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Adam Kass, Esq., Senior Associate

Adam Kass has been licensed to practice law in New York since 2004. He is a graduate of Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York At Albany. Mr. Kass is an experienced trial insurance litigator in first-party benefits handling hundreds of first-party benefits cases in the New York State Court system as well as many arbitration forums. He frequently makes an appearance in the District Court of Nassau, Suffolk as well as all of the New York City Courts. He regularly advises insurance companies in New York State insurance law and regulations. Mr. Kass' experience level includes successfully handling appellate work.


Brian Kratenstein, Esq., Associate

Brian Kratenstein joined the firm in 2013. His practice concentration includes all aspects of insurance litigation and debt collection, including but not limited to no-fault insurance litigation, no-fault arbitration, coverage disputes, jurisdiction issues, workers compensation, debt collection, toll litigation, compromise actions, surrogate court practice, and appellate practice. Mr. Kratenstein is experienced in both prosecuting and defending no-fault insurance litigation and no-fault arbitration. Mr. Kratenstein has successfully defended hundreds of no-fault matters on behalf of the firm in the Civil, District and Supreme courts as well in the AAA no-fault arbitration forum. Mr. Kratenstein experienced trial attorney handling both jury and non-jury related matters. Mr. Kratenstein experience includes real estate and transaction work.

Mr. Kratenstein was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York in 1999. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his Bachelors in Economics and Finance and Business Administration from the University of Hartford.