Ira M. Schulman is a partner in the Construction Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office.
Mr. Schulman has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of construction law with an emphasis on all forms of dispute resolution and contract negotiation. Primarily representing owners - both public and private, contractors, subcontractors, sureties and school districts - he has tried numerous complex construction disputes in jury and bench trials in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels. He also has participated in many mediations and has successfully represented clients with construction contract award issues before various city agencies. Additionally, Mr. Schulman has an active transactional practice and is regularly called upon by owners and contractors to draft construction contracts and agreements.
Mr. Schulman frequently is appointed as an arbitrator by the Construction Industry Division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), 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.
Prior to joining Pepper Hamilton, Mr. Schulman was a partner with Mazur Carp Rubin & Schulman, P.C. in New York.
Mr. Schulman is a lecturer on construction law for the AAA and has been a regular contributor to Lorman Educational Services’ webinars and in-person events on topics such as “What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad,” “Current Issues in Construction Lien Law,” “The Construction Bidding Process,” “Construction Contract Negotiation Techniques,” “Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations” and “Construction Subguard Insurance Fundamentals.”
Mr. Schulman is often asked to speak before various bar, civic and trade associations on issues related to construction law. He is a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations, and is a founding member and present co-chair of the Construction Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association.
Mr. Schulman is ranked in Band 1 for Construction in New York in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, is recommended in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 United States, and was selected for inclusion on the 2012-2014 New York-Metro Super Lawyers lists.
Mr. Schulman is admitted to practice in New York and many federal trial and appellate courts.