Michael R. Galina is a founding partner of Rabinowitz, Galina & Rosen, Esqs. and has focused his area of practice on the representation of general contractors, subcontractors and real estate developers in State and Federal courts as well as public administrative hearings and arbitration proceedings.
Michael graduated in 1985 with a degree in Economics from NYU's College of Business and Public Administration. After working for more than a year as a bank lending officer he attended law school and graduated with his J.D. in 1989 from Hofstra University and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York the same year.
Michael spent several years working for 2 law firms on Long Island in their litigation departments.
In 1996, Michael Galina and Michael Rabinowitz co-founded Rabinowitz, Galina & Rosen, Esqs. Since that time Michael has litigated more than 500 construction and labor cases. Michael has successfully tried complex cases in the New York State Court of Claims, New York State Supreme Court and Federal District Courts. He has also represented clients with claims before the New York City School Construction Authority, Department of Design and Construction and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. Michael Galina has defended clients against wage claims brought by former employers, the New York State Department of Labor, New York City Comptroller's office and U.S. Department of Labor.
Michael Galina is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and has given presentations on State and Federal Prevailing Wage Laws to the Theodore Roosevelt Chapter of the American Inns of Court and lectured community groups on warning signs when hiring a Home Improvement Contractor. He is also the Legal Advisor for the 7th District Association, a charity dedicated to the welfare of children and a Board Member of the New York Chapter of the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.
Michael M. Rabinowitz, Esq. has been engaged in the practice of law since 1985. Mr. Rabinowitz's practice entails all aspects of construction law and litigation from advising construction companies on labor matters to complex litigation and arbitration. Mr. Rabinowitz has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating claims including defective work, breach of contract and change order matters. He also represents many entities on business, personnel matters and real estate and corporate transactions. He has extensive experience litigating Mechanic Lien Law claims and many of his court decisions have been published and cited. His representative clients include Bobcat of New York, Siegel Brothers Supply Co., Bass Plumbing and East Coast Restoration. Mr. Rabinowitz is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Rabinowitz looks forward to consulting with you on your important legal matters.
Gayle has been practicing commercial construction litigation since 1996 and has been with the firm since its formation in 1997.
Gayle represents a wide variety of sub-contractors against general contractors and general contractors against owners in disputes arising out of both public improvement and privately owned projects, including mechanic's lien law and labor litigation. She also heads the firm's general practice matters including its appellate practice. Gayle has successfully perfected and argued appeals before the Supreme Court, State of New York, Appellate Division, First and Second Departments.
Gayle received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1995. Her article on electronic surveillance of employees in the workplace was published in the New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Newsletter while she was still in law school. In 1992, Gayle graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from City University of New York, Brooklyn College.
Gayle is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Theodore Roosevelt Chapter of American Inns of Court, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts, as well as the courts of New York State. In her spare time, she serves on the volunteer boards of director of community organizations.
Gayle looks forward to using her experience and resources to assist you.