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Andrew S. Culicerto

101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280


Emily Gold

Andrew S. "Andy" Culicerto represents clients in the areas of construction litigation, complex commercial litigation, contract negotiations, OSHA, arbitration and general litigation.  And y is licensed in both North and South Carolina.   Andy devotes a significant portion of his practice to construction litigation and general business disputes.

Andy's extensive construction knowledge has allowed him to work with general contractors, owner's, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, and surety's during every stage of construction including negotiating contracts through final close out.  Andy has litigated and advised on planned community construction litigation, multi-party construction claims, subgrade and foundation failures, bid disputes, licensing, CPM scheduling, delay, acceleration and inefficiency claims, envelope failures leading to water intrusion, solar energy procurement and delivery, and lien claims.  Andy strives to provide counsel to clients in advance of any dispute to minimize the possibility of litigation.  However, some disputes are unavoidable and Andy has litigated numerous construction disputes in arbitration, State court and Federal court.

Andy has arbitrated or litigated numerous construction disputes including construction of multi-family apartment complexes, condominium projects, United States Army housing projects, solar energy projects, large federal and state highway projects, hotel projects, high-rise building projects and spill remediation after the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.

Andy is licensed in both North and South Carolina.  He is a member of the Construction Law Section of the North Carolina and South Carolina Bar Associations. Andy is an active member in multiple construction trade organizations throughout the Carolinas and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the CAGC Suppliers Counsel.  Andy frequently lectures on construction law related topics.  He also has written and published articles on various construction law topics. 

At West Virginia University, Andy was Associate Editor of Law Review and served as a judicial clerk for Chief Judge David A. Faber, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.


  • North Carolina Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  • North Carolina Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2011 - 2017
  • Charlotte Business Leader Movers and Shakers, 2012

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Charlotte Lab School, Board of Directors, Founding Member
  • Bronko Nagurski Charlotte Touchdown Club, Board of Directors, 2008-present
  • Michael A. Kahn H.S. Community Service and Scholastic Scholarship Award Committee 2013-present
  • Carolinas Association of General Contractors, Suppliers Council, Vice-Chair 2015 and 2016
  • Carolinas Association of General Contractors Suppliers Council, 2010-present
  • Carolinas Association of General Contractors Young Leaders 2014-present
  • Construction Financial Management Association, Golf Tournament Fundraising Committee 2013-2015
  • Professional Construction Estimators Association Board of Directors, 2009
  • Myers Park Country Club, Membership Committee 2015-present

News Releases


2015"Resolving Disputes in Government Construction Law"
2011"Don't Go Changing (My Date of First Work): The N.C. Court of Appeals Upholds Contractor Lien Rights"
2007"Employers Beware as the Federal Government Aims to Aggressively Eradicate the Employment of Unauthorized Workers"

Events and Presentations

February 2017“Construction Contracts from Start to Finish,” National Business Institute Seminar
2016"Negotiating EPC Contracts in Today's Solar Energy Market"
2015"OSHA in North Carolina"
2015"Resolving Disputes in Government Construction Law"
2015"Contract Changes, Construction Changes and Defective Specifications"
2014"Seeking Fairness for all Parties Throughout the Construction Process"
2014"Contracting 101-Negotiating on the Front End to Avoid Disputes"
2014"Critical Construction Documentation: Documenting Your File to Avoid and Deal with Conflict"
01.26.2013"2013 Amendments to North Carolina Lien & Bond Law," Charlotte, North Carolina
2012"AIA Contracts," Lorman Education Seminar, Charlotte, North Carolina (2008, 2009,  2011, 2012)
2012"The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in North Carolina," Lorman Education Services Seminar, Asheville, North Carolina (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
2012"Navigating Claims for Differing Site Conditions"
2012"Amendments to North Carolina Lien and Bond Law"
2010"Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Protecting Your Rights Throughout the Construction Process"
2009"Construction Contracts: Negotiating Terms to Your Advantage Before It's Too Late," Professional Construction Estimators Association
2008"AIA Contracts," Lorman Education Seminar, Asheville, North Carolina

Alternate biographies





  • J.D., West Virginia University, Law Review, Associate Editor, 2003
  • B.A., magna cum laude, West Virginia University, 2000

Bar and Court Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2008
  • North Carolina, 2003
  • United States District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2006
  • United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 2005
  • United States District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2003