Announcements

Tonight! Brad Gerstman on RNN TV – Sen. Menendez, Indiana Religious ‘Freedom’ Law, More…

April 2, 2015
RNN TV

Don’t miss Brad Gerstman tonight at 6:00PM on RNN TV’s Richard French Live. Tonight – The scandal surrounding New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, the backlash over Indiana’s so-called religious freedom law and more… Nuclear Deal With Iran: U.S. And World Powers Agree To Framework Menendez Pleads Not Guilty: Trial Tentatively Set For July Indiana’s “Religious […]

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Brad Gerstman on RNN TV: Ted Cruz, 2016 Contenders, Non-Citizens to Vote in NYC? More…

March 23, 2015
RNN TV

Founding partner Brad Gerstman joins an all-star panel to tackle the Ted Cruz for president announcement, the 2016 contenders, a controversial bill that could allow non-U.S.-citizens to vote in Municipal elections and more…

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Brad Gerstman on RNN TV

March 9, 2015
RNN TV

Gotham Founding Partner Brad Gerstman joins an all-star panel on RNN TV’s Richard French Live

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BRAD GERSTMAN, CHOSEN TO JUDGE NATIONAL APPELLATE COURT COMPETITION FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

February 17, 2015
American Bar Association

Brad Gerstman, Esq. will be judging the American Bar Association Appellate Court Competition again.

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Brad Gerstman on New York Politics, Brian Williams, NFL and NBA Scandals

February 10, 2015
RNNTv

Brad Gerstman will appear on RNNTV’s Richard French Live to talk New York politics and more. Show starts at 6PM

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Advocate for Developmentally Disabled Children Lashes out at NYC DOE

February 8, 2015
Brad Gerstman

Brad Gerstman, a well-known and well respected advocate and attorney for developmentally disabled children, lashed out today at the sexual abuse of a 14 year old mentally ill boy at the hands of a paraprofessional hired by the NYC Department of education

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Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Cedarhurst: Long Island Lawyer Offers Reward

January 20, 2015
Brad Gerstman

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.

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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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Brad Gerstman: Autism, Special Education and The Law

November 12, 2014
Autism

There is a crisis in educating children with autism on Long Island-one that is brought to us by the Good Intentions Paving Company. This is very personal to me because my son has been diagnosed as autistic. Here the personal becomes political and in order to insure our rights, and those of my son, we have to organize and fight for them not only in the political arena, but on the front lines in each and every school district.

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Learn the Philosophy & Mechanics of Lobbying

November 10, 2014

What is lobbying? Join Brad Gerstman, David Schwartz, Robert Malito and elected officials for an educational event.

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Former Hofstra players raising funds for Wyandanch football

November 2, 2014
Newsday

“They’re coming together for a great cause, to ensure that Wyandanch football remains for as long as this district is around.”

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NY Post: Muslim waiter sues Waldorf Astoria for firing him

September 15, 2014
NY Post

“If we can’t get justice for our client, we intend to take action in the community and protesting, picketing and rallying in front of the hotel,” Kotbi’s new attorney Brad Gerstman said.

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CBS New York: Reward Fund Established To Catch Those Behind Anti-Semitic Crimes In Nassau County

September 11, 2014
CBS New York

Nassau County community leaders announced a reward fund to help catch those behind anti-Semitic crimes.

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MANGANO, JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF LI ANNOUNCE CREATION OF REWARD FUND TO CATCH PERPETRATORS OF ANTI-SEMITIC CRIMES

September 11, 2014
Brad Gerstman

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter will join Arthur Katz, Chairman of Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island (JCRC-LI), on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to announce the establishment of a fund to reward individuals who come forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of anti-Semitic bias crimes.

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Newsday: lawyer-activist offers to fund responses to anti-Semitic acts

June 9, 2014
Newsday

Brad Gerstman, a politics-oriented Nassau lawyer, said he is “personally establishing a fund whereby he will donate $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of any individual who commits an anti-Semitic act of hate” in the county.

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Dems opening their wallets for Gov. Cuomo and Tom DiNapoli tonight at separate Long Island events

May 21, 2014
NY Daily News

Over in Roslyn, power lawyers Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz are hosting a fundraiser for State Controller Tom DiNapoli’s reelection campaign.

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BRAD GERSTMAN, ESQ. CHOSEN TO JUDGE NATIONAL APPELLATE COURT COMPETITION

March 7, 2014
Brad Gerstman

Brad will serve as a judge for the National Appellate Court Competition, held at the US District Court in Brooklyn on Friday, March 7th from 4:30pm to 8:45pm.

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Students with Disabilities: Another tale of two cities

March 7, 2014
Mayor Bill De Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio was swept into office under a tale of two cities banner that dramatically highlighted how New York has become divided by class. But there is another kind of class division….

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Brad Gerstman will judge 2014 Miss New York City, Miss Cosmopolitan and Miss Metropolitan local pageant

January 28, 2014
Miss NYC

Bradley L. Gerstman, a prominent New York City lawyer, will be one of a team of judges that will help choose the next Miss New York City, Miss Cosmopolitan, and Miss Metropolitan for 2014.

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Brad Gerstman at Fair Media Council Influencer Series

December 28, 2013
Brad Gerstman

Half-day event of two workshops is designed to help jump start marketing efforts in the new year. Bradley Gerstman, partner at Gotham Government Relations & Communications, John Leboutillier, host on Fox News Channel’s Campaign Insiders and more…

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NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL ABUSES FAMILY OF CHILD WITH AUTISM

December 19, 2013
Autism

The parents of a 5 year old autistic child who attends PS 59 – The Beekman Hill International School – are outraged as they are harassed and bullied to move their child to a school far from home, because the school lacks qualified professionals trained in autism related interventions and therapies.

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Salvatore Ferragamo and Brad & Cheryl Gerstman invite you to a Champions for Charity Shopping Event

November 25, 2013
Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation

Salvatore Ferragamo and Brad & Cheryl Gerstman invite you to a Champions for Charity Shopping Event to Benefit Autism Speaks Long Island and the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation.

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Lets Root4Wood! Bring Back America’s True Pastime and Protect Players

September 24, 2013
root 4 wood

The long relished “crack-of-the-bat” sound has become non-existent in the game of baseball. Since the 1800s, baseball has been America’s favorite past time, and up until the 1970s, it was played solely with wooden bats.

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Join us at the 2013 Lisa Beth Gerstman Golf Classic

September 16, 2013
Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation

The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation is proud to announce that it will be holding its Annual Golf Classic on Monday, October 14, 2013, at the Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head, New York.

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Brad Gerstman Receives Autism Awareness Award

July 11, 2013
Autism

Shema Kolainu- Hear Our Voices hosted its 11th annual Legislative Breakfast, presenting Gotham’s Brad Gerstman with the Austim Awareness and Appreciation Award.

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Brad Gerstman—Autism Advocate, Honored at 11th Annual Shema Kolainu Legislative Breakfast

June 21, 2013
Brad Gerstman

Brad Gerstman, Co-Founder of Gotham Government Relations & Communications, is being honored and presented with the Austim Awareness and Appreciation Award.

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Tonight: Brad Gerstman on State of the Union – RNN TV

February 12, 2013
RNN TV

Our own political expert Brad Gerstman will look at how the president’s initiatives will affect New York’s people, business and state politics.

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Condolences for Newtown Tragedy and a Call for Change in Media Reporting

December 20, 2012
Autism

Executives from prominent organizations including Autism Speaks have initiated conversations to combat the media driven perception that autism spectrum disorders correlate with planned acts of violence. However, the ill informed commentary of journalists and reporters will likely require further contest as investigations into this tragedy continue to unfold.

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Brad Gerstman Receives Long Island Business News’ 2012 Leadership in Law Award

November 27, 2012
LIBN

Among other prominent leaders in the Long Island community, Brad Gerstman has been awarded the 2012 Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News. The dinner will be held Thursday, November 29th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

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Join Us For a Reception in Honor of Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel

October 7, 2012
Michelle Schimel

Hosted by Brad & Cheryl Gerstman and David & Heather Schwartz, Thursday, October 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

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Join us for a reception with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

October 2, 2012
Kirsten Gillibrand

Please join Cheryl & Brad Gerstman, Heather & David Schwartz for a reception with United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Thursday October 25th, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the home of Brad and Cheryl Gerstman.

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Great Afternoon of Golf, Evening Dinner and Incredible Prizes Benefits Childrern with Special Needs

September 11, 2012
Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation

The Annual Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Golf Classic for 2012 is in full swing! Please join us October 8th for a great afternoon of golf or dinner or both and support two great organizations dedicated to raising vital funds to help children live fulfilling and rewarding lives.

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Rapper 50 Cent Uses Twitter to Mock those with Special Needs Autism Advocate Brad Gerstman Outraged and Calling for Action

July 3, 2012
50 Cent is a Clown

50 Cent’s insensitivity to those with developmental disabilities is particularly distressing, considering the difficulties that these individuals are forced to face every day. Brad Gerstman is now urging individuals nationwide to demand a request for forgiveness from the rapper.

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Formation of Greater New York Car Wash Association

May 23, 2012
Greater New York Car Wash Association

Gotham Government Relations & Communications is pleased to announce the formation of the Greater New York Car Wash Association. This will help car wash owners throughout New York State fight off the continued attacks on small business and preserve their businesses.

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Meet Congressman Steve Israel May 29th – This is not a fundraiser!

May 22, 2012
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(This is not a fundraiser!) Congressman Steve Israel Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hosted by Brad & Cheryl Gerstman and David & Heather Schwartz at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Gerstman

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Newsday Declares Gotham Among Top Lobbying Firms on Long Island

April 20, 2012
Newsday

We want to thank New York Newsday for recognizing us as the 4th largest lobbying firm on Long Island. We are proud of our listing since Gotham has only been in existence for 3 years.

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Capital Tonight: Brad Gerstman Disbands Exploratory Committee

January 7, 2012
Capital Tonight

Redistricting has claimed its first victim: Brad Gerstman has disbanded his exploratory committee due to a lack of “compelling opportunities” available for him at this time.

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Brad Gerstman Disbanding Exploratory Committee

January 6, 2012
NY Daily News Brad Gerstman

Brad Gerstman, the Long Island political consultant and lobbyist who plunged $500,000 of his own into exploring a run for elected office, is disbanding his exploratory committee, The Daily Politics has learned.

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Brad Gerstman Breaks Down Cuomo’s State of the State Address

January 5, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo Brad Gerstman

2012: What does Cuomo’s revolution bring to New York State? Gotham’s Brad Gerstman breaks it down, line by line on Long Island’s News12:

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Newsday: Gotham Shoots to Top of the Pack of Long Island Lobbying Firms

August 14, 2011

Newsday declares Gotham among top three lobbying firms in Long Island. On behalf of the entire Gotham Government Relations & Communications family, we want to thank New York Newsday for recognizing us as the 3rd largest lobbying firm on Long Island. In just 25 short months in existence, we have rapidly risen to the top […]

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Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink Joins GerstmanSchwartz, LLP as Partner

July 18, 2011

And the Firm Officially Changes its Name to Gerstman, Schwartz & Wink, LLP July 18th, 2011; Roslyn, NY Top New York State Law Firm GerstmanSchwartz, LLP is pleased to announce its growth and expansion. Starting today, Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink joins GerstmanSchwartz, LLP as a Partner and the firm will officially change its name […]

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Brad Gerstman Calls for Legislative Investigation of NYC Education System

June 21, 2011
Investigate New York City Department of Education

Special Needs Advocate Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations & Communication, is outraged by the lack of leadership and accountability of New York City officials that are putting special education children last on their list of priorities.

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NY State Legislature Passes Autism Insurance Reform Bill

June 21, 2011
Brad Gerstman

Autism Advocate Brad Gerstman Speaks Out on Last Year’s Veto and This Year’s Vote June 17, 2011; New York, NY – Autism Advocate Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations & Communications, would like to congratulate the NY State Legislature on finally passing of a ground-breaking new bill that will provide families of autistic children […]

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Newsday: North Hempstead: No Kaiman-Gerstman primary

June 6, 2011
Newsday

Brad Gerstman, who a month ago was publicly criticizing North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, a fellow Democrat, said he has decided not to mount a challenge against the incumbent. Gerstman told Newsday he met recently with Kaiman and county Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs and “we agreed I wouldn’t run”.

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New York Daily News: Long Island’s Brad Gerstman Launches Exploratory Committee

April 26, 2011
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Gerstman, of Roslyn, L.I., is described as a “government relations lawyer, political operative, political consultant, and lobbying professional” on the website for his firm, Gotham Government Relations. He’s just dumped $300,000 into an exploratory committee for an as-yet undetermined office, with plans to ratchet that up to $500,000 shortly and overall plans to spend as much as $1 million if he actually runs.

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Brad Gerstman To Speak at Local Long Island High School

February 15, 2011

Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations, and dynamic public speaker, has been asked to speak to students at the Wyandanch Memorial High School regarding a career in government relations. Gerstman’s presentation is part of the school’s “Participation in Government” information lecture series. Gerstman will discuss governmental structure on federal, state and local levels, in addition to explaining to the students what lobbying is and how vital approach, advocacy and engagement are to maintaining important client relationships.

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Announcing: Gotham Radio – New Show on WGBB 1240AM

January 2, 2011

Gotham Radio debuts this month on Saturday, January 15th at 5:00pm on Long Island’s WGBB 1240AM. Hosts Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz look at the world of law and local politics. The show will have many local political guests and will represent the humorous, aggressive style in which Brad and David handle their business.

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Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation To Hold Its Annual Golf Classic

October 9, 2010
Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation

Glen Head, NY; On Monday, October 11th, the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation (LBGF) will hold its 7th annual Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Golf Classic at the Glen Head Country Club, honoring Home Depot President Joe McFarland. This outing is one of the foundation’s biggest annual events and has record attendance this year. LBGF is a 501c3 charity, dedicated to helping children with disabilities attend summer camp.

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New Legislation to End Autism Insurance Discrimination

March 17, 2010
Stop Autism Insurance Discrimination

Gotham Government Relations is pleased to announce its participation in working to pass a new bill ending Autism insurance discrimination. Bill Number S7000, sponsored by Senator Neil Breslin, the Chair of the Senate Insurance Committee, will amend the insurance law and the public health law. The bill will also expand health insurance coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

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Gotham Government Relations Forms New York’s First State Tobacconist Association

February 22, 2010
Cigar Rights

New York City, New York- In an historic gathering of statewide professional tobacconists, a group of over two dozen retail tobacconists gathered at the Grand Havana Room in New York City to launch the New York Tobacconist Association (NYTA). With the onslaught of anti-tobacco ordinances and legislation, the coalition of traditional competitors are coming together […]

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Save Hofstra Football

December 6, 2009
Save Hofstra Football

Brad Gerstman, High-Powered Lobbyist, Outraged over Hofstra University’s Decision to Dismantle its Football Program. Hofstra Alumni and Gotham Government Relations Partner Seeks Clarification and Reconsideration Roslyn, NY; December 4, 2009 Hofstra Alumnus and Gotham Government Relations Partner, Brad Gerstman, is speaking out today on the discontinuation of Hofstra University’s Football Program. Gerstman was a member […]

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November 18, 2009

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 […]

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Gotham Government Relations’ Brad Gerstman to Appear on RNN’s Election Night Coverage

October 28, 2009
Regional News Network

Political Analyst to Offer Insight & Commentary on Major New York Races New York, NY: November 3, 2009 – Brad Gerstman, Partner at Gotham Government Relations, will appear on Regional News Network’s Election Night coverage on Tuesday, November 3rd. Gerstman will be the only guest on set with veteran news anchors Richard French and Andrew […]

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