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Christian Browne concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, zoning and land use planning, municipal law, and real estate law and transactions. Mr. Browne litigates complex matters, including constitutional claims, commercial and real estate disputes and Article 78 proceedings, in federal and state courts. He also handles zoning and land use applications in jurisdictions across Long Island and in New York City. 

Mr. Browne began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for New York County (Manhattan). He has worked in private practice since 2007.

Over the years, Mr. Browne has held a variety of positions in and around government. He served on the staff of the 1999 New York City Charter Revision Commission and went on to become the Deputy Director of City Legislative Affairs under New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He was a candidate for the Nassau County Legislature for the district covering his hometown of Rockville Centre.

Mr. Browne presently serves on the board of the Alliance for Catholic Education, a not-for-profit corporation based in Brooklyn, dedicated to providing an affordable Catholic education for students in need. He is the author of a historical play, The Pearl of Great Price: Pius VI & the Sack of Rome, published in 2020.

Mr. Browne was admitted to practice in New York State in 2005. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District and the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Browne is a graduate of Regis High School in Manhattan. He earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Holy Cross (B.A., cum laude) and his law degree from Fordham University. He resides in Rockville Centre, New York with his wife and four children.



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McLaughlin Stern partner Christian Browne recently secured an important victory for a client seeking to modify certain conditions on the operation of its business in…

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McLaughlin Stern partner Christian Browne recently secured the reversal of a zoning variance denial issued by the Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals (the “Board”).…

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McLaughlin Stern partner Christian Browne recently secured a key victory for his client in the case of RNK Properties vs. Town of Hempstead Board of…

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  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A. cum laude
  • Fordham University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • Nassau County Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Alliance for Catholic Formation (Brooklyn, NY)