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Hancock Estabrook, LLP is pleased to announce Michael J. Balestra has joined the Firm as a partner in the Firm’s Construction, Commercial Litigation and Cannabis practice areas. Mr. Balestra represents owners, contractors and design professionals in complex matters related to public and private construction projects, assisting clients in reviewing, drafting and negotiating all manner of construction contracts, subcontracts, engineering, procurement and construction agreements and related documents. Mr. Balestra has extensive experience representing construction clients in litigation and arbitration involving claims of defective work, breach of contract, mechanics’ lien foreclosure, changes in the work, payment and performance bond claims, extra work, unforeseen conditions and diversion of Lien Law trust funds, among other matters.

In addition to his construction law practice, Mr. Balestra also represents a wide range of clients in cannabis law and commercial litigation matters.

Mr. Balestra graduated from Colgate University and earned a J.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

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