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Michelson, Kane, Royster & Barger P.C. has been meeting and exceeding client expectations since 1963. Want to know what to expect when we join your team for a short-term solution or long-term legal support and advice? Please review some of our testimonials below.

In my industry, we often see lien claims. My company hired Paul Fitzgerald at MKRB to resolve a lien dispute. We have experience working with dozens of law firms across the country, and I can say with CERTAINTY, we have never been more impressed. Paul treated us like we were a priority. Communication was top-notch, he was professional and aggressively defended us. Paul saved us THOUSANDS! This law firm deserves high praise.


We have been a client of MKRB for over 15 years.  In that time we have found the service, advice and overall knowledge of the construction industry to be top notch.   From basic work like demand letters for delinquent accounts to far more complex issues involving contract negotiations, lawsuits, liens and mediations, we couldn’t be happier with the results and working with the MKRB team.

Brian Randall, Barnhart Northeast, Inc.

It has been a pleasure having MKR&B represent Waters Construction Co. for the last 25 years.  The responsiveness of your firm, its legal competency and its ethics have been impeccable.  What I think separates MKR&B from other very competent firms is your ability to tailor your work to the particular needs of our company.  You have always worked extremely efficiently, have known when to be aggressive and when to be gentle.  You have never wasted your client’s money, resources or time chasing red herrings and you have always brought to successful conclusion all of our disputes.  I thank Attorneys Steve Kaplan and Beth Mercier, and your staff, for many years of excellent work!

Mario Smith, President, Waters Construction Co., Inc.

For more than 20 years, I have had the pleasure of working closely with the attorneys at Michelson, Kane, Royster & Barger, P.C.  I have always felt that they take every issue personally and you could never find a better advocate.   In all the various areas of law that a construction company could find itself needing assistance, Michelson, Kane, Royster & Barger, P.C can fill that need.  It is comforting to know that all we need to do is pick up the phone with  any problem or issue that presents itself, and they can solve or resolve it for us.

William J. Flynn, Jr., Vice President, Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Any construction business around long enough is eventually going to find the need for legal assistance. At Costello Industries (1945-2017), that need surfaced when least expected and a few of those situations could have been disastrous for our firm. But with MKRB’s guidance, Costello Industries prevailed in every significant legal matter that the organization faced. MKRB truly partnered with Costello Industries through three generations. Over the years, they made every effort to get to know our business and our people, always putting our best interests first. Their team of legal experts are seasoned veterans in construction and business law. In addition to helping us navigate active legal situations, MKRB also assisted  us in making strategic decisions to ensure that we avoided mistakes that could have become costly legal matters. Knowing that MKRB partnered with us for so many years and was an invaluable member of our team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire MKRB staff. You helped write our history and we look forward to continued friendship for years to come.

John A. Costello, President, Costello Industries, Inc.

My company has been using MKRB for 6 years and I have to say it’s the best money I have ever spent!  We began what seemingly was a simple construction project/expansion and shortly after the start the project ran into major problems.  I obtained MKRB to represent us in what quickly turned into a very complicated contractual and legal battle with multiple parties.  I was instantly impressed with the breadth of knowledge, leadership, and efficiency the partners displayed.  Even more so, the passion and support they showed toward me and my company, with a special thanks to Attorney Paul Fitzgerald.  Nobody ever wants to spend money on attorneys and have a lengthy legal battle but I am confident that if I had used any other firm, I would have paid twice as much, the proceedings would have been twice as long and I would not have had a satisfactory resolution.  I cannot express how impressed I have been with MKRB and in a heartbeat I would recommend using them!

Jed Benedict, President/Owner, Horse Ridge Cellars, Stafford Springs, CT

We have been using MKRB, and  Attorney Steve Kaplan, for fifteen years.  The firm  always has the expertise and knowledge we need to keep up with the ever-changing construction industry. Steve has helped us continue the growth of our company with his expert advice on contract provisions, set-aside and minority requirements, claims, and other legal issues, all done quickly and efficiently. I also serve with Attorney  Kaplan on the board of the Ct Subcontractors Association,  where his wealth of knowledge helps promote legislation that serves the construction industry in a fair and positive way for all.

Dan Filomeno, President/Owner, Acoustics, Inc., East Hartford, CT

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