Attorney Details

Steven Lapp - Partner

STEVEN LAPP is a partner to the Hartford office of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter, LLP, whose practice is focused on litigation and alternative dispute resolution of construction disputes, construction-related surety claims, and commercial litigation in federal court, state court, arbitration and mediation. He has extensive experience counseling construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, equipment suppliers and sureties on a wide range of issues arising from the construction context or relating to construction or surety law, including delay and productivity losses, extra work, disputed change orders, payment entitlement, requests for equitable adjustment, defective design issues, mechanic's liens, the federal Miller Act, violations of state public improvement payment bond statutes, "pass-through" claims against the State of Connecticut and private entities, performance bond claims, and surety subrogation claims.  

Mr. Lapp has counseled general contractors regarding the federal and state regulatory requirements imposed on construction contractors involved in government contracting and public procurement, including strategic implementation of the controls and safeguards necessary to satisfy contractor compliance obligations and the liability risks unique to public construction. Mr. Lapp has counseled clients in the resolution of issues relating to construction claims against the United States under the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Contract Disputes Act, federal and state regulations governing disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) programs, minority and/or small business set-aside program requirements, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations' compliance program and mandatory disclosure rule obligations. He has represented contractors in the resolution of regulatory enforcement actions involving government claims of DBE noncompliance, as well as specialty trade licensing enforcement actions by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.  He has also counseled contractors regarding compliance with state statutory and regulatory licensing obligations.

In addition to his construction practice, Mr. Lapp has also represented clients in the litigation and arbitration of a diverse range of business and commercial disputes, including business torts, Connecticut Unfair Trade Practice Act violations, LLC member disputes, joint venture disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, insurance coverage disputes, adverse possession claims, judicial appeals of municipal zoning decisions, commercial summary process actions, and common-carrier and freight transportation disputes.