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61 Broadway - 18th Floor
New York, New York 10004Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 212-487-9700
Fax: 212-487-9777
E-Mail: INFO@WFF-law.com
www.wff-law.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1976

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Defense Litigation
  • Property
  • General Liability
  • Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Opinions
  • Excess and Reinsurance
  • Subrogation
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
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Cases Gone to Trial : 100+

About Us
Established in 1976, White Fleischner & Fino, LLP has earned a reputation as a leading insurance coverage and defense law firm. We built this reputation by delivering superior guidance and successful, cost-effective results. Our clients come to us because of this reputation. They stay with us because of their experience. They recommend us because of our devotion.

Our clients expect and receive top-notch and cost-effective legal representation. Our promise of value to our clients is knowledge and experience, responsiveness and accessibility, and personal service and commitment.

This promise of value is the fabric of our firm. We are unique in that every partner has worked at the firm before becoming a partner. This “homegrown” approach ensures the quality, ability, and client-commitment of every partner at the firm. Because we are an integrated partnership, each client receives the advantage of our cumulative knowledge and experience.

WF&F recognizes that there are occasions when counsel is required urgently. Our clients know that they can call our cell phones, text us, and/or email us, and that we will answer them promptly. Our commitment to client access and communication is one of the reasons so many of our clients keep coming back to us.

Our clients know that we are there for them. We value our relationship with them, as evidenced by the decades-long partnership that so many of our clients have with us.
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Additional Locations
Holmdel, New Jersey
Holmdel Corporate Plaza
2137 Route 35
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733
Telephone: 732-530-7787
Fax: 732-530-8552
Garden City, New York
1527 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, New York 11501
Telephone: 516-742-2750
Fax: 516-742-4892
White Plains, New York
303 Old Tarrytown Road
White Plains, New York 10603
Telephone: 914-509-2910
Fax: 914-997-0957
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1500 Market Street, 12th Floor
East Tower
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Telephone: 215-665-5780
Fax: 215-569-8228
Boca Raton, Florida
7777 Glades Road, Suite 100
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Telephone: 561-241-6740
Fax: 561-241-6741
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AIG - ChartisAllied World Insurance Company
Arch Insurance CompanyAXIS Insurance
Chubb Insurance CompanyCNA Insurance Companies
Crum & Forster InsuranceEndurance Insurance
FCCI Insurance GroupGreat American Insurance Companies
Great Lakes Mutual Insurance CompanyIAT Insurance Group
Lancer Insurance CompanyLiberty Mutual Insurance Group
Markel/Essex Insurance CompanyMunich Re Group
National Indemnity CompanyQBE Insurance Group Limited
RLI Insurance CompanyRSA Insurance
Sirius Insurance CompanySTARR Companies
StarStoneUnderwriters at Lloyd's, London
United Fire & Casualty GroupW.R. Berkley
XL CatlinZurich Insurance Group
Non-Insurance Clients
Avis Rent-A-Car System, LLCBoulder Claims
CFC Underwriting Ltd.CJW & Associates
Galleon Marine Insurance AgencyMcCord & Associates
McLarens Young InternationalPeninsula Claims
Pillar Insurance, Inc.Precise Adjustments
Raphael & AssociatesRima Investors
Roanoke ClaimsRockville Risk Management Associates, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Senior Partners
Wendy K. Cardali
New York, NY
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1990
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1994
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1986
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1990
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Paul A. Fino, Jr.
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1992
Additional Biographical Details:
Lecturer on Wrongful Death at New York State Trial Lawyers Institute
Memberships:
  • New York State, Bronx County, Nassau County, Kings County and Westchester Bar Associations
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of the City of New York
  • American Subrogation Attorneys
  • New York City Trial Lawyers Association (Past-President)
Education:
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1966
  • Fordham Law School, J.D., 1969
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Benjamin A. Fleischner
New York, NY
Practice Areas
  • Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • New York, 1979
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third and Fifth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
Conference Chairman and Speaker, American Conference Institute; New York Super Lawyer, Insurance
Education:
  • Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A., 1975
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1978
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Daniel M. Stewart
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1997
  • New Jersey
Memberships:
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Drew University, B.A., 1991
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1996
Law Review:
Managing Editor, New York Law School Journal of Human Rights
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Patti F. Potash
New York, NY
Admitted
  • California, 1981
  • New York, 1983
Memberships:
  • Metropolitan Women's Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • American University School of Government and Public Administration, B.A., 1977
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1981
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Partners
Jonathan S. Chernow
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1999
Additional Biographical Details:
Former Assistant District Attorney, Kings County
Education:
  • Tufts University, B.A. (cum laude), 1990
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1995
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Gil M. Coogler
New York, NY
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • California, 1988
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1999
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A. (cum laude), 1978
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1981
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Robert M. Drucker
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1998
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2001
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Ian Forman
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1997
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 1992
  • Loyola University New Orleans, J.D., 1996
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Stuart G. Glass
Garden City, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • Clark University, B.A., 1992
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1997
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Jared T. Greisman
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • New York, 1999
Memberships:
  • New York State and New Jersey State Bar Associations
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Education:
  • Rollins College, B.A., 1992
  • Cornell University Law School, J.D., 1997
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Deanna E. Hazen
New York, NY
Admitted
  • Michigan, 1984
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, 1992
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Sixth Circuits
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1995
Memberships:
  • American and New York State Bar Associations
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of the City of New York
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.B.A., 1981
  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D., 1984
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Nancy D. Lewis
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1994
Education:
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1987
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1993
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Jamie Packer
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1995
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1992
  • Whittier Law School, J.D., 1995
Fraternity Information:
Phi Alpha Delta
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Gregory S. Pennington
Holmdel, NJ
Admitted
  • New York, 1997
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1992
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., 1997
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Evan A. Richman
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1998
Education:
  • Yeshiva University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1995
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 1998
Law Review:
Notes and Comments Editor, Cardoza's Arts and Entertainment Law Journal; Author: "Deception in Political Advertising: The Clash between the First Amendment and Defamation Law 16", Cadias Arts and End. L.J., 667 (1998)
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Alexandra E. Rigney
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • New York County Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Education:
  • Georgetown University, B.S.L.I., 2000
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2005
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Adam P. Stark
Holmdel, NJ
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1998
Education:
  • Rutgers College, B.A., 1994
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., 1997
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Counsel Emeritus
Allan P. White
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1972
Additional Biographical Details:
Lecturer to Company Claim Department, Agents and Adjuster Groups on Defense Litigation and Trial Preparation, Workshop Panelist, Property Loss Research Bureau
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of the City of New York (Board of Directors)
  • Loss Executives Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (Board of Directors)
  • American Judges Association (Small Claims Court Arbitrator, 1978)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Education:
  • New York University, B.A., 1963
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1967
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Of Counsel
William M. Billings
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1992
Education:
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1978
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1981
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Alisa Dultz
New York, NY
E-Mail:adultz@wff-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1991
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1997
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1983
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1990
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Laura R. Fleischner
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2009
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 2003
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2008
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Sharon Moreland
New York, NY
Admitted
  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.A. (cum laude), 1991
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1994
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Dharman P. Niles
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1998
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Education:
  • St. Olaf College, B.A., 1992
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1995
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Ann Marie Petrey
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1984
  • New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Memberships:
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Association of Professional Insurance Women
Education:
  • New York University, B.A., 1980
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1983
Law Review:
Brooklyn Law Review
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Beth Shadowitz
Boca Raton, FL
Admitted
  • New York, 1985
  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1993
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S., 1981
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 1984
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Mitchell L. Shadowitz
Boca Raton, FL
Admitted
  • New York, 1985
  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1998
Memberships:
  • American and New York State Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • Hebrew University
  • Concordia University, B.A., 1981
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 1984
Language:
  • French
  • Hebrew
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Shelly K. Werbel
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1989
  • New Jersey, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Education:
  • Pratt Institute, B.A., 1986
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1989
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Associates
Aissatou Barry
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2011
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2015
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Joshua Brady
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2016
Education:
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A., 2010
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2014
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Dana M. Catanzaro
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2009
  • New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Memberships:
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Columbian Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Fairfield University, B.A. (cum laude), 2006
  • New York Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2009
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Janissa Collado
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2013
  • New York, 2014
Education:
  • New York City College of Technology, B.A. (cum laude), 2009
  • City University of New York School of Law, J.D., 2013
Language:
  • Spanish
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Maria DellaRatta
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Education:
  • New York University, B.A., 1988
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1994
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Frank G. DiSpirito
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2009
  • New York, 2010
Education:
  • University of Tampa, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2005
  • New York Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2009
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Brian J. Divney
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • New York State and Westchester Women's Bar Associations
Education:
  • Pace University, B.A., 1979
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 2001
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Joseph M. Glatstein
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Memberships:
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Brooklyn College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1976
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 1979
Honors:
Moot Court
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Eric R. Leibowitz
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2009
Memberships:
  • New York City Bar Association
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1999
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2005
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Nathan Losman
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 1986
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • District of Columbia, 2003
  • Texas
  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1988
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. (with honors), 1982
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1985
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Jennifer Mindlin
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2009
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2012
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Kirsten J. Orr
Holmdel, NJ
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2011
  • New York, 2012
Education:
  • New York University, B.A. (cum laude), 2008
  • New York Law School, J.D., 2011
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Nicholas L. Paone
New York, NY
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1987
  • New Jersey
  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1993
Education:
  • Columbia University, B.A., 1983
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1987
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James P. Ricciardi, Jr.
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2010
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania and Monmouth County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Monmouth University, B.A. (cum laude), 2005
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2008
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Urvashe Sameer
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2014
  • New York, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • University of California, Irvine, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), 2010
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2014
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Matthew I. Toker
New York, NY
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2009
  • New York, 2010
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 2006
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D. (Dean's List), 2009
Honors:
CALI Award
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)