Ira M. Schulman

Ira M. Schulman


New York, NY
Phone: 212.808.2718    Fax: 212.286.9806

“Highly regarded. Extremely bright.” – Chambers USA 2019

Ira M. Schulman is a partner in the Construction Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office.

Mr. Schulman has more than 35 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.  He is ranked among the top 10 construction lawyers in New York City by Chambers USA.

Mr. Schulman is often asked to speak before various bar, civic and trade associations on issues related to construction law.

Prior to joining Pepper Hamilton, Mr. Schulman was a partner with Mazur Carp Rubin & Schulman, P.C. in New York.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1979
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Lehigh University, 1976, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

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