MR. PERKEL became a partner of the firm in the summer of 2013. His practice focuses on all aspects of insurance defense litigation, including: labor law, coverage, premises liability, construction defect, motor vehicle, and general negligence.

Prior to joining the firm, Steve was the senior managing attorney with the firm previously known as Brody, Benard & Branch, where he expertly litigated cases that ranged from labor law, premises liability, products liability, property damage, negligent security, construction defects, and general liability. Mr. Perkel has handled all aspects of litigation through trial, including bench and jury trials throughout the five boroughs of NYC, Nassau and Suffolk County.

Steve has a broad range of experience in handling complex litigation labor law depositions, arbitrations, and mediations with great success. Steve worked previously for a well-established insurance defense firm in Manhattan and a boutique construction litigation firm. He also worked for Universal Def Jam in their legal department handling review of artist contracts, merchandise and license agreements.


Steve has been a legal commentator for the Nancy Grace show on a variety of legal topics. Steve is a member of the New York Bar Association, member of the Jewish Lawyers Guild and member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.