Gerard S. Strain

Goetz FitzpatrickConstruction, Litigation, Real Estate


Gerard S. Strain



J.D., New York Law School--Dean's List
B.S cum laude, C.W. Post, Criminal Justice--National Criminal Justice Honor Society


New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit


Gerard S. Strain is a partner with the firm’s Construction group. He regularly represents owners, developers, contractors, condo/co-op boards, and unit owners through all facets of complex matters, with a particular focus on construction law. 

Taking a practical approach, Gerard counsels his clients from the inception of a project through completion with the goal of getting the project done on time and on budget, all while protecting his client’s interests and seeking the most favorable results for their objectives.

In addition to his extensive experience negotiating complex construction and license agreements for some of the largest and most well-known projects in New York City, Gerard is also a seasoned courtroom litigator. He has obtained favorable decisions from judges, juries, and arbitrators in matters relating to construction defects, design defects, delay damages, partition, and property damage claims for everything from major iconic landmark buildings to apartment renovations.       

Gerard also has significant experience handling commercial disputes and is well-versed in litigating matters arising from commercial contracts, operating agreements, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, asset/stock purchase agreements, restrictive covenants, stand-by letters of credit and/or financing agreements, promissory notes, license agreements, and employment contracts.  

Prior to joining Goetz Fitzpatrick, Gerard worked at one of the largest real estate firms in New York and before that a general practice firm where he litigated complex commercial matters.

Gerard has been selected to Super Lawyers® every year since 2016.   



New York Building Congress
American Bar Association Construction Forum
New York City Bar Association