Tom Gardner

Senior Counsel


New York, NY



Tom has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation matters and has litigated cases from inception to trial in state and federal court. His experience includes matters involving commercial contracts, construction, real estate, business torts, licenses and leases. He also has substantial experience handling matters in arbitration and before administrative courts. Tom began his legal career at Winston & Strawn LLP and subsequently worked for two commercial litigation boutique firms in New York City, often handling high-profile and high-stakes disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Tom spent over two years as Senior Counsel in the Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Division of the New York City Law Department, where he primarily handled construction disputes on behalf of the City, including several multi-million dollar cases.

Tom received his B.A. from the University of Richmond and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law, where he was a member of the St. John's Law Review.

Areas Of Practice

  • Construction Litigation
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Torts
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Contracts

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey


  • St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York
    • J.D. – 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Law Review: Law Review, Staff Member
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
    • B.A. – 2002

Past Positions

  • New York City Law Department, Senior Counsel, 2020 to 2022
  • Morrison Cohen LLP, Associate/Senior Counsel, 2015 to 2020


  • NYC Law Department: Division Chief Award for Oustanding Performance


  • 80%


  • English

Practice Areas

Construction Law & Litigation

We possess an in-depth understanding of construction laws, procedures and contracts, and are equipped to resolve disputes involving code violations, public bidding issues and more.

Business Litigation

From breach of contract to shareholder, partner or third-party disputes, we help individuals find solutions to a wide range of business matters.

Real Estate Litigation

Our attorneys routinely resolve title disputes, land use, easement and property line conflicts, development issues and more.

Business Bankruptcy

When financial problems arise, we help business owners determine if bankruptcy is the best option, and if so, which form of bankruptcy is optimal.