Effective Use of Additional Insured Endorsements to Shift Risk
Contract analysis, conflict identification and litigation strategies.
In construction, risk shifting has an important effect on the profitability of a project. A useful way to shift risk contractually is to use additional insured and indemnification provisions. Regrettably, oftentimes those provisions are drawn up in a way that permits the opposing party and their insurer to turn down coverage and as such, will not accept the loss. This white paper provides an overview to the construction contract process and reviews additional insured issues and the contract requiring coverage prior to the loss.
Principal at Lewin Law Group, a Chicago-based firm with a national practice focused on condominium law, construction litigation, and related insurance issues
Former Chair of Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Insurance Coverage Section
Has handled additional insured disputes coast to coast, from Florida to the Eastern District of Washington
Extensive appellate experience in insurance coverage disputes, including the U.S. 7th Circuit and the Illinois Appellate Court
Spoken numerous times on additional insured issues, ranging from a national of the American Society of Safety Engineers to small groups including the Chicago Park District’s Risk Management team
Published on coverage issues in publications ranging from the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly to industry specific publications such as Condo Lifestyles and Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine