Max Rayetsky is an Associate in the firm’s Construction Practice Group. Max represents real estate owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers and other members of the construction industry in transactional, litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) matters arising out of private and public construction projects.
Max prosecutes and defends claims for base contract and extra work balance, delay and consequential damages, construction and design defects, wrongful termination and termination for convenience, lien law trust diversion and claims under mechanic’s liens and bonds, from inception through trial and appeal. In addition, he drafts and negotiates construction agreements, such as general contractor agreements, construction management agreements, subcontract agreements, license/access agreements, liquidating agreements and close-out agreements, as well as design (A/E) agreements and consultant agreements.
Previously, Max worked at leading construction and real estate development law firms, where he focused his practice on construction law and litigation.
Max is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law and the New York City Bar Association Construction Law Committee. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law at St. John’s University School of Law and the Real Estate Council of Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County.
Max was selected by Super Lawyers to appear in its 2021-2023 Rising Stars-Construction Litigation list. He was also selected by Best Lawyers to appear in its Ones to Watch list.
He frequently speaks on topics relating to mechanic’s liens and adjoining property disputes.
Max is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.