Gregory R. Bruno


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Gregory "Greg" Bruno represents both institutional and individual clients in complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. He frequently represents clients in matters involving breaches of contract, business torts (such as fraud, misrepresentation, and breaches of fiduciary duty), and real estate disputes. In handling such matters, Greg draws upon his prior experience as a judicial law clerk in the Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court, New York County, where he researched, issued outcome recommendations and drafted decisions in numerous commercial cases. In addition, Greg provides a range of litigation support services and advice, including advice concerning subpoena compliance, New York local counsel representations, and the development of litigation avoidance strategies, policies and procedures.

Greg also handles an array of trust and estate litigation matters in New York State Surrogate's Court, including will contests, contested accounting proceedings, discovery proceedings, and proceedings to determine the enforceability of creditor claims.

In addition, Greg has substantial bankruptcy and restructuring experience, having previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cecelia G. Morris, the Honorable Robert E. Grossman, and the Honorable Burton R. Lifland of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, where he researched and advised on numerous complex and high profile bankruptcy and insolvency matters, including the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Commenced and successfully prosecuted a defensive interpleader action in New York State Supreme Court on behalf of a Fortune 500 company facing multiple liability as a result of conflicting adverse claims

Achieved dismissal of federal court action against mortgage servicer alleging constitutional claims pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, a civil RICO claim, and various state law claims

Prosecuted an international arbitration award enforcement action in federal court under the New York Convention on behalf of foreign companies

Achieved dismissal of putative class action asserting claims under the New York Labor Law against employer client

Achieved dismissal of multimillion dollar creditor claim against estate asserting breach of contract by the decedent under an alter ego theory of liability

Established individual clients' right to share in distribution of an intestate estate through successful kinship hearing held in New York County Surrogate's Court, resulting in substantial distribution to clients



Education and Credentials

St. John's University School of Law, J.D., Dean's List; American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Articles and Notes Editor
Providence College, B.A., summa cum laude
State of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York City Lawyers Association

Recognition and Community


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Selected to the list of New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2019-2023

Received an Award of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General for assistance with a successful health care fraud trial while interning with the United States Attorneys' Office for the Eastern District of New York in 2012

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New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project of Legal Services NYC, St. John’s University School of Law’s Bankruptcy Advocacy Clinic, Volunteer, 2012-2013