Areas of Practice
- J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude
- Member, Seton Hall Law Review
- B.A., Seton Hall University
Bar and Court Admissions
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
ANTHONY M. GRUPPUSO
Anthony M. Gruppuso has been a civil litigator before the state and federal courts for more than two decades. His clients include accounting firms, trustees, medical practices, limited liability company members, manufacturers and distributors, and high net worth individuals. Anthony’s representations typically involve complex disputes across all areas of business law, including contracts, fraud, professional malpractice, domestic and international commercial law, as well as bankruptcy.
A veteran of large law firms as well as his own private practice, Anthony brings to BMK clients an immense depth of experience and a multi-faceted skill set that is only achieved through highly diverse representations. He has represented a wide array of clients in various high-profile, high-stakes cases. Anthony was among the senior attorneys representing the SIPA trustee for the estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in an adversary proceeding to avoid transfers and recover approximately $825 million from two foreign feeder funds.
He represented the trustee for the chapter 11 estates of numerous real estate entities utilized by insiders to perpetrate a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme founded on the sale of tenant-in-common investments. Anthony also represented one of New Jersey’s largest real estate developers in arbitration proceedings at which ownership of more than 100 commercial and residential properties were at issue.
Active in community and civic affairs, Anthony is a founding trustee and past president of The Baseball Club of Chatham, N.J., Inc., a non-profit corporation that organizes, administers and conducts all youth and travel baseball programs for approximately 800 children in Chatham, New Jersey. He has been engaged in numerous pro bono representations of veterans with claims for disability benefits before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, D.C.
- Representing a minority member in a New Jersey limited liability company that holds assisted-living and nursing-home facilities against the majority member’s attempts to dissociate her as a member through an involuntary repurchase of her interest.
- Representing a neurosurgical and orthopedic medical practice in litigation and injunction proceedings against two former employees for breach of restrictive covenant, unfair competition and violation of New Jersey’s computer offense law.
- Defending a Big Four accounting firm against a hospital’s allegations that the firm committed fraud and malpractice in assisting in the preparation of Medicaid cost reports.
- Prosecuting successfully an IURO appeal on behalf of an insured who had been denied coverage, on medical-necessity grounds, for human growth hormone treatment.
- Representing the recipient of alleged fraudulent transfers made by a chapter 7 debtor in connection with his application to vacate a seven-figure judgment obtained by the trustee, which resulted in a settlement at a substantial discount for the client.
- Defending an international accounting firm against a taxpayer’s claims that the firm committed fraud and malpractice in the preparation of federal tax returns.
- Defending the sole shareholder of the distributor of an ephedra-based dietary supplement in adversary proceedings alleging causes of action for fraudulent transfer and consumer fraud.
- Defending a national law firm against a motion to disqualify the firm from ANDA litigation.
- Defending one of the world’s largest technology and manufacturing companies against UCC claims brought by a seller of chemical compounds.