Sarah Biser

Ranked by Chambers USA as a leader in construction law for 12 consecutive years, Sarah represents owners, contractors, developers, architects and engineers, both in the United States and abroad, in all stages of the construction process.

As Co-Chair of the firm’s national construction law and international arbitration groups, Sarah focuses her practice on large, capital-intensive construction projects, with a particular emphasis on drafting and negotiating contracts for complex and unique construction and infrastructure, as well as litigating disputes involving such projects both in the courtroom and in domestic and international arbitration.

Internationally, she represents one of the joint venture partners who constructed the expansion of the Panama Canal, and the EPC contractor who designed and constructed a 220-megawatt hydroelectric plant in Changuinola, Panama. Sarah, who also co-chairs the firm’s Israel Practice Group, represented Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in connection with the Technion-Cornell joint venture, in the construction of a new applied science university and related facilities on Roosevelt Island that is expected to be the largest development of the decade in New York City. She was involved in the construction of InterActive Corporation’s futuristic headquarters and AOL’s headquarters, including the CNN newsroom, in the Time Warner building.

Sarah has also been involved in the construction of industrial smelters, waste ammonia recovery systems, solar power installations, museums, educational institutions, health care facilities, and other commercial and infrastructure projects. She is currently defending a European construction company in connection with Defense Base Act claims arising out of the 1968 crash of a B-52 bomber carrying four nuclear warheads at an airbase in Thule, Greenland.

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