Lawrence J. Bartelemucci

Chair, Construction

Larry Bartelemucci is the Chair of MSF’s Construction Practice Group, where he represents developers, owners, contractors, and design professionals with their construction and business needs. He regularly drafts and negotiates manuscript and AIA owner-builder, construction management, architect, design-build, and development agreements.

He works on major public-private-partnership projects, and has extensive experience representing government entities, hospitals, and institutional clients with their development and construction needs. He also has substantial experience dealing with insurance issues related to construction, both while the contract is being negotiated and after a claim has been made, as well as with prosecuting claims under payment and performance surety bonds, including defending subrogation claims.

Mr. Bartelemucci’s transactional construction experience enables him to provide informed and practical counsel when handling construction-related disputes, representing clients on a variety of matters, including those involving building collapse, fire loss, construction encroachment on adjacent properties, defective construction, non-payment, change order disputes and mechanic’s liens.


JD, St. John’s University School of Law

BA, Manhattan College, magna cum laud


State of New York

Prior Experience

Before joining MSF in 2016, Mr. Bartelemucci spent 14 years at Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., where he was a shareholder and Chair of the Real Estate and Construction Department. While with Anderson Kill, he also served as the Chair of its Education Committee and was a member of the firm’s Practice Counsel and Strategic Plan Implementation Group.

Representative Matters

Represents the New York City Educational Construction Fund (ECF), a public benefits corporation tasked with encouraging comprehensive neighborhood development by constructing mixed-use real estate projects which feature new school facilities.

Represented ECF with respect to a mixed-use commercial and residential development on East 57th Street in Manhattan, where he was ECF’s lead negotiator in re-structuring the mixed-use commercial and residential development.

Mr. Bartelemucci represents Maimonides Medical Center. He recently negotiated a leaseback and development project for construction of a new medical office building on the Maimonides campus.


Member of Construction Law Committee, New York City Bar Association, (2010 – 2013)

Speaking Engagements

“Everything You Need to Know About Construction Insurance,” Association of General Contractors of New York State – Future Construction Leaders of New York State Forum, New York, NY (March 17, 2017)

“Everything You Need to Know About Construction Insurance,” 30th Annual Association of General Contractors of New York State Construction Industry Conference, Saratoga, NY (December 7, 2016)

Putting a Mixed-Use Deal Together, Including Entertainment, Restaurant and Retail,” Hospitality Law Conference, Houston, TX (February 11, 2015)

Supplementing Your Construction Law Toolbox: Delays, Liens & Insurance – What You Need to Know,” Anderson Kill P.C. Seminar, Philadelphia, PA (November 06, 2014)

“Making Sure it Doesn’t Leave a Mark: How Developers, Owners, Operators, and Contractors Can Protect Themselves Against Some of the Biggest Threats They Face,” Anderson Kill Policyholder Advisor Conference, New York, NY (October 23, 2014)

Risk Management Issues In Construction Projects & Contracts,” New York City Bar Center for CLE, New York, NY (March 26, 2014)


Public-Private Partnerships and the Hospitality Industry,” Converge, April 10, 2015

“Property Insurance and Disaster Recovery After Sandy,” Risk Management Magazine, December 2012 (with Joshua Gold)

Property Insurance and Disaster Recovery,” Risk Management Magazine, March 2012 (with Joshua Gold)

You’ve Decided to Build Green. Now What?,” Focus (Industry News), published by the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, Summer 2011

Telecommunication Upgrades: Beware of the Potential Pitfalls,” Focus (Industry News), published by the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, January 2011

Minimize Risk in Renovation Projects,” Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, Inc., July 2010

Upgrading Telecommunications Services: Think space, flexibility and service,” Focus (Industry News), published by the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, January/February 2009

Do Not Leave the Meter Running During Renovation Projects; Finishing Specific Projects Will Save Properties Both Time and Money,” Focus (Industry News), published by the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, May 2008

AIA Form Agreements: Are They Fair to Owners?,” AKO Real Estate & Construction Advisor, Spring 2006

“Leveraging Air Rights to Finance Construction,” Real Estate Finance, February 2005) (with James P. Cullen)

“A Smart Approach to Developing ‘Smart Buildings,’” AKO Real Estate & Construction Advisor, Spring 2003

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