Leah A.Rochwarg

Partner

Leah's practice focuses on transactional and litigation matters throughout Massachusetts and nationally involving construction law, real estate, and complex commercial matters.


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Leah has extensive experience in the representation of clients in multifamily, manufacturing, energy, mixed use, and data center development projects and regularly represents owners, developers (including REITs and joint ventures), and contractors in the negotiation and drafting of project contracts for private commercial, retail, high-rise residential, and industrial buildings and facilities.

Leah counsels clients at all stages of construction and development projects, from assisting with the drafting of requests for proposals, through the negotiation of contract documents, to providing project and contract administration assistance and dispute avoidance advice, the preparation and analysis of claims, and where necessary, the resolution of disputes. She has worked with developers, investors, corporate real estate departments, and business, legal and risk management teams to advance their interests in the construction and development of real estate.

Leah has also served as project counsel on a wide variety of projects including mixed use development, multifamily housing, manufacturing, schools, and build-to-suit leasehold interests, advising clients throughout the feasibility, development, construction, commissioning, and project close-out phases, regarding contract disputes and issues including design and construction services procurement; bid protests; claims for delay/disruption, defective design and construction, payment and performance, payment and performance bond enforcement, insurance disputes; and risk management and conflict avoidance measures. She has represented clients in matters involving government investigations.

Leah is a former assistant state attorney in Florida’s Dade County with extensive bench and jury trial experience. She is a trial lawyer and litigator and counsels clients on a myriad of complex contractual and business tort issues rooted in real estate and construction. Her practice also includes representation of clients in complex construction disputes at mediations and arbitrations, before state and federal courts, the Boards of Contract Appeal, and administrative agencies.

Leah also served as counsel to the Massachusetts Highway Department on Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) Project, the “Big Dig,” where she advised on issues including prevailing wage disputes, claims involving design and construction matters, and cost recovery efforts.  Leah served as liaison to the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Leah has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    National Trial Skills Session
  • JD, University of Miami School of Law
  • BS, University of Lowell
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • US Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Massachusetts