William Friedman
Acting Director, Storm Response

William is the Acting Director of the Storm Response Unit, which provides comprehensive legal services for victims of Superstorm Sandy.  During the storm recovery process, he has advocated for clients across multiple practice areas, including landlord-tenant, foreclosure, consumer, insurance, and benefit programs.  Prior to joining NYLAG, William practiced landlord-tenant and foreclosure defense litigation at Nassau-Suffolk Legal Services. He earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.A. from Muhlenberg College.

Ziska Anderson
Supervising Attorney, Storm Response

Ziska is a Supervising Attorney in NYLAG’s Storm Response Unit.  She provides counseling and supervises staff of attorneys and paralegals on a wide variety of issues within the NYC Build it Back program.  She also provides direct client representation in foreclosure defense cases.  Before joining NYLAG, Ziska worked as a legal intern with the CUNY School of Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, volunteered with a Civil Court Judge at New York Civil Court, and has several years of customer service experience with Con Edison.  She received her law degree from CUNY School of Law and her B.A./M.A., magna cum laude, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Berlotte Antoine
Paralegal, Storm Response

Justin Brown
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Nadine Gabai
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Calla Jean
Paralegal, Storm Response

Jason Kim
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Maria Kolmakova
Paralegal, Storm Response

Yoo Lim
Equal Justice Works Fellow, Storm Response

Elizabeth Morris
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Elizabeth is a staff attorney in the Storm Response Unit. She advises and represents clients impacted by Superstorm Sandy, focusing on NY Rising and foreclosure prevention. Prior to joining NYLAG, Elizabeth was an associate at a small law firm where she represented homeowners in foreclosure actions. Elizabeth received a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Cynthia Riaz
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Noah Sapse
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Aaron Scheinwald
Coordinating Attorney, Storm Response

Aaron is a Coordinating Attorney in the Storm Response Unit. He was previously a staff attorney with the Mobile Legal Help Center, and worked alongside the Storm Response Unit with Hurricane Sandy victims.  Traveling across New York City and Long Island, Aaron meets with potential clients and advises them on various storm-related legal issues, including FEMA IHP assistance, homeowner’s and flood insurance claims, and post-Sandy homeowner assistance programs.  Prior to working at NYLAG, Aaron volunteered at MFY Legal Services and interned at the United Nation Development Programme’s Bureau of Development Policy: HIV-AIDS Unit, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Section 8 Appeals Unit, and Fordham University School of Law’s Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy.  Aaron is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and the University of California at Berkeley.

Mohammed Shaikh
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Jordan Shipley
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Racheal White
Staff Attorney, Storm Response