John F. Grubin

John F. Grubin
ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Biography

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.

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

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 to 2003

Past Positions

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

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

Professional Associations

  • 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)

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • 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

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbel AV rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Named a "SuperLawyer" in the Area of Construction Litigation
  • Honored by the Legal Aid Society, 2001
  • Appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York to be Chair of the New York City Procurement Policy Board, 1990

Representative Cases

  • L & M Bus Corp. v. New York City Department of Education, 17 N.Y.3d 149, 2011, Court of Appeals
  • Corinno Civetta Constr. Corp. v. City of New York, 67 N.Y.2d 297, 1986, Court of Appeals