Gregg P. Tabakin
Shareholder & Principal Attorney, Litigation
" Life goes by pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. " – Ferris Bueller
- New Jersey, 1980
- US District Court, District of New Jersey, 1980
- US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1987
- New York, 1988
- US District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York, 2001
- US District Court, Northern District of New York, 2002
Career & Education
- 1977 – B.A. Rutgers University
- 1980 – J.D. University of Dayton School of Law
Gregg P. Tabakin has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He has been awarded an AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an independent service which has rated attorneys nationwide for more than a century and is an experienced civil and commercial litigator with broad litigation, arbitration, mediation, and dispute resolution experience. Working with clients across a range of industries, he has developed a robust practice focused on commercial, real estate, and contractual disputes as well as the defense of class actions.
Gregg P. Tabakin is an experienced litigator who has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney which is a designation granted to approximately only two (2) percent of attorneys in the state who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice.
Gregg’s broad commercial litigation practice focuses on bank, contract, and real estate related matters, construction law, employment law, Will contests, and fiduciary litigation. He has more than 35 years of experience in advocating for both plaintiffs and defendants in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in addition to handling arbitrations and mediations for his clients. His practice includes representation of clients from pre-litigation investigations through and including trial and appeal.
Gregg also leads the firm’s class action defense team. He has significant experience in defending class actions and a part of his practice is dedicated to defending financial institutions and other companies in consumer protection class actions such as cases filed under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Previously, Gregg served as a law clerk to Judge George P. Helfrich in the Superior Court of New Jersey and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Creditors Bar Association.
- Successfully defended US Government Agency on a complaint by a foreclosed homeowner seeking to foreclose a mechanics lien.
- Represented nationally known lenders in defense of alleged statutory violations.
- Recovered a $75,000 settlement in an accounting malpractice case for a former client of a negligent accountant.
- Successfully defended a mortgage servicer on a complaint alleging that it trespassed on homeowner’s property during foreclosure process.
- Favorably defended a complaint against an employee of nationally recognized bank alleging fraud.
- Obtained dismissal of the complaint on a motion for mortgage broker charged with defrauding the customer.
- Represented collection agency and law firms in defense of class action complaints alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
- Obtained dismissal of a complaint for a government agency sued by a former homeowner seeking to quiet title.
- Successfully defended lender from suit by former co-op owner alleging mortgage fraud.
- Obtained Summary Judgment Order dismissing a complaint alleging that a real estate broker and its employee violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
- Successfully defended an appeal by a foreclosed borrower against a lender alleging that the assignment of the note was invalid.
2005 – Gregg has received the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. To achieve this honor, a large number of his peers have ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.
2018 – present – Active member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce
- Aurora Loan Servicing v. Sadek, 809 F.Supp 2d 235 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)
- GE Capital v. Privetera, 333 NJ Super 1 (App Div 2000)
- GE Capital v. Privetera, 346 NJ Super 424 (App Div 2001)
- In re Baker, 339 BR 298 (E.D.N.Y. 2005)
- Wells Fargo v. Tyson, 82 A.D. 3d 757 (2d Dept 2011)
- Yeiser v. GMAC Mortgage, 535 F. Supp 2d 413 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
- Rhodes v. Marix Servicing, LLC, 302 F. Supp 3d 656 (D.N.J. 2019)
- Josephson v. ML Moskowitz & Co, Inc., 84 A.D. 3d 1316 (2d Dept 2011)
- Itzkowitz v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 175 A.D. 3d 1508 (2d Dept 2019)
- US Bank Trust, N.A. v. Ellis, 181 A.D. 3d 451 (1st Dept 2020)