Jeffrey Alitz chairs the construction and design law section of the national law firm of Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP, where he is a partner in the Boston office. His practice includes construction and design law, professional liability/errors & omissions, architects and engineers, cyber liability and tech E&O, miscellaneous professional liability, and real estate agents/brokers.
Mr. Alitz possesses extensive mediation and arbitration experience, particularly concerning construction and real estate disputes. The construction disputes he has mediated and arbitrated run the gamut from property line and ownership disputes to claims concerning the Boston Harbor Cleanup, The Central Artery/Tunnel Project (a/k/a The Big Dig), municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities, public schools and colleges throughout New England, professional sports stadiums, and Boston area high-end condominium and hotel projects.
Most recently, Mr. Alitz was involved as counsel for the following successfully-resolved matters:
For the arbitration and eventual follow-on litigation of a dispute concerning the lay out, design and construction of a phase of the Gillette Stadium complex;
For the arbitration of disputes arising out of the design and construction of the 657,000 square foot Home Depot Distribution Facility in western, MA (so large its designers had to account for the curvature of the earth in planning its structural elements);
For the mediation of a dispute concerning the design and construction of a hotel in the Seaport, Boston;
For the mediation of conflicts concerning the redesign and renovation of the Lenox Hotel, Boston.
For the 7-day mediation of claims arising from the design and construction of a Cambridge MA powerplant;
For the mediation of claims resulting from the construction and operation of wastewater facilities in Hooksett, NH and Winchester, NH, and others throughout New England; and,
For the mediation of cases in Massachusetts that concern the development and construction of multi-unit residential projects and condominium projects throughout the state.
Mr. Alitz’s construction and design practice consists of representing business corporations of all types, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, suppliers and sureties. He often is called upon to review construction contracts, policies and procedures, and develop preventative strategies to reduce the likelihood of litigation. He also handles construction defect cases and tort claims arising out of construction site accidents.
In 2013–2019, Mr. Alitz was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of construction litigation and professional liability defense. In 2012–2019, he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®in the fields of commercial litigation, construction law and construction litigation. Mr. Alitz is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association and Defense Research Institute, and an honorary member of the New Hampshire Chapter American Institute of Architects. He received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Vermont.