Commercial Litigation

O&B’s litigation team, led by Michael Brown, recognized as a New York “Super Lawyer,” represents corporate and entrepreneurial clients facing critical and complex litigation. O&B focuses on factors underlying the dispute to develop the most effective strategies to efficiently resolve disputes consistent with our clients’ objectives.

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Insurance & Insurance Litigation


With a nationally recognized Insurance Regulatory and Litigation practice, the only such practice ranked “Tier 1” by U.S. News & World Report, O&B represents Insurers, Insurance Brokers and Insureds in corporate/ regulatory matters, program design, and coverage and defense of significant claims.

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Business Counseling

Our Business Group counsels publicly and privately owned enterprises. Whether forming an entity, drafting agreements of every nature, or document-ing the purchase or sale of a business, O&B attorneys bring their broad experience to our clients’ service.

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Government Affairs

Led by former New York State Senate Minority Leader Manfred Ohrenstein, O&B leverages its strong relationships at all levels of city, state, and federal government for clients doing business with or impacted by government. O&B offers an unmatched level of experience and success.

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“Mike [Brown] is an extremely effective and tough litigator. He's also a strategic thinker both inside and outside the courtroom.” - Don DeCarlo, Director, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Travelers Group“Mike [Brown] is an extremely effective and tough litigator. He's also a strategic thinker both inside and outside the courtroom.”

- Don DeCarlo, Director, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Travelers Group


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Manfred Ohrenstein
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Fred Ohrenstein

Partner

Manfred Ohrenstein, a founding partner and a former Legislative Leader of the N.Y. State Senate, serves as a strategic consultant and government affairs representative for large and medium sized companies.

Michael D. Brown
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Michael D. Brown

Partner

Michael D. Brown, founding partner is an accomplished litigator and trusted counselor. His career has been one of distinction in the litigation, corporate and insurance regulatory areas.

Matthew Bryant
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Matt Bryant

Partner

Matt is an experienced and creative litigator with a track record of success as counsel for both plaintiff and defense. These results not only speak for themselves but have earned him a preeminent peer review ranking as an effective and successful litigator.

Rosario DeVito
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Rosario DeVito

Counsel

Rosario DeVito is Counsel to O&B and focuses his practice on aspects of corporate and commercial litigation, insurance coverage issues, and professional liability law.

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