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As a forward-thinking and client-oriented law firm, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla is continually seeking out new talent to join our team. We look for team players possessing the ability to work individually and as a part of our departmental teams.

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    Timothy J. DeHaut

    Tim, Co-Chair of the Construction Law & Litigation Department, maintains a broad-based transactional and commercial litigation practice, with particular focus on construction, real estate, and sustainability. He regularly represents real estate developers, owners, lenders, designers, contractors, subcontractors, and vendors throughout all stages of development – from acquisition, design, and financing to construction, occupancy, and sale.

    Tim’s transactional practice includes the drafting of development related agreements, including construction and design contracts; purchase and sale agreements; loan documents; and community association documents.  Tim's practice also includes providing advice on sustainable development; energy efficiency; co-generation; solar facilities; and related incentives.  He is also a LEED Accredited Professional, accredited by the United States Green Building Council.

    In addition to transactional work, Tim represents clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation throughout New York and New Jersey.  He advocates for clients in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes, including construction, commercial contract, loan, land use, consumer fraud, lien and other disputes.  He specializes in troubled construction projects with the goal of helping clients achieve their objectives in the most efficient, practical, and cost-effective manner.  He has assisted in the resolution of cases ranging from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of millions and has significant experience in troubleshooting issues with a hands-on, result-oriented approach.

    Prior to joining the firm, Tim worked with an international dispute resolution firm assisting parties in resolving disputes throughout North America and Europe in a wide variety of projects, including vertical building, heavy highway, and utility construction, among others.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Real Estate, Redevelopment & Planned Real Estate Development
    • Land Use & Development
    • Construction Law & Litigation
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Professional Activities
    • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
    • Board of Directors, US Green Building Council, NJ, 2015-2019
    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania
    • New York
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2009)
    • Trinity College Dublin, LL.M., first class honors (2008)
    • Boston College, B.A. (2006)
    Award Methodology Description
    • "Making Changes & Resolving Disputes During the Construction Process," Halfmoon Education, August 1, 2019
    • "Construction Management: Project Case Study - Start to Finish," New Jersey Institute of Technology, February 2019
    • "Troubled Projects from Start to Finish," New Jersey Institute of Technology, October 17, 2018
    • Speaker, "Energy Code Mandatory Requirements, Enforcement and Liability," Atlantic Builders Convention, April 12, 2018
    • "Problem Projects Construction Management - A Case Study," New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, February 2018
    • "Green Building Checklists, Legal Framework and Implications," Encouraging Developers to Consider Green Design, Sustainable Jersey, October 14, 2015
    • "Appraisal Considerations for Sustainable Buildings," Appraisal Institute, Educational & Networking Event, October 1, 2015
    • "Alternatives to Litigation," Kipcon Engineering Webinar, February 2015