As the founding partners of Barbanel & Treuer, P.C., Alan H. Barbanel and Stephen D. Treuer bring more than 60 years of experience to their insurance law practice. Since establishing their firm in 2000, they have represented major excess and surplus lines insurers and reinsurers in a variety of complex coverage disputes involving myriad first and third party liability policies, and they continue to attract clients from the United States and abroad.
“Clients seek us out because of our depth of experience and hands-on representation,” says Barbanel, who has been representing carriers and industry-related companies such as brokers, agents, managing underwriters, and claim administrators since 1983. “As a smaller firm, we ensure that when clients come to us they get very experienced lawyers who work directly with them to find practical solutions to their problems. Client matters are not simply passed off to a new associate with minimal partner involvement.”
Indeed, Barbanel and his firm have deep insight into the insurance industry, having acted as a claims administrator for the London insurance market for more than 15 years. Moreover, given their insurance coverage knowledge, they are routinely called upon by clients to draft insurance policy language and even entire policies. In addition, Barbanel has been retained on numerous occasions as an expert witness to testify on various aspects of the insurance industry.
“Our goal is to serve as trusted advisors for our clients, helping them assess and manage risk,” Barbanel explains, “and as a result, we’ve established many long-term client relationships over the years.” In addition, Barbanel has received significant peer recognition for his work: not only is he AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, but he is also listed in both Southern California Super Lawyers and AM Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.
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