Albert Lawler is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation, Real Estate, and Corporate practice groups. He specializes in contracts, real estate, employment matters, business organization and dissolution, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.
He also represents franchisers and franchisees in the formation of business entities.
After law school, Mr. Lawler was an associate counsel in the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal, serving as an Administrative Law Judge in hundreds of cases on behalf of the State of New York in litigation involving state regulation of the housing industry, and acting as a legal advisor to the Department. Later, he practiced real estate law, handling numerous co-op conversions, commercial leases and transactions, in addition to litigating complex commercial cases. Notable cases included Phelps Dodge vs. Occidental Petroleum Company, a multi-state environmental breach of contract case, where he supervised a team of associates in all aspects of discovery. Most recently, Mr. Lawler was a partner at Lawler, Mahon & Rooney, LLP, concentrating on contract law, real estate and commercial litigation.