The nation’s top developers and construction firms trust SDV's insurance attorneys to resolve complex insurance disputes affecting their projects. SDV’s team of insurance coverage attorneys know the construction industry, are experienced in complex multi-carrier litigation and have a proven track record in handling insurance recovery cases involving multimillion-dollar construction claims across the country. Contractors benefit from SDV’s unique perspective as policyholder advocate. Contractors know that construction defects and accidents not only affect the project, but can lead to costly and protracted litigation to determine who was at fault. Having coverage counsel on your side, to identify all potential insurance coverage and aggressively pursuing that coverage, helps resolve difficult cases sooner and allows our clients to get back to building.

Risk managers, in-house counsel, and financial managers at the leading construction firms lean on SDV’s experience litigating coverage claims when it comes time to renew their insurance programs, draft contractual insurance requirements and purchase project-specific coverage. SDV advises on placements, renewals and claims involving all lines of coverage available to the construction industry, including:

  • Commercial General Liability (CGL)
  • Professional Liability
  • First Party Property
  • Builders Risk
  • Delay in Completion
  • Wrap-Ups (OCIP and CCIP)
  • Directors & Officers
  • Pollution
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Labor Guard TM
  • Subcontractor Default Insurance

SDV attorneys are active members of industry trade groups such as IRMI (International Risk Management Institute, Inc.), RIMS (The Risk Management Society) and AGC (Associated General Contractors) and are frequently asked to speak and present programs and seminars to industry professionals and as well as to other lawyers.  In addition to representing clients, our attorneys have also been retained as expert witnesses to testify at trial on insurance issues relating to the construction industry.

Learn more about our Labor Guard program here.

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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.