Marc W. Brown, a partner in the firm's Corporate Services and Commercial Litigation, Construction, Management and Professional Liability, and Global Insurance Services Practice Groups, focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation. His experience includes litigation pertaining to real property title claims defense and coverage matters, real property tax certiorari proceedings, contractual disputes, personal injury, and collection enforcement. In addition, he has experience in professional liability matters relating to commercial and residential real estate transactions. He has extensive appellate experience and is a former judicial clerk in the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

Highly regarded among his colleagues, Marc has received a peer-rating of AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating, from Martindale-Hubbell, as well as an AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Judicial Edition, which reflects the opinions of members of the bar and judiciary.

Marc currently serves as president of the University at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is also actively involved in a number of civic organizations, and is the current treasurer for the Va’ad HaKashrut of Buffalo as well as a committeeman for the Town of Amherst Republican Committee.

Prior to earning his juris doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, Marc received his bachelor's and master's in business administration from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he currently serves as a member of the National Law Advisory Council Steering Committee. While in law school, he clerked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, as well as with the Hon. William M. Skretny, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. He also interned for the school’s Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth to develop the first progress report of its State of the Region Project. During his third year, he served as president of the school's Moot Court Board, executive editor of the Human Rights Law Review, and as a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Board.

Honors
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association GOLD Group Honoree, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell Judicial and Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, 2014, Insurance Law, 2016–17, and Construction, 2018, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2014–18, Rising Stars, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation — Insurance, 2019
  • Business First’s Legal Elite of Western New York (Commercial Litigation), 2014
  • 40 Under Forty Award, Business First, 2012
  • Up & Coming Attorney, The Daily Record, 2007
  • New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel, 2006
  • Order of the Barristers National Honor Society, 1999
  • Judge Matthew Jasen Appellate Practice Award, 1999
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School Faculty Award for Excellence, 1999
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association GOLD Group Student Leadership Award, 1999
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society, 1994
  • State University of New York at Binghamton Award for Student Excellence, 1993
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  •      Title Insurance Litigation Committee
  •           Chair, 2018–19
  •           Chair-Elect, 2017–18
  •           Treasurer, 2016–17
  •      General Committee Board Standing Committee, 2017–19
  • Niagara Business Associates, 2013 to present
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Pro Hac Vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Pro Hac Vice
Community Involvement
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association
  •       President, 2018 to present
  •       President-Elect, 2017–18
  •       Executive Committee Member, 2014–15 and 2017–18
  •       Treasurer, 2012–13 and 2015–16
  •       Vice President 2013–15
  •       Board of Directors Member, 2008–15
  •       Assistant Treasurer, 2011–12
  •       Assistant Secretary 2016–17
  •       Oral History Project Committee Co-Chairman, 2009–13
  •       Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Group President, 2006–07
  •       GOLD Group Board of Directors Member, 2001–08
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Harpur College
  •       National Law Advisory Council Steering Committee, 2002 to present
  •       Judaic Studies Advisory Council Steering Committee, 2011–13
  •       Adjunct Instructor, 2010, 2012–15
  • Kadimah School of Buffalo: Co-President, 2012–15; Board of Trustees Member, 2009–15
  • Committeeman, Town of Amherst Republican Committee, 2008 to present
  • Treasurer, Va’ad HaKashrut of Buffalo, 2009 to present
Education
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1999
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, School of Management, M.B.A., 1996
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Harpur College, B.A., cum laude, 1995
Publications

Presentations

  • "A Proactive Approach to Avoiding Bad Faith Within the Title Insurance Arena" (Co-Presenter), American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, August 11, 2017
  • "Hard Money, Hard Claims — How Private Lending Complicates Professional Liability Claims,"  E & O Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT, June 20, 2017
  • "Cool Connections, Hot Alumni," Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, March 7, 2016
  • "Addressing Ethical and Conflict Situations in Title Insurance Litigation," American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, July 31, 2015
  • "Title Law From Start to Finish," National Business Institute, Buffalo, New York, March 5, 2015
  • "Practice of Law, Civil Procedure, and Commercial Litigation," Binghamton University Harpur Law Council, New York, NY, January 2015 
  • "The Importance of a Comprehensive Assessment Plan When Challenged by a Taxpayer’s CPLR Article 78 Proceeding," Erie County Assessors’ Association Monthly Meeting, June 2014
  • "A Primer for Litigating Cross-Border Insurance and Products Liability Disputes," Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 14, 2013
  • "Mock Certiorari Trial," New York State Assessors’ Association Annual Meeting, September 2011
  • Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society and Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity Meeting, State University of New York at Binghamton, March 2011
  • "Procedures Before the Boards of Assessment Review and Ultimate Dismissal of Complaints," Erie County Assessors’ Association Monthly Meeting, March 2009
  • "Soup to Nuts: From the Tax Assessment Complaint Submitted to the Board of Assessment Review to the Final Resolution of Tax Certiorari Proceedings,"  New York State Assessors’ Association Annual Meeting, September 2007