Cav. Nicholas R. Caiazzo

Professional Biography

An accomplished trial attorney, Nick Caiazzo represents a full range of companies involved in construction, contract disputes, service, maintenance and demolition. His representation involves complex cases alleging negligence, safety violations and dangerous conditions resulting from fatalities and serious personal injuries and property damage. Nick has assembled a team that defends matters related to construction, commercial and residential building services, ownership, operation, management and security of every conceivable type of premises.

Nick honed his trial skills as an assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted high-profile cases ranging from homicide and sexual assaults to economic crimes and arson. At Wilson Elser Nick uses his vast experience as a former prosecutor in the defense of civil litigation matters. His professional background provides invaluable experience in representing security companies against claims of inadequate security, false arrest and malicious prosecution.

The growth of his representation over the years in defending the real estate and construction industries has allowed Nick to develop a particular proficiency in defending elevator liability cases, ranging from fatal accidents involving workers and passengers to working closely with his clients in dealing with all levels of government enforcement agencies. Nick’s representation extends to transportation companies responsible for the removal and hauling of construction debris, waste and recycling from premises and construction sites. He is a member of the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA NY) and has participated on its Codes & Regulations/Government Affairs Committee.

In the role of full-service designated counsel accommodating companies locally and nationally, Nick and his team defend claims in the interrelated areas of construction liability, elevator liability, security liability, premises liability, general causality and property damage subrogation cases on behalf of property owners, real estate management companies, construction companies, service contractors and building managers. His approach to collaborating with his clients allows Nick to become familiar with the people, policies, procedures and paperwork of client organizations to form a deep understanding of their legal needs. He provides personalized service to each client to develop risk management and crisis response programs and initiate processes to mitigate the impact of claims on insurance costs.

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