Patrick W. Begos

Patrick W. Begos

Begos Brown & Green LLP
  • Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy ...
  • Connecticut, New York
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Patrick W. Begos is a founding member of the firm and senior partner in the Westport office. He heads the firm's trial and appellate group. Pat brings 19 years of litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation experience to the firm.

Prior to forming Begos Horgan & Brown, Patrick was a partner in the New York City litigation firm Molton & Meekins (1995-1998), and he was previously associated with Weil, Gotshal & Manges (1990-1995); and Lane & Mittendorf (1988-1990).

He is a current member of the Trial Tactics and the Life, Health and Disability Sections of the Defense Research Institute, and a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. He is also a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Trial Evidence subcommittees of the American Bar Association. He is a past member of the Committee on Art Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and he is admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut.

Patrick received his legal education from Columbia University School of Law (J.D) and did his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University (BA with honors).

Pat works primarily on cases involving business and personal disputes in a wide variety of commercial areas including:
- ERISA benefits
- insurance coverage
- securities transactions
- real estate development and property management
- employment
- copyright and trademark
- internet commerce
- secured lending
- fine art acquisitions and sales
- products liability
- real estate transactions
- bankruptcy
- corporate governance

His day-to-day practice includes:
- Defending ERISA claim administrators and disability insurers at trial and in appellate courts
- Pursuing lender liability and predatory lending claims on behalf of borrowers
- Representing real estate owners, buyers and sellers in disputes over sales, construction and land use
- Assisting business owners in solving problems with partners, shareholders, creditors and suppliers

Columbia Law School
J.D. (1987)
Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
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Johns Hopkins University
B.A. | Psychology
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Begos Brown & Green LLP
- Current
Begos Horgan & Brown LLP engages in sophisticated business, financial and insurance related litigation, trials and appeals in all courts, state and federal, in Connecticut and New York as well as securities arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"). Our practice areas include general commercial and corporate disputes, securities litigation, debtor/creditor disputes, insurance coverage disputes, real estate litigation, employment-related litigation, real estate purchase and sales and trust and estates. In 2008, the firm was cited by the Connecticut Law Tribune as one of the state's "Dozen Who Made a Difference." We have also been recognized as one of the nation's "Go To" law firms by Corporate Counsel and as one of the state's best General Law firms by the Commercial Record. We have offices in Westport, CT and Bronxville, NY.
Molton & Meekins
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Lane & Mittendorf
Dozen Who Made A Difference
Connecticut Law Tribune
Begos Horgan & Brown LLP was recently honored as one of the twelve firms or individuals who made a difference in the legal climate in Connecticut in 2008. This is the first year that the Connecticut Law Tribune has awarded its "Dozen Who Made a Difference" honors to attorneys across the state who "left their mark on a tumultuous year," according to the publication. The Connecticut Law Tribune is the primary weekly legal publication for the State of Connecticut
Best General Law Firm
Commercial Record
Begos Horgan & Brown LLP was voted by readers of The Commercial Record as one of the state's best General Law firms, earning a silver award. This is the first time the Commercial Record has given these awards. The publication's readers voted online over a two-month period. The Commercial Record is a weekly magazine edited for executives in the real estate, construction, small business, and banking and mortgage industries of Connecticut. It covers commercial and residential real estate developments, financial updates, and banking information as well as providing analysis of current industry trends.
Go-To Law Firm
Corporate Counsel Magazine
Begos Horgan & Brown found itself in the land of giants. When America's biggest companies were recently asked to name the law firms they routinely turn to for legal advice, Begos Horgan & Brown was the only Fairfield County-based firm named. They are also one of the smallest firms identified. For the last five years, Corporate Counsel magazine has surveyed the Fortune 250's general counsel, asking them to name their primary law firms in four key areas: litigation, corporate transactions, labor and employment and intellectual property. It was Begos Horgan & Brown's substantial litigation work for Unum Group that put them on the Corporate Counsel list.
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2170686
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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2nd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Insurance Defense
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
Websites & Blogs
ERISA Claim Defense Blog
Contact & Map
Begos Brown & Green LLP
51 Pondfield Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708
Telephone: (914) 961-4441
Fax: (914) 961-4442