Bradley P. Pollina is known for his tenacious but practical approach to dispute resolution. An associate in the firm’s Litigation, Construction and Employment practice groups, Bradley represents individual clients and businesses of all sizes in a variety of commercial disputes. He frequently appears in the state and federal courts of New York, including regular appearances in the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division and the Southern District of New York.
In addition, Bradley counsels businesses and individuals on how to avoid litigation in connection with a wide range of legal matters, including business and partnership disputes, construction disputes, employment matters, contract disputes and business torts. A diplomatic advocate, Bradley is intently focused on achieving the best possible result for his clients. Clients and contacts remark on Bradley’s responsiveness, professionalism and the undivided attention he gives to every matter.
Representative matters include:
- Representation of a commercial real estate developer in a series of state and federal lawsuits by overseas investors arising out of the construction and sale of numerous luxury properties in New York City.
- Representation of a financial services company and its principal in defense of employment discrimination and wage claims brought by a former employee.
- Successfully foreclosing on mechanic’s liens on behalf of numerous contractors and subcontractors on commercial construction projects, and defending such lawsuits on behalf of property owners.
- Favorably settling at mediation a lawsuit against a construction contractor brought by the New York state Insurance Fund.
- Advising employers of all sizes, including transportation companies, on compliance with state and federal employment laws, including state and federal wage and hour laws, WARN Act and furlough issues.
- Successfully representing a telecommunications company and several executives in defeating a motion for injunctive relief arising out of a non-solicitation covenant dispute.
Bradley is an active participant in the New York City Bar Association and currently serves on the Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction.
Prior to joining Cole Schotz, Bradley practiced as a litigator with two firms in New York City. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gregory H. Woods, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and for the Honorable Gabriel W. Gorenstein, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Bradley graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University.
Real Estate & Construction Law April 19, 2021Bradley P. Pollina
Real Estate & Construction Law January 27, 2021Bradley P. Pollina
WARN Act Update: Amount of Notice Provided for Pandemic-Related Mass Layoffs Subject to Close Judicial Scrutiny
Employment Law January 7, 2021Bradley P. Pollina
Real Estate & Construction Law December 2, 2020Bradley P. Pollina
Real Estate & Construction Law November 3, 2020Bradley P. Pollina
Employment Law June 15, 2020Bradley P. Pollina
Will Unionized New York City Construction Workers be Entitled to Premium Pay Under Pending City Legislation?
Real Estate & Construction Law April 27, 2020Jason R. Finkelstein and Bradley P. Pollina
New York City Council Announces Expansive COVID-19 Relief Package, Including an "Essential Workers Bill of Rights"
Employment Law April 23, 2020Bradley P. Pollina
Employment Law April 14, 2020Arianna Christopher and Bradley P. Pollina
Employment Law April 6, 2020Bradley P. Pollina
Employment Law March 27, 2020Randi W. Kochman and Bradley P. Pollina
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that FLSA Settlements Reached via Rule 68 Offers of Judgment Do Not Require Court Approval
Employment Law December 17, 2019Bradley P. Pollina
Full Scale Cannabis Legalization Fails in New York, but Legislature Approves Significant Decriminalization Measures
Cannabis Law June 25, 2019Bradley P. Pollina
New York State Assembly Majority Leader Announces Intention to Introduce Cannabis Legalization Bill Providing for Expungement of Low-Level Cannabis-Related Criminal Records
Cannabis Law May 23, 2019Bradley P. Pollina