Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. Announces Charles ‘Chip’ Pierce, Jr. To Join Firm As Head Of Construction Law Department

by | Nov 1, 2022 | Press Releases

Prominent NYC attorney will lead firm’s growing construction practice


Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., a leading New York City real estate law firm, has announced that veteran New York City construction attorney Charles “Chip” R. Pierce, Jr. will join the firm as a Member.

Pierce, a veteran litigator with deep experience in construction-related issues, will head Rosenberg & Estis’ growing Construction Law Department as the company strengthens its position as a leader in comprehensive real estate legal services.

During his 30-year career in construction law, Pierce has counseled a wide range of construction industry clients – including owners, developers, construction managers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, architects, engineers and designers – in their business dealings and contractual relationships.

He has worked with the nation’s most prominent property owners in asset acquisitions, sales and development, and construction contract negotiation. He also has represented clients in complex dispute resolution, including mediation, litigation and arbitration.

A trained mediator and frequent lecturer on construction law topics, Pierce is a Fellow of the Construction Law Society of America (CLSA), and is widely recognized for his accomplishments within the real estate industry and the legal profession.

“We are pleased to welcome Chip to Rosenberg & Estis,” said Michael Lefkowitz, Managing Member of the firm. “His deep experience in construction-related matters will further strengthen our platform, enhancing our ability to offer comprehensive legal services across all aspects of construction.”

“I am excited to join one of the most esteemed New York City real estate law firms as it continues to provide clients with superior legal representation in all sectors and all stages of the real estate lifecycle,” said Pierce. “I look forward to working with developers, property owners and industry service providers as they negotiate the shifting economic landscape in the city.”

Prior to joining Rosenberg & Estis, Pierce was a Partner with Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP for nine years. He began his legal career with Shea & Gould after graduating Washington and Lee University School of Law cum laude and Order of the Coif. Pierce ran his own eponymous firm for 13 years after working at Baer Marks & Upham as well as Zetlin & De Chiara LLP.

Rosenberg & Estis specialty departments currently include administrative law/rent regulations, construction, co-op/condo, litigation, loft law matters, opportunity zones, property tax (certiorari), reorganization/bankruptcy, state and federal court appeals, tax incentives and affordable housing, transactions, trusts and estates, and zoning and land use.