Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC Victoria K. Petrone Partner

Construction Law

education

  • Widener University School of Law, 2001
  • University of Delaware, 1995

EXPERIENCE

Vicky is a partner in the firm and has a regional practice concentrated on construction law. Her clients include owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers. Vicky advises clients on transactional and litigation needs including corporate formation, contract development, review and negotiation, construction defects, payment claims and mechanic’s liens, public bidding and prevailing wage law, surety claims, scheduling and delay claims, employee manuals and employment disputes, insurance coverage and claims and alternative dispute resolution. Her practice spans state and federal courts as well as private and AAA mediation and arbitration. She is a Delaware Superior Court Certified Mediator and has also served as an arbitrator. Vicky was named Top Lawyer in Delaware Today for construction law in 2016 and 2018 (feature article) and authors the Delaware chapter of the Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law treatise.

Vicky has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Delaware and worked for seven years as project manager for one of the nation’s largest construction management and general contracting companies before receiving her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2001.

Vicky is a member of the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council and has served on multiple other boards including The Committee of 100. She is a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Delaware Chapter, Delaware Contractors Association and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Delaware, among other industry trade organizations. In addition to volunteering at several community organizations and serving as an advisor to various entities on construction-related issues, Vicky frequently lectures clients and trade groups on topics such as construction contracts, Department of Labor developments, mechanic’s liens, construction documentation and strategies to avoid construction claims.

awards

  • Top Lawyer in Delaware Today for Construction Law in 2016, 2018, and 2019

memberships

  • Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council
  • The Committee of 100
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Delaware Chapter
  • Delaware Contractors Association and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Delaware

bar admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey (inactive)

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