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Greg is a senior partner at Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein LLP. He is an experienced litigator in all types of commercial and business issues. He regularly practices in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as alternative dispute proceedings. Greg has a wide range of experience that includes bench and jury trials and appellate work in the areas of corporate and partnership disputes, shareholder derivative actions, dissolutions, real estate disputes, business torts, aviation matters, construction disputes, healthcare, RICO, anti-trust, insurance law disputes, intellectual property disputes (including trademark and patent litigation), internet law disputes, labor and employment law, and other complex commercial and business disputes.
Greg serves as outside general counsel to several domestic and international companies. In that capacity, he has been exposed to the inner workings of those companies, including how they operate and their long term goals. As outside general counsel, Greg works hand-in-hand with the principals and management to spearhead long term projects and achieve strategic goals in a number of different settings. He has taken the lead on significant corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, the sale of businesses, joint ventures and licensing relationships.
He also has significant experience with respect to real estate matters, including specific performance issues, purchase and sale issues, leasing issues, brokerage disputes and commercial landlord/tenant disputes. Greg has led the restructuring of major real estate holdings throughout the country, including negotiating with lenders and special servicers. He has “quarter-backed” the development of significant private and public projects.
Greg is an approved Receiver in the State of New York and has been appointed by the Court as a Receiver in connection with real estate and business disputes. He also has been appointed as a special master for discovery purposes. In addition, he has been appointed by the Court to serve as a mediator and has successfully resolved numerous cases in that capacity.
Greg previously served as a Director of the Nassau County Bar Association. He is the past Chairman of the Federal Courts Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, and the former Chairman of the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Greg is an Executive Committee Member of the prestigious The Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, and was awarded a Leadership in Law Award issued by the Long Island Business News. He also received the 2017 President’s Award from the Nassau County Bar Association.
He regularly gives seminars and hosts other programs relating to commercial and business issues. Among other things, Greg has lectured on provisional remedies, discovery, trial practice, business divorces, dissolutions of businesses, business and property valuation issues, disputes between shareholders, real estate issues, brokerage issues, e-discovery and expert disclosure.
Together with Jeff Miller, Greg previously wrote a monthly column for the New York Law Journal analyzing court decisions influencing the business community. Greg previously co-authored “Divorcing Your Business Partner” (Long Island Magazine, June 1998), and “Property Insurance May Cover Y2K Costs” (Long Island Magazine, October 1999), and contributed to “Despite ADR Consent, IP Cases End Up In Court” (The National Law Journal, October 20, 1997).
Greg earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1997, where he served as a committee chairperson on the Moot Court Board. Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1994, where he graduated cum laude and played for the varsity baseball team.
Greg is an officer of the Dartmouth Alumni Club of Long Island, and is a member of the Boards of the Roslyn Little League and Roslyn Booster Basketball.