5.0 stars 9 totalReview Brian Galligan
Upon the development and construction of a new, rather large condominium development just outside of New York City, I, acting as a supervisor for the owner, had numerous responsibilities including overseeing the general contractor and subcontractors alike. When we ran into severe roofing issues, water infiltration from various points of the building, in addition to HVAC issues, we were looking at substantial repair costs as well as time delays and ongoing assessments that needed to ultimately be charged to the individual owners.
Mr. Galligan stepped into the ongoing litigation, which at that point involved scores of contractor defendants when reviews and analysis leading to final apportionments of blame were necessary, and tough negotiations needed to obtain the best result for the individual owners given the circumstances. Mr. Galligan delivered.
Mr. Galligan's expertise in these types of real estate matters, together with his professionalism, incredible availability and demeanor with rather contentious and, at times, downright nasty, individuals surprised me because I always thought either lawyers fight to the end running up legal fees or end up working together to try and get a reasonable "settlement" for all parties, on both sides. Mr. Galligan did indeed obtain such a reasonable settlement, but he always fought vigorously for our side, and our side only, without ever losing his composure. I greatly admired that about it.
I highly recommend Mr. Galligan as an experienced real estate attorney, knowing full well about his other substantial accomplishments in other fields of the law even though my experience was limited to this matter. With all this said, I have no doubt that he would deliver the same attributes and ultimate success he did for us.
I have been an executive officer at an international telecommunications and media company for the past approximately fifteen years, and have worked closely with Mr. Galligan for a variety of my firm's legal matters for close to nearly a decade.
From the onset of our professional relationship, Mr. Galligan demonstrated expertise in dealing with a multitude of legal issues I needed to handle on behalf of the company regarding lease agreements for real property involving our telecommunications equipment, including all facets relating to same such as contracts, permit applications, and associations with the residential, business, and political communities involved in various stages of the decision-making processes that ultimately affected my company and hundreds of thousands of dollars in infrastructure investment.
Mr. Galligan not only always achieved our stated goals in terms of his legal services provided, but always took the time to keenly understand the issues we faced in our particular line of business. His incredible attention to detail, as well as availability to communicate both internally and externally at the drop of a dime, together with his efficient practice, always left my team and me confident that all work would be completed on a timely basis, and done right in order to achieve the expected result. Having worked with many attorneys over the years, from various "prestigious" law firms, I consistently found Mr. Galligan's approach to his practice, and successful results, as setting him apart from the other lawyers we engaged.
Just to provide one case in point, Mr. Galligan handled a litigation matter in New York that had my firm on the line for nearly half a million dollars in potential losses from reconstruction efforts relating to valuable telecommunications relay equipment. Mr. Galligan handled the case as instructed having formulated strategy that resulted not only in a successful outcome, but an outcome that was achieved in such an efficient manner that our legal services budget in a complicated multi-party case still came in under-budget. Needless to say, Mr. Galligan not only made himself "look good," but accomplished the same for me.
I recommend Mr. Galligan's legal services for a variety of business related legal services and I am happy to endorse his various areas of expertise.
I have known Mr. Galligan personally, and as an attorney, for nearly a decade. At various points, Mr. Galligan has assisted me with contractual matters for my business affairs while he worked with law firms in New York City and White Plains. Mr. Galligan's knowledge of the law, responsiveness, and overall etiquette and decorum have always proven bar none. The fact that my legal matters were always completed not only to my satisfaction, but more successfully than I had hoped when first faced with any daunting issue I brought to him, speaks volumes of the value he brings to any client.
Recently, I was faced with potential litigation involving issues of corporate employment and, once again, Mr. Galligan stepped in and handled this particular non-compete situation to a successful conclusion. However, what continually impresses me the most is the fact that Mr. Galligan posses that rare ability to put his clients at ease from the start by truly listening, educating himself on the particular legal matter at hand, and then provides actual counseling toward a strategy meant to "win the case."
Many times when I am confronted with a situation in business, or otherwise, that requires attorney intervention, I feel as if the "counselor" part of the title "at law," is overlooked. Mr. Galligan never overlooks this crucial element to his practice, and I believe that this aspect of attention to his craft (his knowledge a given) sets him apart in many ways as an excellent attorney and counselor of law.
I highly recommend Mr. Galligan's legal services.
I have known Attorney Galligan personally for many years, and I had already been well-aware of his exceptional achievements representing a wide variety of clients at various prestigious law firms in New York in the areas of civil litigation, particularly focused on contractual disputes, corporate liability issues, and real estate law.
Recently, i needed assistance with a number of issues involving estate matters, real estate matters, and even family law issues, which Mr. Galligan was both extremely knowledgable and helpful in all regards, but also recommended high quality referrals for matters that needed more extensive review all the while Mr. Galligan remained engaged in the matters and was always available when needed.
I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced attorney in many different areas of the law.
Posted by a client
I'm a client of Brian P. Galligan, Esq., and my case involves the Transfer of Stock in a Coop. Mr. Galligan is very knowledgeable, competent and incredibly personable and I feel very confident about the transaction. Should anyone need assistance, I would recommend him to them.
Posted by Matthew
As a first time home buyer I needed legal advice/representation while buying an apartment and turned to Brian for help. He was incredibly knowledgable, patient, and thorough about the entire purchase process; from all preliminary legal negations to closing requirements. His eagerness to tackle tough negotiations and quick response to issues helped ease the tension for a rookie home buyer.
Posted by Joshua
Mr Galligan worked diligently to help me get money that was owed to me from my electrical contracting business when a client came into default. So when my neighbors tree came down in my yard, though not a business detail, I wanted no other lawyer than Mr Galligan. Though not a business issue he handled all proceeding with optimum care... I have and will very much continue to recommend him
Posted by a client
I would recommend Mr. Galligan to other potential clients. Mr. Galligan is extremely responsive and kept me informed of the legal proceeding and made me feel that I had a say in the legal process. He clearly articulated the options for my case in a way that I could understand and allowed me to make the best decision based upon the probable outcome and the cost. He is very honest and upfront during consultation and definitely knows the legal process and is thinking multiple steps ahead in his strategy. Overall, Mr. Galligan did a wonderful job representing my needs and gave me the best possible outcome.
Posted by a Real Estate client
Mr. Galligan proved to be an incredibly effective attorney who took the time to understand my industry (real estate development), my particular business, and the dispute my team had been involved in. Mr. Galligan made himself reachable at almost any time, and never lapsed in providing me with timely and invaluable advice, insight, and status updates. I would highly recommend Mr. Galligan and his firm, Cuddy & Feder LLP.