Steven G. Bazil is the founding principal of The Bazil Group, an Exton, Pennsylvania... more
Steven G. Bazil is the founding principal of The Bazil Group, an Exton, Pennsylvania based firm that specializes in Reinsurance Law, Reinsurance Debt Purchases and Reinsurance Runoff Acquisitions & Management. Mr. Bazil received his B.A. from Temple University in 1988 and his J.D. (cum laude) from New York Law School in 1991. His primary area of practice is reinsurance law. He also received... view profile
Barry R. Ostrager is a senior litigation Partner at Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP and... more
Barry R. Ostrager is a senior litigation Partner at Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP and from 1999 to 2011 was Head of the Litigation Department. He has tried dozens of cases and argued scores of appeals throughout the country and has been prominently involved in many high-profile securities, anti-trust, and commercial cases. He was lead trial counsel for Swiss Re in the highly publicized insuranc... view profile
Steven Schiesel is a co-founder of Pecoraro Schiesel, a firm dedicated to... more
Steven Schiesel is a co-founder of Pecoraro Schiesel, a firm dedicated to representing plaintiffs in personal injury, professional malpractice, and civil rights litigation. He received a B.A., cum laude, from Columbia University, a J.D. from Fordham Law School, where he was a Journal member, and an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple Law School. While a student at Columbia, he was elected to t... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies can offer and the rates they can charge. Because there are so many different kinds of insurance, a good insurance lawyer is very helpful. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies will deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.