Our Lawyers

Adam Gross

Partner

Case Western University School of Law, J.D.; Clark University, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure and related litigation, loan resolution, home retention and title claim resolution. Mr. Gross is a member of the New York State Bar. His community involvement includes serving as Commack Youth League lacrosse coach and Suffolk County Police Athletic League football coach. Mr. Gross has been a licensed attorney since 2005

Amy E. Polowy

Partner

University of Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude; Canisius College, B.A., summa cum laude. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, eviction, bankruptcy and home retention. Ms. Polowy is a member of the Erie County Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International. She is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, U.S. District Court, Western, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York. Ms. Polowy presented Mortgage Foreclosures and the Automatic Stay at the Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association and Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association 11th Annual Conference. Her community involvement includes the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Red Cross of Western New York. Amy has been nominated as WNY‘s 40 under 40 by Buffalo’s Business First. Ms. Polowy has been a licensed attorney since 2004.

Nicole C. Gazzo

Managing Attorney - Foreclosure & Bankruptcy Williamsville Office

University at Buffalo, B.A., University of Buffalo, J.D.; Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure and bankruptcy. Ms. Gazzo is admitted to the United States Federal and Bankruptcy Courts in all Districts of New York. She has been a licensed attorney since 2004.

Kelly A. Cosentino

Managing Attorney - Litigation Williamsville Office

University at Buffalo Law School, J.D.; Syracuse University, B.S. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, eviction and contracts. Ms. Cosentino is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association and Erie County Bar Association. She has been a licensed attorney since 2010.

Lynn T. Nolan

Managing Attorney - New Jersey office

Albany Law School, J.D.; The College of Saint Rose, B.A., summa cum laude. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, bankruptcy, eviction, contracts, regulatory compliance, and associated litigation. Her industry involvement includes speaking at seminars offered to mortgage loan servicing companies to facilitate dialogue surrounding industry standards, regulatory compliance, and legislative updates. Ms. Nolan is a multijurisdictional attorney; she has been a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey since 2011, and has been a licensed attorney in the State of New York since 2012. Ms. Nolan is admitted to the U.S. District Court of New Jersey as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Stephen J. Vargas

Supervising Attorney Westbury Office

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.; Columbia University in the City of New York, B.A.. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure and related litigation, appellate practice, federal civil litigation, loan resolution, home retention, eviction, and title claim resolution. He is admitted to practice Law in New York State Court and the United States District Courts in the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Western District of New York and Northern District of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is also a commissioned Notary Public. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association and NYCBA Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force. He has been a licensed attorney since 2009.

John J. Ricciardi

Senior Attorney Westbury Office

Quinnipiac College School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; associate editor, Quinnipiac College Law Review, Recipient of the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award and the American Jurisprudence Award for legal writing; State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, eviction, contracts, litigation and origination. Mr. Ricciardi is admitted to the United States Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern District of New York. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association. He has been a licensed attorney since 1995.

Dennis Jose

Senior Attorney Westbury Office

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.; State University of New York, B.A. Practices in real estate and mortgage default servicing, foreclosure and bankruptcy. Mr. Jose is admitted to the United States Federal Courts in all Districts of New York. He has been a licensed attorney since 2005.

Bridget C. Bidonde

University of Buffalo School of Law, J.D.; board member, Desmond Moot Court Executive Board and Jessup International Moot Court Board; Binghamton University, B.A. Practices in mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, loan resolution, home retention, eviction and bankruptcy. Ms. Bidonde is admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Bidonde had been a licensed attorney since 1997.

Ross M. Eisenberg

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., Queens College, B.A., cum laude. Mr. Eisenberg specializes in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure and related litigation. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Prior to joining Gross Polowy, Mr. Eisenberg practiced in the areas of landlord/tenant, foreclosure and general real estate litigation. He has been a licensed attorney since 2013 and is admitted to practice law in the United States Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York as well as in the State of New Jersey.

Michael E. Ferrante

Western New England College School of Law, JD, 1987; Northeastern University, BS, 1982; Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure and related litigation, loan resolution. Michael has been a licensed attorney since 1989.

Tracy M. Fourtner

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.; West Virginia University, B.S. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, eviction, loan resolution and contracts. Mr. Fourtner is a Continuing Legal Education lecturer for the New York State Bar Association. He has been a licensed attorney since 2001.

Brian D. Goldberg

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.; American University, B.S. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing and insurance. Mr. Goldberg is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. His community involvement includes serving as president of the Alpha Tau Omega Alumni Association at American University, fundraising for the Wounded Warrior Foundation and volunteering with the Special Olympics. Mr. Goldberg has been a licensed attorney since 2007.

M. Natalie Guillaume

Hofstra University School of Law, JD; State University at Stony Brook, BA. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, and related litigation. Ms. Guillaume has been a licensed attorney since 2010 and is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Ms. Guillaume is admitted to the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Alexandra R. Heaney

Widener University School of Law, J.D.; Niagara University, M.B.A; State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. Practices in foreclosure litigation. Prior to joining Gross Polowy, Ms. Heaney practiced in the areas of federal employment law, estate planning, domestic relations law, and criminal law. Her community involvement includes being an active participant in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and Wills For Heroes. Ms. Heaney is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York State Defenders Association, American Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, and has been a licensed attorney since 2014.

Sarah K. Hyman

State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D.; The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing and foreclosure. Ms. Hyman is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Erie County Bar Association. She has been a licensed attorney since 2013.

Amber A. Jurek

State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D.; State University of New York at Oswego, B.A. Practices in foreclosure litigation and mortgage default servicing. Prior to joining Gross Polowy, Ms. Jurek practiced in the areas of estate planning and administration, matrimonial/family law, and criminal law. Ms. Jurek also represented municipalities in tax certiorari matters. Ms. Jurek is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and has been a licensed attorney since 2010.

Jessica J. Kielb

University of Buffalo School of Law, J.D.; Syracuse University, B.Mus. Prior to joining Gross Polowy, Ms. Kielb practiced in the area of consumer bankruptcy law. Ms. Kielb is admitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District. She has been a licensed attorney since 2007.

Sarah A. Michalek

SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., Canisius College, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, and foreclosure. Ms. Michalek is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Erie County Bar Association. She has been a licensed attorney since 2013.

Antoinetta D. Mucilli

University of Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude; Buffalo Law Review; State University of New York, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, and foreclosure litigation. Prior to joining Gross Polowy, Ms. Mucilli practiced in the areas of corporate, contract and federal energy law. Ms. Mucilli is a member of the New York State and Erie County Bar Associations. Ms. Mucilli has been a licensed attorney since 2000.

Michael William Nardolillo

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.; University of Colorado, B.S.; studied at East Stroudsburg University. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure and general litigation. Mr. Nardolillo’s community involvement includes being a volunteer for the Disabled Veterans of America and being a member of Hofstra University School of Law Alumni Association. Mr. Nardolillo is admitted to Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2008), New York (2009), Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York (2014) and Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2014). He has been a licensed attorney since 2007 and is a member of the American Bar Association.

Marie Nicholson

St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.; New York University, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, loan resolution, home retention, eviction and bankruptcy. Ms. Nicholson is a member of the Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association. She is admitted in the U.S Bankruptcy Court, Southern District. She has been published in DSNews Default Servicing in Print and Online. Ms. Nicholson has been a licensed attorney since 2007 and is admitted in New York and Connecticut.

Kathleen Puscheck

Houghton College, B.A., cum laude; University at Buffalo, J.D.; Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure. Kathleen has been a licensed attorney since 2017.

Penina B. Radinsky

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.; Yeshiva University, B.A., cum laude. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, and related litigation. Ms. Radinsky has been a licensed attorney since 2014 and is admitted to practice law in the State of New York as well as the State of New Jersey.

Maria D. Ramos-Persaud

New Jersey Office

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.; State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York: M.S. and B.A. Practices in commercial and residential foreclosures, bankruptcy loss mitigation, replevins, evictions, breach of contract claims as well as associated litigation. Mrs. Ramos-Persaud is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey since 1998 and in the State of New York since 1999. Mrs. Ramos-Persaud is admitted to the U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts of New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York.

Michael E. Reiser

State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude; John Carroll University, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, and related litigation. He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, and was recently admitted as a licensed attorney in 2017.

Steven Rosenfeld

Albany Law School, J.D.; University at Buffalo Law School, L.L.M. with honors. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing and foreclosure. Mr. Rosenfeld is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He has been a licensed attorney since 2009.

Jessica B. Smith

Saint Lawrence University, B.A.; Barry University School of Law, J.D.; Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure. Prior to joining Gross Polowy, Jessica practiced in the area of landlord/tenant law. Her community involvement includes serving on the President’s Council of the Bison Children’s Scholarship and mentoring in the Say Yes Scholar Mentoring Program. Jessica has been a licensed attorney since 2014 and is admitted to practice law in the State of New York as well as the State of Florida.

Adam B. Speregen

New York Law School, J.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, eviction, litigation and bankruptcy. Mr. Speregen is also admitted to the United States Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern District of New York. Prior to joining Gross Polowy LLC, Mr. Speregen worked for several law firms practicing in Creditor’s Rights on behalf of lenders and loan servicers. He has been a licensed attorney since 1995.

Deborah Turofsky

Hofstra University School of Law, JD; State University at Stony Brook, BA. Mrs. Turofsky practices in consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage servicing default, home retention, real estate and healthcare related legal collection. Mrs. Turofsky is admitted to practice law in New York State Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Mrs. Turofsky is also admitted in New Jersey State Court. She is also a commissioned Notary Public. She has been a licensed attorney since 2000.

Ehret Anne VanHorn

The University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude; publications editor, Buffalo Law Review; University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing and bankruptcy. Ms. Van Horn is a member of the Erie County Bar Association. She has been a licensed attorney since 2009.

Christopher Virga

Touro Law, J.D.; Hofstra University, B.A., cum laude. Mr. Virga practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure and related litigation, loan resolution, home retention, eviction, and title claim resolution. Mr. Virga is admitted to practice Law in New York State Court and the United States District Courts for the Eastern & Southern District of New York. He is also a commissioned Notary Public. He has been a licensed attorney since 2010. Mr. Virga has been specializing in creditor’s rights since he graduated in 2010.

Douglas C. Weinert

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.; University at Buffalo, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, eviction, contracts and commercial litigation. Mr. Weinert is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Erie County Bar Association. Mr. Weinert also is part of the Erie County Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, providing free legal assistance to low income individuals and the Erie County Bar Foundation. He has been a licensed attorney since 2007.

Courtney R. Williams

SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D.; Canisius College, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, and foreclosure. Ms. Williams is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is a board member of local non-profit agency, Adoption Star. She has been a licensed attorney since 2015.