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 and has been designated by DS News as Top 25 Women of Law. Ms. Polowy has been a licensed attorney since 2004.

Nicole C. Gazzo

Partner

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. Ms. Gazzo became Partner of Gross Polowy in March 2023.

Mario A. Serra, Jr.

Managing Attorney – New Jersey

Quinnipiac College School of Law, J.D.; Seton Hall University. Practices in creditors rights, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, bankruptcy, real estate, related litigation and home retention. Mr. Serra is admitted in New Jersey and New York as well as in Federal Courts for the District of New Jersey and New York Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bar Associations. Mr. Serra has been a licensed attorney since 1998.

Brian D. Goldberg

Managing Attorney - Trials & Loss Mitigation

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.; American University, Bachelor of Science in Finance. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure litigation, foreclosure trial, federal trial, loan resolution, home retention, eviction, and title claim resolution.

Brian is admitted to practice law in the New York State Courts; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Texas State Courts. He is also a commissioned Notary Public.

Mr. Goldberg is the author of “Digital Transitions: The Future of eMortgage Laws and Adoption by State” (Legal League 100 Quarterly Journal, 2020), and has trained numerous loan servicers and Court personnel regarding foreclosure litigation on forward and reverse mortgages.

Most uniquely, Mr. Goldberg along with the Nassau County Courts, created the Inquest Program in New York to help expedite uncontested foreclosures. His work with the county led to the design of the pilot program and launch for implementation. Brian also assisted in the creation of the Servicer Day program to facilitate increased efficiency and resolutions to matters in the Settlement Conference Part.

Brian is the sitting Secretary of the Complex Litigation, Legislative & Regulatory Policy Committee of the American Legal and Financial Network. He is also a member of the New York Bar Association and Texas Bar Association. He has been a licensed attorney since 2007.

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.

Douglas C. Weinert

Managing Attorney - Risk Management

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.

Ehret Anne Van Horn

Senior Bankruptcy Attorney - Williamsville Office

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.

Kelly Cosentino

Compliance Attorney

Syracuse University, B.A., University of Buffalo, J.D.: Practices in real estate, mortgage servicing and default, foreclosure, litigation, and home retention. Ms. Cosentino is a member of the New York City Bar Association Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force, the New York State Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Western New York. Ms. Cosentino volunteers on the board of the Empower Camp organization, a nonprofit geared towards the development and empowering of young women through summer camp experiences. She is admitted to practice law in New York State and has been a licensed attorney since 2010.

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.

Carla Brydson

University of the West Indies, LLB (Hons.); Norman Manley Law School, CLE. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing and foreclosure litigation. She is admitted to practice in New York and Jamaica. Additionally, she is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Carla has been a licensed attorney in New York since 2017.

Richard P. Fay

Senior Associate

University of Buffalo School of Law, J.D.; St. Lawrence University, B.A., cum laude; Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, and foreclosure. Mr. Fay is also admitted to practice law in the United States Federal Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York. He has been a licensed attorney since 2012.

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.

Christine L. Fox

Nazareth College of Rochester, B.A., University at Buffalo, M.A., Thomas M. Cool.ey Law School, J.D. with distinction; Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure. Ms. Fox has been a licensed attorney since 2009, and is admitted United States District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York. She is a member of the Erie County Bar Association.

Alexandra R. Heaney

Senior Associate

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.

Jonathan W. Jacobs

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.; University of West Florida, B.S. B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure, eviction, contracts, and commercial litigation. Mr. Jacobs has been a licensed attorney since 2011.

Amber A. Jurek

Senior Associate

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 Kielb

University of Buffalo School of Law, J.D.; Syracuse University, B.Mus. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure. Ms. Kielb has been a licensed attorney since 2007, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Erie County Bar Association.

Melissa M. Loecher

New York Law School, J.D.; University of Rochester, B.A. Practices in real estate, foreclosure litigation and mortgage default servicing. Ms. Loecher is a member of the Erie County Bar Association and the New York Bar Association. Ms. Loecher is admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She has been a licensed attorney since 2010.

Amy Mozg

University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude; Canisius College, B.A., cum laude. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing and foreclosure. Ms. Mozg is a member of the Erie County Bar Association. She has been a licensed attorney since 2014.

Michael Naghdi

Brooklyn Law School, J.D; Touro College, B.A., Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure and litigation. Mr. Naghdi is also admitted to the United States Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern District of New York. He has been a licensed attorney since 2019.

Marie Nicholson

Senior Associate

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.

Ashley M. Pascuzzi

University at Buffalo Law School, J.D.; Niagara University M.A.; Niagara University B.A., Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure. Ms. Pascuzzi is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Ms. Pascuzzi was named one of Niagara’s 12 under 40. She has been a licensed attorney since 2018.

Natasha Prasad

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.; University at Buffalo, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, foreclosure. Ms. Prasad is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and has been a licensed attorney since 2022.

Kathleen Puscheck

Senior Associate

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.

Anthony J. Rooney

Canisius College, B.A., University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D. Conducts motion practice on unopposed files. Mr. Rooney has been licensed to practice law since January 2014, and has been admitted in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association.

Alexa F. Scarpaci

New Jersey Associate Attorney

Rutgers Law School- Newark, J.D., cum lade; Monmouth University, B.S.W., summa cum laude. Practices in creditors’ rights, foreclosure, and mortgage default servicing. Ms. Scarpaci has been a licensed attorney since 2021.

Courtney R. Shed

SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D.; Canisius College, B.A. Practices in real estate, mortgage default servicing, and foreclosure. Ms. Shed is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is a board member of local non-profit agency, Adoption Star. Ms. Shed was named as one of Buffalo‘s 2019 Legal Elite’s Rising Star. She has been a licensed attorney since 2015.

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.