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Brian Grieco practices in the firm’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Restructuring and Litigation departments.  He has extensive experience in business reorganization, bankruptcy and commercial law, debtor and creditor rights, and insolvency.  He has represented individual and corporate clients, including business owners, trade creditors, bondholders, stockholders, hedge funds, commercial banks, and other lenders, in chapter 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts.  He has also represented creditors’ committees and ad hoc committees in major chapter 11 cases.  He has experience representing creditors in complex contested matters and adversary proceedings regarding debtor-in-possession financing, lien enforcement and avoidance, executory contract and lease assumption and rejection, bankruptcy court jurisdiction, preference, the automatic stay, and plan confirmation.

Mr. Grieco’s litigation practice focuses on general commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation, such a fraudulent conveyance, dissolution, and other business matters.  He handles matters in federal and state court, including appeals, arbitration, and mediation, ranging from commercial real estate litigation to disputes between principals of substantial closely-held businesses.

Mr. Grieco also has experience counseling clients regarding non-bankruptcy business reorganization, corporate and deal structure (including rendering non-consolidation opinions), secured lending, and general contract and commercial law.

Before joining the firm, he spent 12 years with Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan & Hartson) and Coudert Brothers, two major international law firms.  Earlier, he was a Senior Securities Compliance Examiner with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Grieco served as an intern clerk for Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and as an Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law at Brooklyn Law School.


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Brian J. Grieco, a bankruptcy litigation attorney with McLaughlin & Stern, won a major victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second…

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John Brickman and Brian Grieco of the firm won dismissal of a mortgage foreclosure action in the Supreme Court, New York County. Justice Arthur Engoron…

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In a case handled by Brian Grieco and John Brickman, on December 18, 2018, the Supreme Court, New York County, ruled in favor of our…

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  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude)
  • University at Albany (B.S., magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

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


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association