Overview

Ira M. Schulman is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

Areas of Practice

Ira has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of construction law with a particular emphasis on dispute resolution and contract negotiation.  He has tried numerous complex construction disputes in jury and bench trials in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels on behalf of owners - both public and private - contractors, subcontractors, sureties and school districts.  Ira also has participated in many mediations and has successfully represented clients with construction contract award issues before various city agencies. Additionally, he regularly drafts construction contracts and agreements for owners and contractors. 

Ira is frequently appointed as an arbitrator by the Construction Industry Division of the American Arbitration Association, of which he is a member. He also is often chosen as a mediator for construction disputes, and has successfully mediated numerous complex construction claims. 

Mr. Schulman is often asked to speak before various bar, civic and trade associations on issues related to construction law.

Honors

Honors

Chambers USA rank Band 1 (highest) for Construction New York City

Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2020

New York Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2012-2020

Citizen of the Year, Armonk Chamber of Commerce, 2019

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Memberships

Memberships

American Arbitration Association — Lecturer and Arbitrator  (1987-present)

Lorman Education Services — Contributor to Lorman Education Services’ webinars and in-person events

American Bar Association — Member

New York State Bar Association — Member

Westchester County Bar Association — Founding Member and Co-chair of the Construction Law Committee

Industries

Education

J.D., Georgetown University, 1979
B.A., Lehigh University, 1976, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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