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.

NEWS & IDEAS

Events

Everything Risk Managers and Insurers Need to Know About Business Interruption Under COVID-9

Don''t miss Tracy Alan Saxe, Paul Primavera, Frank Russo, and Vincent Beilman as they discuss all aspects of what risk managers and insurers need to know about business interruption insurance coverage and claims under COVID-19.
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Events

IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference 2020 (Postponed)

The IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference (ERIC) brings together risk managers, agents and brokers, underwriters, adjusters, attorneys, and industry thought leaders to explore state-of-the-art ideas and practical tactics for fine-tuning risk management programs and controlling the cost of risk.
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Events

2020 Higher Education Risk Management Conference (Postponed)

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

Advice for Providing Notice for D&O Policies Renewing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic affects companies' economic performance, we anticipate an uptick in Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability claims. Attempts by companies to downplay the effects of supply-chain disruptions or overall performance due to shutdowns are potential minefields for D&O claims
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SDV Insights

Virus Exclusion? - Don't Abandon Hope for Coverage Just Yet

Companies across all industries have been deeply impacted by the social-distancing protocols and economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, competent business owners have looked to their commercial business and property insurance programs to determine what coverage, if any, they may have to offset the financial losses being suffered. To their dismay, many such entities have discovered that their policies specifically exclude losses related to virus.
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SDV Insights

Protection of Property/Sue & Labor Coverage May be Available for Coronavirus Costs

One aspect of many first-party property insurance policies that has been largely overlooked in association with the recent Coronavirus outbreak is protection of property coverage. Protection of property coverage, which can be found as a coverage extension or even as a condition in the policy, can take a variety of forms, but generally provides coverage for costs incurred to temporarily protect and preserve the insured property.
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SDV Insights

French Laundry Spices Up COVID-19 Business Interruption Debate

On March 26, 2020, Michelin-rated Napa Valley restaurants, French Laundry and Bouchon Bistro, and their celebrity chef, Thomas Keller, filed the second known coronavirus-related declaratory judgment (DJ) lawsuit by a restaurant. The restaurants filed their DJ against Hartford Fire Insurance Company just seven days after Napa County issued a Shelter at Home Order.
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MEET OUR TEAM

Sarah M. Borrelli
Associate
Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Associate
Janie Reilly Eddy
Associate
Janet E Crawford
Associate
Stacy M. Manobianca
Of Counsel
Ashley  McWilliams
Associate
Brian J Clifford
Associate
Ryan G. Nelson
Associate
Anna M. Perry
Associate
Richard W. Brown
Partner
Edwin L. Doernberger
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

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Trumbull, CT 06611

203.287.2100

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Naples, FL 34102

239.316.7244

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951.365.3145


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.