Brad Gerstman is a leading New York State attorney, lobbyist and communications specialist. His diverse background and extensive experience in law, business, government, education, and the not-for-profit community places him in a unique position to represent and advocate for a broad range of clients and causes.

As both a personal donor and successful fundraiser, Brad has built a political career that spans all levels of government, and encompasses pertinent figures from both sides of the political spectrum. He has served on a number of Finance Committees, and has been sought out by some of the most prominent members of government for both campaign guidance and fundraising aid. It is this exceptional fundraising prowess that has allowed Brad to create an incomparable reputation state-wide.

Mr. Gerstman’s exceptional track record for building both relationships and coalitions has earned Brad the respect of policy makers, and guided them in constructing essential legislation for the state of New York. Through years of experience, Brad has developed the skills necessary to steer his clients through the complex legislative, political, and bureaucratic processes, while concurrently serving as their spokesperson. With progressive strategies, Brad has acquired the ability to tap into political trends and opportunities, which enable him to identify and overcome obstacles for his clients. Brad’s work has resulted in the shaping of public policy in a number of areas including business advocacy, land use, municipal matters, special education, and charitable causes. Admittedly, Brad has been quoted stating, “Because of the passion I possess as an advocate, the consideration of running for office is always lurking somewhere in my mind”. This very passion even led to a successful exploratory campaign funded, in part, by 500,000 dollars of Brad’s own personal finances.

Brad provides clients with a unique blend of legal, political, and business experience. As a member of the New York State Bar since 1994, Brad developed a remarkable reputation as a defense attorney, prosecutor and general corporate counsel. His distinguished career as a litigator began when Brad was appointed as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx. In this role, Brad faithfully served New Yorkers through his investigation of corporate fraud and corruption cases, as well as his tenacity in persecuting violent criminals. From the DA’s office, Mr. Gerstman went on to head a law firm that focused on criminal defense and general litigation. During this period he handled numerous high-profile cases that included the protection of children from lead-based paint, and advocating for the rights of senior citizens. Currently, Brad is a partner in Gerstman, Schwartz & Wink, LLP,  and Gotham Government Relations & Communications, based in Roslyn. In addition, Brad is a member of the Education Law Association and the Nassau County Bar Association’s Education Law Committee.

Mr. Gerstman is a strong advocate for children with special needs. He currently acts as both co-founder and board member of the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation, a family foundation that provides summer camp experiences to children with physical and developmental disabilities. In the past, Brad has also served as the Long Island Advocacy Chair for Autism Speaks, one of the nation’s largest autism advocacy organizations, as well as Advocacy Chair on the 2007 Long Island Walk Now for Autism Planning Committee. In 2008, Brad was appointed by Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi to chair his Autism Coalition. In addition, Mr. Gerstman was recently elected by the Long Island Autism Coalition Board to serve as Counsel to their organization. Read the rest of Brad’s Bio…

From NY1:

While the names on best-dressed lists usually belong to celebrities, some Queens’ politicians are being recognized for their fashion sense. NY1′s Shannan Ferry filed the following report.

State Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder is best known as a politician, but has now also been ranked as one of the most stylish elected officials in the state.

“It was an absolute honor to bless the same pages as such fashion icons as George Clooney, Derek Jeter, Madonna,” Goldfeder joked.

Goldfeder recently made it on to New York attorney, lobbyist, and fashion-enthusiast Brad Gerstman’s list of best dressed politicians in 2015.

Also among the Queens elected officials to be recognized, State Senator Michael Gianaris.

Goldfeder isn’t letting the nod go to his head but is having fun with the nod.

“The accolades haven’t stopped, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing, the emails keep coming in, just the sheer congratulations, and people are nervous because we’ve set the bar really high,” Goldfeder said sarcastically.

According to Gerstman, Goldfeder’s style is of a modern-man on the go.

“He’s a nice thin looking guy, you know, he looks good at what he puts on, and he’s well-tailored. He tries, he has a very conservative kind of look but it works for him and I think people around him think he dresses well,” said Gerstman.

The list also includes several other elected officials from across the city and state, including Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“He wears different colored shirts and light ties, and his suits are really fitting him properly, I mean he’s an odd size to fit, which isn’t so easy being basketball-like,” said Gerstman of the mayor.

Gerstman limits his best-dressed lists to male politicians, simply because he says women’s fashion isn’t his specialty.

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Brad Gerstman on San Bernardino Shootings and Affluenza Teen

December 21, 2015
Fox News

Brad Gerstman on Fox News Channel – The alleged gun supplier in the San Bernardino Shooting and the strange new update in the case of a teen who beat manslaughter charges with the “Affluenza Defense”.

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Video: Brad Gerstman on RNN – Guns & Terror Watch List, Obama Address

December 9, 2015
RNN TV

Gotham Founding partner Brad Gerstman discusses the national terror watch list, guns, terrorism and President Obama’s address to the nation.

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Video: Sheldon Silver Found Guilty on all Counts, Brad Gerstman on RNN

December 1, 2015
RNN TV

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found guilty of federal corruption charges. Gotham’s Brad Gerstman gives legal and political analysis on RNN TV’s Richard French Live…

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Brad Gerstman on RNN: NY AG’s War on Fantasy Sports, Silver Trial More…

November 11, 2015
RNN TV

New York Attorney General declares war on Fantasy Sports, Sheldon Silver trial update. Brad Gerstman on RNN TV’s Richard French Live at 6:00PM

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