Nicholas Berenato


Nick is a commercial litigator that focuses his practice on construction law. He counsels and represents project owners, real estate developers, contractors, and design professionals. Nick’s focus on pre-trial practice, such as mechanics’ lien claims and choice-of-law disputes, has positioned multiple cases for favorable resolution. 

While in law school, Nick was a summer associate at the firm in 2018. He was a judicial extern for the Honorable Ann Marie Donio, United States Magistrate Judge, for the District of New Jersey. Nick also interned for the Honorable Nelson Johnson and the Honorable Bernard E. DeLury in Atlantic County, NJ.

Nick earned his bachelor's degree in history from James Madison University. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Rutgers Law School where he was the Business Editor of Rutgers University Law Review. Upon graduation, Nick was elected to the Order of the Coif.



Pennsylvania’s Prompt Payment Act Applies to Mixed Use Construction [Alert]

August 12, 2021

Kenny Cushing and Nick Berenato discuss the Pennsylvania Superior Court's decision in El-Gharbaoui v. Ajayi.

New York’s Phased Plan to Reopen begins with Construction Industry [Alert]

April 29, 2020

Nick Berenato discusses New York's plan to reopen in phases.

Construction Resumes in Pennsylvania on May 1 [Alert]

April 27, 2020

Nick Berenato and Chris Sweeney discuss Governor Wolf's plan to reopen the construction industry in Pennsylvania.

New Jersey Imposes Additional Requirements on Construction Project Sites [Alert]

April 10, 2020

Nick Berenato and Chris Sweeney discuss New Jersey's latest executive order and what it means for construction project sites.

COVID-19 Construction Update: NJ, NY, DE, and PA Close Businesses

March 27, 2020

Nicholas Berenato, Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, and Alex Busch review the executive orders from the governors of Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and the impact on the construction industry.


  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2019
  • James Madison University, B.A., 2016
  • Pennsylvania