Mr. Pellegrino is a sought-after commercial litigator whose practice primarily focuses on real estate disputes. For more than two decades, Mr. Pellegrino has represented parties – lenders, borrowers, developers, property owners, managing agents, boards, and brokers – involved in real estate related litigation in state and federal courts. From cases concerning transactions that have gone awry, financing issues, lien priorities, and disagreements between partners and joint venturers, to statutory actions such as foreclosures, partitions, and encroachments, Mr. Pellegrino has handled an extensive variety of real estate litigation, and in so doing has developed an unparalleled skill set.
Several of the matters Mr. Pellegrino has litigated have resulted in notable published opinions, including the leading case on the duration and priority of real estate judgment liens decided by New York’s highest court. As further testament to his vast expertise in the area, Mr. Pellegrino co-authored the chapter “Commercial Real Estate Litigation” in the critically acclaimed, multi-volume treatise Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, edited by Robert L. Haig. Likewise, he frequently lectures on real estate litigation issues, and is a member of the Commercial and Federal Litigation section of the New York Bar Association. He was on the committee on the Civil Practice Law and Rules, which governs litigation in New York State Courts.
Mr. Pellegrino earned his B.A. from State University of New York at Stony Brook and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.