Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33394
With significant regulatory experience involving a wide range of licensing and compliance issues, the Firm also handles corporate formation and financing; mergers and acquisitions; adding lines of business; state expansion applications; market conduct and financial examinations; financial issues; statutory accounting procedures; risk-based capital levels; capital infusion issues; rate, form and rule filings; as well as agent and agency matters. Internationally, Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate has represented multiple international reinsurance companies in a variety of issues, such as obtaining status in Florida as an “eligible” reinsurer, which allows the posting of reduced collateral for reinsurance contract obligations. Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abates insurance regulatory attorneys participate in multiple speaking engagements, author numerous articles and host regular webinars on insurance and related topics. The Firm also hosts an annual insurance conference attended by state and national insurance industry policymakers, regulators, elected officials and international insurance executives.
For a number of years, Shareholder Fred Karlinsky, a Professor of Insurance Law at Florida State Universitys College of Law, has served as an instructor for the London, England-based Insurance Market Conferences, which provide extensive training for the London and Lloyds insurance market. He also has presented at the U.S. Property and Casualty Insurance School in Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge, London.For the past four consecutive years, Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate has been ranked as one of the top U.S. insurance regulatory law firms by Reactions, one of the worlds foremost international insurance magazines. Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abates Governmental Consulting Division, which earned the Firm recognition in 2011 as one of Florida Trends Top Five Lobbying Firms in Florida, is based in Tallahassee and provides lobbying and governmental consultation to insurance and other private and public sector clients before the executive and legislative branches of the State of Florida, as well as its regulatory agencies and those of other state governments.
Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate clients have included Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Floridas Insurance Commissioner, Governor, Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Division of Insurance Rehabilitation and Liquidation.Experienced in litigating complex and sophisticated commercial matters, Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate successfully represents a wide variety of business interests, including insurers and related companies, banks and real estate developers. The Firm specializes in the defense of class action insurance litigation, bad faith claims, constitutional challenges, declaratory judgments and other high-risk matters. Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate also represents clients before state and federal appellate courts and has obtained extraordinary writs to protect clients interests.
In matters of employment law, Colodny, Fass,Talenfeld,Karlinsky & Abate has represented private and public employers 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 (“EEOC”) and the Florida Human Relations Commission, as well as in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings. Services include recommending policies and practices that comply with EEOC principles, and advising clients regarding the EEOC implications of business decisions.