The Kurland Group is a full service boutique civil rights law firm with a legal team serving the New York area.
We handle a wide range of issues including LGBTQ matters, women’s rights, equal pay and Title VII discrimination, housing, healthcare, immigration, family and employment law. We provide these legal services for individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit entities.
Our attorneys strive to effectively represent our clients by bringing a public interested perspective into a private practice setting. We also bring a high level of attention and care that helps every client and every matter, whether small or large, get the individualized attention it deserves.
We strive to make our representation as empowering as possible, by working with our clients to come up with a uniquely crafted approach, with the best legal strategy. This means that whether you are an individual or an organization, whether your matter is complex or simple, you will get the care you need for the best possible results.
Erica T. Kagan, Esq. is Counsel at The Kurland Group. She received a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University in 2005 and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2008.
At Brooklyn Law School, Erica served as an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow, the Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Co-Chair of OutLaws, and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.
She also published a Note entitled “Morality v. Reality: The struggle to effectively fight HIV/AIDS and respect human rights” analyzing various approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention worldwide.
Erica has worked with a number of non-profit advocacy organizations, including Empire State Pride Agenda, Amnesty International, and NARAL Pro-Choice New York. She has also worked with the New York Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Rights Project and South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project.
Erica is a former co-chair of the Young Leaders Council of the LGBT Community Center of New York and member of the LGBT Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Cornell University LGBT Alumni Association, and a member of the Advisory Board of the New Leaders Council, the Advisory Board of the LGBT Law Project at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), the Board of Directors of the Human Ecology Alumni Association, and the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Admissions Board.
Erica is also a member of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, the New York City Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.