Colodny Fass Insurance Lawyer Mike Colodny Named a Leader in Law
Date Published: 05-01-2015
In South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine's "Ultimate Court of Recognition," veteran lawyer Mike Colodny won the 2015 "Insurance" category at this week's annual "Leaders in Law" awards, which drew an estimated 500 South Florida legal professionals to the toney Dania Beach event.
Mr. Colodny is the founder and managing partner of Colodny Fass, a law and lobbying firm that recently marked its 40th anniversary and built an insurance regulatory practice that has earned the firm a "go-to" national reputation in the insurance industry.
"And we have earned that caliber of success right here from our homegrown South Florida headquarters," Mr. Colodny said."My firm handles Florida insurance and governmental law, insurance defense and nationwide regulatory proceedings, but it's especially moving to be honored along with my local colleagues, many of whose clients also rank among the most prestigious businesses in the world," he added.
Visual recognition of Mr. Colodny, whose formative years in practice were shaped by his public service as the four-term Mayor of North Miami, elicited cheers from the packed room as he was called to accept his award.
The former General Counsel of Florida's Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association and its successor, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Mr. Colodny was instrumental in negotiating several billion dollars in catastrophe claims funding, thereby assuring the organizations' ability to serve policyholders in the wake of a major hurricane. He also handles financial, real estate and other banking-related transactions.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with another full-time office just one block from Florida's Capitol in Tallahassee, Colodny Fass law firmrepresents national and international clients in regulatory, transactional and administrative law, insurance defense, complex commercial litigation, and governmental affairs.
Under Mr. Colodny's leadership, Colodny Fass' Insurance Regulatory andInsurance Litigation divisions successfully represent property and casualty insurers, surplus lines insurers, life and health insurers, reinsurers, captives, risk retention groups, risk purchasing groups, brokers, trade associations, managing general agencies, agents, reinsurance intermediaries, premium finance companies and other insurance-related entities.
Mr. Colodny currently serves as Chairman of Broward Days, an independent and non-partisan legislative grass roots advocacy organization.