Gregory J. Pond is a Partner and Co-Chair of our Trusts and Estates Practice Group. He practices in every aspect of estate planning, administration and litigation.
Mr. Pond has a comprehensive understanding of the complex legal, tax, business and personal issues that arise in estate planning, especially those involving real estate owners, closely-held businesses and professional practices. He is involved in the construction and implementation of estate plans, including the preparation of complex wills and trusts, charitable and gift planning and other strategies designed to reduce estate values and protect assets for the next generation.
Greg has over thirty years of trial experience and now focuses primarily on trust and estate related litigation, including contested wills, accountings and valuation disputes. He also advises clients in matters related to the probate and administration of estates, small business transactions and real estate matters, and is often asked to serve as an executor or trustee.
He is an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, St. John’s University. He earned a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Admitted to practice in the State of New York, the U.S. District Courts, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and the U. S. Supreme Court, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the New York Trial Lawyers Association.
Long Island Pulse Magazine has twice awarded him a “Legal Eagle,” and Long Island Business News referred to him as one of its “Ones to Watch.” In addition, Mr. Pond received the highest professional rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Active in his community, he serves on the Alumni Board of Directors of Port Youth Activities, and has been inducted into its Hall Of Fame. He also serves on the board of Life’s Worc that offers comprehensive services, programs and support to more than 2,000 people and families with intellectual disabilities and autism in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1983
St. John’s University, B.A., 1980
Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
Nassau County Bar Association
New York Trial Lawyers Association
“Legal Eagle,” Long Island Pulse Magazine, 2013 and 2018
“One’s to Watch in Law,” Long Island Business News, 2020 and 2011
Highest Professional Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Adjunct Professor, Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University
Life’s Worc, Board Member
Port Youth Activities, Alumni Board of Directors
Father Dorr Golf Classic, Committee Member and past Chairperson
Outside the Office
Greg is an avid St. John’s basketball fan, a lifetime Mets fan and enjoys golf, skiing, and working on his “old house.”