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Raymond T. Mellon

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

Overview

Raymond T. Mellon, Senior Partner, is a leading construction litigator and experienced trial lawyer with an extensive background in representing prominent architectural, engineering and contracting firms on business negotiations and in litigation. In addition to consulting with clients on general business matters, construction contract drafting and negotiation, and risk management strategies, Mr. Mellon represents design professionals in disciplinary and licensing proceedings before the City and State of New York. Mr. Mellon’s clients also include some of the largest developers in the United States as well as owners, developers, construction managers, contractors and other parties in the construction industry.

Mr. Mellon is a leading authority on the issues associated with building in New York City's urban environment where the proximity of the “Building Next Door” requires knowledge of complex safety and licensing issues. He works with owners and developers of commercial, high-rise residential, townhouses and mixed-use properties to protect their adjacent neighbors' structures during construction. 

Mr. Mellon is General Counsel and Honorary Member of the Brooklyn and Queens AIA Chapters. He is also an Honorary Member of the New York State AIA. Mr. Mellon is also a member of the National and New York Chapters of the Society of American Registered Architects, the Architects Council of New York City, and the New York Building Congress’ Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

Since 1996, Mr. Mellon has been selected by his peers to achieve the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  He received further recognition for his experience and expertise as a construction litigator by Chambers USA, Legal 500, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Mellon is a recipient of the Distinguished Presidential Citation from the Society of American Registered Architects,  the New York Society of Architects Distinguished Service Award and the Advancement of the Architectural Professional Award by the Brooklyn AIA.

Experience

Representative Matters

Mr. Mellon represents prominent architectural, engineering and contracting firms on business negotiations and in litigation. In addition to consulting with clients on general business matters, construction contract drafting and negotiation, and risk management strategies, Mr. Mellon represents design professionals in disciplinary and licensing proceedings before the City and State of New York. 

Mr. Mellon is a leading authority on the issues associated with building in New York City where the proximity of the “Building Next Door” requires knowledge of complex safety and licensing issues. He works with owners and developers of commercial, high-rise residential, townhouses and mixed-use properties to protect their adjacent neighbors' structures during construction. 

The following are select representative matters:

Honors

News & Events

News

Speaking Engagements

American Society of Landscape Architects, 2004

Global Design Alliance, 2004

Publications

Affiliations

Education

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.

Hofstra University, B.A. magna cum laude

Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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