Michael P. Regan is a Partner in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Mr. Regan is an experienced commercial and real-estate litigator and regularly represents clients in state and federal court and in arbitration. He has served as litigation counsel in a wide variety of commercial and real-estate cases involving, by way of example, claims for breach of contract, specific performance, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract and fraudulent conveyances. Mr. Regan has considerable experience litigating business tort and contract cases, partnership disputes, commercial real estate and construction matters, and applications for injunctive relief arising out of restrictive covenants in employment agreements. He has represented companies in various industries such as finance, real estate, construction, securities and manufacturing. Mr. Regan has significant trial experience and, as a practitioner and former appellate clerk, has handled numerous appeals.
Mr. Regan is an active member of the New York City Bar Association. For the past eight years, he has served on the Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction. Effective September 1, 2017, Mr. Regan will serve as Chair of the State Courts Committee for a period of three years.
Born in Connecticut, Mr. Regan received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. After graduating from law school, Mr. Regan clerked for the Honorable Thomas G. West of the Connecticut Appellate Court. He also earned an LL.M. degree in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law, with honors, from Fordham Law School.
Mr. Regan is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut.
New York Supreme Court – Commercial Division
New York Supreme Court – Real Estate Litigation
Federal Court Litigation
Connecticut Superior Court Litigation
Delaware Chancery Court
New York City Bar Association – Chair, Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction (2017-2020)
Council on Judicial Administration
Fund for Modern Courts
National Center for State Courts
American Bar Association – Center for Professional Responsibility
Federal Bar Council
Fairfield County Bar Association
Dartmouth Lawyers Association
Panel speaker, CLE event at the New York City Bar Association – “The Art of Pleading: Tactics, Techniques and Strategies.” Fall 2015.
“Notices to Renew Commercial Leases: Where Contract and Equity Collide,” The New York Real Property Law Journal of the New York State Bar Association, Fall 2012.
Contributor to Chapter 7 “Litigating Fraud and Contract Claims” and Chapter 12 “Understanding Agency and Third-Party Beneficiaries” of the New York Commercial Litigation Guide, published by LexisNexis (Bisceglie, et al.).
Co-sponsor of “The Commercial Division: Past, Present and Future” held at the New York City Bar Association on February 25, 2019, a panel discussion between Justice Shirley Kornreich (Ret.), Justice Eileen Bransten (Ret.), Justice Charles E. Ramos (Ret.), and Justice Melvin L. Schweitzer (Ret.), and moderated by Justice Carolyn E. Demarest (Ret.).