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Gregory J. Spaun

Gregory J. Spaun is a Partner at Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP, practicing construction and commercial litigation, and real estate and property litigation. Mr. Spaun’s representative work includes cases such as North Star Construction Corp. v MTA Capital Construction Corp., where, on appeal, he rebuffed an owner/designer’s attempt to have a negligent misrepresentation claim dismissed, successfully arguing that the owner/designer, by specifying a sole source supplier and then working with that supplier when issues arose as to the novel product the owner has specified, had a relationship with the subcontractor which was the “functional equivalent of privity” sufficient to maintain such a claim despite that no direct contractual relationship existed between the subcontractor and the owner/designer. Mr. Spaun’s work also includes 110 Central Park South Corp. v 112 Central Park South, LLC, where he was successful in arguing that the former common law implied housing warranty was subsumed into the recently enacted Section 777 of New York’s General Business Law, which provides a statutory housing warranty on buildings which are five stories or less, thus negating the ability of the owner of a 29 story cooperative building to assert such a claim. Mr. Spaun, in Kamco Supply Corp. v JMT Brothers Realty, LLC, was also successful in rebuffing a claim on appeal by an unlicensed home improvement contractor’s material supplier, thus reminding the construction community of the importance of vetting the licensure status of their upstream contractors so as to preserve their ability to assert claims which are derivative of the general contractor’s claims, such as mechanic’s lien claims. 

Practice Area(s):

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate & Property Ligitation

Admitted to Practice Law in:

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude - Criminal Justice - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts - Criminal Justice - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude - Brooklyn Law School

Additional Notes:

  • Served as an Appellate Court Attorney with the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department
  • Director at Large, Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity
  • Member, Grievance Committee, Dutchess County Bar Association
  • Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitrator, New York State Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District
  • Former Crew Chief and Corporate Secretary for the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps
  • Former Emergency Medical Technician in the LaGrange Fire Department
  • Honored by the Exchange Club of Southern Dutchess for his assistance with patient care for a cardiac arrest patient who was successfully resuscitated