Jonathan A. Grippo

Jonathan A. Grippo

Jonathan A. Grippo
New York
+1 212 459 7144

Jonathan Grippo is a counsel in the Real Estate Industry group at Goodwin. Mr. Grippo handles all aspects of a diverse construction transactional and litigation practice. Mr. Grippo’s practice focuses on construction and design documents associated with private and public development and redevelopment projects on behalf of owners, lenders, design professionals and construction professionals.

Mr. Grippo has extensive experience working on a range of construction projects, spanning across many types of facilities used in many commercial industries and residential development. Mr. Grippo also provides litigation support to many clients and has experience resolving disputes and dealing with claims in court and ADR proceedings. This experience allows Mr. Grippo to mitigate risks and manage potential disputes on behalf of clients and other stakeholders.


Mr. Grippo’s representative matters include:

  • Represented a wellness facility owner and operator on the construction of a 74,000 square foot wellness facility located in New York City;
  • Construction counsel for the design and construction of a one-of-its kind museum in Washington, DC;
  • Construction counsel for a senior citizen care facility operator with facilities located throughout the United States;
  • Construction counsel for a large, publicly traded asset management company with over $32 billion in assets under management;
  • Represented a large social media company in connection with the build-out of various of its offices;
  • Successfully secured access to neighbor’s property in connection with a multi-million dollar multi-family construction project in New York City;
  • Successfully defended a multi-million dollar litigation brought by condominium unit owners against a large multi-family developer;
  • Represented a large privately owned real estate investment and development company with 8 million square feet of office space throughout the United States in connection with design and construction of various of its assets.

Areas of Practice

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Grippo was counsel at Goulston & Storrs PC where he oversaw a diverse construction practice.

Professional Activities

Mr. Grippo is a member of the American Bar Association Construction Law Group and the New York State Bar Association.




Albany Law School

BAPolitical Science2002

University at Albany

(magna cum laude)



  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • New Jersey Federal Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Grippo has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2015, 2016, and 2017.


Published Decisions:

  • Spectrum Painting Contractors, Inc. v. Kreisler Borg Florman General Construction Co., Inc., 64 A.D.3d 580, 883 N.Y.S.2d 548 (2d Dep’t 2009)
  • Waxman Real Estate LLC v. Sacks, 2011 WL 4031522 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2011)
  • The 20 Pine Street Homeowners Ass’n v. 20 Pine Street LLC, 2013 NY Slip Op 05962 (1st Dep’t 2013)
  • Board of Managers of Beacon Tower Condominium v. 85 Adams Street, LLC, 2016 NY Slip Op 00692 (2nd Dep’t 2016)
  • 109 Montgomery Owner LLC v. 921 Washington Avenue LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op 31530 (Sup. Ct. Kings Co. 2018)

Published Articles:

  • The Construction Industry Positions itself for Post-Pandemic Growth; Crain’s New York Business, November 29, 2021
  • Accessing Your Neighbor’s Property: Is Your Dream Project Becoming a Nightmare?; New York Law Journal, June 22, 2018