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Ben Kronish Ben Kronish, CLU, ChFC, CASL

Ben Kronish specializes in providing tax efficient life insurance-based solutions to high net worth individuals. His clients are executives and shareholders of private and public companies and range across a broad spectrum of industries both domestically and internationally based.

Ben has over 30 years of experience specializing in creative solutions to complex wealth transfer and estate planning problems. Utilizing a collaborative approach, Ben maintains open communications with the other professionals involved in the clients planning.

Ben is a partner of Kronish Associates, Inc., a third-generation financial practice with offices in New York and Irvine, CA. He began his career at New England Mutual Life Insurance Company where he built the leading brokerage operation in the country from 1986 thru 1988.

Leaving the management side of the business, Ben and his father Paul became members of the Hemisphere Group in the mid 90’s and subsequently National Financial Partners. Ben has served on the Advisory Board of Partners Financial and several life insurance companies. He is actively involved in the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters (AALU) and other industry groups. Ben is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL).

Ben enjoys golfing, fishing and hiking, and is a fan of the great outdoors. He participated in the first Boston to New York bike ride to raise awareness for AIDS research. He also spent two weeks in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota in February, completing a winter wilderness survival program. Ben spent time volunteering in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from 2002-2005.  Ben and his wife have two daughters and live in Manhattan.


Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Union College

Paul Kronish, CLU, ChFC

Paul Kronish is a partner of Kronish Associates, Inc. Paul has been in the life insurance industry since 1959. He has been in personal production, run a general agency for one of the most prominent offices of New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, and founded an actuarial firm. Paul lives in Manhattan with his wife, Naomi. They have three married children, and eight grandchildren and much free time is devoted to family. Additionally, Paul has been passionate about philanthropic activities for many years. He remains actively involved in UJA-Federation and several of their agencies. When he does have free time, Paul enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife in Manhattan.

Brandi Palermo

Brandi Palermo is the Director at Kronish Associates, Inc. She oversees the day to day operations, while responsible for managing and enhancing the firm's strategic and client relationships. She has been in the financial services industry since 2000, has a Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination) license as well as a Life & Health Insurance and Property & Casualty Insurance License. 

Brandi was a Division I College Softball pitcher in Louisiana, voted MVP and Team Captain.  She enjoyed all music, food, and friends in her college southern home. 

She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and adorable children while still connected with our NY office. 

Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim is the Service Coordinator for Kronish Associates, Inc.  He provides administrative support, coordinates services, and acts as the first point of contact for the firm. He is a graduate of The King’s College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

In his free time, Daniel gigs around the city as a musician and videographer.   

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