About Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP
Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP is home to a seasoned team of partners, associate lawyers and skilled paralegals and staff. Their approach to the law and legal acumen have been carefully honed over decades to ensure clients receive only the highest quality service.
Located in Manhattan, the firm serves clients throughout New York and globally. The firm's attorneys can be reached online or via telephone at 212.889.2821.
Douglas A. Kellner has been practicing law for more than 40 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 founded the Community Renaissance Corporation of Harlem and Washington Heights and the Manhattan Valley Housing Clinic, and has also served as counsel to the New York State Assembly Banking Committee. His primary areas of practice include real estate and international and commercial litigation.
Carol Anne Herlihy
Carol A. Herlihy received her B.A. magna cum laude and her Juris Doctorate from New York University and NYU's School of Law. She has been representing clients in legal transactions and disputes for more than 25 years, and works with landlords and tenants in a wide array of matters.
Eugene F. Getty
Attorney Eugene F. Getty has 20 years of experience handling cases in New York. While much of Mr. Getty's practice focuses on working with co-ops and condominium associations, he also heads the firm's trust and estates practice and handles bankruptcy matters for businesses. He graduated with a B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
Alan M. Friedman
Alan M. Friedman received his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University at Buffalo Law School, his M.B.A. with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Management and his B.S. magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo School of Management. A practicing attorney for more than 25 years, Mr. Friedman has extensive experience representing co-op corporations, condominium associations, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals in corporate and transactional matters.
Jeanne-Marie Williams has been practicing law in New York for 15 years. The head of the firm's supervised housing group and a landlord-tenant lawyer, Ms. Williams has a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations set forth by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. She received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.
Thomas P. Vandenabeele
Born and raised in France, Thomas P. Vandenabeele received a Juris Doctorate (“maîtrise”) and a Master of Laws (“D.E.A”) from the University of Lille 2, France, and his LL.M. from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He represents individual and corporations including a variety of French entities in commercial litigation matters in the United States and is president of the French American Bar Association. He also serves as General Counsel of the French Consulate General in New York (“Avocat-conseil auprès du consulat general de France à New York”). He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and a Visiting Professor at EDHEC Business School, Lille, France.
Charles E. Krausche II
Attorney Charles E. Krausche II has been practicing law for 11 years. He received his B.S. from the University of Florida at Gainesville and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami, where he graduated with honors. His work spans the public and private sectors, and he now spends the majority of his time handling civil and commercial litigation, landlord-tenant law and tort and real property related matters.
Olga V. Petrovsky
Olga V. Petrovsky received her B.A. from SUNY Binghamton University, and her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from St. John's University School of Law. Her main areas of practice are bankruptcy law, real estate and trusts and estates. She speaks Russian.
Stephanie Lim received her Juris Doctorate from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law. Prior to entering law school, Stephanie earned a Master of Science in Biopharmaceuticals from King’s College University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and Philosophy at Smith College. As an associate in the firm’s litigation department, Stephanie focuses on landlord-tenant matters.
Bérénice Le Diascorn
Bérénice Le Diascorn received a Juris Doctorate (“Licence”), a Master's degree in Business Law ("Master 2"), and a Certificate in Law, Management, Economy, and Finance (“Diplôme Universitaire”) from La Sorbonne, France where she also received a Bachelor's degree in Art History and Archeology. She received her LL.M. from St. John's University School of Law. Ms Le Diascorn assists in the firm's litigation department.
Derrick M. Ng
Derrick M. Ng received his Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo school of Law and graduated magna cum laude from the City College of New York. Derrick served in Cardozo's Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society where he and his team won the 2017 St. Johns FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon. He went on to coach the 2nd place team in Cardozo's 2019 ABA Representation in Mediation regional competition. Prior to school, Derrick served 8 years in the Armed Forces in both Active duty and Reserve components as an intelligence specialist. As an associate in the firm’s litigation department, Derrick focuses on landlord-tenant matters. New York State Bar Admission Pending
Bryan R. Beirola
Bryan R. Beirola received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and his Bachelor of Science from Roger Williams University. Prior to law school, Bryan worked as an adult social services case manager in New York City and as an insurance representative and investigator in Boston. During law school, Bryan interned in Hong Kong for a multinational manufacturing and logistics company. He is experienced in the litigation of insurance subrogation. As an associate in the firm’s litigation department, Bryan focuses on landlord-tenant matters.
Merielen Dal Ri Ziviani
Born and raised in Brazil, Merielen received a Juris Doctorate from Mackenzie Presbyterian University School of Law, a Graduate Course degree in Civil Procedure Law from Brazilian Institute of Procedure Law (IBDP), an M.B.A. from Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (Ibmec), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and an LL.M. degree in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law from Fordham University School of Law. Merielen has 12 years of experience handling bankruptcy matters and asset recovery in Brazil, representing clients in enforcement proceedings and distressed debt situations, restructurings, reorganization and liquidation proceedings. Merielen assists in the firm's international litigation matters. Admitted in Brazil Only.
Paralegals and staff
|Melissa S. Cepeda Office Manager
Monica Saenz-Salvatierra Paralegal/calendar clerk
Mary Masboob Legal Assistant to Douglas Kellner
Angielina Raganauth Paralegal
Amanda Lynch Paralegal
Erica Figueroa Paralegal