Peter J. Torcicollo - Gibbons  P.C.

Peter J. Torcicollo

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Mr. Torcicollo is the Team Leader for the firm’s Construction Litigation practice. He handles all facets of construction disputes, including contract claims and claims relating to change orders, construction defects, scheduling and delay, construction liens, public bidding, and design. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts in the region and has extensive arbitration and mediation experience before the American Arbitration Association and other alternative dispute resolution forums. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Torcicollo worked in the construction industry. He also represents clients in a wide variety of business litigation matters, including minority shareholder and contract disputes.

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Rutgers University, NewarkJ.D. 1994
    United States Secret Service New York/New Jersey Electronic Crimes Task ForceNew Jersey State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association Trial Attorneys of New Jersey

    Case History

    Glenwood Pier Condominium Association, Inc. v. River Road Associates, et al. — Gibbons represents the Glenwood Pier Condominium Association, the plaintiff in a lawsuit involving the construction of more than 160 luxury condominiums built on top of a 100-year-old pier structure (which formerly supported a Celotex manufacturing plant). The claims, which all relate to the pier structure and have been asserted against the developers and designers of the condominium complex, involve errors in design, construction defect, and various breaches of warranty and statutory claims. The plaintiff seeks in excess of $26 million. The case continues to proceed in mediation before the Honorable James D. Clyne (retired).
    Independence Harbor Condominium Association v. Hartz Mountain Industries, et al. – Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Bergen County — The firm represented Independence Harbor Condominium Association in a construction defects lawsuit against the condominium’s developer, the contractors responsible for its construction, and the designers. The claims included breach of warranty, violations of New Jersey’s Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act, violations of New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act, and design error and omission claims. Mr. Torcicollo was one of two lead trial attorneys from Gibbons on this matter, which was successfully tried before a jury, resulting in a multi-million dollar verdict. Thereafter, the firm negotiated and documented a series of settlements between the various parties.
    Fabcon East, LLC v. Steiner Building Co., NYC, et al. – Supreme Court of New York — The firm represented Fabcon, a precast wall manufacturer, in a breach of contract claim against Steiner in connection with the construction of a movie studio located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Mr. Torcicollo was lead trial counsel in this matter, which was successfully tried before a judge of the Supreme Court of New York, resulting in a verdict in Fabcon’s favor awarding substantial compensatory damages, interest and attorney’s fees, and denying defendant’s counterclaim in its entirety.
    New Jersey Account Wagering, LLC v. New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority — Plaintiff New Jersey Account Wagering, LLC, filed a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief precluding the NJSEA from utilizing an outside vendor to manage the statutorily created account wagering system, the system that enables bettors to place wagers on horse races by telephone, internet, or in person at one of the racetracks in the state of New Jersey. The NJSEA has filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint, which is currently pending before Judge Cecchi.

    Office Location

    One Gateway Center
    Newark, NJ 07102-5310
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation (Business Disputes, Construction)
    Construction Law
    Litigation - Construction