Personnel note: Three “workhorse” attorneys named partners at newly renamed Colodny Fass

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Colodny Fass, the premier insurance and governmental consulting law firm, promoted three of its top Associates to Partners on October 31, as part of the rebranding that includes the Firm’s new, shortened name.

Sandy Fay specializes in insurer licensing, mergers and acquisitions, re-organization, expansion, financing and compliance.

Budgetary expert Trevor Mask, a former Florida Electrical Cooperatives Association Legislative Affairs Director, has lobbied for the Florida Association of Counties and represented diverse clients before the Legislature, Cabinet and regulatory agencies.

Megan Grant facilitates insurers’ state-by-state licensing, development and compliance.

“These three workhorse lawyers have quietly and effectively established themselves as the functional backbone of their respective practice areas,” said Managing Shareholder Mike Colodny in a statement.

Fay and Grant will specialize in insurance regulation for Colodny Fass’ nationally regarded Insurance Regulatory Division. Mask will handle legislative affairs for the Firm’s Florida Lobbying and Governmental Consulting practice.

The three partners come as Colodny Fass marks 40 years of service, highlighted by a new name and renewed focus.  Each will work closely with Tallahassee-based Shareholder Wes Strickland, head of the Firm’s Insurance Regulatory Practice, as well as Governmental Consulting Managing Shareholder Katie Webb.

Managing Litigation Shareholder Maria Elena Abate leads the Insurance Litigation, Appellate Practice and Employment Law divisions for Colodny Fass.

“Sandy and Megan have become trusted counsel for our insurance clients, who have counted on their 50-state regulatory expertise for years,” Colodny added.  “Trevor’s staunch dependability and commitment to his relationships with Florida’s top policymakers has served to deliver consistent legislative victories for all types of corporations and associations.   Importantly, from a client perspective, they have worked seamlessly together for years to deliver superior, cost-effective results.”

Formerly known as Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, the Firm rebranded with the name “Colodny Fass” to reflect its rapid growth and national reach.

Colodny Fass is now online as

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