Meet Some of Westchester's Best Lawyers

How do you find the one best-suited to act as your advocate?



It was in Common Sense that Thomas Paine proclaimed: “in America the law is king.” But with more than 1.3 million lawyers in the U.S. (13% of them in New York State alone), how do you find the one best-suited to act as your advocate? Perhaps we can help.

Each year, BL Rankings LLC publishes The Best Lawyers in America, an exhaustive peer-evaluation survey that identifies the nation’s most accomplished and respected legal talent. Well, 91 of these vaunted legal eagles practice right here in Westchester, and we have brought them to you, including their areas of specialization. No matter what your legal needs may be, you’ll find a highly skilled professional to meet them in the pages that follow.

 

Admiralty & 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

 

What is your favorite case?

“Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, the only U.S. Supreme Court decision addressing workplace sexual harassment while I was in law school. In that case, the Bank argued that it had a disseminated policy that Ms. Vinson never took advantage of; however, under that policy, Ms. Vinson was supposed to report her concerns to the branch manager, who was the alleged harasser. Under today’s standards, a policy without proper alternative reporting avenues and not complying, for example, with NYS mandates, would be outdated. The case remains a hallmark of my practice.”

—Susan M. Corcoran, Jackson Lewis

 

Arbitration

Sheldon H. Elsen
Sheldon H. Elsen
914.723.7596
50 Fenimore Rd
Scarsdale

 

Eugene I. Farber

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

 

Ruth D. Raisfeld
Ruth D. Raisfeld924.722.6006
1025 Westchester Ave, Ste 106
White Plains

 

Edna Sussman
SussmanADR
212.213.2173
20 Oak Ln
Scarsdale

 

Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & 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

 

Barry N. Seidel
Harrington Ocko & Monk
914.686.4800
81 Main St, Ste 215
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 N 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

 

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

 

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

“The practice of labor-and-employment law has become increasingly complex and specialized, with federal, state, and local laws often conflicting on the rights of employees afforded by these laws, leaving employers with the difficult if not impossible task of harmonizing these laws to ensure compliance. For example, NYS, NYC, and Westchester each passed its own version of paid family leave laws that differ from each other in material respects, as well as from applicable federal leave laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act. Equally challenging is…whether or not employees can be lawfully terminated in light of the various fair employment practice laws that now exist.”

—Joseph DeGuiseppe, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt

 

Communications Law

Christopher B. Fisher
Cuddy & Feder​
914.761.1300
445 Hamilton Ave, 14th Fl
White Plains

 

Construction Law

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

 

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
Two Overhill Rd, Ste 400
Scarsdale

 

Andrew A. Rubin
Law Office of Andrew A. Rubin
914.761.9200
1133 Westchester Ave, Ste N202
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

 

Kerry A. Lawrence
Calhoun & Lawrence
914.946.5900
81 Main St, Ste 504
White Plains

 

Andrew A. Rubin
Law Office of Andrew A. Rubin
914.761.9200
1133 Westchester Ave, Ste N202​
White Plains

 

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

“In law, as in life, experience matters. Our firm has handled virtually every type of legal matter that deals with employers and employees or independent contractors. Experienced lawyers are problem solvers. They know how a matter is likely to resolve, because they have seen it many times before. Just as you would not choose a doctor performing her first surgery for your triple bypass, make sure your legal issue is one that your lawyer has seen before.”

—Donald L. Sapir, Sapir Schragin LLP

 

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

 

Bernard A. Krooks
Littman Krooks
914.684.2100
399 Knollwood Rd
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-Individuals

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

 

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

 

Employment Law-Management

Scott T. Baken
Jackson Lewis
914.872.8060
44 S Broadway, 14th Fl
White Plains

 

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

 

Joseph A. Saccomano
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

William A. Ruskin
Law Office of William A. Ruskin
914.231.0360
800 Westchester Ave, N641​
Rye Brook

 

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 & 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

 

When were you most grateful that you had a law degree?

“I became grateful for my law degree when I began to see the positive impact my advice and counsel was having on families who faced the prospect of losing their life savings due to the illness of a spouse or a loved one and the cost of long-term care. As an Elder Law attorney, I am able to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and their families on a daily basis.” 

—Anthony Enea, Enea, Scanlon & Sirignano

 

Family Law

Henry S. Berman
BodnarMilone
914.997.2500
Grand Street Plaza
White Plains

 

Peter O. Bodnar
BodnarMilone
914.997.2500
Grand Street Plaza
White Plains

 

Lawrence Jay Braunstein
Braunstein & Zuckerman
914.997.6220
333 Westchester Ave, Ste S302​
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
BodnarMilone
914.997.2500
Grand Street Plaza
White Plains

 

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

 

Pamela J. Jenson
BodnarMilone
914.997.2500
Grand Street Plaza
White Plains

 

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

 

Nancy Kellman
Law Office of Nancy D. Kellman
914.328.0900
333 Westchester Ave, Ste 302S​
White Plains

 

Erik Kristensen
BodnarMilone
914.997.2500
Grand Street Plaza
White Plains

 

Lydia A. Milone
BodnarMilone
914.997.2500
Grand Street Plaza
White Plains

 

Tamara A. Mitchel
BodnarMilone
914.997.2500
Grand Street Plaza
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
BodnarMilone
914.997.2500
Grand St Plaza
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

 

What was your favorite case?

“If I had to pick one, it would be the marriage equality litigation, in which [co-counsel] Ted Olson and I Ied the team that overturned California’s Proposition 8 and established…that the U.S. Constitution guarantees everyone the right to marry…regardless of sex or sexual orientation…. [N]o one gave us much of a chance…; indeed, we were harshly criticized even by those on our side…for moving too fast and risking an adverse decision…. Most important, we had the opportunity to build upon the work and sacrifices of many people…to finally achieve justice for millions.”

—David Boies, Boies Schiller Flexner

 

Labor Law-Management

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

 

Roger P. Gilson
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

 

Land Use & Zoning Law

Thomas Leslie
Greenberg Traurig
914.286.2900
445 Hamilton Ave
White Plains

 

Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants

David E. Brown
Brown, Gaujean, Kraus & Sastow
914.949.5300
One N Broadway, 10th Fl
White Plains

 

Litigation-Antitrust

Joseph Angland​
Law 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

 

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

“A lawyer who talks more than listens is doing the client a disservice. A good lawyer tries to understand the client’s business and priorities, then seeks the right legal solution to the problem. Sometimes this can be quick and easy negotiation; sometimes full litigation is necessary. The right lawyer will not only get you the right legal result but also the right business result. I have spent over 35 years restructuring businesses and helping clients achieve business, as well as legal, solutions to business issues.”

—Judith Elkin, Judith Elkin, PLLC

 

Litigation-Intellectual Property

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

 

Litigation-Labor & 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
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-Trusts & Estates

Gail M. Boggio
McCarthy Fingar
914.946.3700
11 Martine Ave, 12th Fl
White Plains

 

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

 

What do you like best about your practice as an arbitrator and mediator?

“I get enormous satisfaction out of helping companies and individuals resolve business disputes through arbitration and mediation. These are both processes that permit me to create a bespoke process suited to the issues and personalities before me, something not achievable in court. We call it ‘fitting the forum to the fuss.’ In addition, I find that the intellectual challenge and variety offered by my broad commercial disputes practice stimulates me every day, and my active engagement in the international dispute resolution community has enabled me to work with and befriend fabulous colleagues from all over the world.

—Edna Sussman, SussmanADR

 

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants

William A. Ruskin
Law Office of William A. Ruskin
914.231.0360
800 Westchester Ave, Ste N641​
Rye Brook

 

Mediation

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

 

Ruth D. Raisfeld
Ruth D. Raisfeld
924.722.6006
1025 Westchester Ave, Ste 106
White Plains

 

Edna Sussman
SussmanADR
212.213.2173
20 Oak Ln
Scarsdale

 

Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants

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

 

Anthony M. Heller
Anthony M. Heller
914.355.1932
56 Rolling Way
New Rochelle

 

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. BirnbaumEdward L.
Birnbaum
914.336.7788
15 Stonygate Oval
New Rochelle

 

David E. Brown
Brown, Gaujean, Kraus & Sastow
914.949.5300
One N Broadway, 10th Fl
White Plains

 

Jeffrey M. Feldman
Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe
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

 

Michael V. Kaplen
Decaro & Kaplen​
212.732.2262
427 Bedford Rd, Ste 360
Pleasantville

 

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

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

 

Real Estate Law

Richard L. Chadakoff
Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever
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

 

What is your most effective strategy for coping with the stress of your job?

“Being an attorney can be extremely stressful, since you are often carrying the weight of your clients’ problems on your own shoulders. It is therefore important to have an outlet to cope with and release stress. For me, that has always been working out. Each day, I wake up at 5 a.m. to [work out], then I arrive at work ready to take on all the day’s challenges in a positive way.”

—Bernard A. Krooks Littman Krooks

 

Tax Law

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

 

Trusts & Estates

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

 

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

 

Bernard A. Krooks
Littman Krooks​
914.684.2100
399 Knollwood Rd
White Plains

 

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

 

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

 


Methodology for Best Lawyers®

This list is excerpted from the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the pre-eminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. Published 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 the nation’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 2019 edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than 7.8 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The nomination pool for the 2019 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. Where specialties are national or international in nature, lawyers were asked to vote nationally, as well as locally. Voting lawyers were also given an opportunity to offer more detailed comments on nominees. Each year, half of the voting pool receives fax or email ballots; the other half is polled by phone.

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


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