Aaron S. Brotman

Aaron S. Brotman


Aaron S. Brotman is an Associate in the Sills Cummis & Gross Real Estate Department and focuses on land use, development and construction law. Mr. Brotman’s practice covers every aspect of building and development, from acquisition to entitlement and approvals through the construction process to project completion. Mr. Brotman has represented owners and contractors in construction contract negotiation and dispute resolution and strives to find effective, efficient and long-term solutions. Mr. Brotman’s construction negotiation matters have ranged from tenant fit-out work to ground-up new construction of commercial and residential properties with project costs in the tens of millions of dollars, including in designated redevelopment areas or where project-specific regulatory requirements are present. Mr. Brotman’s dispute resolution matters cover owner-contractor disputes to contractor-subcontractor matters on projects ranging from residential developments and commercial centers to industrial and power generation projects with hundreds of millions of dollars at issue.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Brotman worked with multiple, premier construction and public contracting litigation firms where he handled matters ranging from resolving delay claims both as a plaintiff and defendant to counseling small, medium and large contractors on their contracts and certifications to disputes valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  In these roles, Mr. Brotman represented prime and subcontractors in contract and procurement disputes with multiple government agencies including the Department of Defense – Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the General Services Administration before the Civilian and Armed Forces Boards of Contract Appeals. He also advised clients on compliance issues with existing and potential procurement contracts. While in law school, Mr. Brotman interned for the Hon. Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Brotman was a project manager and owner’s representative in the construction industry in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Co-Editor in Chief, Construction Law Section Newsletter, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Judging Committee, New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s 2017 New Good Neighbor Awards Program