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Our Team

Nicholas B. Casale


Nick started his law enforcement career as a NYC court officer in 1976 and as a correction officer in 1978 before joining the NYPD. As a detective Mr. Casale was assigned to the Police Commissioner's Office (1989 - 1993)  and as Confidential Aid to the Chief of Department, the highest-ranking uniformed officer (1994 - 2002), and promoted to the prestigious rank of First-Grade Detective. Only one hundred detectives receive this appointment. ​

In the days after the Terror Attacks of September11th Mr. Casale was tapped by two legends of New York’s law enforcement community, James K. Kallstrom the former FBI Assistant Director and Louis R. Anemone the former NYPD Chief of Department, to provide leadership and support to prevent another attack. The newly created Office of Public Security, which later became New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, quickly became a national model for other states to follow.

In 2002 Mr. Casale joined the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as the agency's first ever Deputy Director of Police & Security and later as the Director of Counter Terrorism operations. Mr. Casale commanded the joint infrastructure task force and was responsible for reducing the agency's vulnerability to terrorism and weapons of mass destruction that protected 8 million New Yorker's using the City's network of subways, rail roads, buses, bridges and tunnels each day. 

Nick traveled, as a guest of the Jewish Institute of National Security Affaires, to Israel to meet with Mr. Doron Bergerbest, Head of the Protection and Security Division of the Israel Security Agency, Dr. Uzi Landau, Minister of Public Security and then Mayor of Jerusalem and later Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Mr. Casale has lectured on transportation and critical infrastructure security at the Federal Transportation Administration, National Transit Institute and various Joint Terrorist Task Forces. 

Today, Nick is licensed private detective and principal officer of Casale Associates, LLC, guest columnist for the New York Daily News, a regular on "A Crime To Remember" series and for six consecutive years an ABC News"on-air contributor" for security and police coverage.


Alan Sash

Associate Partner

Mr. Sash runs Casale Associates' Title IX and campus sexual abuse group, which responds on behalf of the client's legal team to conduct investigations at colleges and universities when a student or faculty member is accused of misconduct.


Mr. Sash is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Hofstra University School of Law.

As an attorney Alan received the highest Peer Review Rating of "AV" for ethical standards and legal ability which is awarded to less than 1% of lawyers.


In 2011, Mr. Sash was listed in Verdict Search's Top NY Contract Verdicts and was named a "Rising Star" in 2012. 


Since 2012, he was named as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyers Magazine (only 5% of attorneys in the New York metropolitan area receive this distinction).

Alan has extensive experience in criminal litigation having began his legal career in as a law clerk to the Honorable John McLaughlin.

Alan work has been highlighted n the New York Times and New York Law Journal and has lectured and taught legal education courses on litigation and Title IX matters,


Paul Limoncelli

Contract Partner

Surveillance Group - Mr. Limoncelli is a contract partner and former NYPD narcotics detective and surveillance specialist having served with the major case squad, narcotics division and organized crime bureau .


Mr. Limoncelli's team has the unique experience and keen 'street' knowledge to perform surveillance and undercover infiltration. 

To learn more about our Surveillance Group visit our Support Services page.


Michael Confield

Contract Partner

Media Relations Group - Mr. Confield is a contract partner and law enforcement expert with extensive experience in police labor relations.


Michael  oversees Casale Associates media relations and assist client's and police unions with media issues especially during negotiations or litigation.  Helping police unions get their message to media regarding exceptional arrest made my member officers, rescues and human interest coverage, as well as, contract negotiations demands and counter perspective on inside politics. 


Mr. Confield also managers Casale Associates' new relationship with Law and Crime Network, a maverick digital broadcast, which reports on national criminal trials and in-depth investigations,  as well as, working on our existing on-air contracts with ABC News and regular appearance with Inside Edition, PBS Metro Focus and "A Crime To Remember" series; and our work as technical advisors on TV films.


Stuart Schwartz

Contract Partner

Law Firm Support Group - Mr. Schwartz is a contract partner working with law firms to provide support services including service of legal documents and interviews.  Mr. Schwartz had a distinguished career with the NYPD's Patrol Services Bureau retiring as a captain assigned to Manhattan South's patrol borough command.


Larry Plascoff

Contract  Partner

Security Group - Mr. Plascoff is a preferred partner and owner of a major security firm that provides 24 hour armed and unarmed security officers and neighborhood patrols.  


Mr. Plascoff independently services Casale Associates security, patrol and personal protection contracts.  


Mr. Plascoff retired from the NYPD as an expert on events and dignitary protection security.


Nick A. Casale


Background Computer Group - Nick provides computer background reports using state-of-the-art programs that are limited to private investigators. Nick graduated Nassau County Community College and is an accomplished Millennium computer guru.