Rosenthal & Markowitz, LLP has had several exciting years of unprecedented growth in both personnel and the range of services we offer. The Firm and our members continue to grow as professionals and as people.
Kathy Rosenthal practices almost exclusively in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Settlement and Residential Real Estate. For 18 years she taught Wills, Trusts & Estates as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace University School of Law, earning the Adjunct Professor of the Year Award for 4 consecutive years. She also taught at CUNY Law School as an Adjunct Professor for 4 years. Currently, in addition to full-time private practice, Kathy serves on the Board of Advisors of the Westchester Community Foundation and volunteers by teaching at community and civic associations, such as the Scarsdale Library. Among her previous boards and affiliations, Kathy served on the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (past president 2001-2003), the board of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation, the Estate Planning Council, and the Westchester Public Private Partnership (a past president). In her spare time, Kathy looks forward to playing with her grandchildren, golfing and gardening.
Linda Markowitz practices Matrimonial and Family Law as well as Estate Planning and Probate and Estate Settlement and Residential Real Estate . She also practices Collaborative Law in addition to negotiating successful resolutions for her clients in a more traditional negotiation process, and litigation of matrimonial and family court matters. She is a member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, www.nycollaborativepractice.org and also a member of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Westchester and Rockland, www.collaborativelaw-ny.org. Linda continues to be active on many boards in the community and within the legal profession, including the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (past president 1999-2001), where she is currently a co-chair of long range planning and the past president’s committee, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation where she is on the board of directors having served as President during 2008 and 2009, the New York State Bar Association where she served on the Non Resident Committee, and the Surprise Lake Camp Board where she served as President until June 2017. She also serves on the executive committee of the Pace Women’s Justice Center. She uses her non-billable time to enjoy her six grandchildren, golf and travel.
Simon H. Baker works as “Of counsel” for us. Along with his LLM in Taxation, he brings experience in different areas of expertise, increasing the depth of our knowledge to better serve our clients with corporate and commercial needs (in areas of corporate law, estate planning and real estate). You can read his biography in the Of Counsel section of this website.
Stuart A. Rosenthal, our Senior “Of Counsel,” served as Vice-President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel for the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association until October of 2014. We are able to access his government relations, consumer law and administrative law expertise as needed. Read more about his background and expertise in the Of Counsel section of this website.
I. Miles Pollack recently joined the firm as “Of Counsel” and has practiced law for over 50 years in New York City and Westchester. He has a background in commercial and residential real estate and was one of the first to do co-op and condo conversions in New York City. He also specializes in litigation having gotten million dollar settlements for his clients. He was a Hearing Officer in the New York City Parking Violations Bureau, sat on multiple occasions as a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and as an arbitrator in the White Plains City Court.
Sherry A. Bishko continues to work with firm as a full time Partner, working on matrimonial, estate planning and estate settlement matters. She was appointed to the Tuxedo Park Planning Board. She previously worked for the EPA and is on the Board of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County Women’s Bar Association.
Stephane C. Wicks was an Associate from May, 2010 to May 2015 and has moved to North Carolina to work for Wells Fargo as a post mortem planner.
Mary Lovett Nitsch, Esq., who was formerly “Of Counsel” to our firm, has retired. She left her office files with us and we are delighted to handle the needs of her former clients if they wish us to do so.