Martin Hopwood

Martin Hopwood

Attorney at Law

Southampton
New York
Licensed in
NY
Fordham University School of Law
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I am an attorney with more than 40 years of experience in real estate and construction law as a senior associate in a prominent law firm, Co-General Counsel and Developer with Tishman Speyer Properties, Owner and operator of a Mechanical Construction Company, a sole practitioner and until very recently, as General Counsel and Contract Manager for a Mid-Size MWBE General Construction Company in New York.
My broad understanding of legal principles, business savvy, drafting experience and skills, and strategic analysis, along with strong commitment to client service, have enabled me to develop effective plans and successfully achieve client
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"I purchased a piece of property in Easthampton Ny and the lawyer representing me failed to discover that there was no legal access to the property due to an error in the deed and related easement descriptions. We settled in mediation and I received a substantial reward."

Michael Cane
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"Marty was able to defeat a motion to dismiss based upon an executed waiver by showing through use of the pay requisitions that the retainiage waiver which by its terms waived all claims was not in fact an intended waiver of outstanding claims."

NESCO Delay Claim Bronx Community Center
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Work History

Infinity Contracting Services Corp.

General Counsel and Contract Manager

Apr 2014 - Apr 2020

Manage all aspects of construction contracts, including but not limited to review, negotiation, and drafting, for owners, general contractors, and subcontractors, as well as litigation issues. Commenced negotiated and settled more than 2,000,000 in delay claims.

Apr 2014 - Apr 2020

MMH Development Company

President

Jan 2010 - Mar 2014

Represented and successfully settled more than $1,000,000 in construction delay claims and legal malpractice, represented various small businesses in general matters and negotiated real estate development deals, leases and financing.

Jan 2010 - Mar 2014

Richards Conditioning Corp.

President and CEO

Jan 1995 - Dec 2009

Managed all levels of mechanical contracting, including project management, service, claims, and disputes.
Posecuted collection claims, negligent design and engineering claims, and delays against general contractors, public owners, and private owners and collected more than $650,000 in claims from Public Owners. Responsible for closing out more than $60 million of construction projects.

Jan 1995 - Dec 2009

Tishman Speyer Properties

Co GeneralCounsel

Jan 1985 - Jan 1992

Involved in development, construction, leasing, financing, and management of office properties in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago as general counsel and developer. Prepared and made presentations to international Boards of Directors for developments and investment. Negotiated real estate development deals, office and retail leases and financing.

Jan 1985 - Jan 1992

Rosenman & Colin LLP

Senior Associate

Jan 1979 - Dec 1984

Managed all real estate transactions, such as negotiation, drafting, and closing, including commercial, office, retail, and shopping center leases and construction contracts, representing both landlords and tenants.

Jan 1979 - Dec 1984

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