White Plains Law Firm attorneys receive prestigious designation
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (September 30, 2021) – McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP (MGS) Managing Partner Seth M. Mandelbaum has been as selected for the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers®, recognizing him as one of the top attorneys in Land Use and Zoning.
Two of the firm’s other attorneys, Partner Steven M. Wrabel and Senior Associate Amanda L. Brosy, were selected as New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, also for their work in Land Use and Zoning.
“I am extremely honored to have been selected to the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list!” said Mandelbaum. “It is particularly humbling since nominations and selections are peered-based. This honor is really a reflection on the work of all of the excellent attorneys and staff at MGS. Congratulations to Steve and Amanda for their well-deserved selections as Rising Stars!”
Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters subsidiary, develops both the Super Lawyers® guide and the Rising Stars guide each year. The purpose of these guides is to help individuals in need of legal guidance connect with vetted attorneys. As such, the selection process is rigorous, involving a 12-category independent review by Super Lawyers® and a Blue-Ribbon Review by a panel of top-rated attorneys. The only differences between the guides are:
Super Lawyers® lists mid- to late-career attorneys, while Rising Stars lists early career attorneys either in their first decade of practice or no older than 40 years of age; and
No more than 5 percent of all practicing attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers®, while Rising Stars lists no more than 2.5 percent of all practicing attorneys.
The selection to either list denotes that an attorney is highly regarded by their peers and highly accomplished in their area of legal practice.
Mandelbaum, Wrabel and Brosy have each contributed to the success of MGS, which has a proven track record in obtaining favorable results for their diverse range of clients.
About our Super Lawyers and Rising Stars:
Seth M. Mandelbaum
He is admitted to the New York State Bar; the Connecticut State Bar; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and the District of Connecticut. Mr. Mandelbaum holds a J.D., cum laude, and an Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Pace Environmental Law Review; and a B.A., with Honors, from the University of Florida, where he majored in Environmental Policy.
Mr. Mandelbaum is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and the Westchester County Bar Association, for which he formerly served as Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee. Mr. Mandelbaum is also a member of the Westchester County Association, where he serves on the Real Estate Task Force and is Co-Chair of the SEQRA Subcommittee. In addition, Mr. Mandelbaum serves as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the Westchester Parks Foundation (formerly Friends of Westchester County Parks), and in 2018 joined the Board of Directors of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center. In 2009, Mr. Mandelbaum was a recipient of the Business Council of Westchester “Rising Stars – 40 under 40” award.
Mr. Mandelbaum practices in the areas of land use and environmental law, alternative energy, municipal law, and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Mr. Mandelbaum is one of only a small group of attorneys in New York to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP).
Mr. Mandelbaum is a resident of White Plains, NY.
Steven M. Wrabel
Mr. Wrabel has counseled private developers and property owners on issues of zoning compliance, environmental review, and various land use issues. In his time with McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, Mr. Wrabel has worked on successful projects for among others, PepsiCo, Inc., Manhattanville College, 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc., and Senlac Ridge Partners (f/k/a Normandy Real Estate Partners, LLC).
Mr. Wrabel also counsels municipal clients, including the Villages of Bronxville, Croton-on-Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, and Larchmont on issues concerning the drafting of local laws, land use and zoning, and the NYS Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).
He is admitted to the New York State Bar and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Notes and Articles Editor for the Environmental Law Review, as well as a B.A. from Boston College.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Westchester County Bar Association. Mr. Wrabel is a resident of Stamford, CT.
Amanda L. Brosy
Amanda L. Brosy is admitted to the New York and Connecticut Bars. Ms. Brosy received her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she was a Publications Editor for the Law Review, and a B.A. from Lafayette College. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the Westchester County Bar Association.
Ms. Brosy focuses her practice on municipal, land use and environmental law. For her municipal clients, Ms. Brosy assists with a variety of issues including drafting comprehensive code edits, contract drafting and negotiation, and advising land use boards. Ms. Brosy has the primary responsibility for the firm’s representation of the land use boards of the Village of Larchmont and the Village of Ossining.
Ms. Brosy also represents developers, institutions, and property owners in obtaining the necessary local and state-level land use and environmental permits and approvals.
Ms. Brosy is a resident of Stamford, CT.
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About McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP
McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP represents a diverse group of clients. MGS (including its predecessor firm) has been an integral part of the Westchester community for more than 60 years. The firm offers a wide range of services in areas including land use, commercial and residential real estate, banking law, trusts and estates, municipal law, construction law and all types of litigation. Its clients include corporations, insurance companies, municipalities, coop, condo and homeowners’ associations, developers, golf and country clubs and not-for-profits as well as individual property owners. Services are provided by a team headed by seven partners, three of counsel attorneys and two associates.