Biography

Victor M. Metsch is Counsel in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

Victor’s legal DNA is instinctively coded to reach his clients’ goals. He gets in early. Gets started. Gets it done. Makes it happen! His practical philosophy: Just causes. Just results. Just Smith, Gambrell & Russell!

Victor Metsch practices primarily in the area of commercial dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, appeals work, and litigation in the Federal, State and Surrogate’s Courts.

He has developed extensive experience in the areas of banking, title work, brokerage, construction, architecture and engineering as they apply to the purchase, sale, financing, design, development, construction, renovation and leasing of commercial and residential real properties.

Victor’s representations include cooperatives, condominiums, banks, institutional lenders, developers, landlords and tenants. He also practices in the area of employment law and litigation where representations include both employers and employees.

Victor is a member of the New York City Bar Association and has formerly served on various committees such as the Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction; the Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics; the Committee on Professional Discipline; the Committee on Professional Responsibility; and the Committee on the Judiciary. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and has been active on various court committees.

Victor received his B.A. from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1966 and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1969. He is admitted to practice in New York, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second and Eleventh Circuits.

Victor is active in community affairs, having been a member of the Great Neck Board of Zoning Appeals, counsel to AIPAC in New York City, and a trustee, officer and counsel to Temple Beth-El of Great Neck.

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