Long Island
100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530-4850
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Areas of Practice



J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2007
B.A., Boston College, 2001

Elizabeth Usinger


Elizabeth Usinger handles all types of civil litigation, with a focus on construction law. She manages every aspect of litigation, from commencement, discovery and expert disclosure, through motion practice, trial and appeal. Elizabeth also facilitates dispute resolution through mediation and settlement.

Elizabeth’s construction law practice includes: representing heavy construction contractors in breach of contract and delay claims arising out of public construction contracts with various agencies of the City and State of New York; representing contractors as debtors in bankruptcy and in adversary proceedings; claim preparation and negotiation; and contract drafting, interpretation, and compliance. She is also experienced in change order negotiations, payment and performance bond claims, lien law matters and resolving subcontractor claims.

In addition to her construction practice, Elizabeth represents a diverse client base, including financial institutions, private lenders, utility contractors and individuals in a wide variety of matters including breach of contract claims, business torts, fraudulent conveyances, bankruptcy litigation and equitable claims.

Areas of Concentration

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation

Representative Experience

  • Currently representing multiple heavy construction contractors in multimillion dollar breach of contract and delay claims
  • Represented a heavy construction contractor in mediation of a dispute arising out of a public construction contract with the City of New York
  • Successfully negotiated settlement of a contract dispute on behalf of a receivership
  • Represented a lender in fraudulent conveyance claims that resulted in unwinding of real property transfers
  • Represented private lender in enforcement of personal guaranty agreements

Professional & Community Activities

  • Young Professionals Committee Chair, Construction Financial Management Association, New York City Chapter, 2019-Present
  • Member, Construction Financial Management Association, 2017-Present
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, Professional Women in Construction, New York Chapter, 2014-Present

Honors & Awards

  • Articles & Notes Editor, St. John’s Law Review
  • Articles & Notes Editor, St. John’s Journal of Catholic Legal Studies
  • Selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Star List (2015 - 2017) by the Super Lawyer legal rating service issued by Thomson Reuters.  A description of the selection methodology can be found at: http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. No aspect of this award has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.