Krauze focuses his practice on construction law and complex construction
disputes. Mr. Krauze has represented
major contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, material suppliers,
and condominium associations in all aspects of complex construction litigation,
including breach of contract, construction defects and omissions, fraud,
express and implied warranties, and mechanics lien claims. Mr. Krauze has significant experience
regarding issues arising from the design and construction of commercial and
multi-unit residential condominium properties.
In addition, Mr. Krauze counsels clients on all manner of
construction-related contract drafting and negotiation.
a multimillion dollar judgment against an insurance carrier on behalf of a
mechanical contractor for costs it incurred in remediating water damage at a
high-rise residential condominium building.
obtained settlement award of more than $3 million dollars for trade contractor
that was required to complete contract work of the specialty subcontract on the
construction of a large academic research facility.
represented fire protection contractor in dispute arising from defective piping
that was furnished in connection with the construction of a student housing
mechanical subcontractor in lawsuit involving construction of condominium
excavation company in lawsuit brought in connection with development of residential
engineering firm in construction defect case involving construction of
multi-unit condominium property.
defended both owners and developers in numerous mechanics lien suits.
represented numerous condominium associations in construction defect cases.
to construction law literature made by Mr. Krauze include:
- “Opening Communication Lines: Evolving
Project Delivery Methods to Promote
ABA The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 38, No. 2, Spring 2018
- “Developer Insolvency Not Required for
Direct Implied Warranty of Habitability Claims
Residential Builders,” Illinois State Bar Association Section on Construction
Vol. 7, No. 4, 4 April 2017
Because It Says So, Doesn’t Make It So,” Illinois State Bar Association Section
on Construction Law Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 2013.
of “Environmental Litigation: From Pollution to Takings, the Endangered Species
Act, and Environmental Justice,” IICLE on Environmental Law, 2011
of “Antitrust Violations,” 40 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 241 (2003) - cited in various
Amici Curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court in F. Hoffmann-LaRoche, Ltd. v. Empagran, S.A., 124 S. Ct. 2359
Mr. Krauze’s presentations include:
& Challenges for Construction Owners in 2018,” Construction Owners
of America’s Winter 2018 Workshop, February 2018 (Moderator)
Motions in Construction Litigation: Navigating Standards for Expert
in Design and Defect Claims,” Strafford webinar, December 2017 (Presenter)
Illinois Home Repair & Remodeling Act (“HRRA”) & Implied Contractual
Seminar, April 2017
Contracts for Design Services,” HalfMoon Education’s Illinois Engineering Law
Professional Activities and
State Bar Association
Chapter of the Construction Owners Association of America – Co-Chair of the
Association’s Program Committee.
Krauze received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in
Washington, DC in 2003. Mr. Krauze served as a staff member
of the American Criminal Law Review. Mr.
Krauze received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with Latin
Honors from Boston University in Boston, MA in 1995.