Insurance Disputes

Many commercial disputes require the interpretation of insurance policies and surety bonds and the participation of insurance representatives to achieve the desired outcome.

Gene’s professional experience as a client advocate and third-party neutral includes offering advice to London-based and domestic insurers and insureds regarding claim management practices, duty to defend and insurance coverage arising from first-party claims by an insured against its insurer and third-party claims against an insured who is entitled to a defense of the claims and insurance coverage from its insurer.

Gene’s professional experience has introduced him to a wide variety of property and casualty insurance losses resulting from:

  • Defective Design and Construction
  • Landslide and Earth Movement
  • Expansive and Collapsible Soil
  • Fire and Alleged Arson
  • Structural Collapse
  • Flood, Hail, Ice and Snow
  • Mold Abatement
  • Water Intrusion
  • Product Failure
Gene has professional experience with the following insurance products:

Commercial Liability Policies

These policies provide protection for third-party claims against the insured arising out of an occurrence that caused property damage, personal injury or wrongful death.

Professional Liability Policies

These policies provide protection for third-party claims against the insured arising out of professional negligence (errors and omissions) that caused property damage, personal injury, wrongful death or business interruption and economic loss.


Builder’s Risk Policies

These policies provide all-risk protection for property damage arising out of an event that occurs on a construction project prior to substantial completion of the construction work.

Excess Liability Policies

These policies provide an additional amount or limit of insurance coverage when the amount of coverage available from the underlying liability insurance policy is exhausted.

Reinsurance Treaties

These treaties allow an insurer to spread its financial risk under an insurance policy or line of business among multiple insurers to limit the financial exposure in the event of a catastrophic loss.

Payment and Performance Bonds

These bonds are provided to the owner of a construction project by the contractor and guaranteed by an insurer or surety company to ensure payment to the contractor’s subcontractors and suppliers and completion of the contractor’s work.


To learn more about Gene’s alternative dispute resolution experience, please check his American Arbitration Association resumes.

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