Position: Associate


Seth B. Kennedy

Seth B. Kennedy is an Associate in the Labor & Employee Benefits / ERISA Law Department at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., located in New York, N.Y.

Mr. Kennedy’s practice focuses on working with the labor and employment department representing union clients and jointly trusted fringe funds.

Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Kennedy was an Associate Counsel at AFSCME District Council 37 Health & Security Plan Trust in New York City. He was also a Law Clerk at Asher, Gittler & D’Alba, Ltd. In Chicago, IL.

Mr. Kennedy has a number of notable achievements. He published, “Do The Liberty And Equality Principles Of The Fourteenth Amendment Embrace Same-Sex Marriage?” He won third place in The Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law for his publication of “Free Speech For Some: The NLRA, Secondary Boycotts, and the First Amendment.”

Mr. Kennedy received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law graduating with honors. While in Law School, he was a Research Assistant for the Chicago-Kent of Law Institute for Law in the Workplace. Mr. Kennedy was also President of the Labor and Employment Law Society. Also, he was a Student Editor for the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College.

 

Brandon S. Lisogorsky

Brandon S. Lisogorsky is an Associate in the Corporate Law Department of Meyer Suozzi.

Mr. Lisogorsky practice is focused on representing public and private company clients in connection with general corporate matters including stock and asset acquisitions, mergers and consolidations, recapitalizations, and other business reorganizations. Brandon also advises corporate clients with respect to their corporate governance matters, operational issues, securities matters and
financing arrangements.

Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Lisogorsky worked as an attorney in a Long Island-based law firm in the Corporate Department. He was also a consultant, preparing tax returns for Real Estate Investment Trusts. During law school, he interned in the legal department of an international trade and customs law firm, as well as in the tax department of a multi-focused law firm.

Mr. Lisogorsky received his J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, his M.S. in accounting from C.W. Post – Long Island University, and his B.S. in accounting from the University at Buffalo.

While at Hofstra Law, Mr. Lisogorsky was a member of The American College and Estate Counsel Law Journal and served as a Senior Articles Editor. He was also a teaching assistant and a member of the Hofstra Tax Law Society where he participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. During his time at Hofstra Law, Mr. Lisogorsky participated in both the Community & Economic Development Clinic and the Health & Policy Law Clinic.

 

William Kang

William Kang is an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., located in Garden City, N.Y.

Mr. Kang has both trial and arbitration experience, representing clients in federal and state court as well as before the American Arbitration Association. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, shareholder derivative claims, employment law claims, fraud, and trademark and patent infringement suits. He also has experience in complex surety bond, fidelity bond, and construction litigation.

Before joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Kang was an Associate at Barton LLP in New York City, where he practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Kang received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a B.A. in economics-mathematics from Columbia University. While in law school, he served as an Articles Editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul Martin Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Elisa M. Santoro

Elisa M. Santoro is an Associate in the Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Department at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. Ms. Santoro focuses on estate planning for high net worth clients including the preparation of wills and a multitude of trusts designed to minimize estate and gift taxes, including Grantor Trusts, QPRTs, CRUT/CRATs, and ILITs. She handles all facets of estate and trust administration, including the preparation of estate tax returns, and estate and trust accountings, as well as will and accounting contests and guardianship proceedings.  In addition, Ms. Santoro has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate matters and all aspects of land use and zoning proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Santoro was an Associate with John J. Randall, Esq. in Long Island. Prior to that, she was a law clerk for the Law Offices of Christopher W. Newton in La Jolla, California. During law school, Ms. Santoro was a staff writer for the California Western Law Review & International Law Journal, where she also received the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law.

Michael Kwiatkowski

Michael Kwiatkowski is an Associate with the Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization practice group at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. Mr. Kwiatkowski’s practice includes advising clients in the area of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights with significant experience in representing debtors and creditors in chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He also has extensive expertise in representing financial institutions on lender liability issues, in mortgage foreclosure cases, and in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on state and federal court litigation in New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Kwiatkowski began his legal career before starting law school. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal, he worked as a legal assistant for a bankruptcy and commercial litigation law firm. While a law student at Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Kwiatkowski served as an intern to the Honorable Jerome Feller of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York and Judge Bernard J. Fried of the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, and he interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Kwiatkowski also served as an Executive Board member of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and as a Barry L. Zaretsky Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Center fellow while in law school.

Handled numerous lender liability matters, including mortgage-related litigation and direct actions, on behalf of mortgage lender and servicers.

Successfully defended a major banking institution in an action claiming negligent misrepresentation and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing under a revolving credit agreement.

Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Kwiatkowski worked at several prominent law firms, including Hogan Lovells US LLP, where he concentrated on bankruptcy law, mortgage foreclosures, and commercial litigation.

Michael P. Reynolds

Michael P. Reynolds is an Associate at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. and is part of the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation practice group located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Reynolds’ practice includes tax certiorari, institutional compliance/risk management and private investigations. In addition to his experience as a tax certiorari attorney, he has extensive experience as a civil trial attorney and investigator, as well as a municipal attorney responsible for internal compliance matters, including State I.G. Investigations.

 

Deputy County Attorney liaison responsible for compliance with State Inspector General’s investigation into the Nassau County Police Department’s Forensic Evidence Bureau.

Uncovered indisputable evidence of insurance fraud which prompted immediate and unconditional cessation of litigation.

 

Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Reynolds served as a Deputy County Attorney for the Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Bureau at the Nassau County Attorney’s Office. Mr. Reynolds began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. Later, he became a staff attorney with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and was an associate at several Long Island based law firms.

Deanne M. Braveman

Deanne M. Braveman is an Associate at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., where she practices with the firm’s Government Relations group in Albany, NY.  While working in Albany, Ms. Braveman has established valuable relationships with individuals from all areas of New York State government.  She handles all aspects of our clients government relations needs including budget requests and legislative process.  She has experience in all aspects of legislative campaigning including coalition building for support.  Additionally, Ms. Braveman is experienced in compliance with all New York State and New York City lobby registration and reporting law and campaign finance law. In 2015, Ms. Braveman was selected by City & State as one of their Albany Rising Stars: 40 under 40, which is chosen annually and recognizes the next generation of political leaders in Albany.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Braveman was a Legislative Fellow for the Honorable Joseph E. Robach, 56th Senate District of the State of New York, where she conducted research for current and future legislation, speaking events, and Senate sessions.  She also assisted constituents with questions about legislation, attended public events on behalf of and with Senator Robach, and acted as a Representative at meetings of Great Lakes Legislators.

While in Law School, Ms. Braveman served as a Clinical Intern in the Albany Law School’s Law Clinic & Justice Center’s Litigation Clinic where she was admitted to practice under the Student Practice Rule. In that capacity, she represented clients in hearings and appeals involving unemployment benefits and conducted client interviews, fact investigation, and legal research. She also handled case planning, preparation of pleadings and all other court papers, witness preparation, and client representation in administrative proceedings.

Ms. Braveman also worked as a Legal Intern for three separate entities: Disability Advocates, Albany, NY, the Health Care Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Albany, NY, and the United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC.

Daniel B. Rinaldi

Daniel B. Rinaldi is an Associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Cybersecurity practice groups at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Mr. Rinaldi represents individuals and businesses, including not-for-profits and municipalities, in litigation in state, federal, and alternative dispute resolution fora.

Mr. Rinaldi practices in areas of the law such as contracts, labor and employment, business torts, including interference with contractual relations, misappropriation of trade secrets, and fraudulent conveyances, corporations and other business organizations, including partnerships and LLCs, insurance, and civil rights.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Rinaldi was an Associate in the Litigation Department at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York City.

Michael A. Serpico

Michael A. Serpico is an Associate in the firm’s Personal Injury Department at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Serpico has significant experience in state and federal civil litigation from intake to appeal. He has also secured numerous successful appellate decisions, including Aloise v Saulo, 51 AD3d 829 [2d Dept 2008], Castro v Salem Truck Leasing, Inc., 63 AD3d 1095 [2d Dept 2009], Morreale v 105 Page Homeowners Assn., Inc., 2010 NY Slip Op 08714 [2d Dept 2010], Himmelberger v 40-50 Brighton First Rd. Apts. Corp., 2012 NY Slip Op 02636 [2d Dept 2012], Sorrentini v Netta Realty Group, 2012 NY Slip Op 07608 [1st Dept 2012], Torres v Saint Vincent’s Catholic Med. Ctrs. of N.Y., 2014 NY Slip Op 03256 [2d Dept 2014], Santoro v Geico, 14 NY Slip Op 03821 [2d Dept 2014], Balram v CJ Transp., LLC, 2015 NY Slip Op 02921 [2d Dept 2015], and 40-50 Brighton First Rd. Apts. Corp. v Henderson, 2015 NY Slip Op 25406 [App Term, 2d Dept, 2d, 11th and 13th Jud Dists 2015]

Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Serpico was the Senior Associate at the Law Office of Everett J. Petersson, P.C., in Brooklyn, New York. Previously, he served as a Judicial Law Extern for The Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan of New York State Supreme Court, who is now a Justice of the Appellate Term, First Department.