Edward D. Tantleff graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York, at Binghamton with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management in 1989 and also graduated from Brooklyn Law School Cum Laude in 1992. He was admitted to practice law in New York State in December, 1992 and was also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts in New York.
While in law school, he was selected as a member of the Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Team for two consecutive years. He also represented Brooklyn Law School as a member of the elite Trial Advocacy team which competed in a national tournament in Lexington, Kentucky.
Ed is a third generation lawyer, began his law career in 1992 working as an associate in the law firm of Tantleff & Cohen, P.C, a firm which had been founded by his father Ivan L. Tantleff. In 1995, he became a member of Tantleff, Cohen & Tantleff, P.C., and specialized in the areas of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, products liability and other forms of personal injury.
Ed has successfully tried numerous cases, including, but not limited to medical malpractice, construction accidents, automobile accidents and premises liability recovering millions of dollars for his clients. He has also written several appellate briefs and argued appeals in the Appellate Courts.
He is a member of the Brooklyn Bar Association and was a member of its Judiciary Committee which reviewed judges for recertification and/or nomination; a member of the Grievance & Mediation Committee for the Brooklyn Bar Association helping to resolve attorney-client disputes; and a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.
Ed is also an active member of Temple Hillel in North Woodmere, New York where he has been a member of the Board of Trustees for many years as well as a the Temple’s Legal Committee.
Matthew R. Kreinces graduated from the University of Maryland in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting. He then graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1993 and began his career with the firm of Damashek, Godosky & Gentile, P.C. This firm specialized in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability.
In 1998, he opened his own office and three years later he merged his firm and formed the office of Katz & Kreinces, LLP in 2001 continuing to specialize in the same areas of practice. In 2012, he became a founding member of the firm of Tantleff & Kreinces, LLP.
Matt is a Board Member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. Matt is also admitted to practice in the United States Supreme court, the Eastern and Southern District of New York.
In addition to his legal practice, Matt has spent countless hours dedicating himself to the local Suffolk County community. He served as the President (2013 – 2015) and is a board member of the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack, New York. He is also an active member of the Dix Hills Jewish Center, a member of the Suffolk County UJA Cabinet Committee, and a founding member of the Eastern Long Island Jewish Alliance.
In his spare time Matt plays ice hockey and referee’s ice hockey games in the various ice rinks in Suffolk/Nassau and Kings County.