Call Kristen Prata Browde, Your Attorney in New York: 914 861-9119

Our Practice

Just as there are specialists in medicine, lawyers often concentrate their practices in specific areas of law. Browde Law, P.C., formerly known as David A. Browde, P.C., has represented a wide range of clients, from individuals seeking a divorce to the defense of a wide range of corporations and individuals, ranging from defendants in defamation cases to a corporate director facing claims stemming from his service at a now-bankrupt corporation. However, it’s not possible – or advisable – to take every case that comes through the door. Why? Because it wouldn’t be the best option for you, the client.

We represent individual and corporate clients, aiding them in resolving problems running the full gamut of business and personal disputes. We understand that litigation can be very expensive, and, therefore, we approach each case with the perspective that success is most often achieved by negotiation, rather than racing to the court house. However, whether state or federal court action is required, or when a decision is made to try an alternative dispute resolution method, we’re here to help.

Scroll down for a listing of the principal areas of law in which this firm actively represents clients.


Matrimonial/Divorce Law

Going through a divorce or dealing with marital issues of any kind is tough enough emotionally. Dealing with the legal system shouldn’t make things worse, even if your soon-to-be-ex isn’t cooperative.

New York’s divorce law is unique and complicated. Though no fault divorce is available in New York the issues surrounding alimony, known in New York as spousal support, is an area in which the law is changing rapidly. Child support regulations add to the complexity, and the issues that arise under New York’s Equitable Distribution system can be challenging, particularly in cases in which the parties have significant assets.

Helping you to protect your rights, and helping you deal with your responsibilities, is our goal. By offering creative solutions to difficult problems, we try to minimize the pain, both to your emotions and your finances. It’s never easy, but we can help. The first step is to contact us, either by phone or by e-mail. You can always contact Kristen Browde directly or phone (914-861-9119).

Clients in the towns of Chappaqua, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Scarsdale, Rye, Katonah, Pound Ridge, Briarcliff, Larchmont, Armonk, Harrison, and as far away as Bronxville will find it easy to visit us in Chappaqua, or we can arrange a consultation at your location, including any location in New York City.

Intellectual Property, including trademark registration

The United States Patent & Trademark Office can be a daunting place, where the time it takes to get a decision is the least of the frustrations. But we’ll help you through the labyrinth of trademark registration, almost always for a flat, and very reasonable, fee.

Enforcement of your existing trademark is more complex. But it’s something you have to do, against all infringements, whether large or small, if you’re going to preserve the mark’s integrity. If you have a question in this area, please contact us to discuss your situation.

White Collar Defense, including Director and Officer representation

This firm has represented corporate officers and individuals against a variety of complaints, including those brought by the U.S. Attorney and U.S. Bankruptcy Trustees. Whether the complaints are criminal or civil, successful defenses in this area of law involve careful analysis of both the law and the particular facts of an individual’s activities, was well as their responsibilities to a corporation, followed by the presentation of a message that a jury can understand.

We’ve worked with those who are fortunate enough to have D&O insurance, and those who have to pay for their defenses out of their personal assets. No matter what your situation may be, we’ll work tirelessly to get you through the ordeal. If you have a question in this area, please contact us to discuss your situation.

Media law, including Internet Law, Defamation and First Amendment cases

The problems of libel and slander have become far more complex as the online world has expanded. But whether online or in traditional media, the issues related to defamation require both an understanding of the law and of your opponent’s situation. The fundamental principle in defamation is this: in order for a person about whom a statement is made to recover for libel, the statement must be both false and defamatory, meaning that it actually causes harm to the reputation of the other person, as opposed to being merely insulting or offensive. But simply because a statement meets those standards does not automatically mean the person who made the statement in question will lose the case.

Whether you’re accused of defamation or are the victim of a defamatory statement, you need qualified representation, someone who understands the defenses and the very tight and inflexible deadlines that can prove a bar to recovery. Contact us for more information.

Of course, there’s a lot more to media law and the internet than just defamation, and the law has had to evolve to try to keep up. This firm brought one of the early actions against cybersquatters, who set up an unauthorized web site using the name of our client. We moved in the U.S. District Court in Maryland, and won the maximum in statutory damages against the cybersquatters, and, more importantly obtained a court order requiring the domain registrar to transfer the domain from the infringers to our client.

You can always contact Kristen Browde directly here.

Call Kristen Prata Browde, Your Attorney in New York: 914 861-9119