Ed is the founder and senior member of Sheats & Bailey, PLLC, a law firm with a practice emphasizing commercial and industrial construction law and litigation, as well as labor law, for the construction industry.  The firm has offices in Upstate New York in Syracuse and in New York City.


During more than 33 years of practice in this area of law, Ed has trained many thousands of design professionals, contractors, owners and others in matters involving construction law, legal issues for design professionals, legal issues for owners and developers and others.


Ed has performed training for the New York State Office of General Services and the State University Construction Fund. Training for those State agencies includes project management, claims management and mitigation and contract management issues for the senior executive level personnel, and separate training for the boots on the ground construction management personnel.


Ed has also performed training across Canada for Export Development Canada, which is a Canadian Crowne Corporation.  EDC provides a type of credit insurance for subcontractors and manufacturers from Canada who provide services and materials throughout the world.


Ed is Special Counsel to the State University Construction Fund on matters involving construction law.  He has served on the Build New York Award Jury for over 20 years.  Ed has performed training for numerous construction organizations including the Associated General Contractors of America, Syracuse Builders Exchange, Northern New York Builders Exchange and Mohawk Valley Builders Exchange.


The firm’s clients include ENR 400 contractors and small family-run construction companies.  Our owner and design professional clients range from Fortune 100 and 500 companies to small not-for-profit owners and small design firms. Ed is counsel to the Syracuse Builders Exchange, Construction Employers Association of Central New York, Northern New York Builders Exchange and Mohawk Valley Builders Exchange.


Ed has served as a guest lecturer at the Clarkson University School of Engineering and at SUNY-ESF school on construction management.  He is routinely called upon to perform in-house training for design professionals, construction managers, contractors and subcontractors.


The firm’s practice includes a group of attorneys who provide malpractice defense for design professionals, we also provide representation for construction owners, both public and private.  We represent all of the various parties to the construction process, including general and prime contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, manufacturer’s representatives and a number of construction contractor organizations.


Sheats & Bailey, PLLC

609 Vine Street

P.O. Box 586

Liverpool, New York 13088

Telephone (315) 676-7314

Facsimile (315) 676-7189