- Construction Insurance Attorney | Anderson Kill P.C.

Allen R. Wolff

Shareholder
New York

Allen R. Wolff is a shareholder in Anderson Kill's New York office.  Allen's practice concentrates in construction litigation, insurance recovery, and the nexus between the two, as well as in complex commercial litigation.  Allen is Co-chair of Anderson Kill's Construction Industry Practice group and Co-chair of Anderson Kill's Corporate and Commercial Litigation Practice group.  He also is a member of Anderson Kill's Hospitality Industry group.

Allen advises policyholders on issues relating to insurance coverage in general liability, property, casualty, fiduciary liability, and Directors & Officers liability insurance matters. He represents owners, developers, contractors, retailers, municipalities, financial institutions, hospitality businesses, condominium associations and tenants' associations on a full range of property, construction, engineering, contract and insurance coverage disputes. He has also litigated a wide array of commercial, financial, employment, and intellectual property matters.

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Hawaii State Bar Association

Board of Directors, Greater NYC Councils, Boy Scouts of America

Law360 2020 Construction Editorial Advisory Board

Military Experience:

Captain, U.S. Army (1984-1989); Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve (Ret.) (1989-2009)

Boy Scouts of America

Eagle Scout, 1976

Order of the Arrow

  • Represented municipality in coverage dispute arising out of property damage suffered at public buildings.
  • Defended general contractor in suit brought by sub-contractors for wrongful termination of their contracts in construction project. Successfully demonstrated in trial, with help from expert witnesses, that subcontractor had not properly performed or managed contract nor met specifications. Verdict in client's favor.
  • Represented New York shopping center developer on delay and change order claims involving construction of anchor store. Obtained significant arbitration award and financial recovery.
  • Represented construction contractor in dispute with insurance company over additional insured coverage.
  • Represented luxury condominium developer in dispute with construction contractors regarding failure to follow project specifications and failure to meet project deadlines. Case involved significant liquidated damages concerns. Resulted in favorable settlement for client.
  • Represented numerous designers and retailers relating to construction issues, tenant improvement, and build-out of store locations throughout the country. Assisted with review of contracts, advice during construction regarding work and payment issues, disputes following construction involving mechanics' liens and defects and insurance issues.
  • Represented construction contractor in coverage dispute involving complex insurance policy and fronting coverage.
  • Represented the owners and management of a luxury resort hotel in litigation, including a companion federal declaratory action relating to errors in the site work and soil compaction. Errors necessitated extensive repairs and rework to resort property. Settled out of court.
  • Represented New York property developer in insurance coverage dispute. Obtained significant insurance recovery.
  • Represented subcontractors as co-plaintiffs with U.S. Government in suit against general contractor for fraud arising out of contract work performed at Pearl Harbor. Case involved qui tam action and "whistleblower" issues. Successfully recovered approximately $1 million.
  • Represented lender in large foreclosure matter arising out of stalled construction project in New York. Obtained judgment for more than $20 million in favor of client and possession of property.
  • Represented New York condominium developer regarding construction dispute and insurance coverage issues arising from work performed by contractor. Obtained favorable settlement and coverage for both defense and liability.
  • Represented general contractor in large dispute with condominium association relating to multiple complex construction and engineering issues. Successfully mediated and settled case.
  • Defended developer in construction litigation and arbitration relating to the engineering and construction of the festival marketplace at Aloha Tower. Presented evidence through expert and lay witnesses, contracts, drawings and engineering analyses relating to design and contractual issues.
  • Represented client in international dispute over sales of goods relating to materials for construction of prefabricated homes. Obtained verdict in client's favor as to all claims after extended bench trial.
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April is 'Email Your Insurance Broker' Month
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | April 09, 2020
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Risk Transfer Considerations for Public Projects
Risk Management Magazine | September 03, 2018
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Getting Work Done on Your Co-Op or Condo? Protect Yourself
Co-Op, Condo & Real Estate Advisor | July 12, 2018
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10 Insurance Tips to Help Manage Construction Risks
Risk Management Magazine | May 02, 2017
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Courts Chip Away at Significant Construction Industry Coverage
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | December 20, 2016
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Construction Faces Coverage Challenges
Risk Management Magazine | November 01, 2016
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Drones May Expose Property Owners to Increased Liability
Risk Management Magazine | December 07, 2015
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Complying With the Cooperation Clause Without Compromising Privilege
Policyholder Advisor & Alert | October 02, 2014
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Insurance Recovery for Business Interruption & Slowdown
Hospitality Lawyer's Converge | April 14, 2014
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Insurance, Renovations, & the Pandemic - What Your Policy Does (and Doesn't) Protect During COVID

The Cooperator New York, Sponsored by Mackoul Risk Solutions

July 30, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Key Issues in Coop-Condo Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Risks Webinar

Anderson Kill

June 10, 2020  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Coverage for Losses Stemming from the Coronavirus

Anderson Kill

March 25, 2020  |  New York, New York
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Discussion of Most Frequent Claims and How to Prevent Them

2019 Hospitality Law Conference

April 09, 2019  |  Houston, TX
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Tailoring Contracts to Secure Additional Insured Coverage

Anderson Kill's 22nd Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'

November 01, 2018  |  New York, NY
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Most Frequent Hospitality Claims and How to Prevent Them

Hospitality Lawyer

April 13, 2018  |  Houston, TX
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Discussion of Most Frequent Claims and How to Prevent Them

2018 CLM & Business Insurance Retail Restaurant & Hospitality Conference

February 08, 2018  |  Dallas, TX
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The Most Frequent Claims Brought Against Hotels and How to Prevent Them

2017 Choice Hotel Convention

May 11, 2017  |  Las Vegas, NV
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The Most Frequent Claims Brought Against Hotels and How to Prevent Them

Choice Hotels 2017 Convention

May 11, 2017  |  Las Vegas, NV
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Discussion of Most Frequent Claims and How to Prevent Them

2017 Hospitality Law Conference

April 24, 2017  |  Houston, TX
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Opportunities in Rehabilitation of Historic Properties

Anderson Kill

November 30, 2016  |  Philadelphia, PA
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Key Issues Affecting the Real Estate and Construction Industry

Anderson Kill's 20th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference "Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery"

November 11, 2016  |  New York, NY
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Discussion of Most Frequent Claims and How to Prevent Them

2016 Hospitality Law Conference

February 22, 2016  |  Houston, TX
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What to Do When Things Go Wrong: Common Problems in Construction Projects and Ways to Deal With Them

Anderson Kill's 19th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference 'Maximizing Your Insurance Recovery'; Industry Breakout Session: Important Issues Affecting Key Industries

October 29, 2015  |  New York, NY
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Navigating Common Coverage Exclusions and Exceptions in CGL Policies

Hawaii State Bar Association

October 23, 2015  |  Honolulu, HI
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Insurance Coverage Litigation Primer

Hawaii State Bar Association

October 23, 2015  |  Honolulu, HI
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Funding Hospital Expansion in a Consolidating Market

Anderson Kill and Katz, Sapper & Miller

October 01, 2015  |  New York, NY
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Discussion of Most Frequent Claims and How to Prevent Them

Hospitality Law Conference

February 11, 2015  |  Houston, TX
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Insurance Coverage Considerations for Products Liability Claims

GAF Seminar

October 27, 2014  |  Wayne, NJ
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Making Sure it Doesn't Leave a Mark: How Developers, Owners, Operators, and Contractors Can Protect Themselves Against Some of the Biggest Threats They Face

Anderson Kill's 18th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 23, 2014  |  New York, NY
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Attorney-Client Issues in the Insurance Recovery and Underlying Defense Context (Ethics!)

Anderson Kill's 18th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference

October 23, 2014  |  New York, NY
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Insurance Recovery for Business Interruption: What to Know If You Suffer A “Slowdown” in Operations

HB Litigation Conferences LLC, Live Webinar

July 17, 2014  |  New York, NY
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Interpreting Your Insurance Policy: Contra Proferentum & Other Principles to Resolve Ambiguities

HB Litigation Conferences LLC, Live Webinar

June 12, 2014  |  New York, NY
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When Whistleblowers Strike, Give a Little Whistle for D&O Insurance

Anderson Kill's 11th Annual D&O Conference

April 09, 2014  |  New York, NY
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EDUCATION

Albany Law School Union University, J.D.

U.S. Army War College, M.S.

Cornell University, B.A.

Phillips Exeter Academy

 

 

 

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

Hawaii, District of Columbia and New York

 

COURT ADMISSIONS

Hawaii, District of Columbia and New York; U.S. Federal Courts; United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit