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 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 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.
Daniele Gerard graduated with a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law. She has been admitted to practice law for more than 20 years and has extensive experience litigating complex cases.
Bruno Bianchi joined the ranks of Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman in 2006. He graduated with a B.A. from the City College of New York and a Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He represents clients in real estate and commercial and residential landlord-tenant law matters, and has more than 20 years of legal experience. He sits on the Housing Court and Judiciary Committees and the Columbian Lawyers Association for the First Department for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
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.
Meredith E. Canniff
Meredith E. Canniff graduated magna cum laude from Susquehanna University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and German. She received her Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions and trusts and estates. She is also an adjunct lecturer of business law at LaGuardia Community College.
Thomas P. Vandenabeele
Born and raised in France, Thomas P. Vandenabeele has been practicing law for more than ten years. Mr. 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 French entities in commercial litigation matters in the United States and is president of the French American Bar Association. He is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.
Scott E. Buckhout
Scott E. Buckhout is an experienced litigator who has appeared before housing, civil, state and federal courts as well as various city and state administrative agencies. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Nazy Modiri graduated cum laude from Barnard College and Brooklyn Law School. She practices complex commercial litigation with a focus on bank fraud, enforcement of judgments and asset recovery, crossing international jurisdictions to include France, the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. She is fluent in Farsi and also speaks French.
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 and trusts and estates. She speaks Russian.
Paralegals and staff
Melissa S. Cepeda