Niel P. Franzese


  • Overview


    Niel Franzese represents all areas of the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and design professionals with respect to contract drafting and negotiation, and dispute resolution. He is a member of the firm’s Construction Group.

    Contract Procurement and Project Delivery

    Mr. Franzese assists clients in the drafting and negotiation of design and construction contracts in both the public and private settings, including institutional owners, public owners, and design and construction professionals in a wide range of industries, including education, healthcare, manufacturing, government, commercial, industrial, and retail.

    Dispute Resolution 

    Mr. Franzese handles claims of all types which arise during a project, including allegations of defective design and construction, change orders and delays, mechanics' liens, bid disputes, and surety bonds. He assists with resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, but is also called upon when needed to litigate in state or federal court.

    Mr. Franzese contributes to the firm’s blog, Construction Law Zone. While in law school, Mr. Franzese was a member of the Connecticut Moot Court Board, the Criminal Trial Clinic, and  the Mock Trial Society. Additionally, as a member of the Connecticut Law Review, he authored the article “The Open Our Democracy Act: A Proposal For Effective Election Reform,” 48 Conn. L. Rev. 263 (2015). 


  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Construction Institute

      American Bar Association
      Forum on Construction Law

      Connecticut Bar Association

      Hartford County Bar Association
    • Publications


      "The Open Our Democracy Act: A Proposal For Effective Election Reform," published in Connecticut Law Review (2015)