Rainmaker Q&A: Kluger Kaplan’s Alan Kluger



Founding member of Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine PL, Alan J. Kluger is a Miami-based powerhouse trial attorney who advocates for his clients at all stages of the litigation process. Kluger is a veteran courtroom lawyer who represents some of the nation’s largest businesses and most prominent individuals in their most challenging and complex cases.

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Many of his clients come to him after first facing him as an adversary and determining that Kluger’s tough, no-nonsense litigation tactics and creative, out-of-the-box thinking is what they need for their own disputes. His practice is guided by three key principles: thorough preparation, thoughtful strategy and mastery of the facts and the law. These are the reasons he consistently earns top rankings by peer-reviewed publications such as The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Florida Super Lawyers.

As devoted as he is to his clients, Kluger is equally passionate about his community. He and his wife, retired Judge Amy Dean, created a private charitable foundation, the Dean-Kluger Charitable Foundation, which supports various local and national charitable organizations.

Q: What skill was most important for you in becoming a rainmaker?

A: The key in becoming a rainmaker is to be able to “catch,” rather than “pitch.” That means understanding a client and asking them thoughtful questions that show you care about them and their business. So often when I meet someone, either at an event or through mutual friends, we spend so much time talking about them before they even know what it is that I do. But that is what puts me in the best position to understand the issues that they face and give the trusted advice that they need.

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Diane Wagner Katzen Joins Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen and Levine as Of Counsel

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MIAMI, FL – Miami-based litigation firm Kluger Kaplan recently announced Diane Wagner Katzen is joining the firm as Of Counsel.

Katzen joins the firm after serving as Partner at Richman Greer for more than 30 years. She specializes complex commercial litigation, employment-related litigation, business torts and liability of business professionals and general negligence.

“Diane is a skillful trial lawyer who brings with her a depth of experience in high stakes litigation,” said Alan J. Kluger, founding member of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine. “We welcome Diane as an excellent addition to our deep roster of experienced litigators.”

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Omnibus Insureds & Their Entitlement to Attorney’s Fees Under Florida’s Insurance Code

By Christina M. Himmel

Let’s face it: pursuing a lawsuit will require both time and money. To that end, one of the primary concerns before pursuing litigation is whether attorney’s fees are recoverable from the opposing party. A party can only recover attorney’s fees if authorized by contract or statute. Florida’s Insurance Code provides a right to attorney’s fees for certain classes of Christina at Kluger Kaplanpeople, including named insureds and named beneficiaries. The subject of this blog focuses on the provision in Florida’s Insurance Code that allows an “omnibus insured” to recover attorney’s fees. Through this provision, a beneficiary that is not explicitly named in an insurance policy but is nonetheless expressly covered by a provision in that policy may be able to recover attorney’s fees from the insurer.

More specifically, pursuant to Fla. Stat. § 627.428(1), a third-party that qualifies as an “omnibus insured” is entitled to recover attorney’s fees from the insurer if it prevails in an action against the insurer. Section 627.428(1) states as follows: Continue reading

Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine Promotes Marko Cerenko to Partner

Marko Cerenko - High ResMIAMI, FL – Miami-based litigation firm Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine announces Marko Cerenko has been named partner at the firm.  Cerenko focuses his practice primarily on complex commercial litigation and real estate litigation, while additionally working on many of the firm’s high profile construction litigation as well as trusts, estates and probate cases.

“Marko has been a rising star since the beginning of his career at Kluger Kaplan,” said Founding Member Alan Kluger. “As our firm looks to the future, we are committed to rewarding our next generation leadership and are confident Marko will succeed in his new role as Partner.” Continue reading