Given the fast pace of today’s business world and the everchanging world of construction growth, understanding the current state of the law with respect to construction insurance coverages is paramount for those involved in the construction industry as owners, contractors or industry professionals. Insurance for Construction Claims impacts all demographics, all organizations, and all businesses whether public or private.
This seminar will address ethical considerations in a complicated defense, recent case law and legislative updates, coverage issues with respect to CGL, Builder’s Risk, OCIP and Subguard Policies, use of bonds, Additional Insured endorsements, and effective mediation strategies. This seminar is important for anyone who is involved in or services the construction industry.
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Mark A. Boyle, Program Co-Chair, is the managing shareholder of Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA. He practices in civil litigation, with a concentration in first and third party insurance disputes, including extra-contractual and bad faith matters. He represents corporate and individual policyholders in insurance/risk management counseling and litigation.
Wm. Cary Wright, Program Co-Chair, is Chair of Carlton Fields’ Construction Practice Group and has extensive experience representing clients in construction disputes, including construction claims, defective products, water intrusion; construction liens; insurance coverage matters; risk management; bond claims; and other contract disputes.
Gerald T. Albrecht, President of Albrecht Mediation Services located in Tampa, Florida, is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as an Appellate and Circuit Civil Mediator and a Qualified Arbitrator. Before he mediated and arbitrated cases, he tried them for over 30 years.
Amanda K. Anderson joined Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA in 2011. Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of business policyholders, typically contractors, relative to various risk transfer issues in the commercial general liability context, insurance claim representation, bad faith and commercial and business litigation and appeals.
Rebecca C. Appelbaum is an attorney at Gartner + Bloom PC. She represents insurers addressing third-party liability coverage issues. Frequently helping clients navigate construction defect, personal & advertising injury cases, she also advocates for them when encountering third-party liability defense, extra-contractual, automobile and appellate matters.
Amanda B. Buffinton is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. She specializes in the litigation and arbitration of complex claims related to professional negligence and design errors and omissions. She also regularly represents design professionals, contractors, owners and developers in various types of construction disputes.
Camilla J. Cohen is an attorney at Reed Smith LLP. She is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on litigating, evaluating , and settling insurance coverage, bad faith, and unfair insurance practice disputes on behalf of policyholders in state and federal courts.
Robert H. Friedman, founder of Friedman PA, is nationally-recognized as one of the leading Florida insurance lawyers exclusively representing policyholders. He acts as outside coverage counsel to some of the largest and most respected corporations in Florida.
Christine A. Gudaitis is a shareholder in the law firm of Ver Ploeg & Marino PA. She concentrates on insurance recovery and complex insurance coverage litigation, representing corporate policyholders. She also helps clients assess and manage risk through insurance programs and provides guidance on contracts impacting coverage and liability.
Theresa Guertin is the Managing Partner with Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC the Connecticut office. She has spent her entire career advocating on behalf of policyholders on issues involving all lines of coverage, focusing on giving her clients the most current and practical perspective of the risk management issues they encounter.
John J. Jorgensen is President and Chief Executive Officer with Sylint Group, Inc. He formerly worked over 25 years for and with the National Security Agency and has provided management and inspiration at Sylint for 20 years.
Jorge A. Maza is a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP who represents insurers and their insureds. He has handled hundreds of first party property coverage disputes and currently focuses on third-party insurance issues. He provides coverage advice and drafting coverage opinions for commercial general liability, surety bond, and reinsurance matters.
Joseph R. Miele, Jr. is a partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP. For over 25 years he has dedicated his practice to the representation of insurers in a variety of complex insurance matters. He defends insurers in coverage and claim-handling disputes with particular expertise in construction defect, first-party losses, and employment policy disputes.
Michel A. Morgan is a Senior Associate General Counsel at Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company where she oversees the resolution of various types of property damage claims within its Legal Department.
Scott P. Pence is a shareholder at Carlton Fields and a member of both the Real Estate & Finance Practice Group and the Construction Practice Group. He represents developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals.
Michael Jay Rune II, a shareholder with Carlton Fields, has more than 20 years’ experience representing owner/developers, contractors, sureties, subcontractors, and suppliers in nearly all aspects of the construction industry and in large-scale commercial construction projects. He has handled construction, surety, fidelity, and related insurance matters.
Ellen G. Smith is a shareholder with Boyle Leonard & Anderson PA. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage disputes, insurance claim presentation, bad faith matters, and appeals.
Steven W. Teppler is a Member of Mandelbaum Salsburg PC and Chairs the Firm’s Privacy and Cyber Security Practice Group. He has been involved in cybersecurity and electronic discovery matters since 2000. Steven’s background is diverse and combines extensive technology and class action litigation and electronic discovery expertise.