John E. Osborn P.C.

Serving the Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Industries, and Design Profession since 1992

About the Firm

Our Practice

John E. Osborn P.C. is a 10 lawyer firm founded in 1992. The Firm’s practice concentrates in complex construction, environmental, real estate and commercial litigation and focuses on representing large property owners, construction managers, contractors and design professionals. The Firm’s owner-clients include school districts, charter schools, colleges and universities, hotels, office buildings, apartment complexes, restaurants, nightclubs, healthcare facilities, nursing homes, arenas, museums, industrial properties, airports, auto dealers and commercial and residential developers. A thorough, long-term knowledge of the real estate, construction and environmental industries and design profession – together with comprehensive experience dealing with government entities – is critical to the Firm’s success.

Publications, News, and Events

The Firm plays a large role in training and educating members of the industries we serve by Continuing Legal Education, publishing articles and textbooks, participating in trade and professional associations and teaching at local colleges and universities. During 2016, the Firm will publish a series of articles on critical issues.

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 John E. Osborn P.C. is hosting a CLE!

Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution and the Ethics of Settlement: A Strategic Primer for the Institutional Owner

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Please join John E. Osborn P.C. for Construction Contracts, Dispute Resolution and the Ethics of Settlement: A Strategic Primer for the Institutional Owner from 8:00A.M. to 10:00A.M. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The program will feature interactive presentations by John E. (“Jack”) Osborn, Esq. and Daniel Crow, Esq., partners at the 10 lawyer construction and environmental law firm, John E. Osborn, P.C.  Attendance at the program provides 1.5 CLE credits and is free of charge.

The program provides strategies for institutional owners, design professionals, construction managers and their counsel to follow when:  (1)  drafting and negotiating construction contracts; (2)  providing project troubleshooting; and (3)  effectively and creatively resolving construction disputes.  The program will also take a look at the ethical constraints which govern lawyers who negotiate contracts and settlements.

It is essential to remember that an owner has a tremendous advantage when it comes to successful completion of a construction or renovation project, in that the owner can often dictate the terms of the contract.  There are basic requirements upon which the owner needs to insist to get the project off to a smooth and orderly start, while there are other contract clauses which allow the owner to “get back on track” if the project begins to fail.

Our goal is for the program to provide practical advice which can be used on a project from the outset.  It has been our experience that when the project contracts have been carefully planned and negotiated from the beginning, fewer disputes will arise.  At the same time, it is worthwhile to carefully weigh which dispute resolution method is best, in case a dispute does occur: litigation, arbitration, mediation or dispute resolution boards.

The program will begin with a continental breakfast at 8 A.M. and will be followed by the interactive presentation from 8:30 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. After the program concludes, the presenters will hold a question and answer session from 10:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

If you would like a complimentary ticket to attend, please e-mail Jack Osborn at or call (212) 576-2670. For more information, please view the flyer.

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Jack Osborn and Mark Pennington taught a continuing legal education program at the Firm’s offices on March 4, 2014 entitled “Environmental Due Diligence and Project Planning in Stormy Times.” Jack Osborn is Head of the Firm’s Construction Litigation Practice. Mark Pennington, Of Counsel to the Firm, is the head of its Environmental Practice. The program… Read More

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What We do

Our practice concentrates on complex construction, environmental and real estate litigation and focuses on representing owners of real property as well as the architects, construction managers, engineers, environmental consultants and contractors.

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