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's Construction Law in Montana

Despite the pandemic challenges we all faced over the past 2 years, the Montana construction industry experienced amazing growth and the future looks bright! We welcome all interested members of the Montana construction industry (construction professionals and attorneys alike) to attend this comprehensive seminar.
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Events

West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar

Since 1993, the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar has become an institution, a staple, and must-go-to event for all the members of the construction defect community. The West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar series is the largest event of its kind worldwide. It continues into its 28th year of bringing the national and international construction defect community its most informative event regarding this specialized subject.
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Events

Women Builders Council Power Lunch

Join a 60-minute session designed to help you better understand what indemnification really means. This session will explore the scope of indemnification and how it impacts your responsibility to several parties on a construction project.
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SDV Insights

Statute of Limitations and Bad Faith Claims: Factors to Consider

How much time do our clients have to bring a bad faith action against an insurer? Although we are not frequently asked this question, it is one that we constantly analyze before asserting a bad faith claim.
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SDV Insights

Legal Malpractice: Have You Advised Your Clients of Their Potential for Insurance Coverage?

Hollywood producer turned convicted felon Harvey Weinstein has brought a legal malpractice suit against his counsel, claiming they failed to inform him that the dismissal of a charge in his 2020 trial would result in the forfeiture of insurance coverage. The suit alleges that Abelson Herron Halpern LLP ("AHH") was contractually required to provide Weinstein "with legal counsel regarding certain insurance coverage in connection with a criminal proceeding ...."
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Events

2022 Higher Education Risk Management Conference

This conference offers comprehensive educational opportunities for professionals working in the areas of risk finance and insurance, compliance, information security, environmental health and safety, emergency management, legal affairs, law enforcement, international travel, human resources, workers'' compensation, and much more. Anyone involved in the risk management process will benefit from this conference and is welcome to attend.
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SDV Insights

What is Bad Faith?

As a policyholder, you may have heard the term "bad faith" in the context of litigation against your insurer. Bad faith in the insurance context is a catch-all term for a broad category of claims that can be brought against your insurer.
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SDV Insights

A Lawyer's Perspective on Current Issues Dominating the Construction Industry

Some hot topics dominating the construction industry today include the impacts of COVID-19, government testing and vaccine mandates, cyber security, and the evolving role of general counsel.
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SDV Insights

Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Cyber Risk Exposure?

Technology is the driving force behind industry and growth for all businesses, but its advantages come with risks. Downed computer systems and lost data can have significant financial impacts. Security breaches, viruses, and information theft by computer hackers also pose a serious problem. Thousands of cyberattacks occur in the US every day, and no business is immune from this threat.
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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
Kerianne E. Kane
Associate
Cheryl L.  Kozdrey
Associate
Sarah M. Borrelli
Associate
Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Associate
Janie Reilly Eddy
Associate
Stacy M. Manobianca
Of Counsel

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Trumbull, CT 06611

203.287.2100

233 Mount Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

973.446.7300

Southeast

999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Ste 603
Naples, FL 34108

239.316.7244

West Coast

Two BetterWorld Circle
Temecula, CA 92590

951.365.3145

SDV is headquartered in Connecticut, with regional offices in New Jersey, Florida, and California to better serve our clients. We are ready to answer your questions and are eager to assist you in developing solutions.