Gary has extensive trial experience in complex financial, commercial, employment and environmental litigation. Gary also has extensive experience representing fund managers, hedge funds, private equity funds, and placement agents in all types of complex disputes. Gary has tried many cases to verdict in federal and state courts involving all kinds of complex business disputes and environmental claims, including cases involving real estate and business valuation, lender liability, business torts, fund managers, placement agents, and covenants not to compete. Gary also has significant experience in complicated ADR proceedings including multi-party and international business arbitrations in the commercial, financial, and securities fields and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s panel of arbitrators.
Independent Hearing Officer, Stamford Board of Education, 2023
United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, Member, 2021-2022
Second Circuit Committee on Civic Education, Member
American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators, Member
Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section, Chair, 2010-2012
Connecticut Bar Association, Committee on the Federal Judiciary, 2012-present
Connecticut Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2004-2007
Federal Bar Council
Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority, Arbitrator
Special Master, United States District Court, District of Connecticut
Special Master and Attorney Trial Referee, Connecticut Superior Court
Adjunct Professor, Law and the Environment, Fairfield University, 1999-2000
Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation 2024
Best Lawyers® – Commercial Litigation, 2022-2024
Best Lawyers® – Real Estate Law, 2019-2024
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators
Connecticut Super Lawyers®, 2008-2023
250+ Top Lawyers in Fairfield County, 2023, Moffly Media
Articles and Comments Editor of the University of Miami Law Review and Moot Court instructor during law school.
Regularly represents fund managers, hedge funds, private equity funds, placement agents, and other financial services clients in all types of complex litigations and arbitrations.
Regularly represents clients in complex international and domestic arbitrations.
Successfully defended client’s title to multi-million-dollar Andy Warhol work after lengthy trial and appeal.
Severed as local counsel to a global company that successfully defended claims under the Securities Act of 1933 and related derivative suit.
Successfully represented senior executive in 20-day arbitration arising out of a change in control agreement resulting in full payment to our client.
Represented a hedge fund in a multi-million-dollar fraud claim against international bank and obtained remedy in excess of $30 million.
Represented placement agents in complicated fee dispute claims against hedge funds and private equity funds disputing fees and obtained full award and punitive attorney’s fees award.
Regularly represents commercial property owners in complicated property tax appeals and valuation cases.
Represented parties in complicated will contest case in probate court and superior court.
Represented property owners in significant environmental claim involving contamination and stigma damages.
Represented developer against private lender in fraud and predatory lending claim and obtained decision in which the Court required the lender to pay damages to the borrower in excess of the debt.
Represented purchaser of millions of dollars of industrial batteries in claims against seller for violation of specifications.