GVK Announces Affiliations to Provide Regional Defense of Anticipated Superstorm Sandy Claims

January 14, 2013

Gallo Vitucci Klar, LLP (“GVK”) is pleased to announce that the firm has partnered with Zarwin, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, PC (“Zarwin”), a Pennsylvania law firm, and Sheehy Ware & Pappas, P.C. (“Sheehy”), a Texas law firm with unparalleled experience in defending catastrophic weather claims (“CAT”), to allow the newly formed team to take a leading role in the defense of property damage litigation arising out of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Unlike most firms in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area, because of its affiliation with the Texas law firm that handled so many of these claims from previous catastrophic storms, GVK and its team of affiliated law firms will be able to provide an experienced litigation team unrivaled by its competitors. After all, this region has never encountered the amount of losses that has occurred from Superstorm Sandy and as a result this region’s law firms simply have not had the hands-on experience with the massive assault of claims that will occur here. Steve Grubbs, a partner at the Texas law firm of Sheehy Ware, who spearheads its CAT Group, successfully defended almost 1500 of these lawsuits for many of the largest admitted and surplus insurers resulting from Hurricanes Dolly, Rita and Ike. When this invaluable knowledge is added to GVK’s and Zarwin’s years of litigation experience, this “team” of law firms is positioned to field a highly focused, efficient, and economical defense that can and will provide their clients with the best possible defense of these claims.

A formal announcement with more details of the affiliation is expected in the next 10 days. If you would like to know more about this program, please contact Howard P. Klar, hklar@gvlaw.com, and Richard J. Gallo, rgallo@gvlaw.com at (212) 683-7100.