Joseph H. Bucci
With 40 years in the construction, development and real estate industries, Joseph Bucci counsels his clients on numerous construction related legal matters. Joe represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers, architects, engineers, sureties and property managers in matters including commercial, industrial, heavy and highway, healthcare, petro-chemical, gas and oil exploration, marine and public works construction/development projects.
What makes Joe particularly attuned to the construction and development industry is his hands-on experience prior to becoming a construction attorney. Joe was formerly a journeyman steamfitter who worked with the tools in the field; an estimator, a project engineer, construction manager, mechanical/electrical coordinator and a designer/builder for a major general construction company. These experiences in the construction industry gave him years of ground-up, practical construction experience that he shares with clients. He also served as in-house counsel to a large general construction company. Combined with his legal skills and dispute resolution abilities, Joe’s work history has proved to be invaluable to his legal career. He offers clients technical insight and the unique perspective of someone who has personally been in their shoes, as well as on the other side of trying to resolve the legal and/or operational issues associated with construction or real estate development matters.
Joe assists clients with risk management and daily operational issues; lays out strategic options; provides guidance in the areas of employment law, corporate matters and business succession planning; analyzes troubled projects for the submission of requests for equitable adjustments; administers OSHA matters; develops dispute resolution procedures; and engages in mediation, arbitration or litigation proceedings when and as necessary. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Construction Dispute Resolution Group. Joe also offers his services as both a private arbitrator or mediator to others in the construction industry.
Joe is often called upon to present construction law seminars and has published numerous articles. Most recently, Joe was a co-author for the book State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contractor Licensing (Aspen Publishers, 2010) in the chapter dealing with Pennsylvania law.
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