Westchester's Best Lawyers of 2018

We introduce you to 80 of the county's top lawyers.



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Edited by Nick Brandi, Editorial Assistance by Vivianne Ong and Hayley Croke

Sometimes it seems there are more attorneys in Westchester than you can shake a gavel at. With all those lawyers out there, how do you find the perfect fit for the needs of your business? Fortunately, the heavy lifting has been done for you. Each year, Woodward/White, Inc. conducts an exhaustive annual peer-evaluation survey, titled The Best Lawyers in America, which identifies the nation’s most talented and successful attorneys. The following 80 attorneys represent some of our region’s best legal talent, specializing in areas that range from intellectual property, arbitration, and labor law to bankruptcy, commercial litigation, tax, and even maritime and railroad law.


Administrative/Regulatory Law

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

 

Admiralty and Maritime Law

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

 

Antitrust Law

Joseph Angland
​​
Law Office of Joseph Angland
917.817.2683
75 S Broadway, Ste 400
White Plains

David Boies
Boies Schiller Flexner​
914.749.8200
333 Main St
Armonk

 

Appellate Practice

David Boies
Boies Schiller Flexner
914.749.8200
333 Main St
Armonk

 

Arbitration

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

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

Edna Sussman
SussmanADR
212.213.2173
20 Oak Ln
Scarsdale

 

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Judith Elkin
Judith Elkin​
917.671.8062
23 Malysana Ln
New Rochelle

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

 

Bet-the-Company Litigation

David Boies
​Boies Schiller Flexner
914.749.8200
333 Main St
Armonk

 

Collaborative Law: Family Law

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

Ellen Jancko-Baken
Fredman Baken​ & Kosan
914.997.9070
333 Westchester Ave
Ste 302S​
White Plains

Katherine Miller
Miller Law Group
914.738.7765
271 North Ave
Ste 812
New Rochelle

 

Commercial Litigation

David Boies
Boies Schiller Flexner
914.749.8200
333 Main St
Armonk

Jeffrey I. Carton
Denlea & Carton
914.331.0100
Two Westchester Park Dr
Ste 410
White Plains

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

 

What are the key things a business should look for when deciding to retain a lawyer or law firm?

“I think clients look for lawyers with whom they connect and with whom they can see working during long nights and over missed vacations. I think clients look for lawyers who they think genuinely understand and care about both their business and their problems and who want to be a part of the solution and a long-term member of the client’s team.”

—Robin A. Henry, Boies Schiller Flexner, Commercial Litigation

 

 

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

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

 

Construction Law

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

 

Corporate Law

Harris E. Markhoff
Danziger & Markhoff​
914.948.1556
1133 Westchester Ave
Ste N208​
White Plains

 

Criminal Defense: General Practice

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

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

Andrew A. Rubin
Mancuso, Rubin & Fufidio​
914.761.9200
One N Broadway, Ste 800
White Plains

 

Criminal Defense: White Collar

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

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

James R. DeVita
Law Offices of James R. DeVita​
914.328.5000
81 Main St, Ste 504
White Plains

Andrew A. Rubin
Mancuso, Rubin & Fufidio​
914.761.9200
One N Broadway, Ste 800
White Plains

 

What are the key things a business should look for when deciding to retain a lawyer or law firm?

“The practice of law has become so specialized over the years that it is extremely difficult to be an expert in more than one area. Very much like medicine, clients should look for an attorney who has focused his or her practice in a particular area and has gained significant experience in that area, in order to offer sound advice based on past experience.”

—Michael Markhoff, Danziger & Markhoff, Trusts and Estates

 

 

Elder Law

Michael J. Amoruso
​Amoruso & Amoruso​
914.253.9255
800 Westchester Ave
Ste S320​
Rye Brook

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

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

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

 

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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

 

Employment Law- Individuals

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

Salvatore G. Gangemi
Murtha Cullina​
914.220.5690
10 Bank St, Ste 650
White Plains

 

What one thing would you like to see your legal colleagues doing more of that they’re not doing enough of now?

“I would like to see experienced attorneys making themselves available to mentor new attorneys who have yet to be in employment, to help them to identify an area of law they might be well-suited to work in, and help them understand what it takes to be an excellent lawyer. Employment law didn’t exist when I graduated law school. Today, it’s so important in American society, I would like to see some of the true experts teach and work at law schools.”

—Joseph A. Saccomano Jr., Jackson Lewis, Employment Law-Management

 

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

Howard Schragin
Sapir Schragin​
914.328.0366
399 Knollwood Rd, Ste 310
White Plains

Rosemary A. Townley
Townley ADR
914.834.6272
Four Coolidge St
Larchmont

 

Employment Law- Management

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

Salvatore G. Gangemi
Murtha Cullina​
914.220.5690
10 Bank St, Ste 650
White Plains

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

Patrick L. Vaccaro
Law Offices of Patrick L. Vaccaro
914.804.8308
261 Stuart Dr
New Rochelle

 

Environmental Law

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

Donald W. Stever
Donald W. Stever​
914.255.5500
157 Millard Ave
Sleepy Hollow

 

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Richard E. Grayson
The Law Offices of Richard E. Grayson
914.682.0037
202 Mamaroneck Ave
Third Fl
White Plains

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

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

 

What’s the biggest challenge facing attorneys who practice your specialty?

“Unlike commercial and other business litigation, employment-related lawsuits can be heavily influenced by emotion. An employee may feel that they were intentionally mistreated, and the employer may feel offended by allegations that they did something wrong. Emotions can get in the way of resolution and can end up costing a lot of time, energy, and money.”

—Salvatore G. Gangemi, Murtha Cullina, Employment Law-Individuals

 

Family Law

Joel C. Bender
Bender & Kaplan
631.684.9096
159 David Ln
Westhampton

Henry S. Berman
Bodnar & Milone​
914.997.2500
Courthouse Square
White Plains

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

Lawrence Jay Braunstein
Braunstein & Zuckerman
914.997.6220
123 Main St
White Plains

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

Mitchell Y. Cohen
Johnson & Cohen
877.807.1472
One Blue Hill Plaza, 11th Fl
Pearl River

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

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

Ronnie Gouz
Bodnar & Milone​
914.997.2500
Courthouse Square
White Plains

Ellen Jancko-Baken
Fredman Baken & Kosan​
914.997.9070
333 Westchester Ave
Ste 302S​
White Plains

 

What one thing would you like to see your legal colleagues doing more of that they’re not doing enough of now?

“Seek to amicably resolve issues rather than litigating and increasing client expense.”

—Edward L. Birnbaum, Edward L. Birnbaum, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants

 

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

Martin T. Johnson
Johnson & Cohen
877.807.1472
One Blue Hill Plaza, 11th Fl
Pearl River

Erik Kristense
Bodnar & Milone​
914.997.2500
Courthouse Square
White Plains

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

Tamara A. Mitchel
Bodnar & Milone​
914.997.2500
Courthouse Square
White Plains

James J, Nolletti
Nolletti Law Group
914.831.7000
One N Lexington Ave
15th Fl
White Plains

Ronald A. Phillips
Law Office of Ronald A. Phillips
845.353.0100
60 Dutch Hill Rd  Ste 15
Orangeburg

Benjamin E. Schub
Bodnar & Milone​
914.997.2500
Courthouse Square
White Plains

 

Healthcare Law

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

Joshua S. Levine
Danziger & Markhoff​
914.948.1556
1133 Westchester Ave
Ste N208​
White Plains

 

Immigration Law

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

 

Labor Law-Management

Joseph DeGiuseppe Jr.
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt
914.949.2700
One N Lexington Ave
White Plains

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

Andrew Peterson
Jackson Lewis
914.872.8060
44 S Broadway, 14th Fl
White Plains

Patrick L. Vaccaro
Law Offices of Patrick L. Vaccaro​
914.804.8308
261 Stuart Dr
New Rochelle

 

Labor Law-Union

​Rosemary A. Townley
​Townley ADR
914.834.6272
Four Coolidge St
Larchmont

 

Land Use and Zoning Law

Thomas Leslie
Greenberg Traurig
914.286.2900
445 Hamilton Ave
White Plains

 

Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants

David E. Brown
​Brown, Gruttadaro, Gaujean & Prato
914.949.5300
One N Broadway, Ste 1010
White Plains

 

Litigation-Antitrust Law

Joseph Angland
Office of Joseph Angland
917.817.2683
75 S Broadway, Ste 400
White Plains

 

Litigation-Bankruptcy

Judith Elkin
Judith Elkin​
917.671.8062
23 Malysana Ln
New Rochelle

 

Litigation-Construction

David E. Montgomery
David E. Montgomery
914.244.0288
Six Sleepy Hollow Rd​
Chappaqua

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

 

Litigation-Environmental

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

Donald W. Stever
Donald W. Stever​
914.255.5500
157 Millard Ave
Sleepy Hollow

 

Litigation-Insurance

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

 

Litigation-Intellectual Property

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

 

Litigation-Labor and Employment

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

Salvatore G. Gangemi
Murtha Cullina​
914.220.5690
10 Bank St, Ste 650
White Plains

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

 

Litigation-Patent

Salem M. Katsh

KatshLaw​
646.712.1347
65 Ryder Farm Ln
Hastings-on-Hudson

 

Litigation-Real Estate

Ronald A. Sher
Himmelfarb & Sher
914.682.0040
One N Broadway, Ste 800
White Plains

 

Litigation-Securities

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

 

Litigation-Trusts and Estates

​Nancy J. Rudolph
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt
914.949.2700
One N Lexington Ave
White Plains

 

Mediation

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

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

Edna Sussman
SussmanADR
212.213.2173
20 Oak Ln
Scarsdale

 

Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants

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

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

John L.A. Lyddane
Dorf & Nelson
914.381.7600
International Corporate Center, Rye

 

Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs

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

 

Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants

Edward L. Birnbaum
Edward L. Birnbaum​
914.336.7788
15 Stonygate Oval
New Rochelle

 

What one thing would you like to see your legal colleagues doing more of that they’re not doing enough of now?

“My colleagues should do more to assist in community outreach beginning in elementary school, when students start to learn about government. We should volunteer to participate in local bar association activities, like Law Day, Career Day, Take Your Children to Work Day, Lawyers in the Classroom, and Mock Trial competitions, in which we partner with the schools in our community. I have found that volunteering not only helps the students but is also rewarding for lawyers, because as we view the law through the lens of the students, we remember what inspired us to become lawyers, and it renews our dedication to the legal system.”

—Deborah A. Scalise, Scalise & Hamilton, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

 

David E. Brown
Brown, Gruttadaro, Gaujean & Prato
914.949.5300
One N Broadway, Ste 1010
White Plains

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

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

John L.A. Lyddane
Dorf & Nelson
914.381.7600
International Corporate Center, Rye

 

Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs

Edward L. Birnbaum
Edward L. Birnbaum
914.336.7788
15 Stonygate Oval
New Rochelle

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

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

 

Product Liability Litigation-Defendants

Edward L. Birnbaum
Edward L. Birnbaum​
914.336.7788
15 Stonygate Oval
New Rochelle

 

Raymond L. Mariani
Raymond L. Mariani​
914.705.4568
500 Mamaroneck Ave
Ste 320, Harrison

 

Project Finance Law

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

 

Public Finance Law

David Boies
Boies Schiller Flexner
914.749.8200
333 Main St
Armonk

 

Railroad Law

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

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

 

Real Estate Law

Corbin & Lever
Kurzman Eisenberg
Richard L. Chadakoff​
914.285.9800
One N Broadway
12th Fl
White Plains

Thomas Leslie
Greenberg Traurig​
914.286.2900
445 Hamilton Ave
White Plains

 

Securities/Capital Markets Law

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

 

Securities Regulation

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

 

Tax Law

Howell Bramson
McCarthy Fingar
914.946.3700
11 Martine Ave, 12th Fl
White Plains

 

Trusts and Estates

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

 

What’s the biggest challenge facing attorneys who practice your specialty?

“The biggest challenge [in my specialty] is the perception many clients have that the documents we prepare are ‘cookie cutter’ and that all we need to do is push a key on our keyboard to prepare their estate plans in a matter of minutes. Many clients do not understand that the documents need to be customized to fit each individual’s needs and circumstances, which is time-intensive. Furthermore, the documents used by attorneys are regularly modified and updated to reflect changes in the law.”

—Anthony J. Enea , Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP Elder Law

 

 

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

Harris E. Markhoff
Danziger & Markhoff​
914.948.1556
1133 Westchester Ave
Ste N208​
White Plains

Michael Markhoff
Danziger & Markhoff​
914.948.1556
1133 Westchester Ave
Ste N208​
White Plains

 


How Our Best Lawyers Are Selected

This list is excerpted from the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Published by Woodward/White Inc. since 1983, Best Lawyers lists attorneys in 145 specialties, representing all 50 states, who have been chosen through an exhaustive survey in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 2018 edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than 7.4 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Listings cannot be bought, and no purchase is required to be included.

The nomination pool for the 2018 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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