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Mary Jane Augustine

McCarter & English LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ms. Augustine is Managing Partner of the New York office, and a member of the Real Estate/ Construction/ Environmental Practice Group, and has provided legal representation for more than 33 years to various participants in the construction industry, including owners, developers, contractors, construction managers and design professionals. Her practice currently focuses on the development of project delivery strategies, and the preparation and negotiation of design, construction and related contracts for complex domestic and international construction projects. She also provides general legal and business consultation for participants in the construction industry.

Ms. Augustine is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), knowledgeable about Green Building requirements, practices and procedures.
Ms. Augustine has worked as an attorney in private practice, as a contracts consultant with an international project management firm, and as in-house counsel for a "signature" architectural firm. Ms. Augustine has been involved with construction projects in South America - where she worked as a contracts consultant on-site at Venezuela's Guri Dam for 6 months - and in Asia, Russia, and across the United States. Her contracting experience encompasses projects such as the renovation of New York's Grand Central Station; the design of more than 20 museums, including New York's Museum of Modern Art; high rise office buildings in mid-town Manhattan; infrastructure projects; hospitals; sports facilities, including the new Yankee Stadium and the New Meadowlands Stadium; the Gazprom Tower in St. Petersburg, Russia, cultural facilities; large scale condominium projects; and numerous institutional, mixed-use, commercial and entertainment projects.

In addition, Ms. Augustine has experience with intellectual property protection and licensing as they relate to the construction industry, and she has negotiated product licensing arrangements for a number of major designers.

Ms. Augustine is a trained mediator and arbitrator in construction and design-related disputes. She has served on the American Arbitration Association's National Panel of Arbitrators since 1976, and was an arbitrator for a construction failure case where claims exceeded $150 million. 

Ms. Augustine is recognized among Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" for 2008, 2009 and 2010.


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