Garren Small

Garren Small

Forest Hills, New York

Garren Small is a trial attorney in the New York metropolitan area, experienced in the federal courts and the Appellate Division. Mr. Small has devoted a considerable sector of his work to the public interest and has been recognized as one of Long Island's outstanding advocates and community leaders by the Long Island Tribune's community newspapers of his work in promoting tolerance, citizenship and courage among young people in the public-school system and at the Tolerance Center in Glen Cove. He has been selected as "Person of the Year" for that work and for his work as an environmental advocate and litigator protecting Long Island's ocean waters, sea creatures and natural shoreline from the indiscriminate and unnecessary use of deadly pesticides.

He has a Juris Doctorate from the Hofstra University School of Law, where he was an Editor of the law school newspaper, "Conscience"; served on the Moot Court Board and earned an Honors Internship at The American Civil Liberties Union.

Upon graduation, Mr. Small worked at a think tank, The Vera Institute of Justice, as a program planner, developing criminal and civil programs and focusing on dispute resolution models. He then served as network counsel and Senior Attorney at The National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (NBC, Inc.) where his clients included: The Owned and Operated Stations Division; The Broadcast Standards Department; NBC Inc. Programming and Saturday Night Live.

Following the Littleton, Colorado mass shootings, Mr. Small founded and served as Executive Director of The New York Center for Tolerance, a New York State not-for-profit, which created programs for the enhancement of communication skills and expression for students aged middle school to the college level. He developed freshman orientation programs for Hofstra University. He created the tolerance curricula for the Holocaust Center in Glen Close, since renamed the Tolerance Center. Tens of thousands of young people have benefitted from those programs, which focus on building character and courage.

Mr. Small then joined the law firm of Cannon & Acosta, LLP., specializing in injury litigation, becoming a Partner, settling and mediating thousands of cases.

Garren Small recently formed KGA Equities, focusing on real estate transactions as a Partner, and does legal consulting throughout the city. He is married to attorney Susan Small, who works in the Center for Personalized Philanthropy at The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Together they have twelve-year-old twins who specialize in baseball, basketball, math and comedy, and general mayhem.

Garren Small is currently planning the creation of New Partnership Strategies for Israel.


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Honors: Editor of the law school newspaper, “Conscience”
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Honors Internship at The American Civil Liberties Union

Honors and Awards

  • “Person of the Year”

Past Employment Positions

  • The Vera Institute of Justice
  • The National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (NBC, Inc.), Network counsel and Senior Attorney
  • The New York Center for Tolerance, Executive Director and founder
  • Cannon & Acosta, LLP, Partner
  • KGA Equities