Brian Gardner is chairman of the Construction Services Department and a member of the Litigation Department. Brian is a former federal prosecutor, who, while an attorney at the United States Attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York, tried numerous federal cases and was honored for his work by the Justice Department and commended by District Court Judges.
He has engaged in a complex civil and criminal litigation practice, including commercial, construction, regulatory, environmental and white collar criminal litigation.
Brian joined the firm in 2014 and has played a prominent role in the representation of a variety of clients, including:
Brian also regularly acts as New York litigation counsel for a multinational public oil services company and numerous individuals in both federal and state court matters. He has extensive knowledge of construction litigation, construction contracts, construction related corporate transactions, government regulation, environmental law, heavy construction, waste and debris, immigration detention, fraud, tax, RICO and general commercial law.
Brian tries and argues matters in both federal and state trial and appellate courts, in addition to his representation of clients before the numerous government agencies. A significant portion of his practice is before the appellate courts. Indeed, Brian was featured on the front page of the New York Law Journal regarding his successful representation of an individual in overturning a longstanding judgment and conviction. This case was successfully argued by him before the New York State Court of Appeals.
Brian’s work has been the subject of numerous news stories in both the legal and general press. He is the attorney in countless published opinions before the Appellate Courts, and Trial courts. Brian also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, where he tried many cases and handled and argued a large number of appeals.
Brian is a member of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and is a member of numerous construction related organizations, such as the New York Building Congress. In 2021, The National Law Journal listed Brian as a Trailblazer, an accolade given to innovators and thought leaders in Real Estate and Construction Law. Brian is also recognized as a 2021 NY Metro Super Lawyer. See Award Methodology.
Rutgers Law School- Newark, J.D., 1990
State University of New York, Stony Brook, B.A., 1987
September 30, 2021
As published in: GlobeSt September 29, 2017
As published in: Constructor Magazine September 1, 2017
As published in: ConstructionDIVE January 3, 2016
Real Estate & Construction Law December 28, 2021Aaron S. Brotman and Brian L. Gardner
Corporate Law May 15, 2020Brian L. Gardner and Aaron S. Brotman
Real Estate & Construction Law April 15, 2020Aaron S. Brotman, Arianna Christopher and Brian L. Gardner
Real Estate & Construction Law March 31, 2020Aaron S. Brotman and Brian L. Gardner
Corporate Law March 27, 2020Samantha B. Epstein, Roger M. Iorio, Arnold M. Zipper, Christopher J. Kula, Brian L. Gardner, Philip R. Hirschfeld and David J. Choyne
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