John F. Grubin

Partner
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-581-3320
Fax:
212-956-5255
Email:

Honors and Awards
Martindale-Hubbel AV rated. Selected for inclusion in the, The Best Lawyers in America. Named a "SuperLawyer" in the area of construction litigation, (New York Super Lawyers/Metro Edition).** In February 1990, he was appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York to be Chair of the New York City Procurement Policy Board, and actively served in that capacity for four years. The Board wrote and promulgated the body of rules that govern the purchase by City agencies of all goods, services, and construction. As its Chairman, Mr. Grubin was instrumental in, among other things, drafting the procedures by which construction and other disputes between contractors and the City are resolved. Honored by the Legal Aid Society, October 1, 2001.

** Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business Law
  • State, Local Government Contracts & Disputes
  • Arbitration & ADR of Construction, Real Estate & Business Disputes
  • Contract Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1975
  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1966

Published Works

  • Public Contracts & Procurement Regulations, Lorman Educational Services, November, 2011
  • Prompt Payment in New York State Construction Contracts, Construction Accounting & Taxation, May/June, 2006
  • (Portions of) Earth, Wind, Fire: A Practical Guide to the Ins & Outs of New York City Infrastructure, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, March 2003
  • (Chapter in) Dealing with Damages (on how to prove damages for construction delays), Practicing Law Institute, 1983

Classes/Seminars

  • Participated as Faculty in the following CLE Courses:
  • Are New York's Construction Safety & Insurance Laws Serving the Public?, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, March 13, 2014
  • Ethical Issues in Construction Law Practice, New York County Lawyers Association, June 13, 2012
  • Public Contracts & Procurement Regulations, Lorman Educational Services, periodically 2005 - 2011
  • Earth, Wind, Fire (Ins/Outs of NYC Infrastructure), Assc. of the Bar of the City of New York, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association (Construction/Real Estate Panel)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Construction Law Committee, Founder and Past Chair; Judiciary Committee; United Nations Committee)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Municipal Affairs Committee; Legal Referral Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association (Construction Law Committee, Past Chair; Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Executive Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry; Public Contract Law Section)

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Richard J. Hughes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Clerk, 1973 - 1974
  • White & Case LLP, Associate, 1974 - 1978
  • Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, Chief of Commercial Litigation, 1978 - 1989