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3/29/2003
 
My   ex-wife  brought   forward  an   alimony   modification  case   against   me.   In defending  myself,  my  lawyer,  Gary  Holthus,  recommended  that  I retain  Jerry Reiss  as  an  advisor  and  expert   witness  for  his   forensic  actuarial   skills   and expertise to shape arguments and apply law  in complex financial matter  to  assist
him.
 
I  was  extremely  pleased with Jerry's contributions  to  my case, both  in actuarial aspects  and  for   legal  insights  as well.   Jerry  was  able  to  frame  my  case  into compelling  broad  issues,  clarifying  a  myriad  of  details  that  had   accumulated during  more  than  a  year  of  litigation.   He  was  able  to  identify  case  law  that bolstered  my  case  and  to  suggest  legal  arguments as well.   I was amazed at his ability to identify key facets of  this  complicated  legal  matter.   The  result  was  a strong counter-argument to my ex-wife's claims. Due  in  large measure  to  Jerry's contributions, I prevailed in all aspects of the case.  Furthermore, my  ex-wife  was ordered  to  pay  her  legal  fees,  despite  a  large  disparity  in  income  and   assets between us.

D. Jack Elzinga, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Industrial and Systems Engineering
(Chair, 1979-1997)
University of Florida

Date: 12/13/2006 5:19:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
From: renenorton@hotmail.com
To: jerryreissasa@aol.com




Dear Jerry,

It is with great enthusiasm that I highly recommend JERRY REISS.  I am a retired firefighter. I live in a small town in North Florida.   It  was difficult to find a family law attorney that  could  make  sense  of  my  unfocused,  devastated,  complicated, mess   of   marital   and   non-marital   assets,   pensions,   multiple   real   property purchases and sales. Accusations of dissipation were made, in addition to adultery, fraud, gifting, and commingling of funds.  Jerry found me a local attorney who was up for the challenge. I call them my A Team!   Jerry spent the time with me to sort it out. He really went beyond the call of duty and I thank him.

Did  I   mention  that  I   also  found  him  to   be  patient,   funny,   and   kind.   His experience goes way beyond actuary. His vast mental reference book of Family law cases helped my attorney immensely. I am so glad that my ex husband did not hire him!   So  much  wasted  time  and  money could have been saved had  I only hired THE BEST IN THE BEGINNING.

Jerry  turned  my adversaries  around  on  their heels.   Almost immediately after I brought Jerry onboard, my adversaries shook with fear, REALLY! They really did, I am not joking!  Jerry really did save my being able to retire with some dignity.   He will always be my hero.

Thank You Jerry

Rene Norton
 
 

Subj: Recommendation (from Mari Ledon Carollo)
Date: 4/1/03 10:40:34 PM Eastern Standard Time

From: Mari Ledon Carollo
To: JerryReissASA

To whom it may concern:

My  ex-husband,  Joe  Carollo,  served  as  a  City  of  Miami commissioner for nine years and was Mayor  of Miami for five years. We commenced divorce proceedings in 2002.   In  February  2002,  my  attorney, Ira Dubitsky,  retained  pension rights expert, Jerry Reiss, to assist in establishing the precise value of the marital portion of our City  of  Miami  pension.   This  pension  is  a  municipal  plan  exempt  from federal law, and therefore exposed to serious potential enforcement problems. Mr. Reiss was also asked to  make a proper determination of the amount earned and to establish  the  manner   in   which   the   distribution   of   the   pension  retirement benefit should be implemented.  He was extremely effective in bringing to light all relevant case law.

When  it  became  clear that my ex-husband intended to go to great lengths and do whatever it took to   deprive me  of  this  property  right  (the  pension  is  property subject to equitable distribution), Mr. Reiss, at the request of my attorney,  helped lay  the  groundwork  and  prepare  the  case for  an appeal.   He did so in a brilliant manner and provided invaluable legal support.

We  also  required  in-court  testimony  from  Mr. Reiss.   To quote Judge Henry H. Harnage: "I should also say that, as I made this  determination,  and  I  listened  to the experts that were presented  to me,  Mr. Reiss  was,  frankly,  a  vastly  superior expert who gave me an extraordinary amount of information  and  appreciation  of this very difficult subject matter area" (June 6, 2002 ruling)  and  "The  Court  also found  Mr.  Reiss's  testimony  extraordinarily  knowledgeable  and  helpful"  (final order).

Sincerely,

Mari Ledon Carollo

 
 
January 22, 2004

I  have  been  a  client  of  Jerry Reiss,  A.S.A.,  since the year 2002 to date.   He was hired  by  me  after   my  divorce  from  a  long-term  marriage  for  the  purpose  of preparing  both  my  pension  and  annuity  quadros,  and  in  order  to  protect  my interests   that   my  ex-wife   did   not  share  in  DROP.   In  so   doing,   Mr.  Reiss demonstrated   expert   knowledge   of   all  aspects   and  programs  of  the  Florida Retirement  System  pension  plan,   the  ability  to  use  clear,  concise,   forthright language in the writing of documents, and a  dedicated,  enthusiastic  commitment to the client he is representing.

When  complications  arose  regarding  interpretation of my final divorce decree as to   the  right   and   distribution   of   my   DROP   program   benefits   by   Counsel representing  the  Florida  Retirement  System,   it  was   Mr.  Reiss  whose  call   to Tallahassee   provided   his  expert   analysis,    legal    interpretation,    and   future theoretical implications resulting in an  agreement  and  resolution  which  affords me the  benefits  accrued in the DROP  program.   He truly has  been a   catalyst  in putting my complicated issues to rest.

Jerry Reiss,  A.S.A.,  is  a  true professional.   I would  sincerely recommend him  to anyone involved with marital and  family law,  pension rights,  alimony,  and  asset distribution  issues.   I  will   be  utilizing  him   as  an  expert  witness  in  a  future  court proceeding.

Mr. Reiss embodies  all the characteristics you would want to find in an exemplary lawyer.  His knowledge of case law,  his  unrelenting  challenge  to  the  opposition, and his sincere interest  in  the individual  he  is  representing makes him the  best asset you can have in  your corner.   Acquiring  his  services  was  the  best  move  I made during this difficult time.

I would strongly suggest that if you could  use  the  services  of  Jerry Reiss  in  any aspect of your legal case – be it research, expert testimony, alimony, child support, asset distribution, actuarial services, and the like, employ him!

Sit back, relax, but nevertheless enjoy the feeling of being in the driver’s seat.

George Keidan, Educator
Coral Springs, FL
(954) 753-1839
 
 
 

Date: 3/28/03 5:55:23 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: Leeg1107
To: JerryReissASA


Jerry Reiss worked for  my  wife  and  I  as  an  expert  witness in a family law  case involving  complicated  pension plan issues.   We had  a working relationship on  a regular basis for 3 years in which  I  always  received intensive  and  accurate  work for the numerous hearings, 2 trials  and appellate work.   Jerry Reiss'  presentation in the court room was amazing to view as our Judge hung on  every  word  he  said and our overwhelming victory at trial was mostly due to his performance.

Lee M. Gantz


 
 
Subj: Testimonial
Date: 8/29/02 8:23:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: veba@gte.net (veba)
To: jerryreissasa@aol.com

I  have  been  aware  of  Jerry Reiss'  work for several years.  He not only possesses excellent actuarial skills, but also has  the  uncanny  ability  [to]  balance  not  only pension law but  also  divorce  law  for  the  benefit  of  his  clients.   His  clear  and concise writing of documents that convey the distribution of benefits also protects his clients.  In many  cases  an  individual’s pension  plan  is  the  largest  potential asset in his possession and Jerry Reiss possesses the capability of protecting these assets for his clients. He is a true professional in this area.

Capt. Dennis R. Olden