Robert Angelillo

Partner at
Arkin Solbakken LLP

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New York

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Mr. Angelillo is an experienced commercial litigator with a diverse practice in the state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Angelillo has represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial matters, including representing owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors in both public and private project construction disputes, prosecuting and defending against claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, commercial fraud, business torts, professional liability and malpractice, and disability benefits claims, including administrative appeals under ERISA. He has also negotiated and drafted complex commercial and construction contracts.  Mr. Angelillo has written extensively on legal matters affecting the construction industry, with articles published in New York Construction and The Nassau Lawyer, among other publications, and has lectured on construction law and litigation at the New York City Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and numerous construction trade associations.

Notable Representations

  • The successful defense of corporate shareholders against claims to “pierce the corporate veil” and for fraudulent transfer, resulting in dismissal of the entire case after a trial in Supreme Court, New York County.

  • The complete dismissal, by motion, of an investor’s five million dollar claim for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud against franchisee board member and CEO, which dismissal was affirmed on appeal.

  • Obtained complete dismissal of all claims against FINRA member client in a lawsuit that asserted claims to bonus compensation and severance payments under theories of breach of contract, unjust enrichment, estoppel and New York Labor Law.

  • Represented the general contractor in a multimillion dollar Superfund site remediation litigation against the State of New Jersey, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.

  • Represented commercial client in negotiation of a complex interconnection agreement with the regional utility.

  • Obtained, in Federal Court, summary judgment on behalf of disability claimant, reversing insurance carrier’s wrongful termination of disability benefits and awarding claimant attorneys’ fees.

  • Mr. Angelillo has also lectured on construction law matters at the New York City Bar Association, the New York Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors, the Jamaica Business Resource Center, and the Nassau County Bar Association.

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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New York

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