Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University (B.A., 2003)
Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2006)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States Supreme Court
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Children’s Medical Fund of New York
Adam H. Koblenz
Adam H. Koblenz is a Member and Partner of Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz PLLC.
Mr. Koblenz consistently demonstrates dedication and passion for the law, thought leadership, strong business acumen, avid client development, and active participation in civic, charitable, and pro-bono organizations. He is a leader at the Firm and has been instrumental in its growth and development. He was previously associated with a prominent national firm.
Mr. Koblenz concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, real estate, labor and employment and litigation and appeals.
Mr. Koblenz regularly serves as outside general counsel to businesses operating in a myriad of industries in the Metropolitan region. Mr. Koblenz has represented major corporations, municipalities, unions, small businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals in complex commercial and corporate litigation, partnership disputes and associated dissolution proceedings, construction litigation involving mechanic’s lien foreclosures, tax lien foreclosures, insurance fraud actions, first-party property litigation, negligence, complex mass toxic tort litigation in both domestic and foreign forums, employment and labor matters involving claims of discrimination, FLSA claims, wage and hour violations, entertainment law, Article 78 litigation, and real estate disputes. He also counsels and advises clients on the sale and acquisition, financing, leasing, construction and use and development of commercial, industrial, and residential real properties.
Mr. Koblenz has been recognized as one of New York Metro Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” in the practice area of general litigation for consecutive years in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; 2020 and 2021; as well as New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2022.
Mr. Koblenz has been selected as 2023 Top Lawyers of Long Island by the Long Island Herald. Mr. Koblenz earned Long Island Business News’ Leadership in Law Award in the Associate Category in 2013 and the Partner Category in 2020. In 2016, he received the Millennial Award from LIBN.
Mr. Koblenz has published cutting edge law review articles in various areas of the law, notably The Whole Nine Yards: Should Student-Athletes Score an Education and Compensation?, 13 J. BUS. & TECH L. 37 (2017) and Jewish Women under Siege: The Fight for Survival on the Front Lines of Love and the Law, 9 U. MD. L.J. RACE RELIG. GENDER & CLASS 259 (2009). In addition, Mr. Koblenz has co-presented a seminar entitled, “Common Issues In the Investigation of Property Claims” for a major insurance company.
Mr. Koblenz currently serves as Associate Village Justice for the Village of Roslyn Estates. Previously, Mr. Koblenz served for sixteen (16) years as a Prosecutor for the Incorporated Village of East Hills; as well as Special Prosecuting Attorney for the Villages of Old Westbury and Sands Point.
Mr. Koblenz volunteers as pro-bono legal counsel to the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect animals in Nassau County from abuse and neglect and provide basic welfare. He also mentors new lawyers at the Firm and first-year law students at his alma-mater The George Washington Law School.
Mr. Koblenz also serves on the Children’s Medical Fund of New York’s Board of Trustees (CMF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. Mr. Koblenz, in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, was instrumental in the opening of the CMF Center for Diagnostic Studies, a state-of-the-art MRI and diagnostic wing within the Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center. Mr. Koblenz’s dedication to these non-profit organizations demonstrates his long-standing commitment to serving those underserved locally as well as the community-at-large.
While attending The George Washington University Law School, Mr. Koblenz served as a Law Clerk in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Mr. Koblenz has also held internships with the offices of two (2) United States Senators, Hon. Charles E. Schumer and Hon. John F. Kerry.
Mr. Koblenz is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Koblenz is a member of the American, New York State, Nassau County Magistrates and Nassau County Bar Associations.
Mr. Koblenz received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University (B.A., 2003), and his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2006).