Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP | About GDB
About GDB

Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP is considered to be one of New York City’s leading law firms. Our firm has earned the highest client review rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell®.

This rating is only earned by attorneys and firms with the foremost legal skills and highest ethical standards. Each of our partners is greatly respected in his or her area of practice. As a result, we are able to provide clients with a superior work product rivaling that of larger firms, while maintaining the reasonable rates and personalized service of a smaller firm. 

Key Firm Facts:
 
  • Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP was founded in 1978. At that time, our practice was focused on real estate law. We have since expanded into 15 other complementary practice areas. Our firm currently employs 27 attorneys.
  • Partners David L. Berkey, Seymour D. Reich, Roger L. Stavis, Randy J. Heller and David T. Azrin have been named to the Super Lawyers list, appearing in The New York Times. This designation is an honor that is given to fewer than 5 percent of the state's most respected attorneys. Mr. Berkey and Mr. Stavis are 10-year honorees of the Super Lawyers list. In addition, associate Adam M. Felsenstein was selected to the Rising Stars list. A description of the methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html
  • Our firm has achieved a National Tier 1 Ranking for its Construction Law practice in the 2015 Edition of Best Law Firms.
  • Our clients include businesses that have a need for sophisticated representation. We have handled discreet matters for Fortune 500 companies and other public companies.
  • We also serve individuals, offering specialized legal services in the areas of real estate, tax, trusts and estates, corporate finance and securities, and litigation, among others.
  • We have extensive international and tax experience. That enables us to assist foreign entities and individuals with their U.S. operations, and handle international matters for U.S. businesses.
  • Each of our partners has substantial experience and is highly regarded in his or her area of practice. As a result, we are able to provide clients with a superior work product rivaling that of larger firms.
  • We are considered one of the premier real estate firms in the city. Our firm regularly handles multi-million dollar real estate deals and currently represents over 200 cooperative and condominium boards.
  • Our attorneys are seasoned litigators. We appear in state and federal court regularly and have a reputation for being willing and able to try a case to verdict when necessary.