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Gregory S. Gerson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Mountain View, CA

Leonidou & Rosin Professional Corporation
777 Cuesta Drive, Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: 650-691-2888
Fax: 650-691-2889
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013
Licensed in California Since: 2017
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (80%), Business Litigation (10%), General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Gerson has been in practice for over 15 years. His practice is concentrated in construction litigation but extends to broader related fields including, without limitation, commercial, contract, and tort law. Mr. Gerson's experience includes representing individuals, businesses, and government units as both plaintiffs and defendants. That experience includes trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts. He is a proud member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, America's oldest academic honor society (established 1776), and he graduated cum laude from law school. While in law school, Mr. Gerson was a member of the mock trial honor society and law review. He is licensed in California, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Gerson is honored to be again selected to Super Lawyers.

About Gregory S. Gerson

First Admitted: 2003, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Municipal Environmental Advisory Council

Educational Background

  • Graduated law school cum laude., 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Also licensed to practice law in: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York., 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Construction Financial Management Association, Silicon Valley Chapter, 2020
  • San Mateo County Bar Association (2019) Santa Clara County Bar Association (2018) Queen's Bench Bar Association (2018) ABA Advisory Panel (Since approx 2014) Delaware County Trial Lawyers Association (Since approx 2003), 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Full recovery of withheld retention., 2020
  • Coordinate several hundred thousand dollar payment to client while reserving pertinent rights while under time constraints and within 2 hours of matter intake., 2021
  • Successfully opposed bankruptcy trustee's claim of preference payment. Result: client retained sizeable payment., 2021
  • Resolved dispute between business client and funder allowing for long term undisturbed business relationships with third parties. , 2020
  • Persuaded court to remove bankruptcy stay retroactively, clearing the way for client's million dollar claim., 2020
  • Reversed client's suspended and inactive status with Secretary of State., 2019
  • Prepared a suite of contract documents for use by niche contractor allowing it to be more agile for various contracting scenarios in which it routinely is a party., 2020
  • Successfully argued for rescission of agreement thereby avoiding client's unintended waiver of $342,000, 2020
  • Advising business clients of evolving COVID-19 regulatory issues., 2020
  • Achieved withdrawal of multiple lis pendens (notices of pending litigation) that were filed concerning my client's properties and which were having an adverse impact on the marketability of those properties., 2020
  • Secured $515,000 payment to client contractor after intensive investigation and negotiation of obstruction issues by payor. Client extremely grateful., 2019
  • Client service award
  • Negotiated and secured voluntary dismissal by plaintiff of defendant client who was sued on the other side of the country. My relentless efforts avoided thousands of dollars in defense costs at a minimum., 2019
  • Represented several contractors in the development and preservation of more than $5 million dollars in claims. Result: claims secured., 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Payment remedies in construction industry., Presenter, How to Get Paid, Construction, 2021


  • Negotiate the contentious return of dangerous and defective machinery, the payoff of existing financing, and the replacement alternative transaction avoiding litigation., 2021
  • Resolved complicated title issue in order to clear title to allow derailed real estate transfer to settle., 2020
  • Resolved leasing dispute in short order, clearing the way for realty sale. , 2020
  • Negotiated favorable patent royalties agreement for client in construction industry., 2019
  • Made possible and achieved closing of postponed, threatened sale of $1M+ property by resolving dispute between contractor and owner, drafting and obtaining releases, using escrow officer to orchestrate prompt exchange of settlement payment and release, and worked with agents, title office personnel, and escrow personnel under short timeframe and high pressure.  , 2019


  • Six figure settlement for general engineering contractor for underground claims., 2021
  • On behalf of defendant client, resolved claim by local agency at approximately 10 percent of claim., 2020
  • Recovery of hard costs and delay damages from utility., 2021
  • Resolve alleged defect and payment claims., 2021
  • Six figure judgment against partnership and its partners including penalties and attorneys' fees., 2020
  • Six figure settlement at 98 percent of claim for engineering contractor., 2020
  • Achieved favorable settlement with surety., 2020
  • Settled case while representing several defendants who were exposed to up to $5 million in damages or more. Clients were required to make no payment and were extremely satisfied., 2020
  • Favorable settlement of competing claims in particularly contentious construction dispute., 2020
  • Settlement recovery of entire claim before suit even filed., 2020
  • Settlement receiving entire claim amount even before opposition's answer to complaint was due., 2020
  • Helped secure decision of dismissal of citation against contractor issued by the state which would have cost contractor dearly in reputational and financial damage., 2020
  • Settlement and release concerning multiple claims in energy and utilities area of construction. Excellent settlement. Client and opposing party had several claims against each other. After digging into facts of the case and negotiating in person for half a day, excellent resolution struck resolving all claims., 2019
  • Successful negotiation of termination of non-performing contractor by upper tier contractor., 2019
  • Excellent settlement reached for tenant suffering through mold, insect infestation, and other defects., 2019
  • Excellent six figure settlement in contracts and agreements context. , 2019
  • Recovered on behalf of contractor complete amount of delinquency withheld for many months and did so at nominal cost to client and in very short time. Hired by former opposing party due to past performance., 2019
  • Six figure settlement reached for client in multi-party contract dispute., 2018
  • Great settlement. Negotiated with seller to re-purchase defective goods and compensate client buyer for losses. , 2019
  • Obtained substantial recovery for client in contract dispute against defendant thought to be judgment proof. Client had written the matter off as a loss. However, due to my diligence and pursuit, client recovered approximately 90% of its claim., 2019

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Government
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Gregory S. Gerson

777 Cuesta Drive
Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94040

Last Updated: 6/23/2021

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