Jacky, chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Construction Law Group, assists owners, developers, investors, lenders and contractors throughout the entire construction lifecycle, from initial conception and project planning to contract negotiations, bid preparation and project delivery. Jacky also has significant experience resolving a wide array of disputes, including payment disputes, lien claims, defective design and construction claims, delay claims, indemnity claims, personal injury claims, labor and employment issues, and default and convenience terminations. In addition, she frequently litigates claims against surety bonds and construction insurance policies, and addresses creditors’ rights and bankruptcy issues. She has tried cases in state courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration panels.
In 2020, Chambers USA ranked Jacky in Band 1 in New Jersey Construction Law, citing her as one of the top ten attorneys in the state. Jacky is also rated AV preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest peer-driven level of professional excellence.
In her litigation practice, Jacky represents business and healthcare clients in complex litigation arising out of partnership agreements, contract disputes, and employment disputes involving non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants. Some of her clients are physicians, pharmacists, dentists and other healthcare providers, group practices, healthcare facilities, and related healthcare businesses.
Jacky also serves as the chair of Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Women’s Initiative. In addition to her law practice, Jacky is active with The Barn Theatre in Montville, NJ and animal rescue.
Managing construction risks is crucial for project owners. A successful construction project – one that finishes on time, within budget and without defects in design or construction – is the utmost goal. The clearer the contract, the less...