Brian Galligan is a NY litigation and real estate attorney that gets A+ results for his clients.Few things are more important than your home. Mr. Galligan protects your real estate.
With over 15 years experience in the legal profession, Brian Galligan is a veteran attorney that has represented a sophisticated group of clients in a wide array of demanding business, legal, and political affairs, including, but not limited to, managing all aspects of civil litigation concerning complex disputes primarily involving commercial, personal, and residential contract, real estate, construction projects, telecommunications law, landlord-tenant matters, and estate litigation and planning.
As an exemplary legal advisor and business professional, Brian Galligan and his colleagues work closely with clients to develop strategies and put together transactions that are designed to prevent litigation and ultimately save all their clients the money and time they value most. If a dispute does arise, what sets Brian and his colleagues apart is his focus on developing workable resolutions aimed at avoiding protracted litigation whenever possible.
When litigation cannot be avoided, Brian Galligan develops strategies to increase leverage, such as by engaging in "surgical strike" motion practice seeking an accelerated summary judgment instead of a trial, which both expedites obtaining the right Court result and increases the likelihood of achieving a favorable settlement, thereby obtaining the client's objectives as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Mr. Galligan primarily works with clients in:
New York City, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Westchester County, White Plains, Nassau County, Hempstead, Islip, and various areas in Connecticut.
Significant Legal Achievements:
Second-chaired bench trial resulting in judgment in excess of $5 million for commercial landlord client.
Served as lead discovery attorney in multi-party real estate development/construction litigation resulting in settlement exceeding $1 million for client prior to trial.
Developed strategy, drafted motion papers, and obtained summary judgment for real estate developer recovering nearly $200,000 downpayment in less than three months after commencement of action.
Negotiated settlement involving multiple parties in estate litigation for national charitable organization ensuring that client retained entirety of initial distribution of $500,000 and receiving additional distribution in excess of $200,000+.
Advised national retail industry client and developed strategy regarding multi-million dollar financing dispute involving nation's largest factoring company facing bankruptcy.
Developed strategy, drafted motion, and achieved dismissal of complaint against national fixed-based operator for aviation industry averting threat to one of client's most significant revenue streams, which dismissal was unanimously affirmed on appeal.
Drafted summary judgment motion and navigated ardous settlement process in real property dispute for Fortune 500 telecommunications company allowing client to obtain desired leasehold.
Obtained judgment and prepared all inquest papers regarding damages for national retail industry client seeking $500,000+ in damages for breach of contract and fraud in manufacturing dispute.
Coordinated all discovery and took and defended all depositions on behalf of real property developer defending claims regarding sale of $78M development.
Drafted motion and obtained dismissal of complaint against Fortune 1000 telecommunications client resulting in decision and order in a case of first impression before the federal district court finding no private right of action under the Telecommunications Act.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Review, Executive Editorial Board, Case Comments Editor||New York Law School||2005|
|Justice John Marshall Harlan Scholar, International Business Law||New York Law School||2005|
|Graduation with Honors, Dean's List||New York Law School||2005|
|Senior Attorney||BPG Advisory Group Inc.||2012 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Cuddy & Feder LLP||2005 - 2012|
|Summer Law Clerk||Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP||2004 - 2004|
|Law Clerk||Stoll, Miskin, Hoffman & Badie||2000 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Federalist Society||Member||2006 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37833 N.Y. SMSA Ltd., P'Ship v. Town of Hempstead, E.D.N.Y. (10CV4997) (2013)||Clients, the largest wireless telecommunications companies in the world, prevailed on its motion before the federal court, entirely.|
|91 A.D.3d 859, 936 N.Y.S.2d 695 Velardo v. Tomescu||The New York Appellate Court granted Mr. Galligan's motion, on behalf of Defendant, in its entirety.|
|88 A.D. 3d 661, 930 N.Y.S.2d 619 Lunal Realty, LLC v. DiSanto Realty, LLC||The client's causes of action for fraud and misrepresentation were upheld on appeal to continue before the trial court.|
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|2003-2005 Law Review||New York Law School Law Review||2005|
|Executive Editor - "New York Law School Faculty Presentation Day II"||New York Law School Law Review||2005|
|Executive Editor - "Articles, Notes, and Comments"||New York Law School Law Review||2005|
|Executive Editor - "Justice Action Symposium: Brown is Dead? Long Live Brown!"||New York Law School Law Review||2005|
|Executive Editor - "Institute for Information Law and Policy Symposium"||New York Law School Law Review||2004|
|Law Review Member: "Articles"||New York Law School Law Review||2004|
|Member: "Articles and Keynote Speakers"||New York Law School Law Review||2004|
|New York Law School||Law||J.D., cum laude (Top 12%; Law Review Executive Board)||2005|
|New York University School of Law||Psychology: Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Archbishop Molloy High School||N/A||N/A||1998|
|New York CLE||New York Real Property Law Developments||2009|