ERICK K. ALAHVERDIAN

FOUNDING PARTNER

BIO
Erick is the Founding Partner of the Alahverdian Van Leuvan, PC. and oversees all of the firm’s areas of practice. Erick started his career as a young attorney, working closely and building relationships with the people who make up insurance companies. Those relationships led Erick to opening his own firm and his firm has continued to grow ever since.

EDUCATION
Erick attended The State University of Albany and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Minor in Business. At his time in college Erick interned at the New York State Assembly wherein he worked on legislation and constitutional issues.

 

Erick proceeded to law school, attending Touro Law. While at Touro, Erick was a part of the Student Hurricane Network traveling to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina relief, he was a Teaching Assistant and studied abroad in both Germany and Greece. Erick received his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude honors with exceptional service award in Student Relations.

BAR ADMITTANCE
Admitted in:

◦ State of New York

◦ State of New Jersey

◦ State of Connecticut

◦ Southern District of New York

◦ Eastern District of New York

◦ United States Federal Court for New Jersey


CREDENTIALS

◦ Experience in both State and Federal courts, in three different states.  

◦ Erick has traveled and studied abroad, donating his time to victims of Katrina – bringing a diverse and unique perspective to our clients.

◦ Understands financial needs and expectations of clients, approaching litigation from business perspective. 

◦ Understands needs and practical expectations of clients, keeping up-to-date statuses and open lines of communication.

GERARD R. VAN LEUVAN

MANAGING PARTNER

BIO
Gerard is the Managing Pattern at the Alahverdian Van Leuvan, P.C. As the managing partner, Gerard works closely with Erick in overseeing the firm’s Liability Defense and Insurance Coverage practices, as well as daily office operations.

 

Gerard started his career in the legal field as a Paralegal, working shoulder-to-shoulder with the claims representatives and litigation managers of multiple insurance and risk management companies.


EDUCATION

Gerard graduated from Queens College with a Bachelors Degree in English before attending Touro Law. During his time at Queens, Gerard participated in the local Creative Writing Association and created his own publication featuring the writing of his peers.

While at Touro Law, Gerard  worked full-time as the Managing Paralegal in a boutique law office, gaining real-life work experience while completing his credentials towards sitting for the Bar Exam.



BAR ADMITTANCE

◦ State of New York

◦ Eastern District of New York


CREDENTIALS

◦ Understands and digests complex language
 

◦ Able to clearly communicate with clients and present articulate arguments in court
 

◦ Conscious of client expectations and reporting requirements
 

◦ Talented professional writer with a record of winning motions, including summary judgment

Adam M. Prestifilippo

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

BIO
Adam is an Associate Attorney at the Alahverdian Van Leuvan, P.C. who is pending admission. Adam assists in our day to day operation assisting the senior attorneys with preparation of legal documents,  motions. and research. Adam comes to our firm with an extensive legal background. He has also gained practical experience during his time in law school with the various externship and clerkship programs he was involved in. 


EDUCATION

Adam began his educational career at Queens College. magna cum laude in Political Science and Sociology. Thereafter Adam attended Brooklyn Law School where he became the Notes and Commentator Editor for the Financial and Commercial Law Journal  He finished out his legal studies while interning with various law firms.


BAR ADMITTANCE

◦ State of New York
◦ State of New Jersey


CREDENTIALS

◦ Notes and Commentator Editor of the Financial and Commercial Law Journal

Magna Cum Laude