Michael Dehmler brings over 20 years of experience in the surety and construction industries. His practices focuses on construction and surety law, affordable and supportive housing development, alternative dispute resolution, construction risk management and real estate development. Prior to joining Barclay & Damon, LLP, Michael was the President of Christa Construction, LLC and a founding Partner in CSD Housing, LLC and Innovation Builders, Inc.
Michael’s experience includes the day-to-day management of a $100 Million Construction Company, development of large supportive and affordable apartment communities, numerous construction and surety law presentations addressing topics such as the rise in “toxic” mold litigation and other issue trending in and around the construction industry, student housing development and complex construction and surety litigation. Michael has also facilitated Partnering Workshops between contractors and State Agencies, negotiated claims with the State University Construction Fund and other public construction owners, negotiated Project Labor Agreement relating to the construction of student housing on Community College campuses and authored various papers and articles addressing a variety of construction related issues.
In addition to his work with Barclay & Damon, Michael is also the Director of Housing Construction and Development for Christa Construction and a Partner in CSD Housing, LLC, which is a prominent Supportive Housing Development Firm.
- State University of New York at Oswego, B.A., cum laude, 1992
- University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1996
- New York
- Builders Exchange of Rochester
- Monroe County Bar Association
- Catholic Family Center, Committee Member
- Christa Construction, President
- Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP, Senior Associate