Our Attorneys

Our Team

At Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP, our commitment lies in valuing not only the proficiency and capabilities of individuals but also the depth of their humanity. Together, we unite these qualities for shared success.

Attorneys Administration Support

Jon A. Dorf

Managing Partner
Co-Chair, Commercial Real Estate & Land Use Department

Jonathan B. Nelson

Partner
Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department

Mark C. Zauderer

Partner
Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department

Daniel R. Alcott

Partner
Chair, Not for Profit Department

Laura G. Alcott

Partner
Co-Chair, Commercial Real Estate & Land Use Department

Linda Alster-Nelson

Senior Trial Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department

Melissa G. Andrieux

Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department

Bruce M. Brady

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

Keiki-Michael Cabanos

Counsel
Corporate Department

Nicholas J. Chivily

Partner
Chair, Commercial & Real Property Finance Department

Jason T. Cohen

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department

L. Patrick Dacey

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

Martha J. Flanders

Counsel
Corporate Department Commercial & Real Property Finance Department

Christiana M. Fraser

Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

William H. Gagas

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

Christina L. Grimes

Associate
Commercial Litigation Department

Antony K. Haynes

Partner
Group Head, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group

Michael D. Hess

Senior Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department

Daniel S. Jahnsen

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Group Head, Professional Liability Defense Group

Howard S. Jacobowitz

Senior Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department Professional Liability Defense Group

Jessica J. Kastner

Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department Intellectual Property Department

Jillian A. Kuper

Associate
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liabiliy Defense Group

Jason J. Lavery

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

Scott D. Locke

Partner
Chair, Intellectual Property Department

Rachel M. Lust

Associate
Commercial Litigation Department

Ira B. Matetsky

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department

Andrew P. Marks

Partner
Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Department

Vincent A. Nagler

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

Paul J. Noto

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Commercial Real Estate & Land Use Department

Kenneth S. Oliver

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Group Head, Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

Robert P. Pagano

Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department Professional Liability Defense Group

Ruth L. Post

Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation Department

Hon. Anthony Scarpino, Jr.

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Group Head, Trusts and Estates Litigation Group

Vicki Shea

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

Grant A. Shehigian

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department

Hon. O. Peter Sherwood

Senior Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department

Ira B. Stechel

Partner
Chair, Tax Department

Jeffrey G. Steinberg

Senior Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department Group Head, Insurance Defense & Coverage Group

Judy Taboada

Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

David S. Warner

Partner
Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Department

Aaron Weissberg

Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation Department

Venesha White

Associate
Commercial Litigation Department

Robin (Zongbin) Yi

Associate
Commercial & Real Property Finance Department

Melissa G. Andrieux

Chief Diversity Officer
Client Relations Officer

William S. Beaver

Executive Director

Joseph Demo

Chief Technology Officer

Robert Loranger

Billing Coordinator

Maria Paul

Billing & Account Manager

Justine Cardenas

Paralegal
Commercial Litigation Department

Micayla Costa

Legal Assistant
Commercial Litigation Department

Sandra Genova

Legal Assistant
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

Jeanne Godfrey

Executive Assistant
Mark C. Zauderer
Commercial Litigation Department

Marilyn Gonzalez

Legal Assistant
Commercial Litigation Department

Leah Gulloso

Legal Assistant
Commercial & Real Property Finance Department

Doreen Johns

Legal Assistant
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

Jennifer Kelly

Senior Paralegal
Commercial & Real Property Finance Department

Solomon Kushner

Law Clerk
Cyber Security, Data Privacy and AI Practice Group

Tina LeBrun

Senior Paralegal
Intellectual Property Department Life Sciences Group

Montana Nelson

Legal Assistant
Commercial Litigation Department

Christiane Poulin

Paralegal
Labor & Employment Department

Abbie Rodriguez

Manager
Commercial Litigation Department

Allison Schoer

Paralegal
Commercial Litigation Department HEALTHCARE & GENERAL LIABILITY DEFENSE GROUP

Bernadette Silverstein

Office Manager

Aaron Sirkman

Administrative Clerk
Commercial Litigation Department

Karen Strobel

Legal Assistant
Commercial Litigation Department

Carl Surpris

Administrative Clerk
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group

JoAnn Wadas

Legal Assistant
Commercial Litigation Department HEALTHCARE & GENERAL LIABILITY DEFENSE GROUP

Renee Winter

Calendar Coordinator
Commercial Litigation Department

Xiaoming (Mia) Zhao

Paralegal
Commercial Litigation Department

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Jon A. Dorf

Managing Partner
Co-Chair, Commercial Real Estate & Land Use Department
Over two decades ago, Jon A. Dorf began his law career as a sole practitioner and has since expanded his firm to include multiple practices now known as Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP.
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Jonathan B. Nelson

Partner
Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Mr. Nelson is a Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. Mr. Nelson is an experienced litigator and corporate counsel with comprehensive knowledge and business vision.
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Mark C. Zauderer

Partner
Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Mr. Zauderer is a prominent New York trial and appellate lawyer, has represented major corporations, prominent individuals, and a Presidential cabinet secretary in significant business, financial and commercial litigation.
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Daniel Alcott

Partner
Chair, Not for Profit Department
Daniel R. Alcott is Partner and Chair of the Not-for-Profit department at Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP. He has developed one of the foremost advisory practices representing not-for-profit, tax exempt organizations in the New York metropolitan area.
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Laura G. Alcott

Partner
Co-Chair, Commercial Real Estate & Land Use Department
Laura G. Alcott, Partner and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Department, specializes in real property law and advises the firm’s clients on various aspects of commercial and residential real estate matters.
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Linda Alster-Nelson

Senior Trial Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department
Linda Alster-Nelson, Senior Trial Counsel to Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP, works on a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters. She is an accomplished trial attorney and has received numerous awards for her clients by way of verdicts and settlements.
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Melissa G. Andrieux

Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department
Melissa G. Andrieux is the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Client Relations Officer. She is also Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department.
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Keiki-Michael Cabanos

Counsel
Corporate Department
Keiki-Michael Cabanos is Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate Department. He brings valuable experience to the firm and focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings, venture capital investments.
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Nicholas J. Chivily

Partner
Chair, Commercial & Real Property Finance Department
Mr. Chivily has 30 years of experience sourcing business and representing national, regional and local commercial banks, investment banks and other types of lending institutions in all types of mortgage.
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Jason T. Cohen

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department
Mr. Cohen is a partner in the Firm’s Commerical Litigation Department. He represents businesses of all sizes in a full range of civil and commercial litigation, including breach of contract, insurance coverage.
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Vicki Shea Connolly

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group
Ms. Connolly is a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. She is a skilled legal strategist who handles all types of legal matters ranging from routine slip and falls to the more complex matters, from inception through trial.
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L. Patrick Dacey

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group
Mr. Dacey is a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. He is a seasoned trial attorney and has tried over 75 cases to verdict. He has tried cases in 19 out of 21 counties in New Jersey.
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Martha J. Flanders

Counsel
Corporate Department Commercial & Real Property Finance Department
Martha J. Flanders is Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial & Real Property Finance Departments. She brings valuable experience to the firm as she has been practicing Corporate and Business Law for over 30 years at several prestigious New York City firms.
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Christiana M. Fraser

Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group
Christiana M. Fraser is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and the Healthcare and General Liability Defense Group.
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Christina L. Grimes

Associate
Commercial Litigation Department
Christina L. Grimes is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, she was a legal research analyst at Thomas Reuters where she conducted comprehensive research
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Antony K. Haynes

Partner
Group Head, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group
Antony K. Haynes is a Partner in the Firm and Group Head of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group. He brings nearly 30 years of experience to the firm and advises clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues.
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MIchael D. Hess

Senior Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department
Michael Hess is a senior counsel at Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP with decades of experience in commercial litigation, mediation, arbitration, corporate transactions, municipal and state law, as well as in business fraud.
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Christine L. Hogan

Partner
Labor & Employment Department
Christine is a Partner in the Employment Law Practice at Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP. Christine is a highly accomplished labor and employment attorney with over a decade of litigation experience handling.
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Daniel S. Jahnsen

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Group Head, Professional Liability Defense Group
Mr. Jahnsen is a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. He is a skilled and seasoned trial attorney who has amassed over 200 jury verdicts and has participated in numerous Appellate and Supreme Court
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Howard S. Jacobowitz

Senior Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department Professional Liability Defense Group
Mr. Jacobowitz is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. He is a seasoned trial attorney whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, professional liability defense and coverage.
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Jessica J. Kastner

Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department Intellectual Property Department
Ms. Kastner works closely with the Partner & Chair of the Litigation Department, Jonathan B. Nelson, and the team in the New York office, to provide representation to clients on both coasts.
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Scott D. Locke

Partner
Chair, Intellectual Property Department
Scott D. Locke is a Partner at Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP and Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department. With over two decades of experience.
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Rachel M. Lust

Associate
Commercial Litigation Department
Rachel M. Lust is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department. She has experience handling a wide array of litigation matters from preparation of the initial pleadings to preparation of motions for summary judgment.
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Ira B. Matetsky

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department
Mr. Matetsky is a partner in the Firm’s Commerical Litigation Department. He is a seasoned trial and appellate attorney and has resolved hundreds of complex commercial, contract, real estate, securities, and employment disputes.
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Andrew P. Marks

Partner
Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Department
Drew is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Employment Law Practice at Dorf Nelson & Zauderer. After more than thirty-five years of practicing in labor and employment law
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Paul J. Noto

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Commercial Real Estate & Land Use Department
Paul J. Noto, Westchester County’s former First Deputy District Attorney and Special Counsel, is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and Commercial Real Estate Department.
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Kenneth S. Oliver

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Group Head, Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group
Kenneth S. Oliver, is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and Group Head of the Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group where he represents clients in jury trials of complex liability matters.
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Robert P. Pagano

Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department Professional Liability Defense Group
Bob handles professional liability and tort defense matters, and has tried dozens of cases in the federal and state courts of New York. He also has extensive experience preparing and arguing appeals.
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Ruth L. Post

Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation Department
Ruth Post is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Post’s extensive litigation experience includes resolving and litigating property and title disputes for owners
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Hon. Anthony Scarpino, Jr.

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department Group Head, Trusts and Estates Litigation Group
The Hon. Anthony Scarpino, Jr., Westchester County’s former District Attorney, is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department.
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Jeffrey S. Seigel

Counsel
Corporate Department
Jeffrey S. Seigel is Counsel in the firm’s Corporate Department focusing on Corporate, Business, Employment, Real Estate and Construction Law.
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Grant A. Shehigian

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department
Mr. Shehigian is a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide array of civil and commercial litigation matters.
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Hon. O. Peter Sherwood

Senior Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department
Mr. Shehigian is a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide array of civil and commercial litigation matters.
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Jeffrey G. Steinberg

Senior Counsel
Commercial Litigation Department Group Head, Insurance Defense & Coverage Group
Jeffrey G. Steinberg is Senior Counsel at Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP, based in Rye, New York, where his practice focuses on professional liability coverage and defense.
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Judy Taboada

Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation Department Healthcare & General Liability Defense Group
Ms. Taboada is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. She has an in-depth knowledge of diverse areas of law and a high degree of organization and creativity that serves our clients.
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David S. Warner

Partner
Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Department
David is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Employment Law Practice at Dorf Nelson & Zauderer. David advises, trains and represents employers across the country in all aspects of employment and labor law.
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Aaron Weissberg

Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation Department
Aaron Weissberg is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Weissberg is an experienced litigator with substantial experience handling complex commercial litigation matters, from intake through trial.
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Venesha White

Associate
Commercial Litigation Department
Venesha White is an Associate in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. Prior to joining Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, Ms. White was a legal intern at the New Rochelle Criminal Court where she assisted in the investigation
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Robin (Zongbin) Yi

Associate
Commercial & Real Property Finance Department
Robin Yi is an Associate in the firm’s Commercial & Real Property Finance Department. He has experience representing national, regional and local commercial banks, investment banks and other lending institutions.

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