Samuel Vulcano, Esq.
Samuel Vulcano has been with the firm since 1979 and recently served as Managing Partner. He specializes in the representation of architects, engineers, and surveyors in all claims including defense of claims and contract negotiation and drafting. His expertise also covers construction law, trust and estate related litigation, insurance coverage issues, catastrophic injury cases and a variety of other complex litigation—and has served in both capacities of mediator and arbitrator.
He is admitted to practice before all New York State courts, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the Onondaga County, Erie County, New York State and American bar associations.
He is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Law (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Justinian Law Society).
Named a “Best Lawyer in America” in the field of professional liability, he was also selected a Super Lawyer in the field of professional liability for the magazine, Super Lawyers, a distinction based on peer recognition and professional achievement. He takes part in the New York State American Institute of Architects Risk Management Committee and is a member New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a speaker and moderator at the national “Invited Attorneys Meeting” for design professionals and their counsel, and also leads seminars for design professionals.
He is a frequent contributor to the firm\'s publication series, whose articles include: Sometimes the Shot Clock is Your Best Defense: Understand Statutes of Limitations and Reduce Risk; Write Your Own Ticket Using Limitation of Liability Clauses to Reduce Risk; Mediate like a Butterfly, Arbitrate like a Bee; Understanding Underinsurance: A Simple, Inexpensive Step to Take today to Protect Your Business and Family; Condo Projects Pose Unique Risks: How to Minimize Your Potential Exposure; Look Before You Leap: Understand the New 2007 AIA Form Agreements BEFORE You Use Them (for Builder Architect Magazine); and Your Constitutional Right to a “Bad Deal” (for Builder Architect Magazine).
Mr. Vulcano is a member and accredited speaker for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a member of the CenterState CEO and serves on the Board of the Museum of Science and Technology. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University\'s Whitman School of Management and is an affiliate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Beware the ConsensusDOCS family of form contracts!
Understand the ConsensusDOCS family of form contracts.
Look Before You Leap
Understand the new 2007 AIA form agreements BEFORE you use them.
Sometimes the Shot Clock is Your Best Defense
Understand Statutes of Limitations and Reduce Risk
Write Your Own Ticket
Using Limitation of Liability Clauses to Reduce Risk.
Mediate like a Butterfly, Arbitrate like a Bee
Let\'s face it; legal disputes have become a part of the construction process. Given that fact, I think there is something to be learned from those whose business is \"disputes\", professional boxers.
A simple, inexpensive step to take today protect you business and family.
Condo Projects Pose Unique Risks
How to minimize your potential exposure.
Your Constitutional Right to a \"Bad Deal\"
This article appears in the December issue of Builder Architect Magazine.