Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinksy & Abate

Insurance Regulatory Law, Commercial & Civil Litigation, Governmental Consulting

Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinksy & Abate

100 Southeast Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394

Phone(954) 492-4010

Law Firm Overview

Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, P.A., has enjoyed a long tradition of serving the interests of clients in a responsible and effective manner. Since its establishment more than thirty-five years ago, the Firm has represented clients throughout Florida and across the nation in diverse areas of the law.

The Firm is proud of its enduring ability and record in counseling clients, representing them in the resolution of disputes, and litigating their claims to obtain a successful result. In providing advice and representation to clients, the lawyers of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate strive to fulfill their needs and expectations.

With a reputation for aggressive representation and providing creative solutions to complex commercial, governmental and litigation matters, Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate’s three-decade history was honored in 2008 when each of its five shareholders, Mike Colodny, Joel Fass, Howard Talenfeld, Fred Karlinsky and Maria Elena Abate were named to Super Lawyers®.
Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate recently was ranked second in the United States for its legal expertise and ability in insurance regulatory law by Reactions Magazine, an international publication that covers insurance and reinsurance issues.
Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate was “Highly Commended” and emerged as superior to substantially larger peers, as recognized by survey respondents.

Momentum, enthusiasm and a passion for law, government and community fuel the energy, creativity and commitment uniquely characterizing the Firm and its people throughout its Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee offices.

For Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, experience and credibility is the cornerstone of effective advocacy. Creating shared strategies and objectives between attorney and client promotes a unique synergy that enables the Firm to prepare, as well as react immediately to changing, and sometimes volatile, legal circumstances.

Many of our attorneys have attained the highest rating of "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the most respected attorney ranking service in the world, as well as been named to the top listings of many respected publications such as Florida Trend's Legal Elite and others. The Firm has also attained the AM Best "Best Recommended Attorney" status. As experts in their respective practices, many serve as industry experts and advisors to both client-based and community interests.

Providing full-service law and governmental consulting with personal attention, Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate effectively handles a multiplicity of matters “From the Capitol to the Courthouse.”



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Articles Published by Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinksy & Abate

 A Judicious End to the Parade of Horribles

This paper refers to the Florida Supreme Court decision relating to the Valued Policy Law (“VLP”) in relation to . Florida Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. v. Cox, SC06-2494, 2007 WL 2727072 (Fla. S. Ct. Sept. 20, 2007). The Court considered whether the VPL required an insurer to pay the face value of the policy for a “total loss” caused, in part, by a covered peril and, in part, by a non-covered peril.

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 Protecting Florida's Corporate Officers as D&O Suits Increase

Florida corporate officers are not statutorily protected to the same extent as corporate directors by the Business Judgment Rule. This article outlines some issues to maximize liability protection for CEOs and CFOs.

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 Is Florida any closer to finding a solution to its property insurance problems?

Florida insurance reform: One year after a massive legislative overhaul, is Florida any closer to finding a solution to its property insurance problems? This article briefly summarizes the major legislative, regulatory, and market developments in Florida’s property insurance industry over the past three years.

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