Robert C. Angelillo

Robert C. Angelillo

(212) 333-0216
(212) 333-2350

Robert C. Angelillo was named a Partner at Arkin Solbakken LLP in 2013. Mr. Angelillo is the Chairman of the Construction Law Committee at the New York City Bar Association.
Mr. Angelillo is an experienced commercial litigator with a diverse practice in the state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Angelillo has represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial matters, including representing owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors in both public and private project construction disputes, prosecuting and defending against claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, commercial fraud, business torts, professional liability and malpractice, and disability benefits claims, including administrative appeals under ERISA. He has also negotiated and drafted complex commercial and construction contracts. Mr. Angelillo has written extensively on legal matters affecting the construction industry, with articles published in New York Construction and The Nassau Lawyer, among other publications, and has lectured on construction law and litigation at the New York City Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and numerous construction trade associations.

Notable Representations

  • The successful defense of corporate shareholders against claims to “pierce the corporate veil” and for fraudulent transfer, resulting in dismissal of the entire case after a trial in Supreme Court, New York County.
  • The complete dismissal, by motion, of an investor’s five million dollar claim for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud against franchisee board member and CEO, which dismissal was affirmed on appeal.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of all claims against FINRA member client in a lawsuit that asserted claims to bonus compensation and severance payments under theories of breach of contract, unjust enrichment, estoppel and New York Labor Law.
  • Represented the general contractor in a multimillion dollar Superfund site remediation litigation against the State of New Jersey, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Represented commercial client in negotiation of a complex interconnection agreement with the regional utility.
  • Obtained, in Federal Court, summary judgment on behalf of disability claimant, reversing insurance carrier’s wrongful termination of disability benefits and awarding claimant attorneys’ fees.
  • Mr. Angelillo has also lectured on construction law matters at the New York City Bar Association, the New York Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors, the Jamaica Business Resource Center, and the Nassau County Bar Association.

Brooklyn Law School, J.D. − 1998

Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.), B.A.– 1995


Hon. Arlene R. Lindsay, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1999‐2000

Bar Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New Jersey


New York State Bar Association

Nassau County Bar Association

New York City Bar Association Construction Law Committee

In 2010, Mr. Angelillo received the Top 40 Under 40 Award from Long Island Business News for his leadership in business and outstanding contributions to the Long Island community.

Mr. Angelillo is also active in numerous local charitable organizations, and was named an Outstanding Advocate for the Arts in 2012 by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport.


Stanley S. Arkin and Robert C. Angelillo, “Should the United States Be Doing This? The Straub Decision Raises the Specter of Claims of U.S. Jurisdictional Overreach,” Business Crime Bulletin (November 2013)

Robert C. Angelillo, “Not So Fast…,” New York Construction (February/March 2010)

Robert C. Angelillo, “I Agreed to What?,” New York Construction (July 2009)

Robert C. Angelillo, “Who Pays for the Neighbor’s Loss?,” New York Construction (December 2008)

Robert C. Angelillo, “Waiving the Right to Get Paid,” New York Construction (October 2008)

Robert C. Angelillo, “Beware of the Verbal Notice to Proceed,” The Nassau Lawyer (January 2008)

Robert C. Angelillo, “Residential Contractors Face Lien Law Pitfalls,” New York Construction (September 2007)

Robert C. Angelillo, “Contracting Without a License Can Be Perilous,” New York Construction (November 2006)