Douglas A. Kellner

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Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP New York, New York
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Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman, LLP is a boutique law firm with a substantial practice group experienced with financial fraud and asset recovery, complex commercial litigation, creditors rights matters, both domestically and internationally, Chapter 15 Insolvency, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, receivers and receiverships, and counterfeit product litigation. Our attorneys have an international backgroup, with attorneys who are fluent in French, Korean, Farsi, Russian, Italian and Spanish. The firm also coordinates complex multi-jurisdiction litigations in many countries including Liechtenstein, Israel, Panama, the British Virgin Islands, France, Switzerland and Canada, utilizing a network of carefully selected investigators, attorneys and analysts located around the world. Our experience has enabled us to build relationships we can utilize to quickly put in place a team of professionals throughout the world depending on our client’s needs.

Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman"s partners have been practicing together for decades. Their long careers serving the area means clients obtain a level of service few other law firms can offer. The firm"s experience, unity and stability ensure that clients with a commercial, real estate or business matter in New York will be working with an experienced team of lawyers that will see them through the entire legal process from start to finish.The attorneys of Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman hold themselves up to the highest standard of professionalism and dedication to client service. With AV-rated counsel (AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®)—the most prestigious rating an attorney can receive from his peers for legal ability and ethical conduct—and this standard serving as the firm"s performance benchmark for each and every attorney, the firm"s lawyers have the talent and knowledge needed to properly serve individuals, entities and corporations, large and small alike. Their drive and passion for the law is visible in their dedication and in the care all their attorneys show in their work year after year.

Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP is a New York City law firm devoted to serving the needs of businesses, individuals and communities throughout the area. The firm"s talented associates have many unique skills, allowing the firm"s practice to grow, prosper and evolve in tandem with clients" needs and goals.

The attorneys of Kellner, Herlihy, Getty & Friedman have the experience, intellect and creativity needed to provide assistance in even the most complex legal matters. Clients come to the firm for quality representation in matters involving: Commercial Litigation, International Fraud, Commercial Transactions, Bankruptcy and all facets of Real Estate transactions and litigation.

Douglas A. Kellner has been practicing law for more than 35 years. AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®, Mr. Kellner received his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University"s School of Foreign Service. He is currently Co-Chair of the New York State Board of Elections and has also served as counsel to the New York State Assembly Banking Committee and the New York City judicial selection committee. His primary areas of practice include international asset recovery, real estate, bankruptcy and commercial litigation focusing on asset recovery.

Bar Admissions
State of New York, 1978
United States Supreme Court, 1982
Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979
United States District Courts for Southern and Eastern Districts of NewYork, 1978
United States District Courts for Northern District of NewYork, 2010


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