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Colodny Fass

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Managing Shareholder: Mike Colodny
Shareholders: Mike Colodny, Joel S Fass, Maria Elena Abate, Katherine Scott Webb, Amy L Koltnow, Wes Strickland
Number of shareholders and partners worldwide: 9
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 19(including shareholders)

Firm Overview:
For over four decades, Colodny Fass has represented US and international clients in insurance regulatory, transactional and administrative law, insurance defense, complex commercial litigation and governmental affairs.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Insurance Regulatory & Transactional Law:
Colodny Fass represents property and casualty insurers, surplus lines insurers, life and health insurers, reinsurers, captives, risk retention groups, risk purchasing groups, brokers, associations, managing general agencies, agents, reinsurance intermediaries, premium finance companies and other related insurance entities. With former insurance regulators on staff, the firm affords clients with its significant regulatory experience in a wide range of licensing and compliance issues. Colodny Fass also handles corporate formation and financing; mergers and acquisitions; adding lines of business; state expansion applications; market conduct and financial examinations; financial and solvency issues; statutory accounting procedures; risk-based capital levels; capital infusion issues; rate, form and rule filings; as well as agent and agency matters. Firm attorneys participate in speaking engagements, author articles, host regular webinars on insurance and related topics, and regularly attend meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, National Conference of Insurance Legislators, and International Association of Insurance Supervisors, among others. The firm plans and hosts annual insurance related events and webinars attended by state, national and international insurance industry policymakers, regulators, elected officials and all levels of insurance executives.
Contact: Mike Colodny
Tel: 954 492 4010
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Wes Strickland
Tel: 850 577 0398
Email: [email protected]

Administrative & Appellate Law:
Colodny Fass represents clients before state and federal appellate courts, and regularly handles Florida Ch. 120 administrative and regulatory proceedings, bid protests, challenges and license proceedings before State of Florida regulatory agencies, as well as the Division of Administrative Hearings.
Contact: Maria Elena Abate
Tel: 954 492 4010
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Litigation:
Experienced in litigating complex and sophisticated commercial matters, Colodny Fass represents a wide variety of business interests, including insurers and related companies, banks and real estate developers. The firm focuses on insurance defense matters, which include class actions, bad faith claims, constitutional challenges and other high-risk matters.
Contact: Maria Elena Abate
Tel: 954 492 4010
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Amy L Koltnow
Tel: 954 492 4010
Email: [email protected]

Governmental Consulting:
Colodny Fass provides lobbying and governmental consultation to insurance and other private and public sector clients before the executive and legislative branches of Florida government. The firm has represented Citizens Property Insurance, Florida’s Insurance Commissioner, the Governor, the Florida Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation, and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, among others.
Contact: Katherine Scott Webb
Tel: 850 577 0398
Email: [email protected]

Employment Law:
Colodny Fass represents private and public employers in wage and hour claims, as well as in Title VII, ADA and ADEA claims encompassing age, national origin, race, sex and disability discrimination. Representation is also provided before governmental agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Human Relations Commission, as well as in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals. The firm’s employment law services include recommending regulatory compliant policies and practices, and advising clients on the regulatory implications of business decisions.
Contact: Maria Elena Abate
Tel: 954 492 4010
Email: [email protected]

International Work:
The firm has represented multiple international reinsurance companies in a variety of reinsurance issues, such as obtaining status as an eligible reinsurer in Florida and as a certified reinsurer in New York — both of which allow the posting of reduced collateral for certain reinsurance contract obligations — and a variety of contract and ceding carrier insolvency and liquidation issues.

Clients:
Ascendant Holdings, LLC; American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida; American Property Caualty Insuarance Assn; AON; Assurant, Inc.; Broward County League of Cities; Capital Preferred Insurance Company; Disney; Employers; Fed Nat; Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Co.; Florida Peninsula Insurance Company; Florida Property & Casualty Association; GEICO; HCA Healthcare; Homeowners Choice Insurance Company; Michigan Commercial Insurance Mutual; Normandy Insurance; People’s Trust Insurancer Co.; Property Casualty Insurers Association of America; Southern Oak Insurance Company; TypTap Insurance Company; United Automobile Insurance Company; Universal Insurance Holdings of North America; UniVista Insurance; WellCare Health Plans