Michael T. Contos, Esq.

Michael Contos, Esq. - AssociateMichael T. Contos, Esq.Marcus Rosenberg & Diamond
488 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-5702

Phone: (212) 755-7500
FAX: (212) 755-8713

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Practice Areas:

  • Construction and Development Law
  • Construction and Development Litigation
  • Real Property Law
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Professional Experience:

Michael Contos counsels clients in the commercial real estate and construction industries, representing construction management firms and general contractors; commercial, institutional and residential real estate developers, owners and operators; and hotel owners and operators. As a business partner to his clients, he provides sound legal advice and has a keen understanding of the real estate and construction business climate.

Mr. Contos litigates cases in state and federal courts, before various alternative dispute resolution bodies and administrative agencies. He has a reputation as a litigator who develops creative solutions to complex disputes.

Mr. Contos is experienced in prosecuting and defending construction and real estate-related disputes including complex construction and design disputes; delay claims, acceleration and consequential damage claims; surety bond claims; lien and trust fund issues; lease and ownership matters; access disputes and general contract matters.

He negotiates and structures construction and real estate projects on behalf of his clients through all phases of completion.

Mr. Contos is a member of the faculty of New York University, where he teaches hospitality and tourism law. He graduated with honors from the Fordham University School of Law and previously worked in the construction litigation group at John E. Osborn, P.C.


Fordham University School of Law
cum laude


New York State Bar
New Jersey State Bar
Washington, District of Columbia Bar
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
New York County Lawyer’s Association