David R. Okrent, Esq., CPA is the principal owner of the Law Offices of David R. Okrent. Having more than 26 years experience in both legal and accounting fields, he was recently nominated to be the Long Island District Delegate for the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. David has received many recognitions for his contributions to the practice of Elder Law, including most recently the Long Island Business Leadership in Law Award. This award is described by Long Island Business News as “Experience counts. Dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence are expected. Compassion is essential. The Leadership in Law Award recognizes all of these qualities and is dedicated to those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island.” David was also honored by Day Haven in October 2010 for his outstanding work in the senior community and his commitment to preserving the quality of life of the senior community. Prior to his practice in Elder Law, David was a Revenue Agent for the IRS. He was responsible for litigation support and audit examinations of individuals, corporations and partnerships. He brings his experience with the IRS to his Elder Law practice. David distinguishes himself from others in his field, not only with his extensive credentials, but with his outstanding dedication to his clients and his deep concern and intensive thinking that permeate his practice. Every client is treated with the highest respect and integrity.
Janet Cohen Sorrentino, Esq. has been a long-time advocate for the disabled on Long Island, starting with her two siblings of whom she became guardian and caretaker. Her path into law started when she began advocating for her brother and sister. She decided to take her experience to law school where she could develop it into a career that would help others. She has intimate experience with the obstacles and complexities one faces when navigating care services for disabled individuals. In her role as guardian and advocate, Janet successfully oversaw the placements of both her brother and sister in wonderful group homes where they are thriving and happy. She is fluent in American Sign Language and worked as an ASL interpreter for several years. Janet also worked as the Development Coordinator for an international non-profit community health care organization which entailed extensive travel to under-developed countries around the world. She practices all aspects of elder law with enthusiasm and care.
Michael Sendlenski is Of Counsel to the firm. Michael is a graduate of Harvard University with an A.B. in Government and received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.
Michael is a seasoned litigator and appellate attorney who has nearly 20 years of government experience. Currently an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of East Hampton, Michael is the Town’s leading litigator and special prosecutor for all Town code matters and has extensive litigation experience in zoning, land use, real estate transactions and criminal proceedings. Having served as counsel to the Southampton Town Conservation Board for almost 8 years, Michael is well versed in wetlands and environmental review law.
Michael began his professional career in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and was quickly promoted to the position of Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Public Safety, the youngest person to hold such position. He went on to work for the Joint Committee on Public Service and the Joint Committee on Taxation.
Born and raised in Southampton, NY, Michael began his legal career in a small firm in Riverhead, concentrating his work on matrimonial and family law matters, contested probate proceedings and estate planning. Since returning to government work in 2007, Michael has maintained a private practice focused in these areas, criminal defense work, real estate transactions and land use applications and litigation.
Michael continues to enjoy living in Southampton and gives back to his community by serving on the Board of HRH, a non-profit food pantry and charity organization dedicated to serving the underprivileged in the Southampton area. In his spare time Michael is an accomplished cook and an avid fisherman and boater.
Brad Rosken, Esq. is our expert in Special Education Law. In addition to a private practice, he is currently a New York Hearing Officer for the Board of Education. In private practice he represents school age children with a range of needs. He is a strong advocate at both the Administrative level and Hearing. He accepts cases in all locations except Dix Hills and New York City. He works to insure that our clients’ children receive the best education possible and that their rights are protected under the current laws. Brad has also been instrumental in non-profit fundraising to assist families in need.