliers in virtually every aspect of construction litigation including contract drafting, mechanic’s liens, bond claims, trust fund issues, as well as defending and prosecuting claims for extra work, delay and disruption, and subsurface conditions. He represents and counsels clients on all aspects of dispute resolution.

 

He has represented clients and litigated numerous surety and construction cases involving both public and private projects including:

  • defense of out-of-state underground pipeline damage claims;
  • defense of multi-million-dollar unforeseen damage claims;
  • defense of a multi-million dollar surety indemnity claim involving a series of large construction projects in the Southwest United States;
  • representation of a general contractor and surety on an $80 million co-generation project involving in excess of 50 claims totaling millions of dollars in payment bond claims, including prosecution of claims against a co-surety;
  • defense of a million dollar construction claim against the owner of a nuclear power plant;
  • prosecution of bond claim after collapse of out-of-state grain storage facility;
  • representation of the County of Onondaga in connection with construction defects in a fourteen-story Civic Center building and as consultant in connection with several million dollars in claims relating to the Justice Center building;
  • representation of municipal owners in other construction matters including defense of a large sewer line construction claims, and prior representation on behalf of the Onondaga County Water Authority.

 

He has served as a consultant to the County of Onondaga on a $400 million lake cleanup project, as well as on other multi-million dollar projects. Mr. Bradley has also served as a consultant to the City of Syracuse on matters involving in excess of one million dollars in claims.

 

COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS

Mr. Bradley has counseled banks, other lenders, factors, and businesses in preparation of transactional documents including notes, guarantees, negotiable instruments, security instruments, warranties and contracts. Corporate litigation has included shareholder rights, officer/director liability, alter ego claims, unfair competition and intellectual property including trade secret and copyright claims conducted under commission from the US District Court to the High Court of New Zealand.  Mr. Bradley also has experience litigating complex asbestos matters.

 

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION

Mr. Bradley has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator.  As a panel member of the American Arbitration Association Mr. Bradley regularly serves as a mediator or arbitrator in complex construction and commercial matters.

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Education

  • Syracuse University (J.D. magna cum laude)
  • Colgate University (A.B.)

Admitted

  • New York State Bar
  • United States District Court: Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Dispute Resolution

  • Panel of Arbitrators of American Arbitration Association: Construction and Commercial Panels
  • Panel of Mediators of American Arbitration Association, with Construction Specialty
  • Designated as Mediator for Super Storm Sandy Mediations
  • Mediator, Mandatory Mediation Program: United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • Neutral Evaluation Panel: New York State Supreme Court, Fifth Judicial District

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section, Subcommittee on Green Building and Renewable Energy
    • Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Business Law Section
    • Environmental Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Community Organizations

  • U.S. Green Building Council Upstate New York Chapter
  • Greening USA
  • Construction Specifications Institute, Syracuse Chapter
  • Boys and Girls Club of Syracuse, former Director

Honors and Affiliations

  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Biographee, Who’s Who in America
  • Past judge, Yale Moot Court Competition
  • Distinguished Faculty, Lorman Education Services
  • American Arbitration Association
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Abilities, Martindale Hubbell

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Seminars and Topics

    • Mr. Bradley has lectured to well over a thousand professionals including presenting at the American Conference Institute Program in Philadelphia and was an invited speaker to their Construction Claims and Litigation Conference in New York.

      Approximately 50 seminars on all aspects of construction law including:

      • Construction Contracts
      • Claims Litigation
      • Change Orders
      • Design Defects
      • Construction Management
      • Building Codes
      • Architect and Engineer Law
      • Toxic Mold Claims
      • Financing of renewable energy projects and legal pitfalls of green building
      • How to Get Paid
      • Bid Protests
      • Liquidated Damages
      • Termination
      • Surety Bonds
      • No Damage for Delay Claims
      • Mechanics Liens
      • Trust Funds
      • Cardinal Changes
      • Notice Clauses
      • Owner Warranties
      • Mediation / Arbitration
      • Superior Knowledge
      • AIA Contracts

Articles and Manuscripts

Prior Employment

  • Confidential Law Assistant to Justice of Appellate Division
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of New York

Recently Presented Seminar

  • 11/6/2014 – AIA Contracts

    Hilton Garden Inn Syracuse
    6004 Fair Lakes Road
    East Syracuse, NY
    315-431-4800
    or call Robin at Melvin & Melvin: 315-422-1311

  • 2/24 & 25/2015 – American Conference Institute’s 2nd National Forum on Construction Claims & Litigation

    The Carlton Hotel
    Madison Avenue
    New York, NY
    Register: 888-224-2480
    or call Robin at Melvin & Melvin: 315-422-1311