Patrick M. Reilly Partner

Patrick M Reilly has been engaged in commercial and business litigation for over 35 years representing franchisors, distributors, contractors, builders, lenders, sureties, medical practices, landlords and other business clients. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in complex litigation in federal and state courts, and before arbitration panels. Mr. Reilly has principally handled cases involving breach of contract, commercial fraud, real estate litigation, antitrust, professional malpractice, surety bonds, construction litigation, mechanic liens and foreclosures, franchising litigation, partnership disputes, employment litigation, environmental litigation, and lender liability claims.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Fordham College, B.A., 1974

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • All courts of the State of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of NY
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

New York State Appellate Division Vacates Mechanic Lien Foreclosure Judgment and Dismisses All Claims Against Surety, Property Owner, and General Contractor

A construction materials supplier to a sub-contractor filed mechanics liens and sued our clients the surety, the general contractor and the owner to foreclose the liens, and to recover on payment bond claims.  The plaintiff sought recovery for $1,000,000.  The Supreme Court dismissed all payment bond claims and granted partial judgment on one of the mechanic lien claims. The Appellate Division affirmed dismissal of all payment bond claims and reversed the grant of partial summary judgment on the mechanic lien claim, and remitted the claim to the Supreme Court for trial.  Following trial, the Supreme Court granted judgment for $530,000 […]

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