Partners & Counsel

Manfred Ohrenstein


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


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


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.

Brian R. Gerstein


Counsel to the firm, Brian R. Gerstein represents clients in commercial litigation, municipal court criminal defense and appellate practice.

Adam M. Nicolazzo


Adam represents clients in commercial litigation, insurance coverage and insurance defense matters. In addition ti his work on complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage and defense matterts, Adam..

Lauren M. Pape


Lauren offers our client’s her extensive bi-coastal experience as a litigator, regulatory attorney and transactional specialist. After ten-years at Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP, which culminated as the firm’s senior counsel, Lauren became General Counsel to a regional insurer where she was responsible for all aspects of the Company’s claims, underwriting, legal and governmental affairs.

Susan B. Ratner


Susan is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with over 35 years of experience of disputes resolution practice. After graduating summa cum laude from SUNY Albany (BA Economics) University of Pennsylvania Law School, she began her career with ten-year stint at Shea and Gould.