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Construction License Agreements in New York and How to Avoid Court Ordered Access

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Produced on December 22, 2016

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Course Information

Time 52m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Contract Real Estate Litigation

Course Description

Borne out of statute, but required of necessity, it is a little known fact that construction license agreements between adjoining property owners – whether court imposed through a judicial action or through mutual negotiations between parties – are statutorily required on every construction project, small or large. Through this hour long program by attorney Jeffrey R. Escobar, participants will be given a toolbox of what they need to know about construction license agreements, when your client needs a construction license agreement, and the risks your client faces if it is not obtained due to the ambiguities in the law. Highlighting what happens if your client refuses to grant a construction license agreement and the judicial steps necessary to secure a license agreement from a recalcitrant adjoining property owner, the program also covers the top areas of liability counsel typically misses when negotiating a court ordered license agreement, as well as how to both pursue and defend against claims arising under such license agreements. The program wraps up with identifying the best practices to avoid court ordered access to property and what steps you can take to place your client in the best position.

Who should attend? This seminar will be practical and useful for any construction or real estate professional involved with the development and deployment of construction, especially in New York City, as well as any construction practitioner who prepares construction contracts or who litigates construction claims, especially those who structure and lead in the development of large and complex development projects. Although focused on New York statutory requirements, practitioners in other jurisdictions will find the content useful as they negotiate the terms and conditions of construction license agreement and easements for their projects.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify what a construction license agreement is, when it is necessary to obtain one, and how to navigate its mechanics
  2. Understand the risks and pitfalls of failing to seek or to grant a construction license agreement and its impacts on a project
  3. Better grasp how to successfully draft and negotiate a construction license agreement and learn what provisions are always missed in negotiations
  4. Explore the best practices to avoid a court ordered access to a property

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Jeffrey R. Escobar

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Jeff advises horizontal and vertical project owners, real estate companies, joint ventures, institutional owners, closely-held developers, lenders, investors, sponsors, project companies, private and public utility companies and private equity funds across the US and throughout the Americas on their financing and deployment of capital on their most complex and large-scale commercial real estate, energy, infrastructure, transportation, and renewable energy projects. Applying a deep sense of practicality and business acumen, Jeff provides clients with key insight and in-depth knowledge into every stage of project and real estate development, construction and financing.

From the construction of a professional sports stadium and the only aerial commuter tramway system in the country in New York City, to the development and construction of large luxury apartment communities in Los Angeles County and the engineering of energy facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, Jeff has led hundreds of large and complex vertical and horizontal projects spanning the Americas on behalf of key players in the merchant gas and energy, renewable energy, infrastructure, and commercial real estate industries and spaces.

Truly, there is no commercial, energy, infrastructure, real estate, construction or development project too large or too small that Jeff has not had experience leading.


Chun L.

Thank you - very informative and useful knowledge.

Josh S.

Good job by the speaker

Diane M.

excellent program on this topic

Marcia R.

Excellent clear practical pointers.

Dacongcong M.

very informative. a good overview. very informative. good overview.

James D.

Good overall coverage of the topic

Moshe N.

clear and well presented.

Arthur S.

Nice job Mr. Escobar

Daniel O.

Great course; well presented and thorough

James H.


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