Vincent J. Torna

Vincent J. Torna

Of Counsel

New York, NY
Phone: 212.808.2757    Fax: 212.286.9806

tornav@pepperlaw.com

Mr. Torna’s representative experience includes:

  • defeating motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, reaching a multimillion-dollar settlement on behalf of a contractor in a landmark case against New York City’s School Construction Authority for wrongful termination and violation of civil rights
  • negotiating a $16 million settlement on behalf of a contractor on a bridge renovation project in a federal lawsuit against New York City
  • obtaining a multimillion dollar interim settlement on behalf of a subcontractor on the renovation of a city water pollution control plant
  • resolving MBE claims with New York City’s Department of Investigation in connection with a city reservoir project
  • negotiating claims of a subcontractor constructing solar panel facilities built by private developers on public properties
  • litigating contractor claims on a renovation of the Midtown Tunnel
  • prosecuting a subcontractor’s $25 million excavation and subsurface condition claim on a major university expansion project
  • representing contractors in connection with integrity investigations and responsibility and debarment proceedings.

Reported Decisions

  • AMCC Corp. v. New York City Sch. Constr. Auth., 154 A.D.3d 673, 62 N.Y.S.3d 430 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Oct. 4, 2017)
  • AMCC Corp. v. New York City Sch. Constr. Auth., 154 A.D.3d 676, 62 N.Y.S.3d 138 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Oct. 4, 2017)
  • E.E. Cruz/Nicholson Joint Venture, LLC v. Lend Lease (US) Construction LMB, Inc., et al., 2016 WL 427619 (Sup. Ct. NY Co., Feb. 4, 2016)
  • Gaetano Dev. Corp. v. Lee, 121 A.D.3d 838, 994 N.Y.S.2d 641 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Oct. 14, 2014)
  • Morton v. 303 W. 122nd St. H.D.F.C., 2011 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3478, 2011 NY Slip. Op. 31888(U) (N.Y. Sup. July 7, 2011)
  • Coastal Sheet Metal Corp. v. Martin Assocs, Inc., 63 A.D.3d 617, 881 N.Y.S.2d 424 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., June 25, 2009)
  • A.F.C. Enters. v. New York City Sch. Constr. Auth., 2001 U.S. District Lexis 24447 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 6, 2001) (NO. CV-98-4534 CPS)
  • A.F.C. Enters. v. New York City Sch. Constr. Auth., 1999 U.S. District Lexis 23401 (E.D.N.Y. June 29, 1999) (NO. CV-98-4534 CPS)
  • S.N. Tannor, Inc. v. A.F.C. Enters., 276 A.D.2d 363, 714 N.Y. S.2d 273, 2000 N.Y. Slip Op. 08809 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Oct. 19, 2000) (NO. 1752)
  • Schiavone Constr. Co. v. City of New York, 99 F.3d 546 (2nd Cir. (N.Y.) Nov. 07, 1996) (NO. 95-9285, 48)
  • In re E. Coast Servs. (Silverite Constr. Co.), 164 Misc.2d 226, 623 N.Y.S.2d 1020 (N.Y.Sup. Feb. 21, 1995) (NO. 24609-94)
  • United States v. City of New York, 972 F.2d 464, 22 Envtl. L. Rep. 21, 506 (2nd Cir. (N.Y.) July 22, 1992) (NO. 1708, 92-6074)
  • United States v. City of New York, 799 F.Supp. 1308 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 31, 1992) (NO. CV 89-2571 (JM))
  • Morillo v. City of New York, 151 Misc.2d 837, 574 N.Y.S.2d 459 (N.Y.Sup. July 12, 1991) (NO. 2349, 25229/89)
  • La Plaza Def. League v. Kemp, 742 F.Supp. 792 (S.D.N.Y. July 10, 1990) (NO. 89 CIV. 8182 (WCC))
  • Molinari v. City of New York, 146 Misc.2d 713, 551 N.Y.S.2d 760 (N.Y.Sup. Feb. 13, 1990) (NO. 1357, SP8120/89, 754)
  • Coal. for Responsible Planning, Inc. v. Koch, 148 A.D.2d 230, 543 N.Y.S.2d 653 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. June 27, 1989) (NO. 36538)
  • 2550 Olinville Ave., Inc. v. Crotty, 141 Misc.2d 238, 532 N.Y.S.2d 996 (N.Y.Sup. Sept. 27,1988) (NO. 0293, 40356/88)
  • Indep. Diagnostic & Educ. Assocs., Inc. v. New York City Bd. of Educ., 1986 WL 14716 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 16, 1986) (NO. 85 C 1096)
  • People v. Dercole, 52 N.Y.2d 956, 419 N.E.2d 869, 437 N.Y.S.2d 966 (N.Y. Feb. 12, 1981)
  • People v. Rao, 73 A.D.2d 88, 425 N.Y.S.2d 122 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. Feb. 25, 1980)
  • People v. Dercole, 72 A.D.2d 318, 424 N.Y.S.2d 459 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. Feb. 4, 1980)

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • B.A., Philosophy, Georgetown University

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

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