Metro’s General Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 6pm ($65 pp)
Hanover Manor, East Hanover, NJ
Guest Speaker – Joseph R. Haftek, Jr. – Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP
Topic – Looking to Other Sources for Payment on Construction Projects
We are going to explore and discuss an oft overlooked, yet powerful, area of law with daily impacts on development and construction throughout NJ.
Joseph R. Haftek, Jr. – Partner
Joseph R. Haftek, Jr. joined Schenck, Price, Smith & King in 2014 and has represented developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, construction professionals, design professionals and businesses in both state and federal courts. In addition to being a member of the Firm’s Construction Law Practice Group, where he heads the Bid Protest Team, he is a member of the School Law Practice Group. He was selected to the 2016, 2017 and 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers® * list and to the 2014 New Jersey Rising Stars® * list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of Construction Litigation. In 2018, he was included on the list of Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” in Construction. Mr. Haftek’s knowledge and experience have also been recognized with opportunities as a lecturer to both lawyers and construction industry professionals on topics ranging from construction contracts to public bidding and bid protests.
Mr. Haftek is also a very active participant in the NJSBA Construction Law Section, which is comprised of many of the state’s foremost construction law attorneys. The Construction Law Section monitors the laws governing construction and public contracts and recommends modifications to and/or comments on such laws when appropriate, and provides educational seminars, materials and publications to attorneys and other members of the construction industry. He has held the position of Co-Secretary of the Section, is currently the Co-Vice Chairman, and will be promoted to Co-Chairman of the Section in May 2019.
Since entering private practice in 2005, Mr. Haftek has focused on developing his construction law practice. He has experience in handling all aspects of litigation, including prosecution and defense of bid protests, affirmative and construction lien claims; negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts; collection services; public and school bid protest and contract law issues; and, providing general legal advice and guidance for each phase of the construction process. He is counsel to a number of construction companies, in particular several of the New York metro areas largest construction management firms.
In addition, as the son and brother of contractors, Mr. Haftek has grown up in and around the construction industry and understands the specific needs of today’s construction practitioner. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a laborer, operator and supervisor, learning firsthand about day-to-day construction operations. This personal experience compliments his legal experience and allows him to develop valuable, long-term relationships with his clients.
Mr. Haftek also has significant experience in general commercial litigation matters, and is the Pro Bono attorney for the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
We will also have Tabletop sponsors from AFLAC and PromoBiz to help you start off your year right!