Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


926 RXR Plaza, West Tower, Uniondale, New York 11556-0926

Established: 1950

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Intellectual Property
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Complex Torts & Product Liablility
  • Compliance, Investigations & White Collar
  • Corporate
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Health Services
  • Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
  • Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
  • Tax
  • Trust & Estates

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About Us

Rivkin Radler's Insurance Coverage Practice Group is one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
We represent many of the nation's largest insurers. We also represent foreign insurers and policyholder-owned insurers. Many of these relationships go back more than 30 years.

Rivkin Radler tackles the insurance industry's most challenging issues with innovative strategies and outstanding client service. We were among the first firms to handle complex coverage issues such as pollution, asbestos, advertising injury, molestation, life sciences, medical technologies, climate change, terrorism and the financial crisis, and we remain at the forefront of insurance law.

Our attorneys handle all aspects of insurance coverage law:

Litigation and dispute resolution: We represent insurers in every form of dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation, throughout the country. We have litigated many of the leading insurance coverage cases.
Coverage advice: From answering coverage questions to developing prudent claims-handling strategies, our attorneys successfully resolve insurance claims before policyholders resort to litigation.
Policy wording: We draft language for policies including those concerning new or industry-specific issues to ensure our clients anticipate, evaluate and protect against ever-changing risks.

Our insurance coverage and litigation lawyers are respected by their peers as prominent members of the insurance coverage bar. Our attorneys contribute to treatises and trade and industry publications. Our attorneys speak before clients, industry associations and groups such as the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Defense Research Institute. We take leadership roles in national, state and local bar associations.

In 2019, the well-respected Legal 500 recommended Rivkin Radler's Insurance Coverage practice in the insurance: advice to insurers category. The Legal 500 highlights the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The Insurance Coverage Group since 2016 has been recognized in the prestigious Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category, and in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Metropolitan New York Tier 1 for Insurance Law for 2018.

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Additional Locations

  • New York, NY
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Albany, NY
  • Poughkeepsie, NY

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Citibank, N.A.
  • L.I. Power Authority

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Personnel Information

Insurance Coverage Partners


Brian Ade

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • Western New England College, J.D., 1980

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Michael Cannata

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2008
Education:
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2007

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Alan C. Eagle

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1986
Education:
  • St. John's University, J.D., 1986

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Joanne M. Engeldrum

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1997
Education:
  • St. John's University, J.D., 1997

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Anthony R. Gambardella

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Education:
  • St. John's University, J.D., 1979

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Michael J. Jones

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1985
  • New York, 2011
  • Pennsylvania
Education:
  • Villanova University, J.D., 1984

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George D. Kappus

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1974
  • Michigan, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Education:
  • Boston College, J.D., 1971

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Michael A. Kotula

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Education:
  • The George Washington University, J.D., 1990

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Evan H. Krinick

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1985

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Ian S. Linker

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1999
Education:
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1998

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Robert A. Maloney

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2004
Education:
  • New York Law School, J.D., 2003

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Sean McAloon

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2007
Education:
  • New York Law School, J.D., 2006

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Peter P. McNamara

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • St. John's University, J.D., 1981

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Frank Misiti

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2005
Education:
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2004

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Anne M. Murray

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Education:
  • Suffolk University, J.D., 1992

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John L. Rivkin

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1982
  • Florida, 1983
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1981

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Alan S. Rutkin

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1984
Education:
  • Boston University, J.D., 1983

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William M. Savino

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • Fordham University, J.D., 1974

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Stephen J. Smirti, Jr.

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • District of Columbia, 1976
  • New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • St. John's University, J.D., 1976

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Norman L. Tolle

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • New York University, J.D., 1972

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Michael Troisi

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • Temple University, J.D., 1985

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Robert Tugander

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1993
Education:
  • Hofstra University, J.D., 1992

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Frank A. Valverde

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • New York Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2001

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Michael P. Versichelli

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1994
Education:
  • Fordham University, J.D. (cum laude), 1993

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Michael P. Welch

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 2002
Education:
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2001

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Steven M. Zuckermann

Uniondale, NY

Admitted
  • New York, 1997
Education:
  • St. John's University, J.D., 1996

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