Firm Overview

Group photo of GKASN partners practicing in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, ConnecticutSince 1936, when it was founded by Samuel A. Gennet, the lawyers of Gennet, Kallmann, Antin, Sweetman and Nichols (GKASN) have devoted their 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 clients include:

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

Thank you for visiting. We invite you to visit the rest of our website to learn more about us and our work. We welcome your questions and your input.

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