Walter G. Breakell
Albany, NY 12205
Commercial & Residential Real Estate
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Western District of New York
B.A., 1974, SUNY Buffalo
New York State Bar Association
Florida State Bar Association
American Bar Association (Construction Law and Litigation Divisions Member)
American Arbitration Association (AAA) Large Complex Construction Panel
Associated General Contractors of New York State
Eastern Contractors Association
Northeast Subcontractors Association
New York State Concrete Masonry Association
Walter G. Breakell
Walter Breakell, founder and principal of the Breakell Law Firm P.C., has been practicing law for over 30 years. Through his entire career Walter’s practice has been focused on the construction industry.
He has served contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, developers, and owners. He has helped his clients through contract reviews, performance disputes, delay claims, disputed and extra work issues, changed conditions, OSHA and labor law matters, payment bond claims, mechanics liens, and more. Walter’s intimate knowledge of the construction industry means he has the unique ability to get two divergent parties communicating in an effort to resolve their particular disputes without the necessity of a time consuming and costly litigation. But he is always prepared to mediate, arbitrate, or litigate a matter, if necessary.
Walter also counsels his clients through all types of business matters. His decades of experience in the industry mean he has insight necessary when aiding his clients in making business transactions including acquisitions, mergers, and transfers; succession plans; commercial transactions; real estate purchases; and MWBE/DBE certification; to name a few.
He is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Construction Law and Litigation Divisions member), the New York State Bar Association and the Florida State Bar Association.
Walter is a mediator, arbitrator, and lecturer for the American Arbitration Association (AAA’s) for both construction and commercial disputes. He is a certified member of the AAA’s Large, Complex Construction Panel.
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.”
— Tommy Lasorda