Our Firm

For over 80 years, the name Kronish has been synonymous with integrity and excellence in the life insurance industry.

A third-generation family owned firm, Kronish Associates, Inc. was founded by Ben Kronish, CPA; one of the first accountants in New York City to be actively involved in Financial Planning. Ben immigrated to the United States from Austria in the late 19th century and graduated NYU before finishing high school!

Paul Kronish, like his father Ben, graduated NYU. He entered the life insurance industry in 1959 with New England Mutual Life Insurance Company.  He ultimately moved into management with New England and headed the Kronish Agency; one of the largest and most successful New England Life agencies in the country.

Paul was joined by his son Ben in 1984 upon Ben's graduation from Union College.  Ben began as a Brokerage Manager and built the most successful brokerage unit in the nation; leading all New England Life agencies in production for three successive years (1986 thru 1988).

Ben and Paul continued to work together, advising high net worth individuals and their advisors, crafting state of the art life insurance-based solutions to complex estate and business succession problems until Paul's passing in June of 2019.  With an office located in Irvine, CA, Kronish Associates, Inc has most recently become affiliated with Financial Architects Partners and manages over $23 Billion of life insurance for domestic and international clients.