Meet Westchester's Best Lawyers

Here, we bring you 66 of the top attorneys in our county.



(L to R) Attorneys Marko Maglich, Deborah Scalise, Robert Romano, Ruth Raisfeld, and Lawrence Bailey Jr.

Photo by Paul Aresu


Edited by Amy R. Partridge, Editorial Assistance by Devin Sullivan

Whether it’s intellectual-property concerns, labor-law disputes, commercial-litigation issues, or even personal legal needs, area attorneys offer Westchester’s business community a wealth of strategic services. But how to know which lawyers are tops in their specialties? We present the list of Westchester attorneys honored with the Best Lawyers designation from Woodward/White Inc., which conducts an exhaustive peer-evaluation process to select the nation’s best lawyers. Meet 66 of them who practice within our region.


Administrative / Regulatory Law

Robert M. Romano
The Law Office of  Robert M. Romano
22 Honey Hollow Rd
Pound Ridge
914.296.3030

 

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Paul M. Keane
Cichanowicz Callan Keane & De May
50 Main St, Suite 1045
White Plains
212.344.7042

 

Antitrust Law

David Boies
Boies Schiller Flexner
333 Main St
Armonk
914.749.8200

 

Appellate Practice

David Boies
Boies Schiller Flexner
333 Main St
Armonk
914.749.8200

 

Arbitration

Eugene I. Farber
Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari
200 East Post Rd
White Plains
914.761.9400 

Ruth D. Raisfeld
Ruth D. Raisfeld
47 Secor Rd
Scarsdale
914.722.6006

Edna Sussman
SussmanADR
20 Oak Ln
Scarsdale
212.213.2173

 

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Lawrence R. Reich
Reich Reich & Reich
235 Main St, Suite 450
White Plains
914.949.2126

 

Bet-the-Company Litigation

David Boies
Boies Schiller Flexner
333 Main St
Armonk
914.749.8200

 

Collaborative Law: Family Law

Robin D. Carton
Carton & Rosoff
150 Grand St, Suite 305
White Plains
914.949.6700

 

Commercial Litigation

David Boies
Boies Schiller Flexner
333 Main St
Armonk
914.749.8200 

Jeffrey I. Carton
Denlea & Carton
2 Westchester Park Dr, Suite 410
White Plains
914.331.0100

Robin A. Henry
Boies Schiller Flexner
333 Main St
Armonk
914.749.8200

Henry G. Miller
Clark, Gagliardi & Miller
99 Court St
White Plains
914.946.8900

Michael D. Shalhoub
Goldberg Segalla
11 Martine Ave, Suite 750
White Plains
914.798.5400

 

In your specialty, what is the biggest legal mistake a client can make?

“In product liability litigation, a big mistake can be to assume that the misuse of a product protects against claims. That is not always true and assuming that it is true can be to the company’s detriment.” 

Michael D. Shalhoub Commercial Litigation Goldberg Segalla

 

 

Construction Law

Thomas H. Welby
Welby, Brady & Greenblatt
11 Martine Ave, 15th Floor
White Plains
914.428.2100

 

Corporate Law

Harris E. Markhoff
Danziger & Markhoff
123 Main St
White Plains
914.948.1556

 

Criminal Defense: General Practice

William I. Aronwald
Aronwald & Pykett
81 Main St, Suite 450
White Plains
914.946.6565

Lawrence Hochheiser
Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser
760 White Plains Rd, Suite 101
Scarsdale
212.689.4343

Andrew A. Rubin
Mancuso, Rubin & Fufidio
1 N Broadway, Suite 1502
White Plains
914.761.9200

 

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

William I. Aronwald
Aronwald & Pykett
81 Main St, Suite 450
White Plains
914.946.6565

Don D. Buchwald
Law Offices of Don Buchwald
2 Meadowbrook Rd
White Plains
212.661.0040

Andrew A. Rubin
Mancuso, Rubin & Fufidio
1 N Broadway, Suite 1502
White Plains
914.761.9200

 

Elder Law

Michael J. Amoruso
Amoruso & Amoruso
800 Westchester Ave, Suite S-320
Rye Brook
914.253.9255

Anthony J. Enea
Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano
245 Main St
White Plains
914.269.2367

Frances M. Pantaleo
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt
1 N Lexington Ave
White Plains
914.949.2700

Neil T. Rimsky
Cuddy & Feder
445 Hamilton Ave, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.761.1300

What is the biggest challenge currently facing your legal specialty?

“The growing popularity of do-it-yourself legal services presents a real problem. People are being sold on the idea that one-size-fits-all estate-planning documents can solve their problems. Online and DIY estate planning lulls clients into a false sense of security. Even a minor mistake in execution of a will or power of attorney may invalidate a document.” 

Frances M. Pantaleo, Elder Law, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt

 

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Donald L. Sapir
Sapir Schragin
399 Knollwood Rd, Suite 310
White Plains
914.328.0366

 

Employment Law – Individuals

William D. Frumkin
Frumkin & Hunter
1025 Westchester Ave, Suite 309
White Plains
914.468.6096

Donald L. Sapir
Sapir Schragin
399 Knollwood Rd, Suite 310
White Plains
914.328.0366

 

Employment Law – Management

Susan M. Corcoran
Jackson Lewis
44 S Broadway, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.872.8060

Joseph A. 
Saccomano Jr.
Jackson Lewis
44 S Broadway, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.872.8060

Patrick L. Vaccaro
Jackson Lewis 
44 S Broadway, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.872.8060

 

What is the biggest challenge currently facing your legal specialty?

“As more land is being sold for development in the Hudson Valley, there are an increasing number of disputes between commercial- and residential-property owners. Residents are concerned about the incursion of commercial uses into residential neighborhoods and the land use and environmental problems associated with commercial uses, such as traffic, noise, visual impact, water supply, sewer capacity, air pollution, water pollution, odors, destruction of wetlands, loss of open space, etc.” 

—Joel H. Sachs Environmental Law Keane & Beane

Environmental Law

Joel H. Sachs
Keane & Beane
445 Hamilton Ave
White Plains
914.946.4777

 

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Richard E. Grayson
The Law Offices of Richard E. Grayson
202 Mamaroneck Ave, 3rd Floor
White Plains
914.682.0037

Sarah Jo Hamilton
Scalise & Hamilton
670 White Plains Rd, Suite 325
Scarsdale
914.725.2801

Deborah A. Scalise
Scalise & Hamilton
670 White Plains Rd, Suite 325
Scarsdale
914.725.2801

 

Family Law

Joel C. Bender
Bender & Kaplan
1 N Lexington Ave
White Plains
914.997.1100

Henry S. Berman
Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub
123 Main St, Suite 1700
White Plains
914.997.7100

Peter O. Bodnar
Bodnar & Milone
Courthouse Square
White Plains
914.997.2500

Mitchell Y. Cohen
Johnson & Cohen
1 Blue Hill Plz, 11th Floor
Pearl River
845.735.7000

Donna M. Genovese
Goldschmidt & Genovese
81 Main St, Suite 405
White Plains
914.681.6006

Sylvia Goldschmidt
Goldschmidt & Genovese
81 Main St, Suite 405
White Plains
914.681.6006

Ronnie Gouz
Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub
123 Main St, Suite 1700
White Plains
914.997.7100

Pamela J. Jenson
Bodnar & Milone
Courthouse Square
White Plains
914.997.2500

Martin T. Johnson
Johnson & Cohen
1 Blue Hill Plz, 11th Floor
Pearl River
845.735.7000

Lydia A. Milone
Bodnar & Milone
Courthouse Square
White Plains
914.997.2500

James J. Nolletti
Nolletti Law Group PLLC
1 N Lexington Ave, 15th Floor
White Plains
914.831.7000

Ronald A. Phillips
McCormack & Phillips
51 N Broadway, Suite 2
Nyack
845.353.0100

Benjamin E. Schub
Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub
123 Main St, Suite 1700
White Plains
914.997.7100

 

Healthcare Law

David E. Daniels
Daniels, Porco & Lusardi
1 Memorial Ave
Pawling
845.350.2837 

Joshua S. Levine
Danziger & Markhoff
123 Main St
White Plains 
914.948.1556

 

In your specialty, what is the biggest legal mistake a client can make?

“Consulting an attorney too late in the process, after the business deal has been negotiated, believing that the attorney’s role is just to ‘paper’ the transaction. Attorneys can be a valuable reusable resource and not just an unavoidable cost!”    

Joshua S. Levine Healthcare Law Danziger & Markhoff

 

Immigration Law

Marko C. Maglich
Jackson Lewis
44 S Broadway, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.872.8060

 

Labor Law – Management

Roger P. Gilson Jr.
Jackson Lewis
44 S Broadway, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.872.8060

Patrick L. Vaccaro
Jackson Lewis
44 S Broadway, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.872.8060

 

Land Use and Zoning Law

Thomas Leslie
Greenberg Traurig
445 Hamilton Ave
White Plains
914.286.2900

 

Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

David E. Brown

Brown, Gruttadaro,Gaujean & Prato
1 N Broadway, Suite 1010
White Plains
914.949.5300

 

Litigation – Construction

David E. Montgomery
David E. Montgomery
6 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Chappaqua
914.244.0288

Thomas H. Welby
Welby, Brady & Greenblatt
11 Martine Ave, 15th Floor
White Plains
914.428.2100

 

Litigation – Insurance

Carl J. Pernicone
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
1133 Westchester Ave
White Plains
914.323.7000

 

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Salem M. Katsh
KatshLaw
65 Ryder Farm Ln
Hastings-on-Hudson
646.712.1347

 

What is the one thing you wish clients knew before coming to you?

“Many clients are shocked to hear that labor and employment laws are not as black and white as they seem. Even though many employers are aware of basic federal labor and employment laws, they often struggle with the implementation of the regulations on their workforces. For example, if you fire an employee for performance-related issues, but their last three years of evaluations all say ‘meeting expectations,’ yet in the last three months you’ve got a bunch of write-ups stating how terribly they’re doing, that could create a real problem if the employee has just informed you they have a disability or are pregnant or just complained about harassment in the workplace.” 

  Susan M. Corcoran, Employment Law Management, Jackson Lewis

Litigation – Labor and Employment

Susan M. Corcoran
Jackson Lewis
44 S Broadway, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.872.8060

Joseph A. Saccomano Jr.
Jackson Lewis
44 S Broadway, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.872.8060

 

Litigation – Patent

Salem M. Katsh
KatshLaw
65 Ryder Farm Ln
Hastings-on-Hudson
646.712.1347

 

Litigation – Securities

Robert M. Romano
The Law Office of Robert M. Romano
22 Honey Hollow Rd
Pound Ridge
914.296.3030

 

Mediation

Eugene I. Farber
Farber, Pappalardo & Carbonari
200 E Post Rd
White Plains
914.761.9400

Ruth D. Raisfeld
Ruth D. Raisfeld
47 Secor Rd
Scarsdale
914.722.6006

Edna Sussman
SussmanADR
20 Oak Ln
Scarsdale
212.213.2173

 

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Jeffrey M. Feldman
Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey, Sappe & Regenbaum
995 Main St
Fishkill
845.897.5199

Garrett P. Lewis
Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach
81 Main St
White Plains
914.559.3100

 

In your specialty, what is the biggest legal mistake a client can make?

“Not realizing the importance of ensuring that their lawyer understands the nuances of their business. For instance, what constitutes a material breach of contract in the modeling industry may have very different considerations when placed in the context of a brokerage-fee agreement. Context is critical, and clients should ensure their lawyer understands their business as well as they do.” 

—Jeffrey I. Carton, Commercial Litigation, Denlea & Carton

 

Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Duane M. Fiedler
Law Offices of Duane M. Fiedler
81 Main St, Suite 304
White Plains
914.993.0393

 

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Edward L. Birnbaum
Edward L. Birnbaum
15 Stonygate Oval
New Rochelle
914.637.4625 

David E. Brown
Brown, Gruttadaro, Gaujean & Prato
1 N Broadway, Suite 1010
White Plains
914.949.5300

Jeffrey M. Feldman
Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey, Sappe & Regenbaum
995 Main St
Fishkill
845.897.5199

Garrett P. Lewis
Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach
81 Main St
White Plains
914.559.3100

 

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Edward L. Birnbaum
Edward L. Birnbaum
15 Stonygate Oval
New Rochelle
914.637.4625 

Henry G. Miller
Clark, Gagliardi & Miller
99 Court St
White Plains
914.946.8900

David E. Worby
Worby Vecchio Edelman
11 Martine Ave
White Plains
914.686.3700

 

What is the one thing you wish clients knew before coming to you?

“I wish clients understood that it is much more difficult to get out of trouble then it is to stay out of trouble. The time to seek our advice is before signing the construction contract and before the contract is breached. That’s when we can be of the greatest benefit to the client. We certainly can, and do, litigate such disputes, but often, in litigation, there are no winners in the end.”  

—Thomas H. Welby, Construction Law; Welby, Brady & Greenblatt

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Edward L. Birnbaum
Edward L. Birnbaum
15 Stonygate Oval
New Rochelle
914.637.4625

Raymond L. Mariani
Raymond L. Mariani
500 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 320
Harrison
914.705.4568

 

Project Finance Law

David Boies
Boies Schiller Flexner
333 Main St
Armonk
914.749.8200 

Joseph P. Carlucci
Cuddy & Feder
445 Hamilton Ave, 14th Floor
White Plains
914.761.1300

 

Railroad Law

Lawrence R. Bailey Jr.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
10 Bank St, Suite 700
White Plains
914.949.2909

Thomas W. Tobin
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
1133 Westchester Ave
White Plains
914.323.7000

 

Real Estate Law

Richard L. Chadakoff
Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever
1 N Broadway, 10th Floor
White Plains
914.285.9800 

Thomas Leslie
Greenberg Traurig
445 Hamilton Ave
White Plains
914.286.2900

 

What is the biggest challenge currently facing your legal specialty?

“The Supreme Court for many, many years wouldn’t take patent cases. In recent years, it has gotten more involved and landed a number of decisions that have been changing the law as it had been established.” 

—Salem M. Katsh Intellectual Property/Patent Law, KatshLaw

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Robin A. Henry
Boies Schiller Flexner
333 Main St
Armonk
914.749.8200

 

Securities Regulation

Robert M. Romano
The Law Office of Robert M. Romano
22 Honey Hollow Rd
Pound Ridge
914.296.3030

 

Trusts and Estates

Anthony J. Enea
Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano
245 Main St
White Plains
914.269.2367

Frank M. Headley, Jr.
Bertine, Hufnagel, Headley, Zeltner, Drummond & Dohn
700 White Plains Rd, Suite 237
Scarsdale
914.472.7700

Harris E. Markhoff
Danziger & Markhoff
123 Main St
White Plains
914.948.1556

Michael Markhoff
Danziger & Markhoff
123 Main St, White Plains
914.948.1556   


How Our Best Lawyers Are Selected:

This list is excerpted from the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Published by Woodward/White Inc. since 1983, Best Lawyers lists attorneys in 140 specialties, representing all 50 states, who have been chosen through an exhaustive survey in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 2017 edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than 7.3 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Listings cannot be bought, and no purchase is required to be included.

The nomination pool for the 2017 edition consisted of all lawyers whose names appeared in the previous edition of Best Lawyers; lawyers who were nominated since the previous survey; and new nominees solicited from listed attorneys. In general, lawyers were asked to vote only on nominees in their own specialty in their own jurisdiction. Lawyers in closely related specialties were asked to vote across specialties, as were lawyers in smaller jurisdictions. Voting lawyers were provided this general guideline for determining if a nominee should be listed among “the best:” “If you had a close friend or relative who needed a lawyer, and you could not handle the case yourself, to whom would you refer them?” 

Best Lawyers uses various methodological tools to identify and correct for anomalies in both the nomination and voting process.


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