PAUL B. EDELMAN
Over the past two decades, Mr. Edelman has
developed a distinguished reputation in the area of complex litigation, with
a strong emphasis in tort and defense litigation, labor law, medical
malpractice, real estate and commercial litigation. Mr. Edelman graduated
from the American University School of Law in 1981 and is admitted in New
York State, the Federal Districts Courts for the Eastern and Southern
Districts of New York, as well a Washington D.C. Mr. Edelman was in-house
counsel for General Accident Insurance Company, Great American Insurance
Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company before entering private
practice with the firm of Stangler, Edelman & Binder where he was a partner
from 1985 to 1999, prior to forming the firm of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye.
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A graduate of St. Johns University School of
Law, Mr. Krasin is an established attorney in the metropolitan area. He is
well known for his legal expertise in the areas of personal injury,
litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse as well as business and
corporate representation. Additionally, Mr. Krasin has experience in the
area of property management, rentals, and maintenance. Mr. Krasin began his
legal career at the New York State Supreme Court, Queens County, where he
clerked for Justice William D. Freidman. He subsequently served as an
associate at the firm of Stangler, Edelman, & Binder and went on to form the
firm of Edelman, Krasin and Jaye. Mr. Krasin was a board member of the
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and served on the board of Walk
the Walk, an organization dedicated to the fight against elder abuse. He
devotes time to numerous other charitable organizations as well.
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WILLIAM T. JAYE
Mr. Jaye brings nearly 30 years of legal
experience to the firm. He is a skilled litigator, proficient in both civil
trials and criminal defense. Mr. Jaye also possesses expertise in the areas
of real estate transactions, including condos and co-ops, foreclosures,
construction litigation, negotiating commercial leases and handling complex
commercial real estate closings. Mr. Jaye is a partner at the firm and
brings a diversified background. He was counsel for Chubb Insurance Company
where he handled defense litigation and insurance coverage issues.
Thereafter he worked for two major firms specializing in criminal defense,
personal injury litigation, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.
Mr. Jaye also has the distinction of working as Village Prosecutor for the
Incorporated Villages of Malverne and Manorhaven. Additionally, he serves
as house counsel for the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI),
where he advises contractors on consumer affairs violations, contracts and
commercial litigation. Mr. Jaye graduated St. Johns University School of
Law in 1979 and is admitted in New York State and the Federal Districts
Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
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SAL A. SPANO
Mr. Spano is Senior Trial Counsel at the firm.
He is one of the firm’s most skilled and experienced trial attorneys,
proficient in all aspects of litigation. Mr. Spano handles the firm’s
complex personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, as well as
criminal defense trials. He attended St. John’s University School of Law,
receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1989. Mr. Spano started his career as an
Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s office
from 1989 through 1998, where he excelled as an aggressive prosecutor and
trial attorney. Since then Mr. Spano easily transferred his trial skills
into the civil practice arena where he successfully represents hundreds of
victims injured through negligence or medical malpractice. Mr. Spano is an
active member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Association
of Trial Lawyers of America, Nassau County and Queens County Bar
Associations, and the Columbian Lawyers (Italian-American) Bar Association.
He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the
Southern and Eastern Districts.
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Thomas S. Russo, Esq. has been admitted to
practice in New York since 1999. He graduated from the Hofstra School of
Law with honors in 1998. With over a decade of experience in the field of
personal injury, Mr. Russo has proven himself time and time again to be a
passionate, take-charge litigator. Over the years he has successfully
obtained numerous settlements and verdicts for accident victims – including
multiple six figure and seven figure awards. Mr. Russo’s verdicts have been
published in VerdictSearch New York and in The New York Law Journal. His
most recent trial successes include a $1.4 million verdict in a construction
case and a $450,000 award in a car accident. Mr. Russo spent most of his
professional career as an associate at a large, Manhattan-based, personal
injury firm. He worked closely with the Uniformed Firefighter's Association
union, and developed a keen interest in Firefighter Litigation and Union
Labor and Construction Law. Mr. Russo’s practice areas include: accident
litigation; construction injuries; slips, trips and falls; automobile
accidents; and all other general negligence matters.
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Mr. Kitchner is a trial attorney with extensive
experience in the area of medical malpractice and personal injury practice.
Prior to joining Edelman, Krasin and Jaye, he diversified his practice
working six years with a plaintiff's personal injury/medical malpractice
firm in Manhattan, and two and a half years with a medical malpractice
defense firm in Garden City, New York. His experience encompasses a variety
of personal injury matters including motor vehicle liability, premises
liability, municipality liability and labor law matters. Mr. Kitchner
attended undergraduate school at Syracuse University and received a B.A.
degree in political science and broadcast journalism in 1980. He received a
J.D. degree from the Pace University School of Law in 1992. Mr. Kitchner is
admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Court for
the Southern and Eastern Districts and the United States Supreme Court.
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Mr. Varughese is an experienced trial attorney
who concentrates his practice in all areas of personal injury litigation,
commercial matters, real estate, and criminal defense. Born in Mineola, New
York, he graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland in 2000 and
with honors from St. John’s University School of Law in 2003. Since his
admission to the bar, Mr. Varughese has been in private practice
representing individuals, corporations, and non-profit organizations in a
variety of litigation matters. Having acquired millions of dollars of
settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients, Mr. Varughese prides
himself on his devotion to the practice law with diligence and integrity.
He is an active member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar
Associations, the Indian Chamber of Commerce, and is admitted to practice in
the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts.
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HAROLD J. STANGLER
graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Stangler has been practicing law for
over fifty years. The Nassau County Bar Association recently honored Mr.
Stangler for Life Time Achievement in the practice of law. His first
partnership was formed over thirty years ago, and he is now senior counsel
to Edelman, Krasin & Jaye. His vast experience encompasses a wide variety
of legal matters, primarily focusing in the area of both residential and
commercial real estate. His areas of expertise include commercial real
estate; leases and closings; foreclosures; commercial landlord and tenant;
trust and estates; and tax certiorari. His knowledge of corporate law has
made him an expert in handling complex, large corporation closings. Mr.
Stangler manages the property holdings for numerous clients. Mr. Stangler
is an active member of his community and has served as the president for the
East Coast division of B’nai B’rith. Mr. Stangler is the father of three
daughters. He and his wife reside on Long Island.
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