George P. Georgaklis
George P. Georgaklis heads the real estate and construction litigation departments at the law office of Georgaklis & Mallas PLLC. He received a B.S. in Economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1992 and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1995. He was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 1995 and the New York State Bar in 1996. He was also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York in 2001. He was an associate attorney at Ateshoglou, Kavourias & Chrysanthem, PC from 1995 to 1997, where he represented numerous financial institutions, investment banks, commercial and savings banks, insurance companies and developers. From 1997 to 1998, he was vice president and general counsel to Vatica Contracting, Inc., a general contractor involved in public and private construction projects in New York City area. Mr. Georgaklis has been approved to close mortgage loans for various lenders, both wholesale and retail, such as Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Investors Bank, Sovereign Bank, Carnegie Mortgage LLC/ Icon Mortgage, Bank of America, Citi Bank, Ally Bank, Flagstar Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Nationstar, Ally Bank/GMAC, Mortgage World Bankers, Inc. and others.
Kostantinos Mallas currently heads the personal injury department at the law office of Georgaklis & Mallas PLLC. He graduated with honors and received a B.S. in Paralegal Studies from St. John’s University in 1995, and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1998. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1998 and was also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of New York in 1999 and the Southern District of New York in 2001. He was an associate attorney at Crasto & Associates PC from 1998 to 2000 and Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo PC from 2000 to 2008. He is a trial lawyer with over a dozen years of experience in all types of personal injury matters. Mr. Mallas has lectured young lawyers on trial techniques for the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute and is an active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, National Trial Lawyers, Hellenic Lawyers Association, Nathan Sobel Kings County Inns of Court and Bay Ridge Lawyers Association. He is also an active member of many civic organizations, including the American Hellenic Education Progressive Association, were he served as president for his local chapter.
Mr. Mallas has been named to the prestigious Metro New York SuperLawyers list for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 which signified the honor of being chosen as one of the top 5% of practicing attorneys in New York. Mr. Mallas has been listed in the New York Law Journal’s highest verdicts and settlements edition for 2002, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Mr. Mallas has appeared in the New York Law Journal’s highest settlement edition for 2011 and 2013. He has appeared in the New Yorker and New York Times for top verdicts and settlements in the state. In addition, Mr. Mallas is Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Rated®, the highest peer-review rating an attorney can receive.
Mr. Mallas represented Christopher Peat in Peat v. Fordham Hill Owners Corporation, where he was able to acheive the largest affirmed pain and suffering jury verdict in the history of New York State Jurisprudence. The affirmed verdict totaled $18,681,323.19. $16 million was awarded for pain and suffering, with the remaining $2,681,323.19 awarded for past and future medical bills.
Leslie D. Knight