Firm Overview

Since 1936, when it was founded by Samuel A. Gennet, Gennet, Kallmann, Antin, Sweetman and Nichols (GKASN) has devoted its professional energies to representing insurers, overseas underwriters, and residential and commercial building owners and property managers in property, liability and recovery matters. More than 75 years later, we continue to serve these clients by providing professional, trustworthy, knowledgeable, aggressive and effective legal representation of matters in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and the surrounding jurisdictions.

The firm has a stable core of highly experienced senior partners who have overseen GKASN’s work for more than 25 years. It also has a professional staff who are equipped by education, experience and disposition to expertly handle the firm’s work. The senior partners remain fully active as counselors and litigators while providing input and guidance to the staff. This has helped us assure a high and consistent quality of work, and has allowed the firm to adhere to certain guiding principles.

We strive to provide our clients with sound advice based upon a high level of specialized legal knowledge of insurance law. In doing so, we draw upon substantial experience gained by working closely with senior and field level insurance claims personnel, underwriters, MGAs, TPAs, consultants and industry vendors. We strive to handle a client’s matters individually, effectively and responsively, seeking the earliest and best solution to the problems presented by each case. We also strive to provide the advice our clients need to hear, not what they want to hear. And, we are scrupulous in charging only for services actually performed, using reasonable time increments at competitive rates for the type of services rendered.

The firm has a stable and longstanding client base. Our insurer clients include:

Aegis Insurance Co.
AIX Group Insurance
Allied World Insurance Company
Aspen American Insurance Company
Chubb Group of Insurance Cos.
Church Insurance Co.
Clarendon Insurance Co.
Fireman's Fund
First Jersey Casualty Insurance Co.
Great American Insurance Cos.
Greenwich Insurance Co.
Hanover Insurance Cos.
Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Co.
Imperium Insurance Company
Indian Harbor Insurance Co.
Lexington Insurance Co.
National Specialty Insurance Co.
New Jersey Insurance Underwriting Assn.
New York Property Ins. Underwriting Assn.
Naxos Insurance Co.
North American Risk Services
Nova Insurance Company
Nuclear Electric Insurance Co.
One Beacon Insurance Co.
Philadelphia Insurance Co.
RenRe Insurance
Restaurant Coverage Associates
Sentinel Real Estate Corp.
Starr Indemnity & Liability Company
State National Insurance Company
Underwriters at Lloyds (various syndicates)
United States Liability Insurance Company
United States Liability Insurance Group
Universal Underwriters Insurance Co.
Utica National Insurance Co.

On behalf of these insurers, GKASN lawyers have been involved in thousands of litigated matters. Many of these have resulted in precedent-setting decisions in the areas of subrogation, first party coverage and liability defense. A sampling of these decisions may be found in our attorney biographies, which we encourage you to peruse. Members of the firm have recovered over $200 million for firm clients. The partners of the firm have served as lead counsel or on plaintiffs’ committees in large, complex, multi-party litigation.

Continuing education of GKASN lawyers and insurance professionals is another GKASN commitment. All lawyers participate in CLE and insurance industry seminars. GKASN partners also lecture to lawyers and industry groups on insurance topics, and lead small group discussions with insurance claims and underwriting professionals. GKASN has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest “AV” rating, and is also listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

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