Poulianos, Alexi T.

Partner

Mailing Address:

228 Park Avenue South
Suite 97572
New York, New York 10003-1502

Physical Location:

Long Island, New York

Direct Dial/Text: (516) 329-9409
Fax: (646) 609-8841
Email: apoulianos@gerberciano.com

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey

Alexi practices in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, but he has participated in litigation throughout the United States.  The focus of his legal practice is general liability defense, aviation and aerospace liability, motor vehicle and trucking negligence, premises liability, product liability, and intentional torts. Alexi is also experienced in handling insurance coverage disputes and suspect/fraudulent insurance claims. He has represented some of the largest carriers in the world in arbitration, declaratory judgment actions and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act civil suits.

Alexi is also a seasoned litigator in contract negotiations and disputes arising from leases, mortgages, professional fee arrangements and construction projects. Additionally, he is well versed in creditor rights and judgment enforcement. He has provided legal guidance to banks, credit unions and other lenders on compliance with the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act and New York State’s General Business Law. Alexi has used his experience in these fields to provide pro bono defense work for destitute debtors, veterans and victims of fraud.

As a resident of Suffolk County, Alexi has represented numerous municipalities and incorporated villages of Long Island in cases involving property disputes. He has effectively litigated cases involving claims of trespass, conversion, adverse possession and property damage caused by municipal infrastructure. He has also worked with private landowners and the local governments to abate public and private nuisances without the cost of litigation.

In addition to his legal practice, Alexi was a special professor of law at Hofstra University School of Law, from 2014 to 2019, ­­­where he taught a mock trial course focused on trial skills, evidence, and professional demeanor in the courtroom. He remains active with his Alma mater and enjoys helping law students gain practical skills for the practice of law.

During law school, Alexi received numerous awards, including the Judge Edward Hart Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association’s Outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills Award. He was a member and contributor to the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal. He was also a member of the Moot Court Board and the Trial Advocacy Association.

Alexi is an avid gym rat and starts each day with a workout. Although he enjoys all genres of music, Alexi’s favorite singer is Frank Sinatra and he lives his life with the motto “the best is yet to come.” He is a diehard Yankees fan and he is patiently waiting on the second coming of Joe Namath to save the New York Jets franchise from eternal misery. He loves barbeques, the beach and the outdoors. His dream is to purchase a boat and cruise the Intracoastal Waterway from New York to Florida.

Full Biography

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey
EDUCATION
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Hartford, B.A. 2007
HONORS
  • Judge Edward Hart Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association’s Outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills Award
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey
  • Special Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law 2014-2019

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey
  • Speaker at New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education – Introduction to Civil Practice Skills: Torts, Personal Injury & Insurance Law, Insurance Coverage Fundamentals – Why It’s Important to Every Claim, June 8, 2018.
  • Local Program Chair and Speaker for New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education – Premises Liability 2019: Issues & Considerations – Dram Shop Liability, Security Liability, Active Shooters, Illegals Drug Use, Food Poisoning & Employees vs. Independent Contractors.

Alexi practices in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, but he has participated in litigation throughout the United States.  The focus of his legal practice is general liability defense, aviation and aerospace liability, motor vehicle and trucking negligence, premises liability, product liability, and intentional torts. Alexi is also experienced in handling insurance coverage disputes and suspect/fraudulent insurance claims. He has represented some of the largest carriers in the world in arbitration, declaratory judgment actions and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act civil suits.

Alexi is also a seasoned litigator in contract negotiations and disputes arising from leases, mortgages, professional fee arrangements and construction projects. Additionally, he is well versed in creditor rights and judgment enforcement. He has provided legal guidance to banks, credit unions and other lenders on compliance with the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act and New York State’s General Business Law. Alexi has used his experience in these fields to provide pro bono defense work for destitute debtors, veterans and victims of fraud.

As a resident of Suffolk County, Alexi has represented numerous municipalities and incorporated villages of Long Island in cases involving property disputes. He has effectively litigated cases involving claims of trespass, conversion, adverse possession and property damage caused by municipal infrastructure. He has also worked with private landowners and the local governments to abate public and private nuisances without the cost of litigation.

In addition to his legal practice, Alexi was a special professor of law at Hofstra University School of Law, from 2014 to 2019, ­­­where he taught a mock trial course focused on trial skills, evidence, and professional demeanor in the courtroom. He remains active with his Alma mater and enjoys helping law students gain practical skills for the practice of law.

During law school, Alexi received numerous awards, including the Judge Edward Hart Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association’s Outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills Award. He was a member and contributor to the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal. He was also a member of the Moot Court Board and the Trial Advocacy Association.

Alexi is an avid gym rat and starts each day with a workout. Although he enjoys all genres of music, Alexi’s favorite singer is Frank Sinatra and he lives his life with the motto “the best is yet to come.” He is a diehard Yankees fan and he is patiently waiting on the second coming of Joe Namath to save the New York Jets franchise from eternal misery. He loves barbeques, the beach and the outdoors. His dream is to purchase a boat and cruise the Intracoastal Waterway from New York to Florida.

EDUCATION
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Hartford, B.A. 2007
HONORS
  • Judge Edward Hart Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association’s Outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills Award
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • Special Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law 2014-2019
  • Speaker at New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education – Introduction to Civil Practice Skills: Torts, Personal Injury & Insurance Law, Insurance Coverage Fundamentals – Why It’s Important to Every Claim, June 8, 2018.
  • Local Program Chair and Speaker for New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education – Premises Liability 2019: Issues & Considerations – Dram Shop Liability, Security Liability, Active Shooters, Illegals Drug Use, Food Poisoning & Employees vs. Independent Contractors.