Nationally Recognized Attorneys Launch Fleischner Potash

New Insurance Coverage, Defense And Subrogation Law Firm to Represent U.S. and Global Insurers, Including Lloyd’s Syndicates and Risk Retention Groups

Firm to Bring Modern-Day Sensibility to Legal Matters Spanning the Full Spectrum of the Insurance Industry

NEW YORK--()--Eight leading insurance attorneys announced today the establishment of Fleischner Potash Cardali Chernow Coogler Greisman Stark Stewart LLP (“Fleischner Potash”), a new insurance coverage, defense and subrogation law firm (

Headquartered in the State of New York, Fleischner Potash will represent U.S. and Global Insurers, including Lloyd’s Syndicates, for insurance coverage and subrogation recovery across the United States, and for insurance defense, insurance regulatory and commercial litigation in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Fleischner Potash’s sole focus will be to assist their clients in mitigating their exposure through astute and effective policy wording, coverage analysis and defense of their insureds in complex and challenging issues and lawsuits.

Name Partner Patti Potash said, “In today’s legal environment, regulations, laws and court precedent change rapidly and differ significantly between the States. Insurers need a law firm that has the intelligence, experience, energy and innovative ideas to keep pace with this environment and ensure that Insurers’ policies, coverage positions and defense strategies for their insureds are current, successful and cost effective. We have created Fleischner Potash with these modern-day needs and challenges in mind. We have the knowledge, passion, and ingenuity to provide this representation and to educate and guide our clients on how best to avoid or limit their own and their insureds’ past, present and future exposure.”

Fleischner Potash will provide legal services in three core practice areas:

  • Insurance Defense: Defending Insureds in Complex Litigation, Products Liability, Construction Injury (including New York Labor Law), Construction Defect, Professional Liability, Errors & Omissions, Directors & Officers, Premises Liability, Pollution and Commercial Trucking and Auto cases.
  • Insurance Coverage: Providing opinions and draft letters to insureds, litigating coverage issues (including bad faith), conducting examinations under oath, drafting policy wordings and insurance industry agreements, handling insurance regulatory filings and claims, as well as fraud, arson and SIU Investigations for Property (Homeowners, Commercial, Inland Marine, Specie, Fine Arts, Jewelers’ Block, Financial Institution, Forced Mortgage Placement); Liability (Commercial General Liability, Specialty, Contractors, Pollution, Entertainment, Professional Indemnity, E&O, D&O, Commercial Auto and Trucking); and Contingency (Cancellation, Crime & Fidelity, and Political Risk) primary and excess policies and reinsurance agreements.
  • Insurance Subrogation Recovery: Providing evaluations, suggesting investigation, presenting claims and litigating subrogation recovery suits in all 50 States.

“With the launch of Fleischner Potash, we are reimagining what it means to be a trusted legal partner in today’s modern world,” said Name Partner Gil Coogler. “We are purpose-built to embody the values of integrity, trust and excellence, but with a twenty-first century sensibility – from greater diversity and technology to round-the-clock accessibility and responsiveness. Most importantly, firm-wide, we share an understanding of the value in building strong and lasting relationships with clients in order to achieve success through thoughtful legal counsel, cost- conscious legal representation and unrivaled client service.”

The Fleischner Potash name partners are leading authorities and litigators in their fields, with proven track records of success and well-established reputations throughout the insurance industry. These name partners are:

Patti Potash

Management Committee Member, Insurance Practice Group Leader, and Managing Partner of the White Plains Office, who has had numerous accolades over the years, including SuperLawyer, Top US Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers Expert Guide, Top New York Women Leaders in the Law and over 20 years of AV Rating, the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell

Wendy Cardali Management Committee Member, Insurance Defense Group Co-Leader, Managing Partner of the Long Island Office

Jonathan Chernow

Management Committee Member, Property Coverage Group Co-Leader and Specie, Fine Art, Cargo and Inland Marine Teams Leader

Gil Coogler Management Committee Member, Contingency Coverage and Coverage Litigation Groups Leader, Professional Liability Defense and Coverage Group Co-Leader with Evan Richman and Managing Partner of the Pennsylvania Office
Jared Greisman Management Committee Member and CAT Property Coverage and Subrogation Recovery Group Leader
Adam Stark Firm Financial Partner, Management Committee Member, New Jersey Insurance Defense and Coverage Groups Leader and Managing Partner of the New Jersey office
Daniel Stewart Firm Managing Partner, Insurance Defense Group Co-Leader and Managing Partner of the New York City Office

Benjamin A. Fleischner, a founding partner of the former firm White Fleischner & Fino LLP, will be Of Counsel to the firm and Co-Leader of the Property Coverage Groups. Ben is a Super Lawyer and a renowned property coverage attorney, who has handled some of the highest exposure and complex coverage disputes in the insurance industry.

Managing Partner Dan Stewart commented, “I couldn’t be more excited about the strong team we have built at Fleischner Potash – meticulously designed to be a counsel of choice for our insurer clients and their insureds. We firmly believe that a law firm's success reflects the abilities of all of its attorneys, from the most senior to the most junior. The leaders of our practice groups offer decades of experience and knowledge, while our dedicated associates bring intelligence, enthusiasm and excitement. This combination ensures that we are leveraging the strengths of each and every member of our groups to drive the best outcomes for our clients.”

Fleischner Potash will have offices in Manhattan, NY, White Plains, NY, Garden City, NY, Hazlet, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. Fleischner Potash will also work with an associated firm in Florida.

About Fleischner Potash

Fleischner Potash Cardali Chernow Coogler Greisman Stark Stewart LLP (“Fleischner Potash”) is a leading insurance coverage, defense and subrogation law firm headquartered in New York State. Fleischner Potash operates from offices in Manhattan, NY, White Plains, NY, Garden City, NY, Holmdel, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA, and works with an associated firm in Florida. Fleischner Potash represents U.S. and Global Insurers for insurance coverage and subrogation across the United States and insurance defense, insurance regulatory and commercial litigation in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. For more information visit


Fleischner Potash
Leslie Burns, 646-520-4200


Fleischner Potash
Leslie Burns, 646-520-4200