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Jaimee L. Nardiello

  • New York, NY
    801 Second Avenue
    New York, NY 10017


Jaimee L. Nardiello focuses her practice on disputes involving construction, contracts, and environmental/energy laws. She manages litigations from inception and has worked on some through trial, developing and executing strategy, and advocating on behalf of clients in court. She represents clients in commercial litigation –winning dismissals, mitigating liability, and preserving reputations.

Ms. Nardiello negotiates contracts in transactions for high-profile construction projects. She also advocates for design professionals in complex intellectual property disputes.

Ms. Nardiello is a member of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. She is the Immediate Past President and member of the Executive Board of Commercial Real Estate Women of New York (CREW) the leading organization for professional women in commercial real estate in New York City. Ms. Nardiello is a Past Chair of the Design Division of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. 

Ms. Nardiello was awarded the CREW NY Founder's Award. She was selected to Crain's New York List of Leading Lawyers. She was also named a “Leading Lady” by The Mann Charitable Foundation. She was named an Outstanding Woman in the Building Industry by the Women Builders Council. Ms. Nardiello was recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer, after being named a New York Super Lawyers Rising Star. Who’s Who Legal counts her among the country’s leading lawyers in Construction Law. Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York named her to its “Top 20 Under 40.” She was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law (2011-2014) and currently serves as Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

Ms. Nardiello writes and speaks frequently. Some of her publications include: "Architect-Engineer Contracting," in the ABA's Federal Government Contracts, Third Edition; “AAA Construction Arbitration: A Step-By-Step Guide, Annotated Construction Glossary;” “Civil Liability for False Claims in Public Construction;” and “The Bar Exam Survival Guide: The Insider's Handbook to Passing the Bar Exam.”



News & Events


Speaking Engagements

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    200 Liberty Street

    Jaimee Nardiello, Moderator

    Charles Bendit - Taconic Investment Partners; Joseph Moinian - The Moinian Group

    Jaimee Nardiello, Partner, will moderate a panel that will discuss the most important drivers in the office market in Lower Manhattan at Commercial Observer's 3rd Annual Downtown Forum. 2018 was a banner year in the Downtown market for commercial office leasing, and 2019 shows no change in this trend. Leasing activity continues to diversify and there is plenty of new supply coming to market. 

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    Most lawyers already know that losing bidders often target the owner and winning bidder when they believe that bid criteria or due process requirements were not followed. But what about advisors to the owner, such as architects, construction managers, and owner’s reps? Can they be liable to the losing bidder on theories like defamation, tortious interference, and other creative claims? This session explores theories of liability of those parties for the consequences of their advice, including a discussion of defamation and other potential claims for an architect’s recommendations on bid selection.

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    Jaimee Nardiello, Moderator

    Tommy Craig - Hines; Marylou Berk - Le Frak; Joanne Podell - Cushman & Wakefield; Amy Rose - Rose Associates

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    Jaimee Nardiello, Moderator

    Amy Cuddy; Mary Ann Tighe; Sallie Krawcheck; William H. McRaven

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    "Contract Administration" ABA Forum on Construction Law, Regional Program on Construction Contracts
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    "Preliminary Hearings and Scheduling Orders" The Anatomy of a Construction Arbitration, Litigation Seminar
    New Jersey
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    “Post occupancy Evaluations, A Legal Perspective” NY Region A&D Sustainable Design Leaders
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    Construction Law: Current Issues in Contracts and Litigation
    Center for Real Estate Studies at New York Law School Master Class
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    "Making Dollars & Sense of Construction Damages," ABA Forum on Construction Industry
    Naples, FL
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    American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting: One Nation Under the International Green Construction Code
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    ABA Construction Industry Forum Annual Meeting: Bridging the Hoover Dam
    Scottsdale, AZ
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    Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation
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    Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace




New York Law School, J.D.

Marist College, B.S.


  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

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