Krantz & Berman Welcomes 2020 – Our 22nd year!
As this new year begins, we extend our thanks to our clients, colleagues and friends for making 2019 a banner year for Krantz & Berman.
Our highlights included:
Adding Hugh Sandler to our ranks as Counsel, bringing our total number of lawyers to 6. Hugh Sandler hails from Canada and obtained his law degree at McGill University, after which he clerked for Justice Gans (among others) at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. Upon completing his clerkship in 2008, Hugh moved to New York where he has practiced white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation for the last eleven years. Hugh brings a wealth of litigation experience with him, including trial and appellate work, and adds unique skills to our already deep bench. He has been a great addition to the Firm and we are delighted he joined us. continued his work as a commercial litigator and white-collar defense lawyer, while leading the Firm’s representation of victims of childhood sexual abuse. K & B has brought multiple cases in the last year under New York’s Child Victims Act, which was enacted in 2019. Since its enactment, we have obtained a multi-million dollar recovery in one case, and continue to litigate multiple other actions against religious institutions, school boards, and other entities.
Representing multiple clients in high profile white-collar matters, including a 5 week public corruption trial in the Eastern District of New York – with Larry Krantz as lead counsel and Lisa Cahill as second chair.
Winning multiple dispositive motions for our clients including the full dismissal of two lawsuits against a corporate defendant charged with sexual harassment, battery and breach of contract. Margie Berman continues to lead our employment litigation and compliance practice.
Partnering with two law firms with deep expertise and success on behalf of victims of childhood sex abuse to bring multiple cases in New York pursuant to the New York Child Victims Act, which temporarily opens the statute of limitations so that victims of abuse can seek justice. We continue to bring additional actions.
Continuing to expand our state and federal commercial litigation practice, including defending a life insurance carrier in a major federal litigation challenging the company’s increase to the cost of insurance (COI), defending a federal RICO action alleging a pattern of bribery and fraud, and defending a federal civil forfeiture action based on the alleged illegal dispensing of prescription medications.
Expanding our mediation practice in the areas of employment and commercial disputes.
Strengthening our strong engagement in the legal community with Larry Krantz continuing to serve on the Board of Regents of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Margie Berman being appointed as Chair of the Mediation Committee at the Center for Conflict Resolution.
Continuing our philanthropic work with Larry Krantz serving as the Vice-President of the National Fragile X Foundation and Margie Berman serving on the Board of Day One.