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Todd J. Manister

Counsel

About Todd

  • Bio
  • Bar Admissions
  • Education
  • Publications

I have a lengthy and successful track record as a trial and transactional lawyer and have litigated a broad range of civil cases for clients in both State and Federal courts and before administrative agencies.

My trial skills were first developed as a litigator in the office of the Nassau County Attorney. Prior to joining Braverman Greenspun in 2019, I had my own law practice on Long Island for twenty one years where I counseled clients on diverse matters including commercial disputes, small business matters, claims for breach of contract, title insurance defense, personal injury defense, matrimonial and family law, estates and trusts, employment matters and all phases of real estate, including transactions, representations of condominiums and cooperatives and construction matter. Later, I headed the litigation department for a small firm in Suffolk County.

Because of my vast and wide-ranging litigation experience, I have developed a keen ability to minimize the risks attendant to litigation and to achieve an advantageous outcome for my clients. As a well-seasoned trial attorney, I have no fear in the courtroom, whether it is oral advocacy, the selection of a jury or cross-examination. I enjoy utilizing my skills to handle a broad scope of matters for my clients, and take personal pride and satisfaction in achieving successful and cost-effective results.

  • New York, 1984
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, North District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Washington College of Law, J.D.
  • Syracuse University, B.A.
  • St. Nicholas W. 126 L.P. v Republic Inv. Co., LLC, 2019 NYSlipOp 3225(U), (Supreme Court, New York County, July 29, 2019)
  • The Hutton Group v. Cameo Owners, 160 A.D.3d 676 (2d Dep’t 2018)
  • In the Matter of Exceeding Contracting, NYS Industrial Board of Appeals, PR-10-182 (April 29, 2013)
  • Platinum Financial Services Corp. v. Sincebaugh, (Tompkins Cty. Crt., 2013)
  • Matter of Gray v. Varone, 101 A.D.3d 1122 (2d Dep’t., 2012)
  • Windsearch, Inc. v. Delafrange, 90 A.D.3d 1223 (3d Dep’t 2011)
  • Matter of Santoro, 31 Misc. 3d 1231 (Sure. Ct., Nassau Co., 2011)
  • Dot & Don Realty, Inc. v. Emily’s Deli, Inc., 31 Misc. 3d 1207 (Dist. Ct. Nassau Co., 2011)
  • Dahari v. Libov, 31 Misc. 3d 1207(A) (Civ. Ct. Kings Co., 2011)
  • Rodriguez v. DeStefano, 72 A.D.3d 926 (2d Dep’t 2010)
  • Rodriguez v. DeStefano, 2010 NY Slip Op 74362 (2d Dep’t 2010)
  • B. Reitman Blacktop, Inc. v. Missirlian, 52 A.D.3d 752 (2d Dep’t 2008)
  • U.S. Bank Natl. Assn. v. Alzarez, 49 A.D.3d 711 (2d Dep’t 2008)
  • Nicosia v. Rios-Nicosia, 303 A.D.2d 390, 755 N.Y.S.2d 863 (2d Dep’t 2003)
  • Piccone v. Chamberlain, 271 A.D.2d 631, 707 N.Y.S.2d 345 (2d Dep’t 2000)
  • Holland v. Pinkerton Security, 68 F. Supp. 2d 282 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)
  • Glendora v. Pinkerton Security & Detective Services, 1999 WL 4663 (S.D.N.Y., February 1, 1999) 25 F. Supp. 2d 447 (E.D.N.Y. 1999)
  • Glendora v. Bruiser Ken, et al., 1999 WL 390642 (E.D.N.Y. March 31, 1999)
  • Aguero v. Commonwealth Land Title Inc. Co., 253 A.D.2d 834, 678 N.Y.S.2d 499 (2d Dep’t 1998)
  • Rivera v. Rivera (Nassau County Dept. of Social Services), 255 A.D.2d 517, 680 N.Y.S.2d 161 (2d Dep’t 1998)
  • Citibank v. Commonwealth Land Title Inc. Co., 228 A.D.2d 635, 645 N.Y.S.2d 826 (2d Dep’t 1996)
  • Samu v. Samu, 257 A.D.2d 656, 684 N.Y.S.2d 295 (2d Dep’t 1999)
  • Zummo v. Zummo, 237 A.D.2d 436, 655 N.Y.S.2d 85 (2d Dep’t 1997)
  • Samu v. Samu, 243 A.D.2d 458, 663 N.Y.S.2d 85 (2d Dep’t 1997)
  • Carrowkeel Investment Co. v. Breed, 203 A.D.2d 506, 611 N.Y.S.2d 249 (2d Dep’t 1994)
  • Blake v. Constantino, 710 F. Supp. 450 (E.D.N.Y 1989)

Fun Facts

Todd is a master gardener with a special interest in ferns and other woodland plants.
Todd enjoys studying American military history.