SDV was founded 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.

NEWS & IDEAS

Events

The Seminar Group: 5th Annual Insurance in Construction industry

Given the fast pace of today's business world and the everchanging world of construction growth, understanding the current state of the law with respect to construction insurance coverages is paramount for those involved in the construction industry as owners, contractors or industry professionals. Insurance for Construction Claims impacts all demographics, all organizations, and all businesses whether public or private.
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Breaking The Ice: A Policyholder's Guide to Insurance Coverage for Texas Winter Storm Uri Claims

The devastating extreme cold weather event in Texas on February 14-18, 2021, often referred to as Winter Storm Uri, caused significant damages to homes and businesses in the region. Temperatures during the winter storm were the coldest on record since 1883, with some areas reaching as low as negative 6 degrees.
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New York Considers Amendments to Construction Industry Wage Laws that Would Impose Significant Burden Upon Contractors

A bill that would amend the the wage and hour requirements of the New York Labor Law was recently passed by the New York State Legislature and is expected to be signed by Governor Cuomo. Bill Number S2766C (the "Bill") is intended to protect construction workers against wage theft.
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Events

2021 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)

The Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), hosted by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), is the largest building industry trade show in the southeast. As the premier trade event, the SEBC includes outstanding educational programs featuring two days of hard-hitting seminars, networking opportunities, round table discussions and industry briefings.
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School Campus Sexual Assault & Active Shooter Insurance Issues

At the 2021 Texas Association of Community College Business Officers Virtual Annual Conference, Tracy Alan Saxe of Saxe Doernberger & Vita and Donna Stone of Pozmantier, Williams & Stone presented an in-depth analysis of the insurance coverage needs of School Campuses in Active Shooter and Assault situations from the perspective of coverage counsel and insurance brokerage.
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Events

The Seminar Group: Construction Law in Montana

Despite the pandemic challenges we all faced over the past year, the Montana construction industry experienced amazing growth and the future looks bright!
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2021 Construction Law Update chapter by Theresa A. Guertin

Recently, Theresa A. Guertin published a chapter in the 2021 Construction Law Update. This chapter provides an overview of indemnification agreements, the critical lines of insurance coverage most commonly purchased by construction industry players (builder's risk, commercial general liability (CGL), excess/umbrella, automobile liability, and workers' compensation), and some significant issues associated with each line of coverage.
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Events

Horizontal vs. Vertical Exhaustion of Insurance: Priority of Coverage and Settlement for Below Policy Limits

Insurance counsel face challenging issues when insureds and their carriers disagree over who should pay a claim and the payment order among the applicable insurance policies. Resolving insurance coverage disputes hinges on understanding the relationship between primary and excess insurers when coverage from the excess insurance policy is triggered with multiple parties, contracts, and layers of insurance
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Events

AGC Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference

AGC will hold its annual in-person 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 Wednesday, June 2, at 4:30 PM EDT, until Friday, June 4, 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 that you have come to love and expect.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Hugh D. Hughes
Associate
Andres  Avila
Associate
Kerianne E. Kane
Associate
Cheryl L.  Kozdrey
Associate
Sarah M. Borrelli
Associate
Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Associate
Christine  Baptiste-Perez
Associate
Janie Reilly Eddy
Associate
Stacy M. Manobianca
Of Counsel
Brian J. Clifford
Of Counsel
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

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