Last month marked 37 years in business for award-winning law firm Feldman, Kleidman, Collins & Sappe LLP (FKC&S). Upon its inception, founders Jeffrey M. Feldman and Paul S. Kleidman made a vow to provide exceptional legal support for clients across the Hudson Valley and Capital District, and to serve them with the highest level of care and personal attention each step of the way. Though much has changed since 1986, the FKC&S’s team has upheld the firm’s founding values, providing unmatched counsel for clients and giving back to the region through a variety of philanthropic efforts.
“It’s been an honor to serve our clients and community for more than 37 years,” said Feldman. “The memories, friendships and impact we’ve made along the way are priceless.”
Earlier this year, FKC&S revealed its new name, reflecting the leadership of Partner Kathryn C. Collins. Longtime resident of the Hudson Valley, Collins joined FKC&S in 2015 and became the first woman named as a partner at the firm in 2019. Last year she received an AV Preeminent® Peer Rated Attorney designation through Martindale-Hubbell, the most reliable and sought-after peer rating standard in the legal industry for more than 130 years.
Collins and her peers at FKC&S have been feted by several organizations over the years. Notably, FKC&S is the only litigation firm between Albany and Westchester to be designated as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report since its First Edition in 2010. The firm was selected for inclusion in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” of 2023, receiving a Tier 1 designation in the White Plains, NY metro area for Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and a Tier 2 designation in the area of Medical Malpractice-Defendants. Feldman was also named Best Lawyers® 2023 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in White Plains, NY, and was recognized for professional excellence in the areas of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Fishkill, NY.
In addition to their day-to-day work, the FKC&S team devotes significant time and resources towards supporting local nonprofits. Feldman was honored by the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy in 2019 and received Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Headliner Award for Leadership in Business and Community. In 2018, he was recognized alongside his wife, Rona, with the Quality of Life Award at Family Services’ Family of the Year Awards. Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors for Family Services Inc. and Hudson Valley Hospice. Collins serves on the Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation Board of Trustees and is a devoted supporter of Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County (CARE of DC), which is where she adopted her dog, Pongo, in 2020.