SDV was founded more than 25 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.

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Events

2023 AGC Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference

AGC will hold its annual Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida. The conference will run from Monday, Jan. 30th, at 4:30 PM EDT until Wednesday, Feb. 1st, ending at Noon EDT. In addition to all the business sessions, this conference will offer you the same full line-up of social and networking opportunities you have come to love and expect.
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Events

ABC CT Smart Start: Thwarting Construction Cyber Attacks

On January 26, 2023, SDV's Eve-Lynn Gisonni will co-present to an audience at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (ABC CT) about significant insurance coverage issues associated with thwarting cyberattacks in the construction industry.
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SDV Insights

A Narrow Property Policy Interpretation Finds No Coverage for Encrypted Software as a Result of a Ransomware Attack

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently ruled that a ransomware attack on a medical billing company failed to cause direct physical damage to the company's computer software as required under its business owners policy. Prior to this ruling, a ransomware attack on a business computer system and resultant claim under an all-risk commercial property insurance policy had not been addressed in Ohio.
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Events

Construction Builders Risk and CGL Insurance: Scope of Coverage, Covered Losses, Exclusions, AI Endorsements

This CLE course will provide counsel for construction contractors and developers with an analysis of evolving coverage issues in builder's risk and CGL insurance for construction projects. The panel will discuss how these policies work to mitigate developer and contractor risks, the use of additional insured endorsements, problematic coverage issues, and potential pitfalls for the unwary.
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SDV Insights

Top 10 Insurance Cases of 2022

Federal and state courts tackled a myriad of interesting insurance-related issues this past year. See our top 10 most influential coverage decisions of 2022 and look ahead to a few cases to keep an eye on as 2023 unfolds.
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Events

Litigation of Additional Insured Claims in the Construction Industry

This course will provide counsel for construction companies with guidance on the use of indemnity and insurance provisions in contracts and their role in transferring risk from upstream to downstream parties. The speaker will discuss how and when to make a claim for additional insured coverage and pitfalls that may be encountered along the way, including issues regarding causation, extrinsic evidence, contractual privity, and priority of coverage.
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SDV Insights

Trends and Issues which Can Affect Workers' Compensation Coverage for Construction Companies

Recent trends in workers' compensation coverage suggest that the number of claims are likely to continue to increase, specifically for high-risk industries, like the construction industry. This article explores multiple trends and issues which are likely to impact workers' compensation insurance for construction companies.
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Events

NJSBA Hot Topics in Construction Law 2022

2022 marked a year of many new developments impacting the practice of construction law. At this convenient morning virtual program, a panel of respected New Jersey construction lawyers will address some of the hottest issues and recent developments in this area of law.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Cheryl L.  Kozdrey
Partner
Sarah M. Borrelli
Associate
Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Of Counsel
Janie Reilly Eddy
Associate
Stacy M. Manobianca
Partner
Brian J. Clifford
Partner
Anna M. Perry
Associate
Richard W. Brown
Partner
Theresa A. Guertin
Partner
David G. Jordan
Partner
Gregory D. Podolak
Partner
Tracy Alan Saxe
Partner
Jeffrey J. Vita
Partner
Jeremiah M. Welch
Partner
Bethany L. Barrese
Partner
William S. Bennett
Partner
K.  Alexandra O'Neill
Partner
Grace V. Hebbel
Partner

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