Lisa B. Andrzejewski



  • Overview


    Lisa Andrzejewski represents clients throughout the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, sureties, MWBE/DBEs, and high net-worth homeowners. As a member of the firm’s Construction Group, she manages complex construction matters through litigation mediation and arbitration. Lisa also provides transactional services to her clientele. 


    Lisa recognizes that while construction cases often involve common issues such as defective construction, defective products and materials, defective design, change order disputes, contractor default, scheduling delays, mechanic’s liens and indemnity recovery including payment and performance bond claims, she appreciates that each client and each matter is unique. Lisa uses her skills and knowledge gained from her experience as a base, and then layers the facts and law to develop defenses that are best suited for each client’s individual needs. She strongly advocates for her clients and strives to maintain civility during negotiations to facilitate reaching prompt and effective resolutions.

    Lisa is experienced in working with experts for all manner of construction disputes, including defective work, delay damages and productivity claims. She is experienced in taking and defending depositions, drafting pleadings and defending motions. In addition to court-based litigation, Lisa frequently engages in Mediations and Arbitrations. Lisa also represents MWBE/DBEs for applications and appeal proceedings. 


    Contracts are at the heart of construction matters, and the quality of the drafting can often be the difference between on-time, on-budget projects and fierce litigation battles.  Lisa uses her litigation experience and industry knowledge to develop contracts that are functional and solid. She has experience drafting owner/contractor, owner/architect, and general contractor/subcontractor contracts and consulting agreements using AIA, Consensus Docs and original contracts for government, commercial and residential construction services projects. Additionally, Lisa is experienced in drafting and negotiating access licensing agreements for new construction, renovations and repair work.  

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Lisa worked in a boutique, NY-based construction firm, where she was involved in multi-million-dollar, complex litigation and transactional work for subcontractors, architects, high-net-worth individuals and public owners. She also worked for a law firm in Danbury, CT, where she concentrated her practice in the areas of land use, commercial real estate, and construction, representing municipalities, developers, and landowners. While attending law school, Lisa interned with the School of Law's Criminal Clinic, the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Prior to law school, she was a business and technology consultant for leading financial services companies. Lisa is a contributor to the firm’s Construction Law Zone blog and also presents to industry groups on topical issues.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Ongoing representation of concrete subcontractor in negotiations in public, private, and public-private partnership (P3) projects for prompt recovery of retainage, change orders, completed work and lost profits, with emphasis on effective and fair counsel through notice, demand letters, active negotiation, and, when necessary, litigation. 

      • Successfully defended and recovered attorney’s fees for surety in litigation involving multimillion-dollar performance bond claim in Connecticut.

      • Achieved favorable agreement in mediation for owners of a high-end residence in complex litigation matter against general contractor, plumber, and electrician. The case involved a multimillion-dollar claim over defective construction and design.

      • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in construction defects claims through claims review analysis, strategy discussions, correspondence drafting and review, and ongoing legal advice.

      • Through litigation, negotiation, and settlement, recovery of indemnity of subcontractor and vendor claims on payment and performance bonds from multiple defendants on behalf of surety and settlement of outstanding bond claims.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      New York City Bar Association
      Secretary, Construction Law Committee (2021 - 2024)

      New York Building Congress

      American Bar Association
      Forum on the Construction Industry
      Litigation Section

      Connecticut Bar Association

      Professional Women in Construction, Connecticut Chapter
      Board Member (2018 - 2019)
      Co-Chair, Programs Committee (2017 - 2019)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected by the New York Real Estate Journal to be featured in the publication’s “Women in Construction” spotlight for 2023 and 2022

      Robinson+Cole Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award Recipient, 2021

      Selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2024 and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the area of Construction Law.

    • Publications


      "Construction industry forecast: Cloudy with a chance of sun," published in the New England Real Estate Journal (1/22/2021)

      "New York clarifies differences between “emergency” and “essential” construction," published in the New York Real Estate Journal (4/21/2020)

      "P3s, Design-Build Models and the Spearin Doctrine: A Shift in Design Risk," published in Construction Executive Risk Management e-newsletter (7/31/2017)

    • Presentations


      "Recovery for Non-Payment and Damages in Construction Disputes," presented by the AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering-CT Section (2/21/2023)
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      "Understanding Your Construction Contracts & Know Your Rights Webinar," co-presented with Martin A. Onorato, hosted by the Minority Construction Council Inc. (9/29/2021)

      "Inland Wetlands and Watercourses," at University of Connecticut School of Law (2/25/2015)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • October 20, 2023

        R+C Lawyers Recognized for Pro Bono Service Provided to the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program

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      • March 29, 2023

        Lisa Andrzejewski Featured in NYREJ's "2023 Women in Construction Spotlight"

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      • March 22, 2022

        Lisa Andrzejewski Featured in NYREJ's "2022 Women in Construction Spotlight"

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      • July 30, 2021

        Robinson+Cole Presents Annual Awards for Outstanding Contributions

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      • February 9, 2021

        Lisa Andrzejewski Authors New England Real Estate Journal Article Offering Construction Industry Forecast

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      • April 23, 2020

        Lisa Andrzejewski Authors Article on New York “Emergency” and “Essential” Construction Published in New York Real Estate Journal

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 17, 2023

        78 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2024

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      • August 18, 2022

        74 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2023

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      • April 6, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Elected to Hartford Performs Board of Directors

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      • December 11, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Lawyers

    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "Out With the Old, In With the New: An Overview of Construction/Surety Industry Trends in 2020 — What We Can Expect in 2021 and Beyond" co-authored with Dennis C. Cavanaugh, Niel P. Franzese and Choity R. Khan (12/17/2020)

      "Construction Law Zone" co-authored with Choity R. Khan, Virginia K. Trunkes and Kenneth A. Sherman (November 2020)

      "Construction Law Zone" co-authored with Gregory R. Faulkner, Choity R. Khan and Kenneth A. Sherman (June 2020)

      "Construction Law Zone" co-authored with Virginia K. Trunkes, Paul S. Lopez, Niel P. Franzese and Kenneth A. Sherman (June 2020)

      "Construction Law Zone" co-authored with Niel P. Franzese and Virginia K. Trunkes (April 2020)

      "Construction Law Zone" co-authored with Peter E. Strniste Jr. and Virginia K. Trunkes (March 2020)