Peter Sayer, a skilled and seasoned real estate attorney who has worked in the public and private sector, has extensive experience in commercial litigation, construction, zoning and land use and transactional matters. He assists property owners, developers, contractors, engineers, architects and other real estate professionals in resolving real property and land use disputes from inception to conclusion including alternate dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation). He regularly reviews and prepares contracts between owners and architects, owners and engineers and owners and contractors with a focus on insurance coverage, indemnity, defense obligations, intellectual property rights and limitations on liability. He also routinely reviews and prepares license agreements between adjoining landowners to ensure proper protection of buildings during the construction process., He regularly engages in extensive contract and lease negotiation and drafting, and works in a collaborative, cost-effective manner to protect and maximize the value of his clients’ investments in real estate. In addition, he also handles complex real estate, property damage and personal injury matters, landlord-tenant matters, mechanic’s liens (filing and foreclosure actions) and judgment enforcement.
Additionally, Mr. Sayer consults with and provides transactional and risk management advice to real estate developers, owners, contractors and individuals seeking to minimize exposure and engage in sound contracting, insurance and site safety practices.
Mr. Sayer appears regularly before all state and civil courts in New York State and before various administrative bodies, handling matters in their entirety and counseling clients through the process. His experience involves extensive motion practice, hearings, trial and appellate work.