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Max Rayetsky

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


Max Rayetsky represents real estate owners, developers, design professionals, contractors and other members of the construction industry in litigation and transactional matters. 

Mr. Rayetsky prosecutes and defends mechanic’s lien claims, extra work and contract balance claims, delay and consequential damages claims, wrongful termination and termination for convenience claims, as well as other types of cases arising in a construction dispute. Mr. Rayetsky also negotiates and drafts construction agreements, design agreements, consultant agreements, and license agreements. 

Previously, Mr. Rayetsky worked at a leading affordable housing and community development law firm, where he focused his practice on construction law and litigation.

Mr. Rayetsky is an active member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law and the New York City Bar Association Construction Law Committee. He was selected to serve on the Advisory Board of the Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law at St. John's University School of Law and as an inaugural member of its Emerging Leaders Committee. 

He frequently speaks on topics relating to mechanic’s liens and adjoining property disputes.

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General Counsel / Board Membership

Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law, St John's University School of Law, Advisory Board and Emerging Leaders Committee Member


St. John's University School of Law, J.D.

Fordham University, B.A.


  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
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