Grable, Stephen

Stephen J. Grable

Partner, Litigation

T 212.478.7213

Office

  • 488 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
Education
  • The University of Scranton (B.A., cum laude, 2004)
  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2007)
Biographical Details

    Steve represents fiduciaries, financial institutions, corporate entities, creditor groups, and individuals. He has experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-action case investigations and assessments, through jury and bench trials, and appeals. Steve’s practice is concentrated in the areas of:

    • Fiduciary Litigation (including contested accountings, probate and will contests, and guardianship disputes, on behalf of fiduciaries and beneficiaries/constituents);
    • Commercial Litigation (including breach of contract claims and related business torts, on behalf of businesses, and individual officers and directors);
    • Financial Services Litigation (including commercial loan workouts and defaults, on behalf of borrowers and lenders); and
    • Bankruptcy Litigation (including fraudulent conveyance and preference disputes, on behalf of secured lenders, unsecured creditors, trustees, and other bankruptcy constituents).

    Steve has represented fiduciaries—including individual and corporate executors, individual and corporate trustees for personal trusts, corporate trustees for commercial trusts, and bankruptcy trustees—in a variety of disputes concerning issues of administration and investment, and breaches of fiduciary duty. These include, among others, instrument constructions, account openings and transfers, co-fiduciary requests, beneficiary/constituent requests, discretionary actions, loans to trusts, power to adjust elections, mandatory and discretionary distributions, asset concentrations and diversification, investments in proprietary products, prudent investor considerations and compliance, trust terminations, and identification of distributees. Steve also has prosecuted and defended individual officers and directors, in a variety of disputes concerning their fiduciary duties and obligations.

    Steve has lectured on fiduciary litigation matters for various bar associations. He also has held adjunct professor appointments at Fordham University School of Law and Seton Hall Law School, teaching both survey and advanced courses on fiduciary disputes and alternative dispute resolution.

    Steve has litigated matters throughout the country, and is admitted to practice in all New York State courts, the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.