OUR TEAM

Paul Bolonik Esq., Founding Member

Paul Bolonik
Before opening his own practice, Mr. Bolonik accumulated a breadth of experience from advocating for impoverished clients at Brooklyn Legal Services, representing coop boards involved in New York’s HDFC program, and a stint at the prosecutor’s office at the Kings County District Attorney’s office. Mr. Bolonik served as in-house counsel at the Rainbow Corporation, a nationwide leader in the soft goods retail industry. At Rainbow, Mr. Bolonik represented the corporation on a vast variety of commercial real estate, leasing, and construction matters. Mr. Bolonik was responsible for the bankruptcy acquisition of a similar retailer’s lease portfolio where he renegotiated the assignment of 150+ retail locations nationwide. Mr. Bolonik graduated Brooklyn Law School with an advanced Real Estate Law Certificate with distinction.

Academic Background
B.A. Political Science, Fordham University, Cum Laude, 2010
J.D. Real Estate Law with Distinction , 2013

Memberships, Associations, and Awards
CALI Award for Future Excellence Real Estate Practices
CALI Award for Future Excellence in Advanced Legal Writing
ICSC Member, International Council of Shopping Centers, Real Estate
New York State Bar Association Member

Admissions
State Bar of New York

Crystal Gallien – Director of Operations

Crystal Gallien
Before joining the Bolonik Law Group team, Ms. Gallien worked in the District Attorneys office in her native state of California. Following, Ms. Gallien worked in a top medical malpractice litigation firm in San Francisco before relocating to New York to pursue a law degree. While in New York, Ms. Gallien has worked at a top patent and trademark infringement litigation firm before joining Bolonik Law Group P.C. as the Director of Operations.

Academic Background
B.A. Political Science, Brooklyn College, Summa Cum Laude, 2019
M.A. Political Science – International Affairs and Global Justice, Summa Cum Laude, 2020

Memberships, Associations, and Awards
Louis P. Goldberg Memorial Recipient

Admissions
New York State Real Estate License