• Matthew S. Quinn

    Founding Partner

    mquinn@quinnmccabe.com

    Direct line: 212-447-5510

    For over two decades, Matthew Quinn has successfully represented prominent clients in the design and construction industries, including national and multi-national corporate, professional and institutional firms, major commercial developers, building owners, architects and engineers.  Mr. Quinn skillfully and effectively represents his clients in litigations, arbitrations and other dispute resolution forums with a focus on design- and construction-related claims.  He also negotiates and advises clients on agreements relating to design and construction projects, including residential, commercial and public developments.  

    Mr. Quinn advises and represents clients in connection with legal issues arising during the course of construction projects, including those unique to urban settings.  He provides general counseling services, advising clients on business-related matters, insurance issues and employment policies and practices.  He counsels and represents clients with respect to business formation and ownership transfer, including drafting and negotiating organizational and purchase agreements.  Mr. Quinn has also successfully defended several prominent clients in employment-related matters.

    Mr. Quinn received his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in 1987 and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1990, where he was selected for The Fordham International Law Journal.  Mr. Quinn is a former co-chair of the AIA New York State/ACEC New York Practice Advisory Committee on Contracts and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Real Estate Board of New York and ACEC New York.  Mr. Quinn has spoken on numerous construction-related topics, with a particular focus on issues relating to design and construction in urban environments. 

    Bar Admissions

    State of New York
    State of New Jersey 
    United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
    United States District Court, District of New Jersey 

    Publications 

    “Beware the Temptation to Offer Extra Services,” New York Construction Law Magazine

    “Proceed with Caution in Assigning Professional Services Contracts,” New Jersey Law Journal

    “Design and Construction Entities and Licensing,” New York Construction Law, published by Aspen Publishers, Inc. 

    Recent Speaking Engagements

    New York University’s Master’s Program in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Guest Lecturer, Project Delivery Methods 

    Leadership Mentoring Networking Opportunity for A+D Professionals (“LMNOP”), Demystifying Insurance

     

  • Christopher P. McCabe

    Founding Partner

    cmccabe@quinnmccabe.com

    Direct line: 212-447-5520 

    Christopher McCabe’s experience representing clients in the design and construction industries spans nearly twenty years.  His clients include major real estate developers, building owners, design professionals, construction managers and owner’s representatives.  Mr. McCabe represents clients in negotiations of contracts relating to the development of residential, commercial, university and hospital buildings, hotels, community centers, and other private and public projects.  He also advises clients on a broad range of legal issues arising from the development of construction projects.  Mr. McCabe represents clients in complex litigations relating to the ownership and development of real estate including construction delay claims, disputes between owners and contractors, design errors and omissions, applications for access to neighboring properties and other construction-related disputes.  He also advises clients on business-related matters, insurance issues, and employment policies and practices, and prepares corporate agreements relating to shareholders, partnerships, and employment. 

    Mr. McCabe’s experience working in his family’s mechanical contracting firm gives him additional insight into legal matters concerning the construction and real estate industries.

    Mr. McCabe received his bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University in 1992 and his law degree from New York Law School in 1995.  He is the former co-chair of the AIA New York State/ACEC New York Practice Advisory Committee on Consultants and is a member of ACEC New York, the American Bar Association and the Real Estate Board of New York.  Mr. McCabe has lectured on a variety of construction-related topics.

    Bar Admissions

    State of New York
    State of New Jersey
    State of Connecticut
    United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

    Publications

    “Insurance and Surety Bonds Relating to the Design and Construction Industries,” New York Construction Law, published by Aspen Publishers, Inc. 

    “Reducing Professional Liability Insurance Premiums,” New York Real Estate Journal and the ACEC New York Chapter Newsletter

    “Limiting Design Professionals’ Exposure to Errors and Omissions Claims,” New York Real Estate Journal

    Recent Speaking Engagements

    American Bar Association Construction Superconference 

  • Simon Block

    Partner 

    sblock@quinnmccabe.com

    Direct line: 212-447-5530

    Simon Block represents clients in the design and construction industries, in both litigation and transactional matters. He has successfully litigated complex commercial cases for corporate and individual clients and has significant expertise resolving disputes, including those with adjoining property owners, through mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and litigation. 

    In order to efficiently serve his clients’ legal and business needs, Mr. Block leverages his extensive experience advising clients on a wide variety of business-related matters, including insurance issues, employment policies and practices, commercial contracts, intellectual property, professional malpractice, misappropriation of trade secrets and business torts. 

    Mr. Block drafts and negotiates contracts relating to the design and construction of major projects. He also represents clients with respect to business formation and ownership transfer, and preparing and negotiating shareholder, operating and employment agreements.  

    Mr. Block received his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from Cornell University in 1993 and his law degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 1996, where he was a Notes & Comments Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. Mr. Block has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Legal Writing at Brooklyn Law School, and as a small claims arbitrator for the Civil Court of the City of New York.  

    Bar Admissions

    State of New York
    State of California
    United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
    United States District Court, Central District of California
    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    United States Supreme Court