Christopher Gerard Brown

Christopher Gerard Brown

Gregory and Adams, P.C.
  • Foreclosure Defense, Appeals & Appellate
  • Connecticut, New York
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Summary

On March 1, 2017, I moved my appellate and foreclosure defense practice to Gregory and Adams, P.C. I will continue to serve clients in those practice areas in Connecticut and New York. From 2002 to early 2017, I was a partner in the Southport, Connecticut and Bronxville, New York law firm of Begos Brown & Green LLP (and its predecessors). Since 2008, I have spent nearly all of my time defending foreclosure cases in Connecticut and New York and handling civil appeals. I have had three foreclosure actions dismissed and prevented a lender from riding the municipality's coattails in a tax foreclosure. These decisions were featured in both the legal and consumer press including the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Fairfield County Business Journal and the Commercial Record. I've been to the Connecticut Supreme Court twice, the Connecticut Appellate Court six times, the Second Circuit twice and the New York Appellate Division (First Department) once. All of my Connecticut appellate experience has come since 2010. With one exception, all of that Connecticut appellate experience has involved foreclosure defense issues. The exception was a visit to the Supreme Court on a property issue that arose out of a foreclosure. From 2000 to 2002, I was a sole practitioner in Connecticut and New York. From 1998 to 2000, I worked for a company now known as Allegient Systems (it was "Law Audit Services" when I worked there) which audited lawyers' bills for high volume purchasers of legal services (i.e., insurance companies). From 1992 to 1998, I worked in New York City for a 25 lawyer litigation firm.

Education
St. John's University School of Law
J.D. (1992)
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Honors: Graduated cum laude, Dean's List All Semesters, American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in Contracts and Property, First in Class Scholarship
Activities: Law Review
University of Pennsylvania
B.A. | Economics
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Activities: Delta Kappa Epsilon, Varsity Swimming
Professional Experience
Principal
Gregory and Adams, P.C.
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Partner
Begos Brown & Green LLP
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Litigator
Christopher G. Brown, Esq.
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Litigation Auditor
Allegient Systems
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Litigation Associate
Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser LLP
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Federal Agency Expands Protected Groups in Hiring
Hartford Business Journal
What Trends Will Shape the Mortgage Market in the Coming Months?
National Mortgage Professional Magazine
Employers Must Address Hostile Workplace Issues
Connecticut Law Tribune
Foreclosures Continue Full Steam Ahead
Connecticut Law Tribune
No Freeze on Foreclosures in State Court
Connecticut Law Tribune
Q&A: Employment Handbook Helpful on Many Levels
Hartford Business Journal
A Lifeline for those Drowning in Debt
Connecticut Law Tribune
Basics of the Credit Card Reform Bill
Law 360
Is the Governor's Mandatory Pre-Foreclosure Mediation Program a Good Idea?
Mortgage Press
Q&A: Fending Off Foreclosures
Hartford Business Journal
Foreclosure Foiled in Court
Commercial Record
IRS Speeds Up Help to Homeowners
Connecticut Post
Lack of Standing Apparently Not a Concern to Some Foreclosing Lenders
The Home Equity Theft Reporter Cases & Articles
New Rules Toughen Servicers' Foreclosure Procedures
Servicing Management
Shaky Standing
Connecticut Law Tribune
Standing Strong for Distressed Homeowners
Connecticut Law Tribune
For Mortgage Lenders a Foreclosure Hurricane is Coming
Mortgage Press
Speaking Engagements
New Foreclosure Defense Under the CFPB, Continuing Legal Education, Live Teleconference
National Business Institute
Loan Modifications & Reorganizations, Continuing Legal Education, Live Teleconference and Webcast
Rossdale CLE
Foreclosure Defense, Foreclosure Law: Winning Tactics
The Rossdale Group
Selected Issues in Foreclosure Defense, Continuing Legal Education, Live Teleconference and Webcast
Rossdale CLE
Selected Issues in Foreclosure Defense, National Solo and Small Firm Conference, Austin, Texas
American Bar Association
Current Issues in Mortgage Foreclosures, Continuing Legal Education, Teleconference and Webcast
American Bar Association
Current Issues in Mortgage Foreclosures, ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, Los Angeles, California
Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Protecting Your Financial Future, Jamaica, New York
St. John's University School of Law Securities Arbitration Clinic
Awards
Best General Practice Law Firm
Commercial Record
Dozen Who Made a Difference
Connecticut Law Tribune
40 Under 40 Award for Professional Commitment and Success in Law
Fairfield County Business Journal
Go To Counsel
Corporate Counsel Magazine
American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Property
Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company
American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Contracts
Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
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New York State Bar # 2544856
Member
- Current
Connecticut Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
New York
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    I sometimes accept contingent fees for appeals in circumstances I deem appropriate. I never accept contingent fees in foreclosure defense cases.
Practice Areas
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Appeals & Appellate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Connecticut Advance Release Opinions - Review and Analysis
Contact & Map
Main Office
190 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT 06897
USA
Telephone: (203) 762-9000
New York Office
156 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
USA