Stephen W. Bialkowski Esq.

Stephen W. Bialkowski Esq.

Founding Partner
Location:
Ramsey, New Jersey
Phone:
866-378-1282
Email:
NYU Teaching Excellence AwardCRTLorman
Professional Activities:
  • PROFESSOR NYU, CONSTRUCTION LAW 
    1993-Present 
  • CONSTRUCTION ROUND TABLE OF NEW JERSEY (www.crtnj.org.)
    General Counsel, October 2003 to Present
    Responsible for addressing legal questions presented by both the board of directors and officers and for assisting with legal articles for the CRT News Letter.
  • AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (www.adr.org)
    Past Construction Arbitrator
    Responsible for presiding over and deciding construction disputes.
  • CONSTRUCTION AND PUBLIC CONTRACT LAW SECTION OF THE NEW JERSEY BAR ASSOCIATION
    Co-Secretary
  • MORRIS COUNTY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
    Former General Counsel
  • ELECTRICAL  CONTRACTORS  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  INSTRUCTOR
    Certified  since 2003
  • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    Director/Coordinator and Instructor of Legal Studies Program, February 1994 to May 1995
    Responsible for preparing curriculum and lecturing at construction related courses and seminars.
  • COMMUNITY BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
    Guest Lecturer, January 1998
    Guest Speaker on legal topics affecting the building industry.
  • BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
    Guest Lecturer, October 1997
    Guest Speaker on legal topics affecting the building industry.
  • ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS, INC.
    Member and Guest Lecturer, August 1999 to June 2003
  • LORMAN EDUCATION SERVICES
    Lecturer, 2006 to present
    Frequent Guest Lecturer on topics ranging from New Jersey Building Codes to Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation.

Areas of Practice

  • Bond Claims
  • Business Formation
  • Construction Debt Collection
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Coverage Claims
  • Landlord/Tenant Matters
  • Mechanics/Construction Liens
  • Ongoing Business Concerns
  • Residential Construction
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Green Construction
  • School/Municipal Construction
  • Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction Litigation, Arb. & Mediation
  • Contract Review, Prep., Bidding & NEG

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1986
  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D., - 1986
    • Law Review: Seton Hall University Law Review, Member
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
    • A.B. - 1983
    • Major: History/Government

Published Works

  • State Limitation Period for Personal Injury Actions Applies to All 1983 Claims Seton Hall Law Review, 1989

Classes/Seminars

  • Professor, NYU, Construction Law, 1993-Present
  • Instructor, Legal Studies Program, Bergen Community College, 1994 - 1995
  • Guest Lecturer, Community Builders Association, 1998
  • Guest Lecturer, Builders Association of Northern New Jersey, 1997
  • Guest Lecturer, Associate Builders and Contractors, Inc., 1999 - 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, Construction Roundtable of New Jersey, 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, CRT Diversity Conference, 2011
  • Professor, NYU, Legal Principles & Practices, 2004-Present
  • Electrical Contractors Continuing Education, Instructor, 2003 - Present
  • Lorman Education Services, Lecturer, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • New York Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Past Member
  • Construction Round Table Of New Jersey, General Counsel and Director, October, 2003-Present
  • American Arbitration Association, Past Construction Arbitrator
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Construction And Public Contract Law Section, Co-Secretary
  • Morris County Electrical Contractors Association, Former General Counsel

Past Employment Positions

  • Peckar & Abramson, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1989 - 1993
  • Shanley & Fisher, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1988 - 1989
  • Condon & Forsyth, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1986 - 1988
  • McLellan & Bialkowski, LLC, Partner, 1993 – 2011