Max Rayetsky concentrates his practice in the area of construction law by representing real estate owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, and other members of the construction industry in their construction litigation and transactional matters.
On the litigation end, Max prosecutes and defends mechanic’s lien claims, extra work and contract balance claims, delay and consequential damages claims, wrongful termination and termination for convenience claims, and other types of cases arising in a construction dispute. On the transactional end, Max negotiates and drafts construction agreements, design agreements, consultant agreements, and license agreements.
Prior to joining Goldstein Hall, Max worked at a construction litigation boutique law firm servicing the real estate and construction industries.
Max received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, during which he worked as a law clerk at various private and public sector legal jobs. He earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University, where he was a recipient of Dean’s List awards, a member of the National Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha), and an active participant in the school’s Mock Trial team.
- Construction Law
- Commercial Law
- Real Property Law
- Bar Admissions
- State of New York, 2016
- United States District Court Eastern District of New York, 2016
- United States District Court Southern District of New York, 2016
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2016
- St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2014
- Fordham University, B.A., Political Science, 2009
- American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Committee (Member, 2018 – present)
- New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Real Estate Construction Committee (Member, 2018 – present)
- New York City Bar Association, Construction Law Committee (Member, 2017 – present)
- Ukrainian, Russian
- Legal Presentations
- Lecturer, “Mechanic’s Lien Law in NY & NJ” (National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, September 6, 2018)
- Panelist, “Watch Your Property Line: New Developments in Adjoining Property Disputes” (Goldstein Hall Educational Seminar Series, December 1, 2017)
- Moderator, “HDFCs: 101” (Goldstein Hall Educational Seminar Series, February 21, 2017)