Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., a corporate law firm known primarily for representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, has announced the opening of a new office in Burlington, Vermont.
Marshall Gilinsky, a shareholder in the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group who moved from New York City to Burlington several years ago, will head the new office, which will focus primarily on insurance recovery, particularly on behalf of captive insurance firms in disputes with their reinsurance providers.
“Anderson Kill has successfully handled many coverage arbitrations on behalf of captives disputing coverage denials from their reinsurance companies,” Mr. Gilinsky said. Mr. Gilinsky also noted, “as people in the captive insurance world already know, Phil England and his team of seasoned tax and corporate lawyers at Anderson Kill have been providing top-tier counsel to captives and parent companies considering the formation of captives for nearly two decades. As Vermont is home to a great concentration of talented brokers, managers and actuaries serving captives and their parent companies, we are excited to be on the ground here adding our expertise regarding tax, corporate and reinsurance litigation for captives, as well as for business policyholders generally.”
In addition to his work on behalf of captive insurance companies, Mr. Gilinsky’s insurance coverage practice is focused on property insurance, commercial general liability insurance, professional errors and omissions (E&O) insurance and directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance. Much of his practice concentrates on obtaining full recoveries for complex property and business interruption insurance claims arising out of prominent catastrophes, such as 9/11 and Hurricanes Katrina and Irene and Superstorm Sandy.
Since Hurricane Irene struck Vermont, Mr. Gilinsky has provided pro bono counsel to several Vermonters seeking assistance with flood insurance claims and relocation grants under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
“Marshall has been tremendously effective representing financial institutions and other corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes,” said Robert M. Horkovich, managing shareholder of Anderson Kill. “He is an ideal point person in our outreach to the captive insurance industry in Vermont, as he knows the terrain of reinsurance arbitration, captive insurance and of Vermont.”
Anderson Kill’s new office is located on 110 Main Street, Suite 4E, Burlington, Vermont. The firm’s Alternative Risk & Captives Insurance Group, headed by Phil England, includes six attorneys practicing in the firm’s New York, New York; Stamford, Connecticut; Ventura, California; and Burlington, Vermont offices.