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LONG ISLAND OFFICE ATTORNEYS

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 manages the Long Island Law Office. He maintains and oversees files involving Nassau and Suffolk County venues.

Mr. Kass is an experienced trial insurance litigator in first-party benefits successfully handling thousands of first-party benefits cases in the New York State Court system, Appellate courts as well as many arbitration forums. He regularly advises insurance companies in New York State insurance law and regulations. Mr. Kass’s expertise includes successful trial practice, brief and motion drafting in all first party issues including, but not limited to, the medical necessity, NYS Workers Compensation Fee Schedule, policy violations (including 45 day, EUO, IME No Show, fraud), prima facie evidence, the interpretation of the NYS Workers' Compensation fee schedule, the sufficiency of expert testimony, issues on minors and the competency of witnesses.

Additionally, Mr. Kass has represents insurance companies and its clients in all aspects of bodily injury, negligence and property law from the inception of the litigation to trial.

He has conducted hundreds of insurance litigation trials for his clients.

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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.

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