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.

NEWS & IDEAS

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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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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Events

CBA YLS: An Introduction to Insurance Law Through a Construction Lens

This CLE serves as an introduction to typical types of insurance law and issues related to construction projects.
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SDV Insights

When Are General Conditions and General Requirements Covered by Builder's Risk

General conditions and general requirements are terms of art in the construction industry that describe the indirect costs necessary to complete a construction project. After physical loss or damage to a project, the following question often arises: Are "general conditions" and "general requirements" covered under a builder's risk policy?
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SDV Insights

Even Sophisticated Policyholders Can Miss a Simple Claims Notice Requirement

Following the basic notice requirements to provide timely and adequate notice of a claim contained in all insurance policies seems elemental to triggering an insurer's duty to defend a policyholder. However, even sophisticated insureds can sometimes miss the simple notice provisions in their policies
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Events

2022 IRMI Construction Risk Conference

At the IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC), you'll experience top-tier speakers, focused construction risk and insurance content, and innovative ideas for contractor risk management and insurance programs.
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SDV Insights

Whose Burden is It Anyway: All Risk vs. Covered Peril Policies

First-party insurance coverage is typically structured on the basis of one of two types of insuring agreements: "All Risks" and "Covered Peril." While the difference may seem innocuous, the ramifications of having one versus the other can be monumentally important in a disputed claim scenario. For the reasons discussed in this article, we recommend that, in almost every situation, the insured should aim to secure an "all risks" policy form.
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Events

BOMA Georgia - Hot Topics in Risk Management and Commercial Insurance

The commercial real estate industry has been through quite a transformation in the past three years. There are new possibilities and opportunities, but there are also new obstacles and challenges. This is certainly the case when reviewing the increasing risks that properties face.
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MEET OUR TEAM

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
Associate
K.  Alexandra O'Neill
Partner
Grace V. Hebbel
Partner
Michael V. Pepe
Partner
Cheryl L.  Kozdrey
Associate
Sarah M. Borrelli
Associate
Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Associate
Janie Reilly Eddy
Associate
Stacy M. Manobianca
Of Counsel
Brian J. Clifford
Of Counsel

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