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I learned long ago that there’s no such thing as a ‘simple’ construction case. Even the most basic case gets bogged down by project records and design drawings. I try to help clients understand this right from the onset, so that they may appreciate the litigation process and the timeframe for a construction lawsuit. 

Mr. Nudelman concentrates his practice in construction law. For over two decades he has represented members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters.  He has defended and asserted claims on behalf of owners, developers, condominium associations, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, vendors and sureties involved in public and private construction projects throughout the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. 

Mr. Nudelman has extensive experience handling construction claims related to a wide range of issues.  These include payment disputes, change orders and extra work, construction defects, design and performance defects, errors and omissions/professional malpractice, building code violations, project management, delay and disruption, acceleration, liquidated damages, lost productivity, site conditions, warranties, project closeout, construction liens, municipal mechanic’s liens, condominium liens, payment and performance bonds, public contracting and violations under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

In the niche practice area of community association law, Mr. Nudelman represents associations, unit owners and developers in the above matters, as well as in disputes involving budgets, financing and condominium governance.

Mr. Nudelman’s expertise encompasses the representation of clients who receive code violations lodged by state or local enforcement officials under the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Act, defending them in proceedings in municipal court and before the Construction Board of Appeals and the Office of Administrative Law.  He has also appeared on behalf of clients in state, federal and appellate courts and in local and international mediations and arbitrations.

Understanding that a well-drafted agreement is critical to minimizing claims and disputes, Mr. Nudelman assists construction industry clients with contract drafting, review and negotiations, with an emphasis on efficiency and practical results.

In the area of real estate litigation, Mr. Nudelman has experience in title defense matters.  He has represented owners and lenders in title insurance claims and has prosecuted and defended quiet title actions and cases involving trespass, easements, boundary disputes, adverse possession, equitable subrogation and title defects. 

Honors & Awards

  • Charter Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Litigation - Construction practice area (2012 – present)
  • Selected by Best Lawyers® (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) as Woodbridge "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation - Construction (2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (2012 – present)
  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) in the Construction Litigation, Business Litigation and Business/Corporate practice areas (2018 - present)
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal (a publication of Law Business Research Ltd.) in the Construction Law practice area (2019)
  • Recipient of APEX Award for Publication Excellence in Feature Series Writing (2006)
  • Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing as a law school student
  • Bar Reader, New Jersey State Board of Bar Examiners (appointed by New Jersey Supreme Court) (2007-present)

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found HERE. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Uniquely NJ

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association; Co-Vice Chair, Construction Law Section; Member, General Council
  • Chair, District Fee Arbitration Committee (District VIII - Middlesex County)
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution 
  • Member, Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member, Rensselaer Club of New Jersey; former Vice President (2006 – 2012)
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More Activities & Experience

  • Legal Columnist, Plumbing Engineer and PHC News (2015-present)
  • Member, American Bar Association: Section of Litigation; Forum on Construction Law; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Young Lawyers Division New Jersey Delegate to the Assembly (2004 – 2005); Editor, Young Lawyers Division Newsletter (2003 – 2004)
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Law Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America
  • Legal Columnist, Plumbing Systems & Design, American Society of Plumbing Engineers (2008-2011)
  • Former judicial intern to The Honorable Naomi R. Buchwald, United States District Court, Southern District of New York (former Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law and Policy, Brooklyn Law School (1994-1995)

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Publications & Alerts

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Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1995

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., cum laude, 1990 

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1995
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2000

Construction Lawyers Society of America

Steven Nudelman Listed in Best Lawyers

Steven Nudelman Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2013

Steven Nudelman
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Steven Nudelman Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found HERE. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.