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Michael Chartan

Michael Chartan

Attorney at Law

Great Neck
New York
Licensed in
NY
Duke University
School of Law
About
During my practice, I have been a trial attorney. I started in 1982 with real estate valuation trials and negligence defense. After I entered private practice in 1985, I focused on the construction industry where I have for the past 32 years represented individuals and businesses in all types of construction contracts and disputes. This includes lien foreclosure (public/private), contract balance claims, extra work claims and delay and disruption claims. I am familiar with scheduling software and regularly work with and against schedule experts as well as design professionals. I am familiar with electronic discovery and how to minimize… read more expense for clients throughout the dispute process.
36
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Michael L. Chartan, Esq.

Attorney-Owner

Jan 2018 - Present

After 36 years of working for others including 9 as a trial partner in Big Law, I opened my own practice. I intend to deliver quality service for reasonable fees. Legal fees create too much uncertainty between attorney and client. My practice is focused on the construction industry including contracts and advice and real estate commercial lease disputes.

Jan 2018 - Present

Duane Morris LLP

Partner

Dec 2008 - Jan 2018

I was a trial partner in the firm's Construction Practice group in New York City. I represented large, medium and small businesses and individuals in construction disputes and commercial lease disputes in federal and state courts in the Metropolitan New York area. This included first chair trials, arbitration and mediation with significant electronic document production.

Dec 2008 - Jan 2018

Thelen LLP

Partner

Dec 2006 - Nov 2008

I was a partner in the Construction Industry practice group. I represented clients in construction disputes and transactions as well as commercial lease disputes. My experience included federal and state litigation as well as arbitration and mediation. Thelen closed its doors in late 2008 and our group joined Duane Morris.

Dec 2006 - Nov 2008

Brown Raysman LLP

Partner

Feb 2006 - Nov 2006

Ross & Cohen merged with Brown Raysman. I continued as a partner in the Construction Practice group where I handled cases for construction and real estate industry clients. In late 2006, Brown Raysman merged with Thelen.

Feb 2006 - Nov 2006

Ross & Cohen LLP

Associate and Partner

Sep 1987 - Jan 2006

I was an associate from September 1987 until I became a partner effective January 1, 1993. I handled construction matters for the firm's clients and my own. Typically these were complex involving multiple parties, substantial documents and experts. I had responsibility for my cases from the complaint until trial and appeals.

Sep 1987 - Jan 2006

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP

Associate

Nov 1985 - Sep 1987

I handled general civil litigation primarily commercial and construction cases as well as land use. My work started with pleadings and continued through trial and appeals. I was responsible for depositions and motion practice.

Nov 1985 - Sep 1987

Office of the County Attorney for Nassau County

Deputy County Attorney

Feb 1982 - Oct 1985

I handled real estate tax valuation litigation as well as negligence, wrongful death and civil rights cases for Nassau County. I generally worked alone on my cases including discovery, depositions, motion practice and trials including jury and non-jury trials in federal and state court.

Feb 1982 - Oct 1985

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