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Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck Promotes Three to Partner, Elevates Three to Counsel, From Five Offices

Posted Mar 2, 2020

(March 2, 2020, Woodbury, NY) – We are pleased to announce that six attorneys have been promoted, three to partner and three to of counsel, in five offices.

Stephen L. Brodsky, Brian D. Peters and Megan E. Yllanes have been elevated to partner and Aaron M. Cargain, Seth D. Griep and Jeffrey I. Young have been promoted to of counsel.

Brodsky and Yllanes work in the firm’s Woodbury, NY headquarters; Seth Griep is in KDV’s New Jersey office; Jeffrey Young is in KDV’s Chicago office; Brian Peters is in the Los Angeles office and Aaron Cargain is from the San Francisco office. 

“We are pleased that the new partners and counsel come from five offices and half a dozen different practice areas, demonstrating the growing practice and geographic strengths of the firm,” said Michael A. Kaufman, co-managing partner of KDV. “They represent KDV’s hallmark practices, including insurance coverage, professional liability, financial services and labor & employment, as well as practices we have focused on growing in recent years, including general liability defense and commercial litigation. These attorneys consistently serve our clients with distinction and we look forward to their future contributions to our clients and to the firm.”

New Partners

  • Brodsky joined KDV in 2019 as of counsel in the firm’s financial services, litigation and construction practice groups. He represents corporate and individual clients in matters involving unfair competition, fraud and other business torts; shareholder, partnership and LLC disputes; breaches of fiduciary duty; claims involving corporate officers and directors; and securities and banking matters. He also represents general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturing companies and supply companies.  
  • Peters, who joined the firm in 2016 as counsel, focuses his practice on the representation of management in employment-related matters. He represents employers in various wage and hour disputes, including class actions, Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims and individual claims.  
  • Yllanes joined KDV in 2014 as an associate.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of construction law and general liability with an emphasis on defending property owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, and trade/sub-contractors with respect to personal injury and property damage actions arising from construction accidents including negligence and New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240 and 241(6) claims. She is also a Co-Chair of the General Liability Defense Practice Group and Co-Chair of KDV’s Women’s Initiative.

New Counsel

  •  Cargain joined the firm in 2015 as an associate. His practice emphasis includes representing clients in insurance coverage and bad faith, professional liability, real estate, HOA disputes under California’s Davis-Stirling Act, personal injury, property damage disputes, labor and employment law.
  • Griep joined the firm in 2017 as an associate and focuses his practice in professional liability, insurance bad faith, construction defect liability, premises liability and automobile liability claims. 
  • Young joined KDV as an associate in 2017. He concentrates his practice in the areas of civil defense litigation including litigating condominium association, legal malpractice, construction workplace injury, construction defect, products liability, premises liability, and transportation cases. 
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