Charles B. Rosenstein, Esq.

Charles B. Rosenstein was born and raised in Albany, NY.  Mr. Rosenstein’s practice specializes in the representation of buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate, zoning and land use planning as well as representing landlords in landlord/tenant matters.

Mr. Rosenstein is an Examining Counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company. He currently owns investment real estate in both Albany and Schenectady and his experience as an owner himself allows him to counsel his clients not only from the perspective of an experienced real estate attorney but from that of a property owner as well.

Residential Paralegal Contact:  Debbie Karius

Commercial Paralegal Contact:  Rebecca Hudson


Robert J. Orapello, Esq.

Rob is a native of the Capital District and currently resides in Albany.  He joined our firm in November of 2014 as an Associate and was promoted to Partner January 1, 2017.  Rob received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree at the University of Albany in 2009 and earned his Juris Doctorate at Albany Law School of Union University in 2013.

Rob is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.  His practice focuses mainly on the representation of purchasers, sellers, and lenders in residential and commercial real estate transactions.  He can also assist clients with will drafting and estate issues, landlord tenant matters, entity formations, and traffic matters.

Rob is a member of the New York State and Albany County Bar Associations.

Paralegal Contact:  Rebecca Hudson



Michael J. Socoloski, Esq.

Michael has been a resident of Schenectady County for almost twenty years, where he currently resides. Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Brockport in 2012 and earned his J.D., at Vermont Law School in 2015. Michael is admitted to practice of law in the State of New York and has experience in title examination.

His practice will focus mainly on the representation of purchasers, sellers, and lenders in residential and commercial real estate transactions. He can also assist clients with will drafting and estate issues as well as landlord-tenant matters.

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Kristen M. Casper

Kristen is the newest addition to the firm. After graduating from the State University of New York at Brockport with her B.S. in Political Science, she attended Albany Law School, where she served as an Associate Editor of the Albany law Journal of Science and Technology, a Student Author in the New York Environmental Lawyer publishing, the Executive Director of the Anthony v. Cardona ’70 Moot Court Program, Chair Member of the Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling and Negotiations Competition, and as a NYSBA Fellow. Kristen completed her J.D. in 2016.

Kristen is awaiting her bar exam results and has experience in estate planning, administration, health law, matrimonial and family law.



Debbie Karius

After obtaining her paralegal degree, Debbie has worked in the real estate/title insurance since 1998. She handles both residential buyer and seller representation files of Charles Rosenstein.


Rebecca Hudson

Rebecca Hudson has 10 years experience as a paralegal and works aside attorney Rob Orapello when representing purchasers and sellers in real estate transactions.  Rebecca is also the lead paralegal for all commercial closings.


Cindy Hudson

With over twenty-five years of experience, Cindy specializes in the handling of closings for the lenders for whom our firm acts as closing agent.  She is responsible for all aspects of the process from scheduling to closing document preparation. Please contact her for any matters relating to lender representation.


Carolyn Schissler

Carolyn has worked in the legal field and title insurance industry for over twenty-five years, recently joining us from Chicago Title Insurance Company. She works closely with Cindy Hudson in handling closings for lenders, for whom our firm acts as closing agent.


Rachael Mattiske

Rachael works closely with Cindy Hudson and is responsible for the post-closing functions for files where the firm represents the lender as closing agent.


Holly Potter

Holly is a recent graduate of Hudson Valley Community College where she has a degree in Business Administration, which includes Accounting and Computer Science. She is originally from the Green County area. She will most likely be the first smiling face you see when you arrive in our reception area.



Sindy McBride

Sindy has been working in the legal/real estate industry since 1992. At our office, she is responsible for all aspect of the title and closing process including reading and preparing title search notes and abstracts for preparation of title commitment for closing, and title clearance. Please contact Sindy for any matters relating to title insurance.


Michelle Duncan

Michelle has recently joined the firm after working for Chicago Title Insurance Company for over thirty years. She is primarily responsible for Marathon Title Agency’s ordering, billing, remittance needs to our Underwriter, and Marathon’s implementation of a new real estate closing software.


Liz Whiting

Liz has been in the title industry for over thirty years, working for multiple title companies and law firms. She is responsible for various accounting functions, general office management, and remittance to Marathon Title Agency’s Underwriter.