Marc Brown 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. 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 is actively involved in a number of civic organizations. He is currently the Treasurer for the Va’ad HaKashrut of Buffalo, and a Committeeman for the Town of Amherst Republican Committee.

Marc received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he currently serves as a member of the National Law Advisory Council Steering Committee.

Marc received his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. From 1998–1999, Marc served as president of the school's Moot Court Board, as executive editor of the Human Rights Law Review, and as a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Board. During law school, he clerked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, and with the Hon. William M. Skretny, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. In addition, Marc 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. He currently serves as president of the University at Buffalo Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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, and Insurance Law, 2016 and 2017, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation — Insurance, 2019
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2014–18, Rising Stars, 2013
  • 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-Elect, 2017–18
  •           Treasurer, 2016–17
  •      General Committee Board Standing Committee, 2017–18
  • 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, 2017–18
  •       Treasurer, 2012 – 2013 and 2015–16
  •       Vice President 2013–14, 2014–15
  •       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
  • Author, "Better Be Safe Than Sorry in Purchasing an Owner’s Title Insurance Policy," ABA-TIPS Title Insurance Litigation Committee Newsletter, Fall 2017
  • Author, "Title Insurance — A Must-Buy in Real Estate Transactions," Buffalo Business First, November 15, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, "A Proactive Approach to Avoiding Bad Faith Within the Title Insurance Arena," American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, August 11, 2017
  • Presenter, "Hard Money, Hard Claims — How Private Lending Complicates Professional Liability Claims,"  E & O Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT, June 20, 2017
  • Co-Author, "Why a Plaintiff's Bankruptcy History is Important," Law360, September 1, 2016
  • Quoted in "5 Tips for Handling a Deposition," REALTOR Mag, July 2016
  • Presenter, "Cool Connections, Hot Alumni," Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, March 7, 2016
  • Presenter, “Addressing Ethical and Conflict Situations in Title Insurance Litigation,” American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, July 31, 2015
  • Author, “Conflicts in Title Insurance — What Is the Best Approach?” American Bar Association Title Insurance Litigation Committee Newsletter, Spring 2015
  • Featured in “Water Authority Commish Fuzzy on Settlement,” WGRZ-TV, March 12, 2015
  • Quoted in “Former Amherst Highway Chief Settles Sick Time and Vacation Pay Dispute With Town,” Buffalo News, March 11, 2015
  • Presenter, “Title Law From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, Buffalo, New York, March 5, 2015
  • Presenter, "Practice of Law, Civil Procedure, and Commercial Litigation," Binghamton University Harpur Law Council, New York, NY, January 2015 
  • Quoted in “Agreement Sought in Case of Unused Sick, Vacation Time,” Amherst Bee, December 10, 2014
  • Featured in “Realtor Representation,” You and the Law, WBFO 88.7, September 5, 2014
  • Quoted in “Why Real-Estate Agents Should Consider Insurance,” Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2014
  • Presenter, “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
  • Presenter, “A Primer for Litigating Cross-Border Insurance and Products Liability Disputes,” Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 14, 2013
  • Guest on “Property Paperwork,”You and the Law, WBFO 88.7 FM, August 2, 2013
  • Featured in “Five Questions With Marc Brown,”Buffalo Law Journal, May 28, 2013
  • Presenter, “Mock Certiorari Trial,” New York State Assessors’ Association Annual Meeting, September 2011
  • Presenter, Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society and Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity Meeting, State University of New York at Binghamton, March 2011
  • Contributing Author, “Attorney Affirmation Opposing Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Action for Determination that Plaintiff is Lawful Owner of Real Property Based on Adverse Possession and Entitled to Remove Fence Erected by Defendant,” Bender’s Forms for the Civil Practice, 2009
  • Contributing Author, “Client Affidavit Opposing Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Action for Determination that Plaintiff is Lawful Owner of Real Property Based on Adverse Possession and Entitled to Remove Fence Erected by Defendant,” Bender’s Forms for the Civil Practice, 2009
  • Presenter, “Procedures Before the Boards of Assessment Review and Ultimate Dismissal of Complaints,” Erie County Assessors’ Association Monthly Meeting, March 2009
  • Author, “Protecting Boards of Assessment Review When Dealing with Unresponsive Property Owners Who Challenge Their Assessments,” N.Y. Real Property Law Journal, Winter 2008
  • Author, “Tax Assessment Proceedings and the Role of the Board of Assessment Review,” NYSBA Journal, November 2007
  • Presenter, “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
  • Author, "Christmas Trees, Carols and Santa Claus: The Dichotomy of the First Amendment in the Public Schools and How the Implementation of a Religion Policy Affected a Community,” Journal of Law & Education, April 1999
  • Author, “The Effect of Free Trade, Privatization, and Democracy on the Human Rights Conditions of Minorities in Eastern Europe: A Case Study of the Gypsies in the Czech Republic and Hungary,” Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, 1998