updated 9/17/2010 7:45:46 AM ET 2010-09-17T11:45:46

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate Founder Mike Colodny has been named to Florida Underwriter Magazine's New Statewide Editorial Advisory Board on Florida insurance markets.

"To continue to meet our mission as the leading news source for Florida agents and brokers, we invited a panel of experts to join our newly created editorial advisory board," explained Florida Underwriter Editor Joan Collier. "We sought recognized professionals in the Florida insurance industry whose achievements, contributions and judgment are known and valued."

Joining Mr. Colodny on Florida Underwriter's Advisory Board are Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Assistant Vice President and Regional Manager William Stander, along with the Insurance Information Institute's Lynn McChristian.

With nearly 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Colodny represents insurers, reinsurers, financial institutions and major corporations in governmental and corporate matters, insurance regulatory work and before government agencies and quasi-judicial public boards and commissions.   As former General Counsel for the Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association and its successor, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, he was instrumental in negotiating billions of dollars in catastrophe claims funding and financing, thereby assuring the Association's ability to serve policyholders in the wake of a major hurricane.

Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, P.A. is a full-service firm focusing on insurance regulatory law, government relations, commercial litigation and administrative law, with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee.  The Firm's litigation practice group also handles civil rights, employment discrimination and child advocacy matters on both the trial and appellate levels.  For more information, visit www.cftlaw.com or call (954) 492-4010 or (850) 577-0398 in Tallahassee.

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