Philippe J. Gerschel represents individuals in criminal and civil matters, and has significant experience in real estate transactions.
Philippe began his legal career as a criminal prosecutor in Brooklyn, where he handled thousands of cases from start to finish. Philippe tried numerous cases to verdict, carried out lengthy investigations, and conducted many hearings. Philippe has also presented more than one hundred cases to the Grand Jury. As a defense attorney, Philippe has handled a variety of cases including vehicular offenses, financial offenses, drug-related offenses, non-violent and violent crimes, and routine traffic tickets.
In addition to his criminal law background, Philippe has significant civil experience. He has successfully appealed decisions before New York’s Appellate Division First Department. He has represented clients in breach of contract claims and multi-million dollar fraud suits, and has represented individuals in the Surrogate’s Court.
Philippe’s legal background extends beyond the courtroom. He has represented both institutional lenders and private lenders in complex real estate transactions for two large New York firms. Philippe’s diverse litigation background is an asset in transactional matters because he knows how to structure deals in order to avoid future litigation. Philippe routinely advises clients in real estate transactions ranging from first time home purchases and sales to more complex real estate investments.
Experience and Education
Prior to starting his own firm, Philippe worked as an associate with Robinson & Cole and Kriss & Feuerstein. He also maintains an of-counsel position with Woodruff and Luo LLC. Philippe earned a B.A. from The George Washington University and a J.D. from New York Law School.