Look From A Different Perspective...

Our Approach:

Klimek, Kolodney & Casale’s lineage began with a Military Operations and Research & Development background. We are a diverse and eclectic group of engineers, chemists and linguists. We know there is no such thing as a plug and play world. It’s not about process. It’s about thinking through the objectives to come to an effective and legally sound result. We facilitate the expression of your goals. Where you want to go – the whole vision, and then we get you there.

When we are introduced to clients we find that quite often they are confident they know precisely where they are going and how to get there, but actually, they are hopelessly lost and stalled in traffic on the freeway of process thinking. We break that cycle, by providing you with a different perspective. One that shows you how to maneuver successfully and responsibly through the regulatory maize, to achieve multiple objectives.

In business, law and life most of what happens is random event. You can’t plan for that and process thinking won’t get you through that. Instead you have to nurture elastic thinking, you need a partner to help you recognize the multiple solutions that exist. Often the solution is in the negative space of a problem.

A well-known illustration of this concept is the story of Abraham Wald, a statistician working with the Center for Naval Analysis during World War II. The center had conducted a study of damaged airplanes returning from battle and concluded that armor should be added to the areas that showed the most damage to increase survivability. Abraham Wald, considered the negative space, the aircraft that were shot down, and not represented in the study.

Wald proposed that the Navy reinforce the undamaged areas of the returning aircraft, because he could see that these areas, if hit, would result in the loss of the aircraft.
The lawyers at Klimek, Kolodney & Casale look for what is in the negative space of problems and challenges, often, it’s the solution.


Our Story:

Bob Klimek was an U.S. Air Force pilot. He both flew fighters and trained pilots. He retired from the Air Force as a full bird colonel and launched his new career as an attorney specializing in Government Procurement. That was over forty years ago. The firm has always been a boutique law firm with specialization focused toward highly technical and unique companies. Many clients are part of the U.S. defense industrial base.

Government Procurement, Defense Industrial Security, Trade Compliance and the U.S. immigration matters that intersect have always been the core focus of the firm. As a smaller more personal firm we fit into your in-house team.

We are not going to give you an eight page questionnaire as step one to problem resolution and we will not leave you the challenge of integrating and interpreting the complex legal concepts that impact your business.

The world may have gone digital but your greatest resource, your people, are still analogue. Reality Check -- we still need to communicate with one another, exchange ideas together and create something better through that exchange.

Sometimes we are lead, sometimes wing, and sometimes six o’clock. Together, we help you form a stronger defense and improve your fire power, by both guiding you through the regulatory maze and by broadening your understanding of the complex legal requirements you need to navigate in your world, so you can do what everyone wants to do – fly.

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