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Simon M. Orner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP
767 3rd Ave Fl 12th
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-688-1900
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 2011
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business
Attorney Profile

Simon M. Orner is an associate at Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP. Located in the firm's New York City office, he focuses his practice on various aspects of construction law. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts since 2011, Mr. Orner is also admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Orner provides representation to developers and owners throughout New York, New Jersey, Florida, California and several other states. His experience has encompassed the preparation, negotiation and review of construction and design professional contracts, including construction management, owner-contractor, architect, engineer and design consultant agreements, as well as access agreements on behalf of developers and adjacent property owners.  Mr. Orner advises developer clients in connection with all phases of construction, including in connection with construction insurance, mechanic's liens, surety bonds and payment issues. He additionally represents developers and adjacent property owners in litigation related to adajcent property access disputes. 

As an undergraduate, Mr. Orner attended Queens College, part of the City University of New York system, where he majored in accounting and received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in 2007. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Brooklyn Law School. While he was there, Mr. Orner was the notes and comments editor of the Journal of Law and Policy and a member of the school's Moot Court Honor Society. He also served internships with courts in Queens County before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010. Mr. Orner has been with his current firm since 2015.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Construction Litigation: Business


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

About Simon M. Orner

First Admitted: 2010, New Jersey

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York Bar, 2011
  • New Jersey Bar, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2015
  • NYC Bar Association, Member, 2017 - Present
  • NYC Construction Law Committee, Member, 2017 - Present


  • Dean's List, Brooklyn Law School, 2007 - 2010
  • CALI Excellence for Future Award in Commercial Transactions: Commercial Paper & Banking, 2009
  • Prince Scholarship, Academic Achievement Scholarship and Centennial Grant, 2007 - 2010
  • Moot Court Honor Society, 2008 - 2010
  • New York Metro Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019

Educational Background

  • Queens College (CUNY), B.A. in Accounting, Honors: Dean's List, summa cum laude, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Notes and Comments, Journal of Law and Policy, Brooklyn Law School, 2008 - 2010
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Office Location for Simon M. Orner

767 3rd Ave Fl 12th
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-688-1900

Last Updated: 6/4/2021

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