Gary is an insurance and risk management authority with more than 15 years of experience as both an attorney and claims professional. Skilled in litigation, his practice encompasses construction, real estate and business risk management matters. Engaging and highly responsive to clients, Gary brings a unique perspective to handling, resolving and avoiding insurance-related disputes.
Construction and real estate
Gary’s practice focuses on advising real estate developers and contractors on risk management matters. In addition to providing guidance to clients, he has written and spoken on insurance coverage and construction contracts.
Gary negotiates and drafts contractual risk transfer provisions and insurance requirements, analyzing additional insured and other policy endorsements to verify the scope of insurance coverage, and creating insurance coverage programs such as owner-controlled (OCIP), commercial general liability, builders’ risk, and property coverage. He has extensive experience analyzing various types of insurance policies, pursuing enforcement of defense and indemnity obligations from insurers, negotiating settlements, and drafting and interpreting commercial contracts.
Disputes and litigation
During the course of his career, Gary has resolved a variety of insurance coverage disputes, including construction defect, professional liability, errors and omissions, environmental and property claims. He has successfully litigated and mediated numerous multi-million dollar construction defect and insurance coverage claims, resulting in settlements with contributions from multiple insurers and minimal or no contribution from his client.