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  • For more than four consecutive years, counseled international EPC consortium in connection with the design, procurement and construction of three separate coal-fired power plant projects in the U.S. having a combined contract value of over $1 billion.

  • Served as the on-site project counsel for the general contractor member of a two-party joint venture responsible for the construction of an $800 million, 520 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania.

  • Provided project counseling to an international leader in oil and gas technology and equipment in connection with its design, construction and delivery of compressor modules for a major deep sea drilling project off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Provided project counsel services for energy systems contractor on two financially troubled THDF board manufacturing projects in Canada.

ANTONIO F. DOGANIERO

 

 

 

Bar Admissions

 

   - Pennsylvania

 

   - Massachusetts

 

   - Georgia

 

   - U.S. District Court for the    

     Middle District of  

     Pennsylvania

 

   - U.S. District Court for the    

     District of Massachusetts

 

   - U.S. District Court for the

     Northern District of Georgia

 

Education 

 

   - Boston College Law School,      

     J.D. (cum laude)

     1999

 

   - Centre College, B.S.

     Biochemistry/Molecular

     Biology and Spanish

     1995

 

Publications and Seminars 

 

   - The Design Build Contracting    

     Handbook, Aspen Publishers,

     Inc., Second Edition

 

   - Public Bidding and Bid

     Disputes in Pennsylvania,

     Lorman Educational Services  

 

   - Georgia Construction Law:  

     Licensing and Qualification  

     Requirements for Contractors,

     Lorman Educational Services  

 

Professional Associations

 

   - Lower Luzerne County Bar  

     Association

     (2005 - Present)

   

   - Wilkes-Barre Law & Library

     Association

     (2005-Present)

 

Past Employment Positions

 

   - Pepper Hamilton LLP

     Philadelphia, PA

 

   - Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

     Atlanta, GA

 

Pro Bono and Community

 

   - Lower Luzerne County Bar

     Association Free Legal Clinic

     (2005 – Present)

 

   - Class Action by Black Georgia

     Farmers against U.S.

     Department of Agriculture

     (2000-2002)    

     

   - Valley West Little League

     President

     (2014 - Present)

  • Served as trial counsel for a Las Vegas-based developer in a complex $85 million arbitration against Perini Building Company.  The dispute arose out of the construction of a 219-unit ultra-luxury condominium project in Las Vegas and involved more than a dozen consolidated parties and liquidated subcontractors.  

  • Represented an international prime contractor in a delay dispute against a publicly traded utility in Colorado.  The contractor claimed a 268-day time extension and $11.5 million in related damages, while the utility countered with $22 million in liquidated damages for alleged delays.  The dispute was settled.  

  • Prosecuted general contractor’s claims in excess of $60 million against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for differing site conditions, defective specifications and constructive changes arising out of the construction of a 550-foot high earth and rock fill flood control dam in California. A successful settlement of $38.5 million was obtained for the client after a portion of the claims were litigated and the remaining claims were mediated.

  • Defended large state public works authority against claims by a contractor in excess of $40 million for defective design and cardinal change in connection with the construction of a thermal power plant as part of a major wastewater treatment facility in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Obtained a $7.7 million arbitration award on behalf of a general contractor for extra work, delay, disruption and constructive acceleration claims arising out of the construction of a luxury hotel and condominium project in the Miami, Florida area, while successfully defeating a $10 million claim brought by the hotel’s developer and owner.

  • Currently represents a city in northeastern Pennsylvania in a $4 million lawsuit with its civil contractor arising out of the city’s sewer improvement project.

  • Defended the Hazleton Area School District against a $3 million lawsuit brought by its general contractor following the District’s renovation of a previously abandoned historic school building in its district.  

  • Represented an erector and installer of ammonia-based selective catalytic reactors and related emissions control systems in numerous claims brought against prime contractors and by lower-tier subcontractors arising out of various coal-based power plants located in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Missouri.

  • Prosecuted a general contractor’s $2.2 million claim for unpaid costs and profits after termination from a tribal casino project in Arizona. The case was resolved by mediation on terms favorable to the client.

  • Defended Luzerne County (Pennsylvania) in a complex arbitration filed by its general contractor seeking $1.6 million in delay and related damages following the completion of the exterior restoration project on the historic Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

  • Counseled one of the largest area school districts in Pennsylvania after mold was discovered during renovations to convert a vacant office building into a new STEM school for the district – allowing the project to be completed in time for the start of the school year while preserving the district’s rights to recover the remediation costs once the cause of the mold was determined.  Then, represented the school district in a series of mediations, arbitrations and civil actions involving the project designer, construction manager, contractor and other parties to recover the remediation costs incurred by the district.

  • Represented Luzerne County (Pennsylvania) in an arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association to recover the costs incurred by the County after water intrusion during roof renovations caused significant damage to the historic murals, plaster and other artwork in the Rotunda and related areas of the Luzerne County Courthouse.  The matter was successfully resolved through mediation prior to arbitration.

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Mr. Doganiero dedicates his practice to the management of large infrastructure projects and the resolution of complex construction disputes. For more than 18 years, Mr. Doganiero has concentrated his practice exclusively in the areas of construction litigation, government contracting, and the counseling of clients during project negotiation and execution. He represents public and private owners, contractors, consortiums, construction managers, design-build teams, subcontractors, material suppliers, specialty fabricators and design professionals in all phases of construction and infrastructure projects.

 

Mr. Doganiero has litigated construction disputes before numerous state and federal courts, as well as various boards of contract appeals for the federal government. In addition, Mr. Doganiero has successfully tried and resolved construction disputes efficiently and cost effectively using industry-oriented forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and dispute resolution boards. Mr. Doganiero has been formally trained as a mediator and serves as a neutral mediator and arbitrator in construction disputes.

 

Prior to founding Glassberg & Doganiero, Mr. Doganiero practiced with the Construction and Infrastructure Projects Group of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta, GA and the Construction Law Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, PA. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Spanish from Centre College in 1995. He earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School, cum laude, in 1999. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Georgia.

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