Gary L. Rubin

Rubin Gary

Gary Rubin is a powerful advocate and thoughtful strategist who counsels owners and contractors across the spectrum of construction law. Gary is an experienced litigator with a reputation for successful alternative dispute resolution, always managing his clients’ needs with agility and efficiency. He is a well-respected leader and innovative counselor, adeptly guiding his clients through the nuanced legal issues of the construction industry.

Gary has unmatched experience in New York construction law, co-authoring the "Construction Dispute Resolution" chapter of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts since 1995. He works in state and federal litigation matters, contract drafting, mediation and arbitration, project controls, and transactional work.

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Representative Matters

  • Defending an international hotel company against a contractor's suit for alleged breach of contract
  • Defended a public owner and construction manager against $25 million in delay claims stemming from the construction of an academic complex in New York City
  • Assisted a public owner in negotiating a guaranteed maximum price contract with a construction manager on a $200 million+ multiphase project
  • Represented a public owner in successfully mediating a contractor's delay claim which had been the subject of federal court action
  • Prosecuted and ultimately settled a $10 million arbitration claim on behalf of a mechanical subcontractor against an EPC prime contractor related to construction of a power plant




  • J.D. Harvard Law School 1975
  • B.A. cum laude Cornell University 1972
    • Managing editor, The Cornell Daily Sun 

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York Building Congress
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Construction Industry Arbitration Panel


  • Legal 500, Real Estate: Construction (including Construction Litigation), 2021
  • Chambers USA, Construction, New York, 2021 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014, 2016 – 2024
  • Chambers & Partners, 2014 – 2020
  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro, 2014 – 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Reviewed AV® Preeminent™, 1996 – 2020