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Laurann Asklof


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Laurann Asklof practices in the area of Construction Law and Litigation. She represents owners, contractors and subcontractors throughout Connecticut in all forums of litigation, including Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, and state and federal courts. Laurann has been the principal litigator for the University of Connecticut's UCONN 2000, 21st Century Construction Infrastructure Programs. She has also had the honor of being chosen as outside counsel for the University of Connecticut’s Next Generation Construction Program.

Laurann provides guidance to construction clients throughout the life of a project, including project delivery methods, procurement/bidding; and drafting and negotiations of contracts. She also counsels public clients on statutory and regulatory compliance issues.

Laurann has presented at seminars on various construction topics, including in the areas of where construction and environmental issues intersect and she has authored various articles. She served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law instructing students in the art of appellate writing and oral argument. She has also been a guest speaker for UConn’s Senior Seminar addressing the subject of engineering liability.

In addition, Laurann works closely with our school law attorneys in providing guidance on the bidding process, contracts and dispute resolution. Laurann also litigates municipal tax appeals on behalf of property owners and municipalities.

Teaching Positions

  • University of Connecticut School of Law: Adjunct Professor (1998-1999)
  • University of Connecticut, Senior Engineering Seminar: Guest Speaker (2010-2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Construction Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Construction Law Section, Executive Committee; Treasurer
  • Professional Women in Construction: President; past Vice President; past Chair, Mentor Committee; and past Member, Board of Directors, Mentoring Honoree
  • CCSU Construction Management Program, Industry Advisory Board Member
  • Appointed by the Governor of Connecticut to serve on the Architectural Licensing Board

Community Involvement

  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program
  • Trinity Episcopal Church of Collinsville: past Vestry member (2010-2013); past Christian education teacher (1997-2012)
  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid: represent tenants in summary process matters
  • Center for Children’s Advocacy: provide pro bono services

Successful Outcome in $45 Million Wrongful Termination Claim

Following four years of extensive discovery, preliminary hearings and 33 days of arbitration hearings on liability alone, defeated in its entirety a $45 million wrongful termination claim of the general contractor against the owner of a research/teaching facility and recovered for the owner on its counterclaim.

Defense of Allegations of Mold Exposure Due to Defective Construction

Successfully defeated  plaintiffs’ attempt to gain class certification for students in relation to personal injury claims asserted as a result of allegations of mold exposure due to defective construction.


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Practice Areas


  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
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