Bill Fried, a partner in Herrick's Litigation Department and chair of the Construction Litigation Practice Group, practices general commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction, real estate, trusts and estates and business divorce disputes. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts. In addition to handling complex litigation matters for business clients, Bill counsels clients through negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations as an alternative to litigation. Herrick's clients rely on Bill for his tenacity and resourcefulness to resolve difficult and intricate disputes.
Bill has long been counsel to owners, sponsors, developers, design professionals, construction professionals, contractors and condominium boards in all types of construction and real estate issues and disputes. He serves some of the most prominent construction and real estate professionals in the industry.
Recent Matters of Note:
Construction Management Company - Wrongful Termination
Representation of a construction management company in a dispute with NYU Hospitals Center regarding the termination of a multi-million dollar renovation contract. After a trial in Federal Bankruptcy Court, the court held in favor of our client on all counts, entitling them to payment of its outstanding requisitions and dismissal of all claims against them.
Trucking Company - Contract Termination/TRO
Representation of Trucking Company in contract termination litigation in U.S. District Court with contract partner/wholesaler attempting to terminate for breach of contract. After hearing, obtained a preliminary injunction preventing termination. Trial on the merits scheduled for 2013.
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Distressed Debt Investor - Mezzanine Loan Foreclosure
Representation of a distressed debt investor in foreclosing and conducting UCC secured party sale of portfolio of mezzanine loans securing repo line of credit obligations. One of the mezzanine loan borrowers sought to enjoin the sale; we defeated the TRO application and conducted the sale successfully over the borrower's objection.