S. Pastel, Esq. served as the Insurance Committee Counsel
to the New York State Assembly Insurance Committee from
1984 to 1991. In 1992 he served as the Housing Committee
Counsel. Since 1993 he has represented primarily property/casualty
insurance clients before the New York State Legislature,
the Governor’s office, and various state agencies
including the New York State Department of Financial
Services. More recently, he has also been actively engaged
in transactional work on behalf of clients involving
Form A approvals, product approvals, conversion to a
stock property/casualty insurance company, personal
lines withdrawal applications, 718 USC Section 1033(e)
exemption requests, and other compliance activities.
Mr. Pastel has participated as a certified instructor
on topical property/casualty insurance issues for both
continuing education and continuing legal education.
E. Rosen, Esq. served as Counsel to the Standing Senate
Committees of Insurance and Consumer Protection and
has maintained close working relationships with members
and staff of both parties. Upon entering private practice,
Michael has engaged in general practice of law with
a focus on real property, non-for-profit and corporate
law along with the firm’s government relations
work. While working in the legislature, he helped draft
the state’s initial Lemon Law, Used Car Lemon
Law and the Fair Franchise Disclosure Act. Both partners
assisted in drafting and negotiating the landmark Property
Casualty Reform Bill which was enacted as Chapter 220,
Laws of 1986.
partners engage in the general practice of law working
primarily in the areas of real estate, not-for-profit
corporation law, corporate and limited liability companies/partnership
and wills, trusts and estates.