Paul   Hellegers


Phone: 212.545.1087
Fax: 212.545.1656
Mailing: 10 East 40th Street ,
Suite 3500 , New York , NY   10016
Linkedin: Paul Hellegers


Paul M. Hellegers has over 30 years of experience litigating complex disputes in the state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels and various administrative tribunals, concentrating in construction related matters on behalf of design professionals, contractors and project owners, including complex cases involving defective design and workmanship claims; property damage claims; labor law and construction accident personal injury claims; and contract disputes including delay and damage claims, tortious interference claims, change order claims, lien actions, and wrongful termination claims. The cases involved numerous different aspects of construction on projects ranging from private homes to large apartment buildings, office towers to train stations, a ferry terminal, a golf course, a day care center, an international diplomatic conference center, and a church carillon. He also counsels and represents New York City housing cooperatives and condominiums on matters ranging from internal governance issues, disputes with and between shareholders, unit owners and residential and commercial tenants, and disputes with vendors, contractors and neighboring property owners. He started his legal career at Rogers & Wells, after clerking for Judge Christine Nettesheim of the United States Claims Court in Washington.


  • Panel Member in a program entitled "Architecture Law: Contract Negotiation, Intellectual Property and Claims" presented by Hudson Valley Bank


Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

  • Oxford University, B.A. (1981), M.A. (1984)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1984)
  • New York


  • Civil Court Committee of the New York City Bar, Chair
  • Lexington Democratic Club in Manhattan, President
  • Board of the Wood-Heights Democratic Club, Member


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