Michael V. Pepe's practice focuses on complex insurance coverage issues in the real estate and construction industries, with a concentration on Subcontractor Default Insurance, professional liability, and cyber security matters. Michael has extensive experience representing real estate and construction industry professionals. Prior to joining SDV, he represented general contractors, subcontractors, architects and homeowners in contract disputes, construction defect and surety bond claims. His prior experience also includes the representation of franchisees in all aspects of their business, providing him with a unique familiarity in related insurance coverage issues. His clients benefit from his experience in all phases of litigation, including arbitration, and appeals. Michael leverages his litigation experience to help his clients avoid coverage disputes by strengthening contractual risk transfer and coverage at the time of contract drafting and negotiation, policy placements and renewal.
Michael has assumed a leadership role in the firm, mentoring younger associates and being actively involved in firmwide technological and marketing initiatives. He is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Michael regularly speaks on insurance and risk management topics at seminars and webinars. Michael was most recently a panelist at Construction Super Conference 2018. He serves as liaison to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Documents Committee.
In his free time, Michael enjoys skiing, golf and woodworking, and conducts admissions interviews for Georgetown University, his alma mater. He currently resides in Guilford, Connecticut with his family.