Virginia K. Trunkes is a member of Robinson & Cole LLP’s Construction Law Group, where she advocates on behalf of developers; apartment building, brownstone and condominium unit owners; cooperative boards of directors; construction managers, contractors and subcontractors; and design services professionals in negotiating their business contracts and adjacent-owner license access agreements. As former Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee, Virginia has a broad overview of all issues implicating construction projects, including insurance and regulatory issues, which inform her practical approach in negotiating parties’ respective obligations.
Virginia litigates in state and federal courts, addressing construction disputes, including construction and design defects, bond claims, mechanic’s liens, delay and lost productivity claims, and claims arising from force majeure events. In addition to her construction specific litigation experience, Virginia has handled civil matters ranging from contractual breaches to interpretation of and compliance with administrative regulations. Virginia also served as a Court Attorney at the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Department. She has published articles in numerous bar journals, industry trade publications and newsletters, and is currently the Editor of Robinson & Cole LLP’s Construction Law Zone Blog.
Virginia performs volunteer work with organizations such as the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, where she serves as Vice-President; the Westchester Women's Bar Association, where she co-chairs the Corporate and Commercial Committee; and the White Plains Bar Association, where she is a member of the Board of Directors.