Heine, I. Michael Esq.

1060 Kings Hwy N.Suite 220Cherry Hill, NJ 08034- 2316

Updated: 08/12/2014


Professional Experience

  • 44 years active business litigation (1st chair)
  • 29 years of focused construction and contract litigation
  • A distinguished 18-year track record of mediation success in complex commercial action disputes
  • Extensive transactional contract drafting and negotiation
  • High profile construction project transactional management
  • Public entity, as well as private construction representation
  • Construction...

Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Litigation (Contracts & Construction) 40%
  • Mediator 40%
  • Arbitratot/Arbitration 10%
  • Umpire 5%
  • Transactional Construction Project Management 5%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Principal: Senior Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1986

Other Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Camden County Bar Association, Construction Law Committee (Chair)
  • BCA (Building Contractors Association, South Jersey) (Member)
  • NJAPM (New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators)
  • UTCA (Utility & Transportation Contractors Association) (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • New Jersey Water Environment Association: "Wastewater Treatment Plants: How to Identify, Avoid and Litigate the #!X#X@! That Happens during Construction."
  • Sotheby's
  • Getting Paid - Heads-Up Contract Administration, Nat'l Conf. Mechanical Contractors Assoc. of America, February 22, 1999
  • Real Arbitration and Mediation: Effective Opportunities for Clients and Counsel, CLE, Camden County Bar Association
  • An Overview of Public Contracting Law in NJ, CLE, Camden County Bar Association, October 19, 1996
  • Potpourri Of Construction Law Developments Of Intrest To Architects, AIA South Jersey, Section of America Institute of Architects, NJ Chapter, September 19, 1995
  • Nuts And Bolts Review Of The New Construction Lien Law, Camden County Bar Foundation, May 30, 1995
  • Capsule View Of New Construction Lien Law And A Glimpse Of Other Legal Developments Of Intrest To The Construction Industry, Electrical League of South Jersey, April 20, 1994
  • Antipasto Of Recent Construction Law Developments, American Society of Professional Estimators, October 26, 1993
  • Public Work In NJ: A Survey Of Touchy Issues, Metropolitan Electrical League, October 19, 1993
  • Post-Default Completion Strategies, Surety Underwriters Association, October 7, 1993
  • Public Work In NJ: Legal Pitfalls, Roundtable Panelist, Construction Financial Management Association, October 6, 1993 - Present
  • American Arbitration Assn. (AAA) Level I Arbitration Training, 1993
  • AAA Basic Mediation Training, 1994
  • US District Court Mediation Training, 1996
  • AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training Workshop, 1996
  • Advanced Mediation Skills for Postal Service Mediators, 1999

Past Positions

  • Camden County Prosecutors Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 1969 - 1970


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, 1968
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Major: Sociology/Humanities
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts


Representative Clients

  • Smith Technology Corp.
  • Knecht, Inc.
  • Richard Gere
  • Brick Township, New Jersey, Municipal Utility Authority
  • Intelnet Inc.
  • ITT Starwood
  • Acme Markets Inc./American Store Properties
  • A. Hammelman, Inc.
  • Allstates Mechanical, Ltd
  • Borough of Haddonfield
  • Holiday Village East Condominium Association
  • Baker Avenue Condominium Association
  • R.E. Pierson Construction, Inc.
  • Scalfo Electric, Inc.
  • Chase Manhattan Bank Corp.
  • Ocean County Utilities Authority (NJ)
  • Falasca Mechanical
  • Cherry Steel, Corp.
  • R & R Mechanical, Inc.
  • Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority
  • Matthew Broderick/Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Fisher Steel, Inc.
  • Dugan Construction Company, Inc.


  • Daniel Q. Harrington, Esq., Cozen and O'Connor
  • Joseph A. Daly, Esq., Kelly, McLaughlin & Foster
  • Robert G. Devine, Esq. White and Williams LLP
  • Gerard H. Hanson, Esq., Hill Wallack
  • Peter J. Smith, Esq., Connell, Foley & Geiser LLP
  • Barry D. Cohen, Petro Cohen
  • Alfred J. Quasti, Jr., Esq., Lally, Holtsman, Gilligan, Duffin & Quasti, P.C.
  • James Burbage, Esq.
  • Mario A. Iavicoli, Esq.
  • Stuart A. Wilkins, Esq.

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Office Information


1060 Kings Hwy N.Suite 220Cherry Hill, NJ 08034- 2316


  • 856-382-7420


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards




  • Commercial Dispute Mediation: A Personal View, Barrister, March 2001
  • Contracting: A Primer for Yard and Owner, Sail, October 2000
  • Scheduling of Values: The Undervalued Best Friend, PCN Construction News, N.J. ed., May 5, 1993

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