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Jerome Reiss

  • Kiska Construction Co. Inc. - USA
  • 2800 South Ocean Blvd. - PHB
  • Boca Raton, Florida 33432


  • Undergraduate: B. A. Brooklyn College, 1948
  • Law School: Harvard Law School, 1951

Professional Activities

  • Advisor on Construction, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Former Chairman in New York, Public Contract Section
  • Founding Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Board of Advisors, Federal Publication
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Municipal Assistance Corporation of New York (MAC)
  • Lecturer, Program Sponsored by New York and New Jersey Port Authority for Minorities

Special Construction Contracts Drafted:

  • Renovation Statue of Liberty
  • Expansion of Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Construction of NYC Convention Center
  • Construction of Special Laboratory Building for the Rockefeller University
  • …and many others

Additional Litigation and Arbitration

  • Board of Contract Appeals
    Armed Services
    Corps of Engineers
    General Services Administration
    Veterans Administration
    Coast Guard
    Atomic Energy Commission
    Post Office
  • AAA
  • JAMS

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Understanding Building Contractor’s Claims for Extras,”New York State Bar Journal (1966)
  • “Problems of Construction Industry Arbitration,” News of A.A.A. (March, 1973)
  • “Should Multiple-Party Construction Claims Be Consolidated,” AIA Journal (June, 1974)
  • “Delays and Disruptions,” Construction Contracts, Course Handbook Series, Practicing Law Institute, (1975-1990)
  • “Construction Industry Disputes,” Practising Law Institute (1979)
  • “Construction Law in New York,” Professional Education Systems (1981-1984)
  • “Construction Law and Damages,” Matthew Bender on Commercial Damages, (January, 1986, Rev. 1989), (1994)
  • “International Foreign Corporations and Bidding Requirements,” International Property Investment Journal (1986)
  • “Drafting A Construction Contract,” Construction Failures, Wiley Publications (1989)
  • “Avoiding Negative Effects of the Wicks Law, New York Law Journal, (Feb., 1994)
  • And many others…

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars:

  • Practicing Law Institute, 1974-1991
  • Federal Publications
  • General Services Administration
  • Engineering News Record
  • New York Law Journal
  • Medgar Evers Community College for MBEs
  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Turkish Contractors Association (received award)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1951
  • U.S. District Court (S.D, E.D, & W.D., New York), 1954, 1964 & 1979
  • U.S. Court of Claims, 1960
  • District of Columbia, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • Special Admissions U.S. District Courts in Indianapolis and Denver

Community Activities

  • Civil Branch Legal Aid Society
  • Asst. Corp. Counsel of the City of New York – Contract Division
  • Formerly sat in Small Claims Court, Queens County
  • General Counsel, Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.
  • Board of Advisors, Brownsville Boys Club Alumni Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Municipal Assistance Corporation of New York (MAC)
  • Recipient, Medgar Evans Community College Certificate for Providing Educational Construction Programs for Minorities
  • Member, Board of Directors, New York Convention Center Operating Corporation

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