Lawrence McGivney is the Managing Partner of MKC&I’s New York City Office. Mr. McGivney serves as legal counsel for clients in the hotel and hospitability industry. He currently directs the defense of cases that range from toxic torts, property damage, construction defects and ADA violations. In the area of toxic torts Mr. McGivney has developed and expertise in defending Legionnaires Disease claims as well as injuries related to mold contamination. Early in his civil practice career Mr. McGivney’s primary duties focused on construction defect claims. He continues to represented a broad spectrum of construction industry clients ranging from multinational corporations who perform general contractor services on large scale projects as well as local New York and New Jersey based subcontractors performing regional work in the specialty areas of: concrete and masonry installations, underpinning, HVAC and roofing.
Mr. McGivney is a successful trial attorney with over 60 verdicts in his career. He has argued cases before the Appellate Courts of New York and New Jersey. Mr. McGivney is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey as well as United States District Courts in New York and New Jersey. Mr. McGivney has extensive experience in conducting lectures at in-house training seminars and industry conferences on legal issues, including the areas of: trial preparation and litigation techniques, Legionella contamination and defenses, as well as mold related claims.
Prior to joining his partners at MKCI, Mr. McGivney spent 10 years as an Assistant Prosecutor in Mercer County, NJ where he rose to supervisory positions, serving as the Director of both the Insurance Fraud Prosecution Unit and the Environmental Claims Unit. He spent five years assigned to an undercover Special Investigations Unit. Mr. McGivney also served as an instructor/lecturer for the Mercer County Police Chief’s Academy and the Trenton Police Academy.
As graduate of Fordham University’s , Gabelli School of Business Administration, he was recognized for his performance in the field of marketing and awarded the University’s Gold Medal Award of Excellence. He went on to earn his J.D. at Fordham University School of Law in 1989 where he worked on the Environmental Law Journal and served as the Assistant Director of Bibilio Juris.
Mr. McGivney is a licensed professional sports agent. He is certified by the NFLPA and CFLPA. He handles complex contract negotiations, on behalf of professional athletes with corporate sponsors, the National Football League and the Canadian Football League.