Mark L. Antin
Mark Antin graduated from Temple University Law School in 1975. He joined Gennet, Kallmann, Antin, Sweetman & Nichols in 1977, became a partner of the firm in 1984, and now serves as its co-managing partner. He has over 35 years of trial experience, specializing in commercial insurance and complex, large loss claims in the state and federal courts, including insurance coverage and subrogation matters, first party arson, fraud defense and similar matters. Mr. Antin has been involved in precedent setting legal decisions including, most recently, Amerex Group, Inc. v. Lexington Insurance Co., Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Co. and ACE-USA, 678 F.3d. 193 (C.A.2 (N.Y.), 2012), where the Second Circuit established rules with respect to waiver of appraisal demands and other appraisal issues. Several New Jersey appellate decisions involved the New Jersey statute of repose including Rolnick v. Gilson & Sons, Inc., 260 N.J. Super. 564 (App. Div. 1992). Other important decisions include Culver v. Insurance Co. of North America, 115 N.J. 451 (1989), regarding proration agreements with insureds in subrogation matters; Vesley v. Cambridge Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 93 N.J. 323 (1983), regarding attorney’s fees in first-party coverage actions; and Sassano v. BLT Discovery, Inc., 245 N.J. Super. 539 (App. Div. 1991), a first-party arson/fraud matter which considered the relationship of an uninsured tenant and its landlord to insurance coverage.
Mr. Antin has recently represented Consolidated Edison and its property insurers in claims valued at over one billion dollars involving the collapse of Seven World Trade Center and damages caused by the collapse of the Twin Towers. Not long before taking on this 9/11 case, Mr. Antin served as lead counsel and member of the plaintiffs’ committee in a complex industrial fire litigation in New Jersey which was resolved for over $60,000,000.00. He has successfully litigated dozens of other matters involving multi-million dollar claims, as plaintiff's counsel and as defense counsel. Niche specialties include roof failure, complex fire origin cause and spread, structural engineering cases and cases involving unusual valuation issues including operatic costumes and celebrity photographs.
Mr. Antin is a member of the New York, New Jersey and Florida Bars, the Bars of the federal courts of New York and New Jersey, and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits, and numerous bar associations. He is a member of numerous industry groups and has conducted seminars and made continuing educational presentations to lawyers and claim representatives.
Mr. Antin is president of the Board of Trustees of the Princeton-Blairstown Center, a non-profit outdoor, experiential education provider of services to at-risk youth. When time permits, he also enjoys golf, tennis and reading fiction.