Jeffrey B. Gold
Jeffrey B. Gold received his law degree from Fordham University in 1987. After graduation, he worked at two mid-size New York law firms, Mound, Cotton & Wollan and then Rivkin, Radler & Kremer, handling complex litigation matters in NY, NJ, MI, PA and KY.
Christopher J. Benes
Christopher J. Benes is a 1979 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. Mr. Benes joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Fraud/General Crimes Unit.
Rhonda Wiener Breakstone, Esq.
Ms. Wiener Breakstone has utilized her abilities not only for her clients, but for the educational community as well, serving in leadership positions with Bellmore Parent-Teachers Associations, including those of President and Legislative Chair. For those efforts, she was honored with Lifetime Membership in the New York State Parent-Teachers Association.
Suzanne M. Ragone, Esq.
Suzanne is a skilled litigator with experience defending clients in cases involving premises liability, construction accidents, vehicular negligence, medical malpractice, nursing home liability and attorney malpractice. Prior to joining Gold Benes LLP, she gained experience working in private practice in the areas of personal injury litigation, criminal law, matrimonial and family law. Suzanne is a member of New York State Bar Association.
Karen C. Higgins, Esq.
Outside the office, Ms. Higgins spends much of her time giving back to her community through her work with the Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (fighting the opioid and addiction crises), and various environmental and political causes.
Christopher C. Carr, Esq.
Prior to joining Gold Benes, LLP this year, Mr. Carr completed a long and rewarding career in public service at the Social Security Administration (SSA). During his 27-year tenure with SSA’s hearings and disability adjudication branch, Mr. Carr held the positions of senior attorney and supervising attorney. Serving in these positions provided him with the great satisfaction of not only being able to assist the public but also the opportunity to train, develop and mentor several of the Agency’s dedicated employees.
Jodi Nyear Gurdus, Esq.
Roseann Madonna, Esq.
Robert J. Stone, Jr., Esq.
Melissa B. Levine, Esq.
Ms. Levine received a BA from SUNY Binghamton, in 1986 and a JD from Hofstra University School of Law, in 1990.
Melissa has been with Gold Benes LLP and its predecessors since 2004. She is the head of the collection practice for the firm, with an emphasis in collecting monies owed to commercial landlords and other businesses. Her other areas of practice include real estate closings, overtime wage claims, mortgage foreclosure defense and representation of creditors in bankruptcy.