Businesses operating in the hospitality sector face a myriad of risks daily. The insurance considerations that pertain to the hospitality industry are extraordinarily unique and complicated. From the routine slip and fall, assault, and theft claims to the occasional cyber-attacks, food poisoning/spoilage, and natural disaster losses; hospitality companies are exposed to an endless parade of claims that can threaten a company’s bottom line. The advent of Covid-19 has only exacerbated these challenges. SDV’s Hospitality Group is well- positioned to help our clients mitigate these risks either through contract modifications or accessing the appropriate insurance.

SDV works closely with the client and its broker to maximize risk transfer opportunities and review all lines of insurance to ensure that the coverage purchased dovetails with our clients’ needs and exposures. In connection with these goals, SDV’s attorneys have deep experience in handling the following lines of coverage:

  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Property including Business Interruption and Contingent Business Interruption
  • Directors & Officers
  • Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Cyber Liability
  • Pollution
  • Food spoilage coverage and food contamination coverage
  • Event Cancellation Coverage
  • Excess and Umbrella coverage

 SDV’s clients include luxury fashion designers, hotel owners, restaurants and franchises, and convention centers. Whether you are facing a claim for the first time, renewing your coverage, or dealing with a routine loss, SDV’s Hospitality Group stands ready to serve you.

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Primary Contact:

Stephanie A. Giagnorio
Melanie A. McDonald
Jeffrey J. Vita


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SDV is headquartered in Connecticut, with regional offices located in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California to better serve our clients nationwide. We have the experience and insight to effectively address your insurance coverage concerns and provide practical solutions to any risk transfer challenges you face.