Stefan A. Borovina
Stefan A. Borovina, a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and attorney with more than a decade of litigation and risk-management experience, is an advisor to construction contractors, large subcontractors, developers, premises owners, and other clients across the country operating in construction, manufacturing, and other industries. Stefan is an authority on matters related to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the compliance issues in construction and general industry, as well as matters related to New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) inspections, citations, permitting, licensing, and general compliance. In addition to guiding clients through OSHA and DOB inspections and citations and advising on worksite safety programs, Stefan also regularly represents and advises clients with respect to construction contracts, payment performance, and liens.
Before joining private practice, Stefan served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. There, Stefan was a member of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau, where he prosecuted various crimes including driving while intoxicated/impaired by drugs, vehicular assault and vehicular homicide. Stefan successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict.
While attending law school, Stefan worked as a Student Assistant District Attorney for the Domestic Violence Bureau of the Queens County District Attorney’s Office; as an intern for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of New York, and the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department; and as a judicial intern for the Honorable P. Kevin Castel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Stefan regularly counsels clients on sensitive, high-stakes, and complex matters related to OSHA and the New York City DOB. His practice includes helping clients to develop and implement effective safety practices in the workplace, developing strategies to minimize liability, handling inspections, and responding to citations from both OSHA and the DOB. Stefan is an OSHA-Authorized Construction Trainer and a DOB Site Safety Training Supervisor. His credentials also include Department of Labor OSHA-30 Construction Training and General Industry Training, certification as a Construction Health and Safety Technician, and an impressive record of publication in leading industry journals.
Acting as a close counselor to many long-term clients in construction, Stefan frequently advises on issues related to construction contracts, payment performance, and liens. Clients often turn to Stefan for representation in matters related to construction contracts, payment performance and collection remedies, liens, and surety bonds.
Stefan’s background includes defending general and professional liability claims in construction and other industries, including construction site accidents and premises liability. He represents construction contractors, subcontractors, property owners, snow removal contractors, and others in complex, high-exposure claims involving allegations of negligence and significant injuries.
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch
- Litigation – Construction, 2022
- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2021-22
New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2015–20
- New York
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2008
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2004
Training and Certifications
- Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Board of Certified Safety Professionals
- New York City Department of Buildings Site Safety Training Supervisor
- OSHA-Authorized Construction Trainer
- OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry
- Department of Labor OSHA 30-Hour Construction Training
- Department of Labor OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training
Publications & Events
- Contributor, Goldberg Segalla’s Labor Law Update
“Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation, Third Edition,” (Co-Author), New York State Bar Association, March 2021
- “Maximizing COVID-19 Safety on Construction Sites Through Effective Documentation,” (Author), Professional Safety Journal, February 4, 2021
- “Take These Steps to Avoid COVID-19 Personal Injury Lawsuits,” (Author) Construction Dive, February 4, 2021
- “OSHA and Hazard Assessments: Electrical Hazards in the Workplace” (Co-Author), Modern Contractor Solutions, January 2018
- Co-Presenter, “Premises Liability 2019: Issues and Considerations,” New York State Bar Association, September 17, 2019
- Co-Presenter, “Premises Liability Involving Snow & Ice Conditions in the NY Tri-State Area,” Lawline, May 11, 2017
- “Mock OSHA Inspection: An Interactive Walk Through the Entire Inspection Process,” (Co-Presenter), GS Webinar Series, March 18, 2021
- “Business, But Not As Usual: Complying With the NYC Department of Buildings Construction Reopening Guidelines” (Presenter), GS Webinar Series, July 16, 2020
- “COVID-19 and the New York Labor Law: Did a Bad Situation Just Get Worse?” (Co-Presenter), GS Webinar Series, June 18, 2020
April 12, 2021
February 9, 2021
February 5, 2021