SDV Opens Southeast Office

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Southeast office in Naples, Florida.

“SDV is dedicated to the prevention and resolution of insurance disputes,” said Managing Partner, Tracy Alan Saxe. “With the explosive growth of clients in the region, we felt it vital to have a physical presence in order to best continue our mission of providing exceptional service.”

SDV partner Gregory D. Podolak has been named Managing Partner of the new Southeast office. Mr. Podolak has spent his entire career as a policyholder coverage lawyer with SDV, and will continue to serve clients nationally. He has extensive experience in all manner of risk transfer issues, from contract negotiation to coverage litigation. Over the past decade, Greg has advised hundreds of clients from numerous industries on a wide range of insurance products. He is a nationally recognized insurance coverage thought leader and author who regularly lectures at events around the country. Most recently, he has been speaking at events in the region, including presentations at the Southwest FL Chapter of RIMS, the AGC Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management, and the upcoming Florida RIMS Annual Educational Conference.

“The Florida location was chosen to better suit the needs of existing clients and other related opportunities in the Southeast region,” said Greg. “We partner with risk managers, in-house counsel, CFOs, corporate leaders, and their brokers, to identify effective risk transfer strategies and to resolve conflicts efficiently. These partnerships are a continuing source of new business and referrals.”

This has proven to be a busy year for SDV.

2016 is SDV’s 20th anniversary, celebrating two decades of advocating for the interests of insurance policyholders. “Twenty years ago we started with a handful of lawyers, and we now have over 40 members of the SDV team,” said Tracy. “Earlier in the year, we also moved our national headquarters to larger facilities to better handle this growth. Opening our new Southeast office is another step in the plan to expand to meet the needs of our growing national client base.”

You can contact the SDV Southeast office and Greg directly at or at 203-287-2114.



Jul 14, 2016
Gregory D. Podolak

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