SDV was founded more than 20 years ago with one mission: to level the playing field for insurance policyholders. Its singular focus on insurance coverage law and unwavering commitment to policyholders of all types have made it a leader in insurance litigation and risk management strategy. With a steadily growing team of experienced insurance coverage lawyers in regional offices across the country, SDV is the right choice for policyholders.



ABA Regional CLE Program: Women in Insurance

The Women in Insurance Network Regional CLE Program will provide CLE on a broad range of insurance coverage topics as well as networking opportunities for risk managers, insurance industry professionals, and outside counsel.
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IRMI Construction Risk Conference

The IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC) brings nearly 2,000 leading project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, insurers, and insurance agents and brokers together. There is no better forum to learn the latest construction risk management and insurance trends, strategies, and tactics as well as network with leaders in the industry.
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SDV SE Has Moved!

SDV is pleased to announce the relocation of our Southeast office to accommodate its growth. You can now find us at 851 5th Avenue North, Naples, FL 34102.
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The Top 5 Construction Risk Transfer Challenges and Solutions Every Surety Professional and Their Clients Should Know

This virtual seminar will focus on the top 5 construction risk transfer challenges and solutions. Those challenges include anti-indemnity/insurance statutes, additional insured form limitations, horizontal exhaustion, construction defect as an occurrence, and certain problematic endorsements. Risk transfer is changing, and it is important for surety professionals to be aware of the many risk transfer challenges their clients face and, more importantly, to be aware of the solutions.
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Willis Towers Watson 2018 Construction & Real Estate/Hotel Risk Management Conference

The Willis Towers Watson Annual Construction & Real Estate/Hotel Risk Management Conference is designed to address a range of pressing issues facing the construction & real estate industries today. Featuring both educational and networking opportunities, the conference combines the expertise of Willis Towers Watson clients and leading specialist from the Willis Towers Watson construction & real estate teams, including surety, safety and claims specialists.
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SDV Insights

The "Unavailability Exception" is Unavailable to Policyholders, According to New York Court of Appeals

The New York Court of Appeals recently upheld a prior appellate division decision finding that policyholders facing environmental claims, spanning multiple years, cannot force their insurers partially on the risk to provide coverage for years where the insurers did not issue policies, even though pollution insurance was unavailable in the marketplace.
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SDV Insights

California's Highest Court Set to Rule on Insurer's Duty to Defend Lawsuits Relating to the Opioid Crisis

The extreme cost and harm of the opioid crisis in the United States is well-documented, and the California Supreme Court is set to decide if insurance coverage is in play for many related lawsuits. Courts across the country have seen an influx of lawsuits filed against pharmaceutical companies for their role in the ongoing epidemic. The allegations have come from all over and in many forms, from wrongful death and personal injury claims to products liability and derivative suits.
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SDV Insights

Contractual Indemnity: Anti-Indemnity Statutes and Additional Insured Coverage

Indemnification provisions and agreements are commonplace in contracts across all industries. The pervasive use of contractual indemnification in business transactions has resulted in state regulation called anti-indemnity laws. While the exact prohibitions of anti-indemnity laws vary by state, they generally prohibit one party from absorbing the sole negligence of another.
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Naples, FL 34102


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Temecula, CA 92590


SDV is based in Connecticut, conveniently located between New York City and Boston, with regional offices in Florida and California to better serve our clients. We're ready to answer your questions and eager to assist you in developing solutions.