John Caravella Esq., is a construction attorney and formerly practicing project architect. The Law Office of John Caravella, P.C., with offices in Uniondale, Manhattan, and Ft Lauderdale, Florida representing architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and owners in all phases of contract preparation, litigation, and arbitration, and has been appointed to the Construction Industry Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association.
Having originally earned his Associate in Construction Technology, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology, John Caravella spent a decade working in architecture. Project responsibilities ranged from commercial and tenant renovations in Manhattan to high end custom residences in the Hamptons with highly respected architectural firms.
With the specific purpose of serving the legal needs of the construction community, John Caravella then earned his Juris Doctorate and is admitted to all state courts of New York and Florida. With over a decade of construction law experience, The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C., has grown to represent numerous architects, builders, and subcontractors.
Typical services include the drafting and preparation of multiple AIA Agreements, including critical negotiations with opposing counsel to close multiple construction deals of over $1M each, representation of construction clients through successful prosecution of arbitration claims for payment on services rendered, as well as litigating various contract, bond, and lien claims.
In response to the growing needs of homeowners this firm has also been actively defending foreclosure actions since 2008. Also through ongoing participation in lawyer training seminars detailing newly enacted court procedures from the Nassau County and Suffolk County Bar Associations, this firm has sucessfuly represented clients through foreclosure litigation, settlement conferences, and workouts.
John Caravella is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association ADR Committee, Nassau County Bar Association Construction Law Committee, Broward County Bar Association, Construction Law Committee, American Institute of Architects Long Island Chapter Assoc. AIA, and writes for The Construction Law Blog.
- Juris Doctorate, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale FL
- Bachelor of Science, Architectural Technology, New York Inst. Of Technology, Old Westbury NY
- Associate of Construction Technology, State University of New York at Farmingdale NY
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