Gregory J. Pond

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 HistoryAdmitted 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 member of the New York State Bar Associationthe 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 communityhe serves on the Alumni Board of Directors of Port Youth Activities, and has been inducted into its Hall Of Fame. 

Education 

St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1983 

St. John’s University, B.A., 1980 

Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning  

 

Bar Admission 

New York 

 

Court Admission 

U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 

U.S. Supreme Court 

 

Bar Associations 

New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section 

Nassau County Bar Association 

New York Trial Lawyers Association 

 

Recognitions 

“Legal Eagle,” Long Island Pulse Magazine, 2013 and 2018 

“One’s to Watch in Law,” Long Island Business News, 2011 

Highest Professional Rating by Martindale Hubbell 

 

Teaching 

Adjunct Professor, Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University 

 

Community Involvement 

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.”