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…

Brad Gerstman, founder of the Anti-Semitism Action Fund, has offered $1,000 to Crimestoppers for anyone who helps catch the Anti-Semitic vandals who defaced the Cedarhurst train station with swastikas. Mr. Gerstman is a leading New York State attorney, lobbyist and communications specialist. He has a diverse background and extensive experience in law, business, government, education, and has become a leading fighter against hate crimes on Long Island.

A swastika was found etched into glass at the Long Island Rail Road station in Cedarhurst on Monday. The defacement came only days after the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) replaced the same glass panel for the exact same reason. Brad Gerstman is calling on local authorities to take immediate action to address this ominous growing trend. (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/280413/cedarhurst-long-island-rr-station-defaced-with-2-swastikas.html)

“Swastikas represent one of the greatest evils perpetrated in all of world history, and we need to come together as a community to identify the culprits and stop this heinous behavior before it continues to grow. This is not something that can or should be taken lightly,” says Gerstman.

What is of particular concern to Gerstman and other community leaders, is that Cedarhurst is home to a growing number of Orthodox Jews, and many are either direct survivors of the Holocaust, or have family members who were exterminated by the Nazis. As Gerstman points out;

“It is an absolute disgrace that some ignorant individual would use a swastika to traumatize the vulnerable in the Jewish population of Cedarhurst. He should be identified and punished so that others will understand that the community takes these vile acts seriously.”

Gerstman, working with officials in Nassau County, has previously established a reward fund that provided reward money for information that would help lead to the capture and conviction of the perpetrators of these anti-Semitic acts.

Bratton Gets Standing Ovation from NYC Power Brokers

December 29, 2014
NY Post

A room of top New York business power brokers and businesspeople made their feelings known about NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s relationship with the cops at the Police Athletic League luncheon.

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Daily News: Bill de Blasio calls for political debates and protests to cease

December 23, 2014
NY Daily News

Mayor de Blasio called for a moratorium on demonstrations until the two slain officers who were executed are laid to rest. Brad Gerstman Speaks to Daily News

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Brad Gerstman on RNNTV Prosecuting Cops, NY Casinos, Jeb Bush

December 15, 2014
RNNTV

Gerstman Schwartz & Malito founding partner, Brad Gerstman talks politics and the latest headlines on RNN TV’s Richard French Live.

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Event: What to Expect in Politics in 2015

November 24, 2014

The FMC Influencer Series presented by Farmingdale State College takes you behind the scenes in politics on a local, regional and national scale. On Dec. 12, a panel of influential insiders will focus on the November election and what it means for 2015.

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