Kassenoff’s Law Firm Defends; Announces Allan Took ‘Leave’ to ‘Focus on Family’; FR Will Assist in Showing the Truth

After his wife, Catherine Kassenoff, announced on Facebook on May 27, 2023, that she was ending her life by assisted suicide in Switzerland, attention focused on her husband, Allan Kassenoff.

Allan is an attorney and shareholder for Greenberg Traurig, one of the largest law firms in the USA. In court filings related to their divorce and custody suit, Catherine claimed Allan made between $800,000 and $1 million per year.

Allan Kassenoff won a ‘victory’ in his fight with his children’s mother, now presumed deceased. But the tables may be turning on the shrewd attorney.

Yesterday, Greenberg Traurig made a Facebook announcement:

Allan Kassenoff has been involved in a divorce and custody matter that has been going on for more than 4 years.
After lengthy trials and reviewing all the facts, including some videos, none of the 4 judges who presided over the trials or the 2 court-appointed neutral forensic evaluators found him to have committed wrongdoing or abuse as to his children or the contended domestic violence, and instead awarded him sole legal and physical custody of their three children.
Nevertheless, the firm will be conducting its own investigation to determine his status with the firm. In the meantime, he is taking a voluntary leave of absence to focus on his family.

The Greenberg Traurig Facebook post does not mention there has been no final judgment. 

They also fail to mention that the primary judge – Lewis J. Lubell – who decided to grant Allan ‘temporary’ custody and remove Catherine from her house had to recuse himself after Catherine brought allegations of bias.

One of the allegations was that, while presiding over the case, the judge officiated at the wedding of the ‘neutral’ custody evaluator, Dr. Marc Abrams. Judge Lubell based his controversial decision to remove the mother from three traumatized children on Dr. Abrams’ custody report.

Judge Lubell officiates at his friend Dr. Marc Abrams’ Aug. 2021 wedding.

Judge Lubell did not disclose his friendship with Dr. Abrams.

Was Judge Lubell biased because Catherine filed a complaint against ‘neutral’ Dr. Abrams, which resulted in his removal from the court-approved panel of custody evaluators for New York?

Allan pulled these two apart, with a little help from some [paid] friends.

Greenberg Traurig might also not know that the court-appointed attorney for the children, Carol Most, was removed from the case by Judge Susan Capeci for misconduct.

Based on Catherine’s complaint, Judge Capeci found Most lied to the court and altered evidence to protect Allan from charges by his children of abuse.

Judge Capeci also found that Most lied about the fact that the children expressed a strong preference to live with their mother. Most told the court the preposterous lie that the children were afraid of their mother and wanted to live with their father.

It also turned out that an ADA for Westchester County, Christine Paska, who prosecuted Catherine on a false charge of violating a protective order, was later hired by Most at her law firm.

Carol Most may be on the hot seat – she might lose her law license.

Most disturbing is that Most recruited ADA Paska while she was prosecuting Catherine.

Most had to alter and hide emails to Allan that show she colluded with him, to get the Larchmont Police to falsely arrest Catherine, so that ADA Paska could work to jail her.

It did not work.

The DA dropped the charges against Catherine because they were false. Catherine did not violate any protective order.

But Allan tried his best, and destroying his wife cost him a lot of money.

Greenberg should investigate how much Allan paid these conspirators – such as Most, Abrams, and certain therapists – to remove the children from their mother, with whom they wanted to live.

Greenberg Traurig should not be hasty in assuming that, because the courts found for Allan – who is an expert, as the law firm well knows, in getting courts to find for his clients – he is innocent of wrongdoing.

As facts emerge, Allan may never return to law, because disbarment will prohibit it. Others may join Allan in his possible fate – such as Carol Most, who is under investigation, Judge Lubell, who has already been removed from judging family law matters, and Allan’s attorney, Gus Dimopoulus, who is the subject of multiple lawsuits alleging similar misconduct.

Greenberg might also look into the misuse of parental alienation in family court, which Allan might be a textbook example of, and potentially be recorded in the history books, which may relate the crookery behind the scenes of court actors when a wealthy father plots – perhaps criminally – to remove the mother from her children’s lives so he can abuse them undisturbed.

That may have happened here.

We will publish stories that may help the law firm determine the truth.

Authorities may also find it interesting.


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  • What a disgusting despicable disgrace all these people are, that abusive husband should be jailed lose custody of those poor children, karma will come for that coward, and his corrupt friends who helped him kill that poor woman.

  • A narcissist doesn’t believe they are a narcissist. An abuser doesn’t believe they are an abuser. That is the nature of these mental illnesses. Catherine had absolute proof and STILL lost her girls. That court system is corrupt and I’m hoping other court systems aren’t this same way but I’m guessing that they are. I hate Catherine had to leave her children in the hands of this monster. What will become of them? Who will they be after all of this?

  • This is disgusting. He’s a monster and those judges that gave him custody should have absolutely been removed or recused themselves. Not even a question. Allan is a sociopath and will ruin those sweet girls lives (if he hasn’t already done too much damage to them). He clearly hates them, watch any of the videos.

  • You wrote my story but I am still alive. Catherine’s videos of Mr. Allen amd his erratic behavior and screaming fits remind me exactly of my own child’s father’s abuse of us. Also wealthy, he has twisted and smiled and paid for the right to abuse my child behind closed doors while abusing me from afar. I pray for justice for Catherine and her children. I haven’t seen my son in 10 months. I have a bogus restraining order as well. May this be a landmark case and may her voice be heard. I’m worried for her children. Successful psychopaths should never be alone and solely responsible of anything – even pets.

  • Catherine has tragically passed and now Allan will die a slow death of profession and reputation. People he thought were his friends will cross the road. His country club membership may not be renewed. He will be increasingly isolated. No self respecting woman will want him. His law firm who best do immediate damage control by letting him go.

  • The mother got alienated from her children. Parental alienation is a strategy of these kind of men .It is disturbing but not surprising that the court did not see the evidence of PA. PA is sucessfully faught by PA deniers. I guess we will have more such cases in future. Sad but true, especially with these incidious anti PA campaigns denying all scientific input.

  • This is not the first time GT has ignored allegations that partners with the firm have engaged in illegal/unethical conduct. In my case, I have repeatedly notified that firm that Jeffery Chiow, now a GT shareholder in the government contracts section, tried to convince police to have me arrested via fabricated claims I was “stalking” him. The response? Total silence. And yes, I am fully aware that, were this not accurate, it might be construed to be defamation per se. I stand by comments.

  • Interesting case in West Virginia Family court:

    “… The crux of Judge Goldston’s argument is that her actions were taken during the course of adjudicating a Family Court dispute. She contends that, assuming she exceeded her authority, her actions were judicial in nature and hence subject to judicial immunity …” https://thecivilrightslawyer.com/2022/07/13/breaking-federal-court-denies-judicial-immunity-in-family-court-judge-lawsuit/

  • Any good attorneys available to spend a few minutes writing and posting a few good form letters here in these comment sections? Victims of family courts and family court reform advocates can then mail/email those letters to state comptroller and attorney general offices. Apparently, 19 states have state comptroller offices. https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-a-state-comptroller

    Instead of calling some random large law firm, why not start communicating with state comptroller and attorney general offices? That’s where the calls and emails need to go.

    We need to ask those offices to investigate family court corruption. We pay those offices to investigate corruption and they apparently have no idea how corrupt family courts are.

    The crimes committed in family courts across America in the affected states are the same. Are there any states with no corruption in family courts? 🤔

    Many of the crimes in family courts are committed cross state lines — for example, when children are forced to go to “reunification camps”.

    In the most affected states, about fifty or so individuals commit most of the medical fraud, fraud upon the court and extortion of parents etc. The wealthiest parents in the wealthiest counties seem to be among the hardest hit.

    A form letter would help exhausted parents who want to contact state offices for help.

    State offices should have investigated and addressed family court corruption decades ago. What’s taking them so long?

  • I think its a case of reactive abuse. people forget that women can be the abuser and men can be abused, also. I think both of the parents were at fault and neither one should have custody of those poor kids.

  • This man was recorded verbally and emotionally abusing his family. His wife (filing for divorce) died of cancer this is a cruel man who took her children away. He wanted to punish her and used the legal system of New York State to help him. The New York department of families have failed countless of times for the children(Thomas valva for one example) to allow this abusive man to hold custody of these children his or not is senseless. They are scared of him in a few video his post surgical wife posted days prior to her death to help who HER CHILDREN! New York you better straighten up!

      • What did she have to fight for? His abuse only cause more illness to this woman (he should be charged with aiding in killing her). He appears to be a mentally sick ex who would not allow their children to be with her, and he seems too mentally disturbed in videos to be a father and was VERY ABUSIVE to those kids and her.
        Sickening, I hope he is investigated along with every other person involved to hide facts….so sad for this woman and those poor children. SICKENING! He is a little boy emotionally who should have grown the f&*^% up before having children of his own.

  • I have been covering this case since I first learned about it approximately a week ago through a fellow court stenographer on a private Facebook page. I am a freelance court stenographer and cover many matrimonial cases. I had a case with Carol Most last week before I learned of the Kassenoff case. After watching the videos and reading about his poor abused wife and children, you can be sure that I will never, ever work with her firm again knowing what she did. I am absolutely disgusted by this whole situation!!!

  • Thank you for sharing this. I hope this man’s career is leveled and he ends up hiding in fear.

  • It looks like New York Sate Attorney General lawsuits are only for political points. AGs probably don’t get political points for filing lawsuits to protect children and parents in New York. Anyone know about how many children and parents have been victims of New York family court corruption? Does the New York AGs office even care?

    Where are the AG lawsuits filed against the family court lawyers, evaluators and guardians ad litem who engaged in years of financial fraud to enrich themselves, their families, friends and family court organizations at the expense of the people of the state?

    Mr. Trump obviously disrespects women. Dr. Marc Abrams obviously disrespects women, too. One of those women is now gone forever. She used to work for the state of New York. Did the AG ever meet her? Did the AG release a statement about what happened to her?

    Where’s the AG’s statement about Catherine? When will AG lawsuits be filed against those who orchestrated the corruption that killed her?

    The AG’s “pinned tweet” says: “There aren’t two sets of laws for people in this nation” and everyone “must be held to the same standards as everyday Americans”.

    If those exerting control over everyday Americans were actually held to the same standards as all Americans, the New York State AG’s “pinned tweet” today would tell us what she’s going to do about family court corruption.

    So far, the New York AG’s pinned tweet is still for political points instead of for protection for people, law and justice.

    “… @NewYorkStateAG

    Today, I filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump for engaging in years of financial fraud to enrich himself, his family, and the Trump Organization.

    There aren’t two sets of laws for people in this nation: former presidents must be held to the same standards as everyday Americans.

    11:39 AM · Sep 21, 2022 …”

    • “… DiNapoli is committed to fighting public corruption and encourages the public to help fight fraud and abuse. You can report allegations of fraud involving taxpayer money here. Your complaint is confidential …

      Print & Mail … https://www.osc.state.ny.us/files/investigations/pdf/investigations-complaint-form.pdf
      Call 1-888-672-4555 weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Email … investigations@osc.ny.gov

      Complaints can be confidential or … written complaints can be shared here so we can track responses.

      This is one proper venue in New York State:

      “Comptroller DiNapoli’s anti-corruption initiative investigates fraud in State and local governments, including fire departments and companies, vendors who do business with the State and local governments, and pension fraud. Comptroller DiNapoli partners with law enforcement to bring corrupt officials to justice and recoup stolen taxpayer money.”


      It’s time to reform America’s family courts. This is a good place to start.
      Comptroller DiNapoli seems like a good guy.

      • NYS Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, is the financial watchdog of NYS — not a criminal/court watchdog. His office has zero jurisdiction over this matter.

  • First off I don’t trust any lawyer that crosses they’re arms, and second I say that cause the lawyers where I live do not do so in their advertising for their business, third, I hope they all rot for what they put those girls and their mother threw, I don’t know how they can sleep at night and my honest opinion they should be charged with Catherine’s assisted suicide, cause she would still be here to enjoy her girls for a little bit longer!!!

    • We don’t even know for fact if she’s dead. Why are all you people writing her off so fast? This may just be a manipulation tactic to torture Allen further.

  • He is an absolute disgrace to his profession! I have been following this case from the beginning and know when I see Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This abusive animal should loose his rights to practice law and rot in jail. He pushed his wife to commit suicide! If he was so concerned about his daughters he would have had an amicable relationship with his ex wife, not constantly torment and abuse her before and during the divorce. Children are not stupid and can put 2 and 2 together. When they are old enough to vocalize what they have been subjected too, they will turn on him. He is trash and I hope karma finds him quickly…for his daughters sake. Once an abuser…always an abuser.

  • I have been following this case.
    How could any evaluator, therapist or judge, rule in favor of Allah Kassenoff? He is a disturbing man. He’s abusive with his words. His wife and three young girls should never been subjected to such abuse. It was and is verbal and mental abuse.
    His children screamed in fear of him.
    One daughter ran away twice, referring to him as crazy
    Do we not listen to the girls who are telling people they don’t want to be with him?
    It’s corrupt, plain as day. It’s like asking police to discipline themselves
    We all know that doesn’t work.
    Men abuse the system with their influence and power. How tragic for Catherine to have given up without ever saying goodbye to her beautiful girls.
    Allan should be disbarred and sent to prison for awhile.
    Parental alienation is absolutely horrible, especially when he was the abuser the entire time.
    Videos don’t lie, and if he had a shred of your evidence to prove her unfit, that narcissist would have used it a long time ago.
    Everyone who conspired with him to take Catherine’s children from her should lose their professional licenses and serve a jail sentence for the havoc and sheer disregard for the rule of law.
    I hope those girls are NOT in his custody. They deserve a safe place, where they are loved and where their Mom is always remembered in positive, happy memories.

    • Great assessment! How sad for those girls to lose their mother this way and only be left with an abusive father.

  • Wʜʏ ᴅᴏᴇsɴ’ᴛ sʜᴇ ʟᴇᴀᴠᴇ?

    Because he has her so brainwashed that it’s all her fault and that she’s no good to anyone and no one will want her or love her and there’s no way she can possibly make it on her own.

    Wʜʏ ᴅᴏᴇsɴ’ᴛ sʜᴇ ʟᴇᴀᴠᴇ?

    Because she thinks that if she just tries harder and if she’s a better wife and a better mom that maybe he will be happy with her and he wouldn’t get so angry with her. And maybe he will be the same sweet, charming man that he was when they first met.

    Wʜʏ ᴅᴏᴇsɴ’ᴛ sʜᴇ ʟᴇᴀᴠᴇ?

    Because he has her convinced that if she tries he will hurt or kill her or her family. Because he has threatened to tell the judge that she is a bad mom and will take away her kids and she will never see them again. Because he has taken away her money and convinced her that she has no good job qualities to make it on her own financially and she will always need him.

    More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women. Unless you’ve been in an abusive relationship people have no idea how hard it is to escape. Abusers are able to fool those outside the home because they usually only abuse those inside the home.

    They need your support.
    They need your love.
    They do not need your judgement.

    Let’s raise awareness 💜

    #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth #DVAM2021 #purplethursday
    #befearless #lovedoesnthurt #abusenomore #walkingonabundance #thereisnolackinyourlife #UnityInPink&Purple2021 #Courage #BeBrave #ShowUp #StepUp #RisingStrong

  • On a leave of absence. Really!! He should be disbarred. The firm is defending this monster . They should be investigated for even employing this monster. He deserves to rot in prison!!

  • That such an abusive man is allowed to have custody of children, especially the orphaned children of the woman he abused and terrorized, as she was dying, is a crime. Someday those children will find their story online and maybe it will help them begin the healing process for them.

  • God help these children if he is raising them. They need someone to step in and help them. He has mental issues and has no regard for those kids.

  • Yes! Thank you for keeping the pressure on. GT is probably thinking this will just blow over and they’ll be back to usual business, but this station has impacted people all over the world. It’s a gross miscarriage of justice, and as you pointed out, rife with misconduct.

  • Never seen a man so hell bend on destroying his ex life along with those children. He even hate his own kids so why are they still with him. He throws the worst tantrum you would think he the child.

  • The amount of video evidence showing him to be an abusive violent piece of shit, yet they wanna defend him? They better fire him and everyone he paid off in this case

  • The recordings don’t lie!! He is awful should never have custody of his daughters, and he needs to lose his law license, along with many others that were corrupt, including the judge! He sounds like a monster ! His poor dying ex-wife and children he did everything he could to hurt them and used his children as ammunition .Making about $1 million a year bought his way along with his firm and destroying his ex-wife and children. He belongs in prison. Taking Catherine’s girls away when she didn’t have much time left ultimately lead to her committing suicide . One day his children will grow up and I’m sure they hate him now will they will hate him even more. Power and money can be wicked and that’s what her husband did . Bet he didn’t count on all the videos of him throwing tantrums calling her fat and putting her down to become public . The way he treated his daughters truly disgusting.

  • He took a leave and will flee with those children. This system is so corrupt. I hope these young ladies get justice for their mom

  • I hope this travesty of “justice” is fully investigated and those responsible are held accountable and bear the repercussions for such an evil and colluded scheme. It is very sad that Catherine’s children were used as pawns and that they will never know their mother.

  • “About The New York Center for Children (NYCC): Founded in 1995 with the support of the late Broadway producer Marty Richards and philanthropist Georgette Mosbacher, The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is a child-friendly Center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families.

    NYCC also offers professional training on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse. All of the programs and services to children and families at NYCC are completely free of charge. NYCC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to cover the costs of operations. NYCC serves all families, including those without insurance.

    In addition to evaluation and treatment, the children at NYCC also benefit from tutoring, mentoring and extracurricular events. NYCC serves children from all five boroughs of New York City. The child-friendly space is located at 333 East 70th Street, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.” https://www.lawlormediagroup.com/2021/09/12/flamenco-nights/

  • Greenberg Traurig are liars: Judge Capeci DID Rule against Allan Kassenoff and the GAL Carol Most who recommended that custody be given to the father, and all visits with Catherine be terminated permanently. In Judge Capeci scathing Order dated 11/14/22.

    From: “Hon. Susan M. Capeci”
    Date: September 2, 2022 at 12:44:20 PM EDT
    To: Ivy Ozer
    Cc: Donatella Coppa Runfola
    Subject: Kassenoff v. Kassenoff
    It has come to the court’s attention that Ms. Most’s associate, Ms. Christine Paska, who was working
    in the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, Special Prosecutions Division, until on or about
    June 24, 2022, was the attorney assigned to prosecute the case against Mrs. Kassenoff, which was
    ultimately dismissed. The apparent conflict this presents is of grave concern to the Court. Ms.
    Kassenoff is hereby given permission to supplement her extant motion for Ms. Most to be relieved.

  • “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”– George Orwell, 1984.

    “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” – George Orwell, 1984.

    “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
    – George Orwell, 1984.


  • I hope all of those involved in this gets the book thrown at them. Money talks and that’s what happened here. Those people were not for the best interest of the children, but rather their pocket books.

  • Allan’s behaviors are symptoms. His law firm has nothing to do with his personal problems. Anyone looking for answers should look on the DOJ website to see how many individuals have been prosecuted for family court fraud, racketeering and other federal crimes committed in family courts since the 1980s. If you find any cases, please post them below this comment. You will probably find: none

    The purposeful destruction of families and nations for the past forty years has nothing to do with Allan, what he accomplished in “family courts” or how much he spent destroying his family. Allan, Catherine and their three beautiful children didn’t benefit from that case. Who did?

    It looks like a bigger political picture has something to do with the “family court” corruption all over America and all over the world. Millions of cases around the nation and the world have all been the same since the 1980s, after “Dr.” Richard Gardner was allowed to peddle his poison in “family courts” around the nation and all over the world.

    “The Great Awakening unravels the layers of corruption and unveils a path towards a brighter future. Prepare to be inspired, awakened, and empowered to take a stand for liberty.“


  • This is one of the catastrophic results of parental alienation claims in family court. A defense for abusive people. Shut down the AFCC!!! Do something about these psychologist! They enable people like Allan. Greed is running our court systems. There are many people just like Allan running around the court houses. The shameless court people enabling this ABUSE!

  • Allen, I pray that CANCER eats you ALIVE from the inside out and you suffer severely. I will continue to pray this for you every single day of my NATURAL LIFE. You are a DISGRACE to HUMANITY and your mother should have ABORTED you. No amount of money or legal battle will fix what the lord has instore for you sir. Sincerely yours truly

    • This kind of rabid hatred is not the solution. Let us look instead to the law and behave better than you say Allan Kassenoff has done. The truth will come out.

      • Will the truth come out? Because it looks like he’s been getting his way for years… how about you stop policing the outrage that is justified right now and focus on this guy who is going to get away with all of this because of his status and money

        • no oversight + no accountability + purposely adversarial for profit = hell on earth says:

          Is he “going to get away with all of this because of:

          1. his status and money“ or,
          2. because We the People allowed the nation’s “family courts” to be a …

          👉 purposely adversarial for-profit industry 👈

      • Yea, that might be a little extreme. Although I admire the conviction. At the same time, I think the comment may be less than half serious.

      • That’s true, it doesn’t help. However, the legal system needs to change, to prevent this from happening to others. I hope it finally works strongly and thoroughly in the name of justice against this man. I can only hope the children are safe and will be well cared for by someone who is loving, kind, and patient.

  • You should rot in hell you degenerate f@€k. Hope you get sent to jail for the rest of your life. Then your grave should be pissed on.

    • Swear words and vulgarities prove nothing except mean intent. Two wrongs don’t make a right. What do you propose to make this situation right?

      • Unfortunately, nothing can make the situation right. She’s gone. I hope that her children grow up and become warriors against domestic violence and corruption in family court, in her honor, and to take back their own powr and dignity.

    • You are doing a public service exposing this corrupt situation. I hope justice prevails and these children protected.

    • Vulgarities prove nothing except mean intent. Two wrongs don’t make a right. What do you propose to make this situation right?

      • ANONYMOUS (Lord how it irritates me, this “Anonymous” stuff), the one distressed over vulgarities expressed here? Regarding a tragedy of such untold proportions that it defies language (any language) to describe (and I am a walking thesaurus), and then? Then?! To posit in parallel that “two wrongs don’t make a right”? As if impassioned curses in empathic pain stands antipodal to this … unspeakable … government-coordinated presumptive murder? Well, here you go, Anonymous, from a double Ivy degreed plus two law degrees and a civil rights and social Justice attorney of 28 years? Vade et salis libra cretin fucking.

      • Dear Anonymous. You really asked if HE is not stressed enough. You get the second stoopid reward of the day.

    • Those poor children are trapped with a clearly abusive, unloving father who has done nothing but abuse their mother and act with hatred towards them. That evil man and everyone involved in that corrupt case should all go to prison. Poor children and poor mummy. Please anyone who can, please share this story and get this evil man brought to justice.

  • Disgusting! What can we do to get justice. This guy should have nothing to do with any children ever. What a monster.

    • Catherine wasn’t asking people to disparage her husband.

      She was asking people to notice the blatant corruption in family courts. She was asking people to properly address the corruption in family courts. She was saying: it happened to her and it can happen to anyone.

      How are immature comments with swears and threats serving to investigate and reform family courts? 🤔

  • Greenberg Traurig are liars, Judge Capeci did decide against there was a serious conflict of interest in her scathing Order that Carol Most lied, was dishonest, unethical, failed to reveal her conflict of interest (she colluded with the Prosecutor who had Catherine arrested on Bogus Criminal Charges that was later dismissed w/ Prejudice). Judge Capeci ruled Carol Most is NOT Entitled to her Fees due to her lies, thats huge, as someone who understands the system, very well, —— those findings are HUGE, that is rotten to the core. Judge Capeci ruled in her 11/14/22 Order: “Considering that by her own conduct, the AFC caused her removal from the case, with the resulting necessity of the appointment of new counsel for the children, who will have to familiarize themselves with this involved, highly litigated matrimonial matter, Ms. Most should not be entitled to any fees. The Court must deny her application for fees contained in the Amended Third Order Approving Attorney for the Children Compensation.”

    “As more fully set forth in that Decision
    and Order, the Court removed the AFC, Ms. Most, for a host of reasons, taken in their
    totality. One of the reasons noted was her violation of the witness-advocate rule (see
    Rules of the Chief Judge 22 NYCRR $ 7.2|b]), whereby this Court found she improperly
    acted as a witness against the mother in these proceedings, by arguing nonrecord facts
    and hearsay to denigrate the mother to the Court (see Cervera v Bressler, 50 AD3d
    837. 840-41 (2d Dept 2008)).”

    “In addition, she also created an appearance of impropriety by hiring, as an
    associate at her small four person firm, the Assistant District Attorney who had just
    prosecuted the [dismissed and sealed] criminal case against the mother, who would
    have necessarily had access to confidential information. She had never disclosed the
    hiring of this former Assistant District Attorney to the Court, or to the mother, even
    during the course of this hearing, where she was specifically questioned as to how
    many associates were in her firm and when the last one was hired. She did not
    implement any screening procedures in her office to prevent disclosure of any
    confidential information regarding the mother from this associate.”

    As noted by the Court in prior decisions in this matter, the hostility the AFC had
    towards the mother was plain, and she took frequent opportunities to denigrate the
    mother to the Court with non-record facts and hearsay. Given her lengthy experience in
    this area of law, it is all the more troubling that she allowed herself to be swayed in this
    manner, and that she was unable to see the effect this hostility had on her

  • Greenberg Traurig filed as an interested party in case. They knew everything. They also blocked me from Twitter when I posted the videos of Allan screaming/being abusive in 2021.

    • This absolute piece of TRASH ALLAN KASSENOFF should be prosecuted for what he put his wife and children through. Absolutely Horrific Abuse!! May KARMA return to you 10 FOLD ALLAN YOU PIECE OF S#!+T!! My condolences to The Children of Catherine 😔 RIP

    • “Greenberg Traurig filed as an interested party in case.“?

      How so? Is that usually what happens? A lawyer is representing him/herself and the employer files as an “interested party”?

  • Catherine Kassenoff story is very sad. I hope justice is made and that Allan pays for his abuse towards his wife and children, and for all the corruption he has committed. #justiceforcatherinekassenof

  • Allan if you’re reading this: BURN IN HELL you vile narcissistic PSYCHOPATH!!!!

    God save those innocent girls.

  • “… Right now, we are looking for four groups of people, 1) folks who will spread the word, someone in your network wants to hear about this, 2) the community of people who would consider having their residence or business on this property, 3) the consortium of people and organizations who will earmark funds towards purchasing the property, and 4) the core team of people who will be a multitude of counselors. Of course, there will be quite a bit of overlap between those four groups.

    There are steps we can take to reduce the Marxist control and reduce the effects of the corruption. So, we are taking those steps. The Bible instructs us to pray “for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” Let’s not assume the answer to that prayer that we are praying is “no.” Let’s take action, and do our part, to drive society closer and closer to that ideal. Be the change you want to see in the world. Don’t be a victim. Be a champion of liberty.

    It seems like the most important factor is that this current project is immensely valuable regardless of whether we ever can or need to form a new government. We have no intention of ever attacking the US Federal government, and those states who have volunteered for the same curse. They will continue down their current path to becoming irrelevant by discarding every element of civil society. We will have put ourselves in the position, by planning ahead and building a parallel economy, so that we can carry on. …”


  • Thoughts on the cause of the present discontents:

    1. Children and families in crisis in family courts aren’t “disgruntled litigants“.

    2. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

    • He definitely looks and sounds overwhelmed in the videos. All those millions of dollars were spent on what? The family courts should have directed Allan and Catherine to spend those millions on their future. Someone commenting here on FR asked why they didn’t hire a nanny to relieve the stress.

      A good family court system would have ordered that or something like it to reduce the stress.

      What kind of barbaric “family court” system purposely overwhelms parents and children in difficult situations? 🤔

    • a defamation suit for noticing he was acting like a child or for writing observations?

  • I comment as someone deeply involved in another disturbing situation in a Family Court payoff operation – some may call it RICO as I do. Thank you for continuing to cover this corrupt evilness and pure insanity that appears to have become a revenue generating opportunity for Judges, GALs and dirty attorneys. None of the aforementioned maintain the least bit of concern of the children and falsely accused parents (mainly mothers) who lose everything including their children. The rot in the Family Court System nationally is beyond belief. This is pure child trafficking. Your work is getting the word out.

  • The partners off the people involved in destroying this woman need to take note of what they have done God help them if anything similar happens to them . They are cruel heartless lies, these ppl make life changing decisions everyday they should be stripped of their jobs I hope they reap what they sow karma

  • Catherine Kassenoff was an intelligent NYU Law, Dartmouth graduate, Federal Prosecutor, who ended up living in her car, childless, penniless, ALLAN KASSENOFF, and the Family Court players, eventually completely TERMINATED EVEN SUPERVISED VISITATION, AND REFUSED A DEATH BED VISIT WITH HER KIDS

    • This is so upsetting. RIP Catherine. This morally decrepit disgusting excuse for a man should not allowed to damage those beautiful girls anymore than he already has! Praying for justice.

  • It’s a really sad state of affairs when someone can review all of these videos and find this man is a competent and loving father. It is clear that he not only abused his now deceased wife, but he also said horrible things about the kids IN FRONT OF THEM AND TO THEM. . It’s amazing to me that this law firm is defending him, well, no, it’s not. Because I’m sure it’s all about the money he he brings into the firm. I hope to God someone is checking up on these poor children.

  • The family court system and the IDVC especially Capeci is crooked. The system is rigged for profit at the cost of the children. It’s a disgusting deep rooted draconian system.
    Capeci was a MV water department lawyer before getting “appointed” to IDVC. Favors donations and promises get them on and off ballots. It’s one big club and anyone who doesn’t have play their game is punished.
    The system will soon come crashing down and we will rebuild from scratch. Common Law is coming back. Hang in their and Pray Pray Pray cuz these evil heartless evil people are going to be removed.

  • I’m so grateful you’re continuing to report on this. Thank you, and please keep it up.

    • This is our “justice” system at work? God help us all. They should all be stripped of the ability to practice law. Hopefully, with a successful lawsuit and an amount awarded to these girls that would put these collaborators that ruined this poor woman and her children, in their cars, living on the street. Make an example out of these evil, money grubbing, pieces of trash.

  • From the videos made public, it is apparent that he is a wicked, disgusting, despicable, evil monster. WE FAILED CATHERINE. The least we can do is insure her children are safe. Meaning removed from his custody.

  • This is despicable! You are supposed to hold yourselves to a higher standard of the law and instead you used it to destroy a mothers last few moments of life in peace with her daughters.

    It is due to the corruption that ALL involved should face imprisonment.

  • Is any one worried about the safety of the girls! How could you be lawyer acting like a child screaming to the top of his lungs catching a tantrum and saying things to taunt the girls about their mother who is I’ll ! Those videos made me so upset!

  • Please send this to BloombergLaw and other legal publications. This needs to become big in the legal community specifically and he will go down.

  • Allan if you’re reading this: BURN IN HELL you vile narcissistic PSYCHOPATH!!!!

    God save those innocent girls.

  • “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses

  • Most of the people he paid have taken to Google to take down their info so they can’t be called out on ratings for what they did.

    They are disgraces to the medical and judicial fields and should have their licenses taken away and be investigated for doing the bidding of the highest payer.

    This all makes me sick and I hope each one of them step on a LEGO every day for the rest of their miserable lives

  • Same scam— court appointed psychologists violate their duty to report concerns for abuse and neglect within 12 hours of discovering it.

    In these family court criminal scams- the psychologists – the custody evaluators are mandated reporters.

    They never report to dcf/CPS. This violates their duties under their professional license.

    Not one of these criminals who recommended “no contact” orders against Catherine -EVER- made a report to dcf/CPS saying Catherine was abusive in any way!

    But then they show up at court and demand Catherine be removed from the forks lives and essentially kill a healthy loving mother.

    Judges endorse these draconian orders because they’re in on the money making scam.

    It’s criminal – and all of these “professionals” have supported and engaged in the worst form of child abuse.

    This is a silent epidemic not reported on by national news media because the parental alienation scam is a well oiled machine run along with and through the AFCC. It’s known by all family court lawyers and hidden from public view.

    Mothers who dare to go public suffer threats, and the most vicious court orders which leave them homeless, penniless, denied of all rights, and no-contact with the children they love for perpetuity.

    And of course these court criminals align to malign the mother (sometimes the father-money driven) to humiliate, degrade, and eliminate the parent.

  • Allan deserves the presumption of innocence. Catherine hated him so much she probably committed suicide just to hurt him. He is a victim. See how she abused him in those videos. She stalked him. I feel so bad for Allan. Does he deserve to have his whole life ruined ? He’s just trying to be a good dad.

    • “Ponder This” you are seriously sick in the head & either Allan or one of the creatures goons. Catherine, like ALL normal mothers, want their children to have good living fathers in their lives. We’ve ALL seen the videos. ALLAN WAS NONE OF THAT. He is the opposite of a good loving father or human.

      • Are people not allowed to voice there support for this man before the mob carry’s his body to the town square and set it on fire in a witch trial in the court of public opinion. Is anyone that has a different opinion then yourself really that crazy. Do we not live in a country where every one is entitled to there own opinion. I am not a genius I’m a simple man from a farm In Alberta but a there are other, smarter people who have said it before me.
        There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge
        Isaic Asimov

        • 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 Cancel culture is the new retarded. Attacking people without first hand knowledge or due process based on bullshit is far too common these days and all that bullshit is coming to an end.
          No one would believe who’s behind this bullshit. The puppeteers are the “33-ers” they have planted their puppets everywhere to run the show.
          Times up for these evil corrupt [people]. We are restoring our Republic.
          GodSpeed Patriots #WWG1WGA

        • You’re a dumbass, stay in Alberta, Canada. The strain of “anti-intellectualism”…what the hell does that even mean. Fuck off you stupid hippy, she was obviously abused by this monster.

          • “The strain of “anti-intellectualism”…what the hell does that even mean”

            Hahaha you just perfectly proved his point. Almost everyone commenting here threatening the dad sounds low IQ.

          • If he’s in Alberta, he’s not a hippy. Instead he’s a redneck Freedumb fighter who thinks Trump is the Bomb.

        • Allan deserves to burn in hell for what he is and for what he has done. There should be Zero Quarter for people like him.

    • Allan stop writing comments. You realize that your IP address can be tracked back to you right? Aren’t you a lawyer. What a dolt.

    • He cannot be presumed innocent when there is irrefutable, documented evidence of him verbally, mentally, and emotionally abusing his wife and children. There is something very wrong with him, which you seem to share in common, if you actually believe any of the filth you typed. This is not a joke. A terminally ill woman committed suicide because Allan drove her past the point of being broken. Now, her children who loathe him for what he’s done to their mother and to them, are in that monster’s custody. We have to save them.

    • This is probably Allen. Women have to record Dr. JEKYL/MR. HYDE. Because no one listens. Who talked to the kids? Who asked what they wanted? Without him present. Those kids are terrified of him. And will say they aren’t for fear of being treated like their mother. Guess what. They will grow up. They will hate you and you will be alone. You can only have control for so long.

    • Obviously you are not watching the same videos. Where was he trying to be a good dad? At what point was he calm and played the role of a “parent”. She followed him and tried to reason with him. That is not stalking.

    • Oh ok Allen……. Go to hell you over grown tantrum throwing evil narcissistic abuser. Just remember, you will have to answer for all of your lies and corrupt actions and so will the ones who helped you. RIP Catherine and I hope you can protect your babies from the other side 🙏🏼

    • Hey troll. You’ve been posting supportive comments for Allan on other people posts. Why do you support him? Haven’t you seen the video proof and Catherine’s Dropbox? He’s unquestionably a domestic abuser whose family is utterly destroyed by his actions and let down by the courts. Disgraceful

    • Just when I thought we were done with these kinds of insane remarks, I see another one. Congrats on your prize of being #3.

  • The statement put forth by Greenberg Traurig is disappointing. Do an independent investigation and leave the unethical family court actions- by criminals- out of it.

    They’ll look foolish in the end for having backed criminal court actors to protect and child abuser and batterer.

  • “… this all stemmed from a disclosure from her children that they were abused by their father. This was a founded case by CPS. CPS said it was – – that she needed to get her kids out of that house immediately or they would charge her with failure to protect, by the way.

    So, she was she was supposed to go and get in a restraining order. which she did. And then he went and judge-shopped and got another judge to kick her out of the house and give him full custody and the CPS case just went away. The CPS – – they told her well, uh – – that it’s in the courts hands now. Even though they said, ‘If you don’t do this and get them away from him we’re going to charge you with failure to protect.’ …”


  • I feel sorry for these children. They will be traumatized for the rest of their life because of what their father put them through. I also don’t believe any amount of counseling will help them. I hope everyone that was involved in this corruption, including Alan gets prosecuted and they lose all their licenses. I’m not a lawyer, but there was a lot of laws here that were violated.

  • As FR Assists in Showing the Truth … the best attorneys in Kassenoff’s Firm and all firms should support the truth telling. If the best lawyers paying attention are in the majority, do those “best lawyers” have a conscience? Do the “best lawyers” think all is fair in love and war or do the “best lawyers” think truth matters?

    Good lawyers with a conscience are embarrassed by the purposely adversarial approach to dangerous child custody cases. Everyone paying attention to the field of family law knows there’s been no effective oversight in family courts for forty years. Many in Connecticut wonder why Norm Pattis “shall not” tell the public what he knows about the Dulos case until forty more years have past. https://www.law.com/ctlawtribune/2021/07/22/shh-whats-behind-attorney-norm-pattis-40-year-gag-order-barring-him-from-discussing-dulos-case/?slreturn=20230503175252

    As FR Assists in Showing the Truth about the latest family court tragedy, a few unscrupulous attorneys will do all they can to prevent Frank Report’s truth telling. Some unscrupulous attorneys will probably do whatever they can to hide their crimes.

    If Dr. Martha Stout was right when she wrote in her book, “The Sociopath Next Door”, that about 1 in 25 people don’t have a conscience, how many good people working in how many family courts and law firms will support Frank Report’s truth-telling?

    If corporations dominate the legal profession and if those career lists are right about those without a conscience being attracted to a few professions such as law, how many people working in law firms and family courts will try to actively sabotage the recent truth-telling about America’s family courts? The truth-telling about family courts is everywhere now.
    The family court corruption is all over the world and so is the truth-telling.


    • If large law firms are corporations … and corporations are legally human … and those without a conscience are attracted to a few professions such as law, how many social scientists collected data to find out how many family court lawyers working for large corporate law firms work in the best interests of the children and families instead of the best interests of the corporations?

      Oh, excuse me. “the best interests of the children” — not “the best interests of the children and families”.

      • Sounds like what’s happening in American “family courts” …

        “… Brown cites archaeological evidence that many thousands of children were victims but that “modern scholars are perhaps overly eager to exonerate the Phoenicians from a ‘crime’ (in our eyes) that, by Phoenician standards, was simply not an offense”.

        Brown concludes: “No other ancient people, however, regularly chose their own children as sacrificial victims, or equated them with animals which could sometimes be substituted for them. The Phoenician practice indicates a definition of the ‘family’ and the boundaries belonging to it and alienation from it that was incomprehensible to others in the ancient Mediterranean.”

        What must “family” have been like with rampant sexual molestation and with playmates and siblings being burned to death? How many children wondered if they might be the next sacrifice? …”


        • Western holy men of politics, business and “family courts” aren’t holy, either. says:

          “… Bhagawan Dass told him to ignore the dung and keep his head up. When he became miserably sick with dysentery, Bhagawan Dass took care of him. Bhagawan Dass spoke for him and told him how to react when the people came and made obeisance with careful faces, bending down to touch the bare feet of the Western holy men …”


  • Greenberg Traurig will do a financial impact analysis on this matter. This will 100% finalize their decision. If Kassenoff’s departure will hurt their bottom line, they will keep him. If keeping him hurts their bottom line, they will can him. It’s literally this simple. If keeping him will not affect their bottom line, they will keep him. One thing about not honorable, soulless, scumbag, filthy lawyers is they back each other up, unconditionally. They actually brag to each other about how evil and manipulative they are and share best practices on how to be more malicious. Not all lawyers are like this. Most are honorable people. One lawyer in my area got a guy off with probation, who raped and sodomized a four year old girl. He found a process error when the police handled the evidence and used it to get the serious charges dropped. Now, I do understand a lawyers job is to give their clients the best possible defense. I get it and would want that from my lawyer. But this guy was so proud of what he did.and bragged about getting a pedophile probation.

    If it’s proven Allan assaulted her, he should be fired and disbarred.

    Frank, does any evidence exist if the alleged assault from 2016?

    • “For Arbiters in Custody Battles, Wide Power and Little Scrutiny

      By Leslie Eaton
      May 23, 2004

      When warring parents head to court to fight over child custody in New York, their lawyers often let them in on a little secret: The most powerful person in the …”

    • The New York Times already published a few articles about family court ineptitude and corruption about ten years ago.

      Guess what kind of progress happened after that?

      “Families Evolve, But Custody Wars Are Ugly as Ever
      By Leslie Eaton
      June 12, 2004

      In some ways, the custody fight between Diandra Douglas, the former wife of the actor Michael Douglas, and Zack Hampton Bacon III, an executive at a …”

      Aggrieved Parties in Divorce Court Get No Relief in Scandal
      By Leslie Eaton
      Oct. 12, 2004
      It was news that confirmed every sneaking suspicion, every paranoid fantasy of anyone who had ever felt wronged in a divorce court. …”

      Here’s what happened after that:

      Since 2004, such-and-such happened and so many parents paid family court lawyers thousands of dollars … then such-and-such happened and so many parents paid family court lawyers tens of thousands … then such-and-such happened and so many parents paid family court lawyers hundreds of thousands … then, such-and-such happened and so many parents paid family court lawyers millions of dollars …

    • I’ve reached out to the NY Times and other newspapers multiple times, but have yet to receive any interest. Additionally, I’ve written to Dr. Ramani in the hopes of gaining support as she has a large audience. Unfortunately, my message to GT on Tuesday was seen, but ignored. Their removal of comments on their Facebook page I perceive as an attempt to suppress the story’s attention, and they even went as far as to limit comments and remove the review section as people started to leave negative reviews and comments there. I was able to post Catherine’s story to Allan Kassenoff’s Facebook page before he made it private. It’s shocking that major news outlets have not taken notice of this story despite its obvious importance.

      • Re: The chairman of The New York Times Company and publisher of The New York Times

        “After being encouraged by Brown journalism professor Tracy Breton to apply, he interned at The Providence Journal from 2004 to 2006, working from the paper’s office in Wakefield. While there, he revealed that membership of the Narragansett Lions Club was not open to women. Despite threats from the club to withdraw their advertising if the story ran, the Journal published Sulzberger’s story. The club began admitting women a few months later.“ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._G._Sulzberger

  • Allan’s firm Greenberg Traurig LLC are liars there is no Final Judgement, as if Judges, Experts, Therapists don’t lie, not only did they put Catherine on Supervised Visitation since June 2019 continuously, they also discounted the overwhelmingly positive Supervised Visitation reports from Ms. Culley (the Supervisor), Allan argued that their lies when positive, and convinced Judge Lewis, Judge Koba to instead believe the experts he hired who never observed Catherine interact with her 3 daughters as evidence to terminate all contact. I get it Allan Kassenoff is a good liar, unethical as they come, he makes Greenberg Traurig LLC a lot of money of course the firm will lie for him, but at what cost to the reputation of the company?

  • Not enough don’t stop calling them. These are their “weekend numbers”
    +1 (847) 208-9037

    (847) 530-9730
    Don’t stop I haven’t all day but need to take a break soon to see my son for my once a week scheduled visit

  • The Westchester County DA’s office is also responsible for germinating that sad excuse for a jurist/Fox News “legal analyst” Jeanine Pirro.

  • Thank you Frank! I hope and pray karma and society as a whole, doesn’t take too long to meet up with each and every one of these people that wronged Catherine! ❤️

  • Greenberg Taurig would be complicit in allowing this evil man to continue as attorney at their firm. This story should be televised, and put out there for the world to see. What Catherine endured In the last years of her life should be told to the world. Time that should have been spent with her children , focusing on her treatment and healing, instead she was put through hell by Allen with the help of these corrupt people. I think once people find out the criminality of this man and others involved the firms reputation will be jeopardized. I think it is in their best interest to cut ties with this monster.

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His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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