Ira M. Schulman is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group and leader of the Construction Team 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.
Chambers USA ranked Band 1 (highest) for Construction New York City
Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2023
Recommended Lawyer in Construction, Legal 500 US, 2021-2022
New York Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2012-2022
Citizen of the Year, Armonk Chamber of Commerce, 2019
- GlobeSt.com, 04.07.2020
- ConsensusDocs Construction Law Newsletter, 06.17.2019
International Arbitration Law Blog Posts
New York Commercial Division Round Up Blog Posts
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
J.D., Georgetown University, 1979
B.A., Lehigh University, 1976, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- 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