Gregory H. Chertoff

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Gregory H. Chertoff

Co-Managing Partner, New York Office

Executive Committee

New York, NY

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"Through negotiation, mediation and the various alternative dispute resolution vehicles at our disposal, we help our clients identify and navigate the most efficient paths to success."




State of New York

State of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


American Bar Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Building Trades Employers Association

New York State Bar Association

New York County Lawyers Association

New York Building Congress, Construction Law Committee

New York Construction Alliance

Education & Courses

University of Michigan, B.A.

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Construction Law, New York City, 2022

Best Lawyers, 2012 - 2023

The Legal 500: United States, “Recommended Lawyer,” 2022

Turner Construction Company, Lawyer of the Year, 2010

Chambers USA, Construction Law, 2021

ALM & Martindale-Hubbell "New York Top-Rated Lawyers", 2019 - 2020

New York-Metro Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation, 2009 - 2022

Publications & Presentations

“Legally Protected Companies: Did You Really Understand the Contract You Signed?” Holt Construction‘s “Holt Opportunity Fridays”, March 2022 (Speaker)

“The Changing Landscape of SDI Claims and Coverage,” AGC of America‘s Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference, June 2021 (Panelist)

“Mold—It’s Still Growing! Understanding, Preventing and Responding to Mold in Construction and Renovation,” Construction Executive, June 2021 (Co-Author)

“Managing Subcontractor Default Risks During COVID-19: Part 4,” P&A Joint Webinar with FMI Coproration, Liberty Mutual Surety, Bespoke Metrics, and BMO Harris Bank, September 2020 (Panelist)

“MTA Implements Revised Contractors Debarment Regulations,” P&A Client Alert, June 2020

“COVID-19 Construction Update: Claims and Related Coverage Issues,” P&A Webinar, May 2020 (Presenter)

“Managing Subcontractor Default Risks During COVID-19: Part 2,” P&A Joint Webinar with FMI Corporation, Markel, and Hudson Insurance Group, April 2020 (Panelist)

“How to Manage and Mitigate Subcontractor Default Risks During the COVID-19 Crisis,” P&A Joint Webinar with FMI Corporation and Cove Programs, April 2020 (Panelist)

“MTA Debarment Update,” P&A Client Alert, November 2019

“MTA’s New Debarment Powers Pose an Existential Risk,” P&A Client Alert, June 2019 (Co-Author)

“Construction Tech Happy Hour,” Seminar, May 2019 (Speaker)

“Success in International Construction Disputes: Strategies During the Life Cycle,” X CAI Costa Rica, February 2019 (Panelist)

“Legal Definitions and Practical Effects on Design Delegation,” AGC 2019 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management, January 2019 (Panelist)

“Winning The Subcontractor Fight,” P&A Breakfast Club, February 2018 (Speaker)

New York State Bar Association Managing Partners Conference Series, April 2017 (Speaker)

“How ESI Management Helps General Contractors Manage Litigation – Efficiently and Cost-Effectively” 2016 Construction SuperConference, December 2016 (Moderator)

“Managing and Mitigating Risk and Impact of Subcontractor Defaults: Subcontractor Default Insurance and Performance Bonds,” P&A Peer Conference, January 2015 (Speaker)

“Identifying, Avoiding, Mitigating, and Insuring Environmental Risk in Construction,” June 2015 (Panelist)

2015 CDI Peer Group Conference, April 2015 (Co-Host)

“Significant New Construction Opportunities,” BTEA Panel Discussion, July 2014 (Moderator)

“Reducing ESI Costs: Strategic Advice for Construction Litigation,” CRMA Building Profits, September/October 2013 (Co-Author)