George T. Bruckman

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CONTACT
Phone: (212) 695-8100
Fax: (212) 629-4013
E-mail: gbruckman@goetzfitz.com

PRACTICE AREAS
Trusts and Estates

Business Law & Transactions

Real Estate

General Corporate Management Counsel

EDUCATION
J.D., Syracuse University
B.A., Syracuse University

ADMISSIONS
New York
U.S. District Court, SDNY
U.S. District Court, EDNY
U.S. District Court, Arizona
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
New York State Bar Association

Native New Yorker George Bruckman practices business and commercial law, focusing on commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, trusts and estates, and commercial litigation. Representing clients in food manufacturing, marketing, distribution and administrative law, George has practiced extensively in federal and state courts throughout the country. In addition, he provides professional fiduciary services, managing moderate-sized portfolios for testamentary and revocable management trusts.

George has served as outside general counsel to the Dannon Company, Louis Sherry Ice Cream Company, Pollio Dairy Products Corporation and Bali Blinds, and as regional counsel for Beatrice Foods. He has represented companies in manufacturing, printing, wholesale stationery, construction and engineering, garment manufacturing, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, office cleaning and security services, textiles, cosmetics, and healthcare products. Additionally, he has represented architects, designers and decorators.

Outside the courtroom, George is very involved with national and local philanthropic organizations as well as local community and religious associations. As president of both a residential cooperative board of directors and a homeowners association, he understands the daily demands of real estate ownership and operation. His work on the International Executive Council of Pi Lambda Phi, where he served as foundation president, and as the executive secretary of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity, have earned him national recognition.

George has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Before practicing law, he was a member of the United States Air Forces Reserves and Air National Guard, and was a government appeals agent for the Selective Service System, for which he received the government’s Meritorious Service Award as well as two presidential citations.

REPORTED CASES
Harlem River Consumers Co-op., Inc. v. Associated Grocers of Harlem, Inc., 408 F. Supp. 1251 (S.D.N.Y. 1976)
Louis Sherry Ice Cream Co. v. Kroggel, 42 Misc. 2d 21, 245 N.Y.S.2d 755 (Sup. Ct. 1963)