Robert J. MacPherson - Gibbons  P.C.

Robert J. MacPherson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Robert J. MacPherson is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and former Chair of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.  He has extensive experience in construction matters, focusing his practice on drafting and negotiating all manner of contracts relating to construction projects and the resolution, through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation in State and Federal Courts of construction disputes.

Mr. MacPherson also acts as a mediator and arbitrator and has been involved in developing and conducting mediation education and training programs presented by the New Jersey Bar Association, the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution. He taught ADR at Rutgers Law School from 1996 until 2004.

Representative Cases
Mr. MacPherson has represented public and private owners, building and heavy construction contractors, major equipment manufacturers, subcontractors and design professionals.

Projects include transportation, health care, schools, commercial, housing, retail and marine construction.

Mr. MacPherson has been lead counsel in disputes involving contract termination (both prosecuting on behalf of owners and defending on behalf of contractors), liens, surety bonds, extra work claims, defective work claims, scheduling and delays.

As a mediator, Mr. MacPherson has extensive experience in multi-party disputes, including those involving public projects and multi-family residential projects.

Monmouth UniversityBA 1975Brookdale Community CollegeAA 1972
Associated General ContractorsAmerican College of Construction LawyersABA Forum on The Construction Industry

Client Comments

"Robert MacPherson is an expert at construction law."

Office Location

One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5310
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Newark Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Newark Metro Area
Robert J. MacPherson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Robert J. MacPherson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Construction Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Construction Disputes, Contract Review and Negotiation, Contractors, Surety)
Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Male