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Bernfeld, DeMatteo & Bernfeld, LLP

600 Third Avenue, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 661-1661

Fax: (212) 557-9610

Contact Name: David Bernfeld

Contact Email: davidbernfeld@bernfeld-dematteo.com


Firm Overview: Bernfeld, DeMatteo, and Bernfeld is a boutique criminal law firm in NYC rich with experience. We are different from other firms because we provide in-depth, individual attention to each matter and each client, regardless of the size or complexity of the matter. When a case presents complex issues, we offer a sophisticated, creative analysis that less experienced attorneys could not offer.

Lax & Neville, LLP

1412 Broadway, Suite 1407

New York, NY 10018

Phone: (212) 696-1999

Fax: (212) 566-4531

Contact Name: Brian J. Neville and Barry R. Lax

Contact Phone: (212) 696-1999

Contact Email: bneville@laxneville.com / blax@laxneville.com


Firm Overview: We are a boutique litigation law firm that focuses on securities cases, broker-dealer litigation, adversarial actions and clawback defense. Our firm represents hundreds of investors who invested directly with Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Our attorneys were some of the first to assist Madoff victims in the filing of their Securities Investor Protection Corporation claims forms, and were at the forefront of the “net equity” issue by filing a class action on behalf of victims and arguing the issue before the bankruptcy court. We currently represent numerous Madoff victims in defense of the Trustee’s clawback actions, and in the prosecution of their claims against the SEC. Our firm was also selected as counsel by the steering committee of a Google Group of approximately 300 investors called MadoffSurvivors, who exemplify the true victims of the Madoff ponzi scheme. Our lawyers have been featured in both national and local news programs and in an array of publications based on our expertise on Madoff related matters. If you are a victim of this fraud and you would like to retain Lax & Neville, LLP to represent you in a clawback action, please call Lax & Neville, LLP, (212) 696-1999.

Firm Focus: Tax___ SIPC_X__ Clawback_X__ Indirect Investors___ Other___

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankell LLP

1177 Avenue of the Americas, 28th Fl.

New York, NY 10036

Fax: (212) 715-8000


Contact Name: Philip Bentley

Contact Phone#: (212) 715-9505

Contact Email: pbentley@kramerlevin.com

Contact Name: Elise Scherr Frejka

Contact Phone#: (212) 715-9281

Contact Email: efrejka@kramerlevin.com

Firm Overview: Kramer Levin is a premier, full-service law firm with about 370 lawyers. Our Madoff Task Force, headed by partner Philip Bentley, represents a large group of Madoff investors, including
both direct and indirect investors. Our Madoff work builds on our recent involvement in the Bayou clawback litigation, in which we represented 70 former investors who were sued by the receiver of the failed Bayou hedge funds; we were able to obtain a favorable settlement for our clients prior to the bankruptcy court’s entry of summary judgment against many of the remaining defendants. Our perspective on the Madoff clawback litigation has been widely quoted in the press, including articles in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Times of London, Reuters, Bloomberg and American Lawyer’s Am Law Litigation Daily, as well as interviews on ABC, CNBC and National Public Radio. Links to sample articles, and to a January 2009 article in The Deal that provides a non-technical overview of the issues likely to arise in the clawback suits, can be found at www.kramerlevin.com/madofftaskforce/. MEMBERSHIP IN OUR CLIENT GROUP IS LIMITED TO INVESTORS WHO ARE BEING SUED FOR MORE THAN $1 MILLION.

Firm Focus: Tax_X_ SIPC_X__ Clawback_X__ Indirect Investors _X__

Meltzer Lippe Goldstein & Breitstone LLP

190 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

Phone: (516) 747-0300

Fax: (516) 747-0653

Contact Name: Stephen M. Breitstone, Esq.

Contact Phone: (516) 747-0300

Contact Email: sbreitstone@meltzerlippe.com


Firm Overview: Meltzer Lippe is a full-service business law firm providing clients with domestic and international corporate and securities, tax, labor and employment, litigation, health care, intellectual property, financial, employee benefits, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, workout, and real estate legal services as well as a broad range of personal services including wills and trusts, estate planning and administration.

Firm Focus: Tax_X_ SIPC_X__ Clawback_X__ Indirect Investors___ Other___

Herrick, Feinstein LLP

2 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 498-5600

Fax: (212) 545-3419


Firm Overview: We are the first lawyers to sue the SEC on behalf of individual direct investors seeking money damages and counsel victims on their often-complicated Madoff-related issues. We defend victims in clawback actions; assist with SIPC claims, including analyzing whether individual circumstances argue for filing for coverage; advise on tax-related relief; and advise on insurance issues. Our litigation department includes three former SEC enforcement attorneys.

Firm Focus: Tax_X_ SIPC_X__ Clawback_X__ Indirect Investors___
Other_Suing the SEC on behalf of individual, direct-investor victims_

Marcum LLP

10 Melville Park Road

Melville, NY 11747

Phone: (631) 414-4756

Fax: (631) 414-4757

Contact Name: Robert Spielman and David First

Contact Phone: (212) 414-4756

Contact Email: Robert.Spielman@marcumllp.com / David.First@marcumllp.com


Firm Overview:Marcum LLP provides insightful and creative tax and estate planning and compliance services. Highly skilled partners and staff serve a wide range of entrepreneurs, businesses and individuals. Our Madoff Task Force was one of the first groups to understand the unique issues and opportunities affecting the victim community.

Firm Focus: Tax_X_ SIPC___ Clawback___ Indirect Investors___ Other_Estate Planning/Fiduciary__

Good Harvest Financial Group

164 Flower Hill Road

Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: (631) 423-6501

Fax: (631) 421-5701

Contact Name: Ron Stein, CPF

Contact Email: rstein@goodharv.com


Firm Overview: Good Harvest Financial Group is a fee-based financial firm founded in 1987 by Ron Stein, and incorporated in 1992.
How Can We Help You? Our purpose is to provide personalized, outstanding financial and investment services, while maintaining the highest level of service and care. Whether you are thinking about getting a wealth management plan together, looking for objective analysis of your insurance needs, inheritance quidance, a complete investment program to meet your life’s goals, or just some good, independent advice… Welcome to Good Harvest Financial Group!

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