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1401 N.W. 136th Avenue, Suite 200
Sunrise, Florida 33323Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 954-492-4010
Fax: 954-492-1144
E-Mail: mcolodny@colodnyfass.com
www.colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1974

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Bad Faith
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Government Affairs
  • Reinsurance
  • Administrative Law
  • Formation and Financing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Market Conduct
  • Financial Examinations and Financial Issues
  • Surplus Lines
  • Rate, Form and Rule Filings
  • Portfolio Transfers
  • Assumptions
  • Agent and Agency Matters
  • Market Expansion and Withdrawal
  • Self-Insurance
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About Us
For over 40 years, Colodny Fass' experienced lobbyists and veteran governmental consultants have advocated for the passage, defeat, approval, veto, and modification of legislation, regulatory rules, and executive actions. The Firm also specializes in insurance regulatory and transactional law, commercial and civil litigation, and administrative law. Its litigation practice group handles commercial, civil rights and employment matters at both the trial and appellate levels.

The Firm's comprehensive insurance regulatory practice includes the representation of insurers, reinsurers, surplus lines insurers, risk retention groups, captives, managing general agencies, agents, reinsurance intermediaries and premium finance companies. With significant regulatory experience involving a wide range of licensing and compliance issues, the Firm represents its clients in connection with formation and financing; mergers and acquisitions; adding lines of business; expansion into other states; market conduct and financial examinations; financial issues; statutory accounting procedures; portfolio transfers; assumptions; risk-based capital levels; capital infusion issues; reduced collateral obligations; rate, form and rule filings; and agent and agency matters. The Firm also represents insurance carriers in the defense of major institutional class actions raising complex constitutional and federal rights issues. In addition to insurance companies, the Firm's litigators have represented reinsurers, managing general agents and brokers in complex matters where its knowledge of insurance and regulatory law has been indispensable. The Firm's various practice divisions are powerful adjuncts to providing a substantial governmental affairs platform for total client representation.
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Additional Locations
Tallahassee, FL
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Client Information
Representative Insurance Clients
Assurant SolutionsCapacity Insurance Company
Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd.ETI Financial Corporation
Federated National Insurance CompanyGuy Carpenter & Co., Inc.
Homeowners Choice, Inc.MacNeill Group, Inc.
Marsh & McLennan CompaniesSouthern Oak Management, LLC
United Automobile Insurance Group
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Personnel Information
Shareholders
Mike Colodny
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:mcolodny@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Government Affairs
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
Admitted
  • Florida, 1967
Memberships:
  • Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists
Education:
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1966
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Joel S. Fass
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:jfass@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Government Affairs
Admitted
  • New York, 1974
  • Florida, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
Stephen R. Booher Inn of Court
Memberships:
  • American, New York State and Broward County Bar Associations
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Association
Education:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1973
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Maria Elena Abate
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:mabate@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • Florida, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance - Certified Litigation Management Professional
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
Education:
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1988
Language:
  • Spanish
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Katherine S. Webb
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:kwebb@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Government Affairs
  • Insurance Regulation
Admitted
  • Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Additional Biographical Details:
Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law, Florida State University College of Law
Memberships:
  • Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists
Education:
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2003
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Amy L. Koltnow
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:akoltnow@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Litigation
Admitted
  • Florida, 1991
Memberships:
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1991
Language:
  • Spanish
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Nate Wesley Strickland
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:wstrickland@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Government Affairs
  • Insurance Regulation
Admitted
  • Florida, 1999
Education:
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1998
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Partners
Sandy P. Fay
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:sfay@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Regulation
Admitted
  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
Memberships:
Broward County Bar Association
Education:
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 1998
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Trevor B. Mask
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:tmask@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Government Affairs
Admitted
  • Florida, 2003
Education:
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., 2002
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Senior Associates
Matthew C. Scarfone
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:mscarfone@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Michigan, 2010
  • Florida, 2011
Education:
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2010
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Scott R. Zucker
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:szucker@colodnyfass.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 2009
Additional Biographical Details:
Broward Inns of Court
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
Education:
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2009
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Danielle V. Bullock
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:dbullock@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • Florida, 2009
Memberships:
  • American, Broward County, Caribbean and Gwen S. Cherry Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Education:
  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2007
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Associates
Raquel Moya-Casals
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:rmoya@colodnyfass.com
Years of Experience:5
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
Admitted
  • Florida, 2012
Education:
  • St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2012
Language:
  • Spanish
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Ashley N. Flynn
Sunrise, FL
E-Mail:aflynn@colodnyfass.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Florida, 2016
Memberships:
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Education:
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2016
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(Revisors of Florida Insurance Law Digest for this Publication)
(This firm also appears in the Regulatory and Compliance section of this publication)