Norman D. Alvy, Partner
Norman D. Alvy, Esq., a graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, received his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law in 1970. He is a partner and head of the Construction Law and Commercial Litigation practice group of Ficara & Associates, P.C. Mr. Alvy brings with him more than twenty-five years of experience in the areas of government contracts, construction claim litigation, surety law, prevailing wages Article 3-A trust fund litigation, labor arbitration, Sections 240-241 Labor Law litigation and insurance coverage issues.
Formerly a partner at Alvy & Tablante, LLP, Buckley, Treacy, Schaffel, Mackey & Abbate in New York City and Goldberg & Connolly of Rockville Centre, Mr. Alvy has represented general and heavy construction firms, sureties, industrial builders, consulting engineers and architects, specialty contractors in complex legal matters involving federal, state and local authorities, as well as private commercial entities.
Mr. Alvy is experienced in the preparation of construction contracts, related agreements and AIA documents. He has successfully pursued construction and government contract claims on behalf of contractors and subcontractors, including claims for extra work, delay, differing site conditions, and terminations. He has litigated bid protests and pre-qualification issues before numerous federal, state and municipal government agencies. He has also successfully challenged a portion of the new NYC Building Code, which became law in 2009. In particular, he represented a group of licensed crane operators and successfully challenged a government ban of two cab mobile cranes following a hearing and an appeal by the City to the First Department.
Mr. Alvy is also co-author of the "Mechanic's Liens" chapters of the New York Lawyer's Formbook and New York Lawyer's Deskbook, both published by the New York State Bar Association. He has contributed to many publications on construction law topics including Federal Publications, Inc., Construction Briefings, 2nd Ed. 1993, No. 93-9 -"Certification of Federal Contract Claims"; The Construction Company Strategist (May 1996); The Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation (Spring 1994); The Nassau Lawyer and The American Bar Association Contract Newsletter. He has also spoken before various groups on topical issues related to the construction field, provided advice to various contractors' trade organizations and previously participated in an editorial capacity for The University of Michigan Industrial Relations Law Digest.