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Steven P. Engel is the head of Maiello Brungo & Maiello’s Litigation Department. Mr. Engel is an experienced construction lawyer and litigator. He has over twenty years of experience representing contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and owners in construction- related matters. Over his career, Mr. Engel has represented clients during the pre-construction phase of projects, providing advice and guidance during the design, regarding bids, and during the negotiation of contracts. He also regularly provided advice to clients during the contraction-phase of projects, helping his clients interpret contractual provisions and identify and mitigate potential exposure and protect their interests when disputes and unexpected circumstances were encountered. When disputes arose and litigation became inevitable, Mr. Engel helped his clients develop strategies aimed at avoiding or mitigating liability and/or that allowed the clients to maximize their recovery on those occasions when they were forced to prosecute claims against third parties.

Mr. Engel also has over 24 years of experience as a trial lawyer and litigator. Over the course of his career, Mr. Engel prosecuted and defended hundreds of lawsuits in numerous venues, including various state courts, federal Courts, the United States Court of Claims, the Federal Board of Claims and before various arbitration panels.

Representative Examples/Litigation Experience

  • Represented an owner in connection with multi-million dollar claims brought in state court against a project architect and the mechanical contractor as a result of design defects and work deficiencies during the course of the construction of a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Represented a general contractor and filed a multi-million dollar mechanic’s lien claim in connection with the construction of an apartment building/student housing facility in West Virginia.
  • Represented a veteran-owned general contractor in connection with a million dollar impact claim filed before the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals as a result of changes to the scope of work, interferences and differing site conditions during the course of the construction of a water storage tank at a Veterans Administration facility in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Represented a municipal authority and filed a multi-million dollar claim against an engineer in Pennsylvania State Court due to deficiencies in the design of wastewater treatment facility.
  • Represented an EPC Contractor in connection with a multi-million dollar claim brought in federal court against the project engineer as a result of numerous deficiencies in the design of a 120 mega-watt, combined cycle power plant in Anchorage Alaska.

Practice Areas

Construction Law

CONSTRUCTION LAW

MBM’s Construction Law Team crafts the solutions you need for timely and effective resolution. And with our preventive law philosophy, we strive to help our clients prevent disputes before they even begin.

Corporate Law

Corporate Law

The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Maiello Brungo & Maiello work diligently to handle your corporate law matters so that you can focus on building, operating, and managing your business.

Education Law

Education Law

Our School Law Team attorneys stay on top of the leading developments in school law and are aware of both the day-to-day and long-term challenges our school district clients and other educational institutions face.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Our attorneys work hand-in-hand with clients to devise & implement comprehensive estate plans that are tailored to meet each client’s objectives. We develop strategies aimed at preserving & transferring your wealth while alleviating tax burdens.

Employment Law

Employment Law

Our Labor & Employment Law Team advises clients in negotiating employment contracts or collectively bargained agreements, directing management on proper procedures for investigating claims of discrimination, and addressing wage & benefits issues.

Litigation

Litigation

Our trial lawyers understand broad business implications and can draw on the firm’s multidisciplinary teams in industries such as financial services, insurance, real estate, & governmental entities to devise creative, efficient, & successful strategies.

Municipal Law

Municipal Law

MBM’s Municipal Law team has over one hundred years of combined experience representing municipalities, municipal authorities, and municipal boards & commissions throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

Our real estate attorneys have represented buyers and sellers through all aspects of the acquisition, development, construction, financing, environmental consideration, zoning, taxation, and insuring of real estate.

Tax Assessment

Tax Assessment

MBM’s real estate tax assessment attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge & broad-based experience in all aspects of the appeals process & in all property types enabling them to best serve the interest of their clients.

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