STA New Member Profile
Cullen and Dykman, LLP
John Sparling, Esq. – Partner and Head of the Construction Litigation Group
When was your firm founded?
Cullen and Dykman LLP has been serving institutional and individual clients in the New York region since 1850. Our commitment to quality, cost-effective legal services has helped us build long-term relationships with clients in all types of industries. We offer a wide range of comprehensive legal services, including banking, corporate, energy, real estate, commercial lending, litigation, labor, municipal, not-for-profit, education, and trust and estates.
Who founded your firm?
Edgar M. Cullen and William N. Dykman
Where is your firm based?
Manhattan, Long Island, Albany, Newark, Hackensack, Princeton and Washington D.C.
How big is your firm?
Over 150 attorneys
Is the company a family-owned business?
What type of subcontractor are you?
What have been some of the firm’s major accomplishments; major projects?
Some of the more recent construction projects the firm has defended include the new Yankee Stadium, the recent renovations of Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and the Hearst Tower in New York.
Where does Your firm operate-just NY or other areas?
NY, NJ and Washington D.C.
What have been some of the unique traits of the firm?
For over 25 years, the team has handled some of the largest construction design professional liability claims in New York. It is our priority to work closely with the professionals to best understand their practice and how we can protect their interests when claims are asserted against them.
How has your firm been involved in the construction industry? (Associations, etc.)
Representation of construction contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, architects, engineers and other professionals in all aspects of construction litigation including, personal injury, property damage, construction defect, and delay claims as well as the drafting of construction contracts and insurance policies and endorsements.
What are some challenges the firm has overcome?
We have grown to 25 lawyers in our construction group in 18 months.
What does the firm think it’s legacy has been for the NY construction industry?
Committed to legal excellence, professional service of urgency and results due to Analytical and Technical Ability
Why did you join the Subcontractors Trade Association?
To continue to build on an already-existing relationship with various subcontractors throughout the greater New York area
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John Sparling Named Turner Construction Company’s Lawyer of the Year for 2017
John Sparling published in New York Law Journal on recent Court of Appeals decision Burlington Ins. v. NYC Transit Auth.
John Sparling Published in “Construction Today”