Practice Areas

  • Rapid Response Team
  • New York Labor Law
  • Construction Law
  • Trucking & Transportation
  • General Liability
  • Public Entity Counseling and Litigation
  • National Appellate Litigation & Consulting Group



  • Connecticut State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

Dominic Donato, Esq.


Dominic Donato is a Partner at Kahana Feld's Connecticut and New York offices. Mr. Donato has over ten years of experience. He focuses his practice on all aspects of construction litigation, including high-exposure New York Labor Law, construction defect and related property damage cases, as well as premises, product liability and professional liability matters, and commercial litigation involving securities fraud.

Throughout his career, Mr. Donato has successfully represented general contractors, trade subcontractors, architects, engineers and owner-developers. He strives to add value by carefully analyzing cases and identifying every opportunity to extricate clients from litigation at the earliest possible stage. He has successfully argued pre-answer motions to dismiss in complex, multi-party litigation involving high-rise and luxury condominium construction in the city of New York.

Mr. Donato further maximizes value to clients by strategically conducting discovery. His aggressive approach aims to develop a defense-friendly narrative that favorably positions cases for summary judgment and trial. In one recent matter, his motion for summary judgment was granted by the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division in a protracted, high-exposure suit involving a construction project that caused significant damage to several surrounding properties and, in one instance, building collapse. Mr. Donato also has experience briefing and arguing appeals in both the First and Second Departments of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division.


  • Albany Law School (Juris Doctor, cum laude)
    • Moot court, Competitor
    • Justinian Honor Society, Member
  • State University of New York at Geneseo (Bachelor of Art)