Michael W. Spinelli, ESQ., AIA
Mr. Spinelli is a Registered Architect and Attorney with vast experience in the study, analysis, design and management of a wide array of municipal and private construction projects. Recently, an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Farmingdale where he taught graduate courses titled The Legal Aspects of the Construction Process and Construction Contracts, Mr. Spinelli has been retained by numerous municipalities on Long Island, including the Town of Oyster Bay, Town of Hempstead, Town of Brookhaven, Village of Thomaston, and many of the nation’s largest insurance companies, to evaluate, design and/or manage complex and often troubled construction projects through completion. Directing a team of engineers, architects, master code professionals, environmental scientists and LEED sustainable professionals, estimators and planners, Mr. Spinelli is a recognized expert in the industry in both design and construction process that support building superstructures and site amenities. Read More
His expertise in these fields include analysis, design, estimating, bidding, building systems (civil, mechanical and electrical) and management of the built environment. Mr. Spinelli also has significant experience with municipal design, consulting and project management for local and state governments. Recently, Mr. Spinelli was retained on several large, highly visible projects wherein work had to be coordinated with federal, state and local officials. Mr. Spinelli has also been retained by local municipalities to evaluate severe storm damages. As part of those evaluations, Mr. Spinelli was responsible for principal evaluation, oversight, design and management of parks, roadways and throughways. These mission-critical projects require intense and daily coordination with various levels and departments of government to be completed on time and within the established budgets.
Mr. Spinelli has also designed and managed several town parks including the Hicksville Athletic Center, Plainedge Park, John F. Kennedy High School field, Bethpage Athletic Facility, “Pops” Field, Marjorie Post Pre-School, and the rehabilitation of the TOBAY Beach pavilion in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
As a past Advisory Board Member of the Touro Law Center’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Institute, a recent Professor in the graduate study program at SUNY Farmingdale College, the Past President of the Long Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the past Vice-President of Governmental Advocacy for AIA New York State, Mr. Spinelli is well versed in the numerous issues surrounding the evaluation, study, planning, design and development of the built environment. Moreover, as a former member of the Town of Oyster Bay Planning Advisory Board and Landmark Preservation Commission, he has direct, hands-on experience dealing with various project types while striving to protect Long Island’s rich heritage.
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, 2017
New York Institute of Technology, B.S. Architectural Technology, 1987
Seminario Internazionale Estivo di Architecttura e Urbanística, Venezia-Lugo Di Romagna, Italia 1985