212-430-6410 (ex 1197)
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
Fordham University B.A.
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2d Circuit U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern District of New York
Andrew Kao is a Senior Associate that specializes in commercial and construction litigation.
Mr. Kao began his career at a boutique law firm where he represented general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, developers, and sureties at all stages of litigation.
During Mr. Kao’s career, he has obtained five and six figure trial verdicts in both state and federal court; defended clients against claims in litigation and arbitration saving them millions of dollars in potential damages; and negotiated millions of dollars of settlements in favor of his clients.
Mr. Kao also counsels clients in contract negotiations and real estate transactions to better protect clients in case a dispute arises.
Mr. Kao teaches a course, Construction Contract Law and Practices, at Baruch College where he helps contractors, subcontractors, and developers understand the fundamentals of construction contracting, including project delivery methods, types of contractual arrangements, roles and responsibilities of the parties and common issues such as changes, delays, defective workmanship, default, and termination.
Mr. Kao was selected to the Super Lawyers’ 2018 New York Metro Rising Stars List.