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Historic, $5.3 million arbitration award against architect

Construction & Public Contracts, Multi-family & Condominium

Hinckley Allen attorneys, Timothy T. Corey and Peter J. Martin, recently obtained a $5.3 million arbitration award after 12 days of hearings on behalf of Stonington Water Street Associates, the developer of a Connecticut condominium complex, against the project architect, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP, for design and construction administration errors relating to windows, doors and masonry.

This is believed to be the largest arbitration award against an architect in Connecticut.

“This case has been a journey for us and our clients,” said Corey, who was quoted in a recent Connecticut Law Tribune article on the case. “It started with an April 2008 state court action and ended with this September 2014 arbitration win. Our clients endured water leaks and other issues throughout this time. They put their trust in us and I’m pleased we were able to deliver for them,” stated Corey.

“In this case, like all of our cases, we took a team approach from the start, which we believe sets us apart from other firms,” stated Martin. “An important lesson was reaffirmed for us. Work hard and creatively, and don’t be afraid to evolve your legal theories throughout a case,” said Martin.

Hinckley Allen is one of the Northeast’s largest and most experienced providers of legal services to the construction industry. The Construction & Public Contracts team is nationally regarded for its depth of expertise and ability to consistently deliver results and value to clients.

This story originally appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune on November 24, 2014. Click here to find the full story: Owners of Leaky Luxury Condos Get $5.3 Million Arbitration Award.