Seth I. Weinstein is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and vice-chair of the First Party Property Practice. Mr. Weinstein’s practice is principally concentrated in the areas of insurance coverage and property damage litigation, including the defense of subrogation actions.
These claims/cases often involve catastrophic building fires, explosions, building collapse, equipment and machinery malfunction, utility damage, power plant losses, maritime losses, construction accidents, construction defects, adjoining property damage, hail, water damage, freeze-ups, ice dams, floods, hurricanes, water main breaks, mold, theft of property, business interruption and income loss, delay claims, employee dishonesty, property contamination, and other pollution-related matters.
Mr. Weinstein has successfully handled trials and arbitrations in both insurance coverage and property damage matters, including arbitrating before the AAA and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Mr. Weinstein has passionately assisted insurance carriers, managing general agents, third-party claims administrators, and program administrators, with claims investigation, coverage interpretation, policy drafting, and litigation of losses throughout the United States and abroad for over 25 years.
He regularly conducts and participates in fraud investigations, including examinations under oath. He has significant experience in first-party property, general liability and directors and officers liability coverage disputes. He has served as national coverage counsel for clients and monitors claims and litigation across the country.
Mr. Weinstein also has vast experience with regard to insurance claims, disputes and lawsuits concerning condominiums, homeowner’s associations, and co-op’s. He has served on condominium and co-op boards for over a decade.
Mr. Weinstein also regularly defends developers, contractors, property owners, and other parties in property damage litigation. Mr. Weinstein is also a certified mediator. Mr. Weinstein has been involved with many high profile property losses and multi-party litigations, including losses involving damages in excess of $100 Million Dollars.
- New York Law School, Juris Doctor, 1995
- Florida Atlantic University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1991
Admissions : State Bar Admissions, New York
- Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)-Property Committee
- Community Association Institute
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