Abrams Fensterman dominates Brooklyn legal scene, with 28 attorneys named as super lawyers and rising stars
Abrams Fensterman, Brooklyn’s largest law firm, has cemented its reputation for legal excellence by securing an impressive 28 spots on the New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Notably, the accolades were conferred upon partners RoseAnn Branda and Ethan Gerber, among other prominent attorneys.
The Super Lawyers selection process involves three key stages: candidate pool creation, research department evaluation, and peer review. A mere 5% of New York lawyers earn the Super Lawyer title, while 2.5% are named Rising Stars. The objective of these listings is to offer a comprehensive, credible resource for those seeking legal counsel.
RoseAnn Branda: A Pillar in Family Law
A member of the Moot Court Honor Society at Brooklyn Law School, RoseAnn C. Branda started her legal career at Caruso & Caruso, P.C., quickly ascending the ranks to become a partner at Caruso, Caruso & Branda, P.C. in 1992.
Now an executive partner and director of the Family and Matrimonial Law department at Abrams Fensterman, her responsibilities are wide-ranging. She handles everything from divorce and child custody matters to complex marital property disputes.
In the broader legal community, Branda has been an influential figure, holding the office of president for the Brooklyn Bar Association. She has been appointed to the Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee and also serves as a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for multiple Judicial Districts.
From 2008 to 2010, she chaired the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Attorney Professionalism. These roles have affirmed her commitment to elevating the standards of practice in her field.
Recognition has followed suit. She has been a New York Super Lawyer every year since 2007 and recently was honored as one of New York’s Women Leaders in the Law. Her ethics and legal ability have also garnered her a top rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Ethan Gerber: A Force in Transportation Law
After earning his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1988, where he was a writer and editor for the Law Review, Ethan B. Gerber began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn. He focused on prosecuting crimes in the neighborhoods of Bushwick, Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant, achieving a 100% top-count conviction rate.
Gerber then moved to private practice, managing Gerber & Gerber PLLC before its integration into Abrams Fensterman in 2016. As an executive partner and director of the Transportation Industry and Alternative Insurance Departments, he has considerably broadened the firm’s capabilities. He’s provided counsel to an array of transportation entities, from black-car companies to maritime shippers, often tackling regulatory issues, complex litigation, and insurance solutions.
Gerber’s influence extends beyond his practice. A past president of the Brooklyn Bar Association, he has served on numerous committees, including the Judicial Screening Committee for the Democratic Party in Kings County and the Judicial Screening Committees of the Brooklyn and New York City Bar Associations.
As a lobbyist and spokesperson, he has been the voice of multiple transportation industries, earning frequent citations in print, radio and television.
Other Notable Names
The firm also boasts other key players in the Brooklyn legal community, such as Robert Abrams in Estates and Trust Litigation, Grace M. Borrino in Family Law, Mark Caruso in Real Estate, Jordan Fensterman in Professional Liability Defense, Anthony Genovesi in Business Litigation, and Ellyn Kravitz in Elder Law.
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