Greg Brown has represented produce businesses in all phases of complex commercial litigation related to PACA enforcement and transportation claims since joining McCarron & Diess in 2012. Notable recent cases include:
Recovering full principal, interest and fees for a produce company that was being sued by one of its customers that had withheld payment for multiple loads of produce after one load was believed to have contained E. coli.
Recovering full principal and interest in proceedings before the USDA for a produce company whose customer failed to remit payment when the goods delivered were dumped due to mishandling by the customer.
Successfully defending a produce supplier being pursued for tens of millions of dollars by the creditors’ committee in a preference and avoidance action.
Prior to joining McCarron & Diess, Greg worked at a Manhattan law firm focusing on commercial litigation, including a large number of cases related to the produce industry. As a student at Brooklyn Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2005, Greg assisted in preparing the 2005 supplement to Prince, Richardson on Evidence. After graduating from Cornell University with honors in 1999, he took some time off before law school to serve as Chief Technology Officer at a publicly-traded internet startup.
Greg is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, the District of Colorado and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Reported cases: S. Katzman Produce Inc. v. Yadid, 999 F.3d 867 (2d Cir. 2021); Double Green Produce, Inc. v. Forum Supermarket Inc., 387 F. Supp. 3d 260 (E.D.N.Y. 2019); Chiquita Fresh North America, LLC v. Long Island Banana Corp., 198 F. Supp. 3d 171 (E.D.N.Y. 2016); Allens, Inc. v. D&E Farms, Inc. (In re Veg Liquidation, Inc.), 516 B.R. 545 (Bankr. W.D. Ark. 2014); 1626 2nd Ave. LLC v. Salsberg, 34 Misc. 3d 1229A (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2012); Three Point Capital, LLC v. Myden, 33 Misc. 3d 1201A (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2011); H.C. Schmieding Produce Co. v. Alfa Quality Produce, Inc., 597 F. Supp. 2d 313 (E.D.N.Y. 2009).