Michael Rosenthal

Michael J. Rosenthal


Fax (516) 794-1277


Michael concentrates his practice in construction and surety law, representing developers, contractors, subcontractors and sureties. He effectively handles all aspects of civil litigation, whether at the pleadings, discovery, appellate or trial stages. Michael has ten years of construction experience, including drafting and negotiating construction and subcontract agreements, representing public contractors in alternative dispute resolution proceedings with the City of New York and other New York State agencies, including drafting Notices of Disputes and Notices of Claims and presentations to various city and state agencies. He also practices contract maintenance support to ensure compliance with contractual notice and documentation requirements. Michael is also adept at all facets of drafting and foreclosing of mechanic’s liens for public and private improvement.

Representative Projects

  • Cruise Terminal, Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Parking Garage, Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Ground-up mixed use development, Long Island City, New York
  • Ground-up hotel in Manhattan
  • Commercial leases in New York City
  • Office fit-outs in New York City

Articles and Presentations


  • Construction Project Electronic Communications – November 2014
  • New York City Paid Sick Leave Law: Contractors Must Comply – October 2014


  • Construction in the Digital Ages, February 2013
  • Insurance and Construction, May 2015

Professional Memberships

  • NY State Bar Association
  • Building Contractors’ Association
  • Subcontractors’ Trade Association

Practice Areas

  • Construction and surety law
  • Commercial litigation and general business law
  • Real estate and commercial finance

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2006


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., cum laude, Binghamton University, 2002