Michael A. TroisiPartner
Michael A. Troisi represents insurance companies across the country in coverage lawsuits, frequently involving allegations of bad faith seeking extra-contractual damages.
A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage and Compliance, Investigations & White Collar Practice Groups, Michael handles a wide range of first-party and property insurance issues, particularly in cases involving arson and fraud. His experience includes the investigation and defense of all types of fraudulent property claims, and he has tried these cases to verdict.
Michael regularly counsels insurers during the investigative stage of claims and has conducted hundreds of examinations under oath.
In addition, Michael counsels and represents insurers in a number of emerging areas that impact the property insurance industry. He has been at the forefront of the coverage issues relating to investor frauds and Ponzi schemes. Michael has been called on by national insurers to assist them in analyzing coverage issues unique to these types of claims.
Also, as a result of the recent mortgage fraud crisis, Michael is routinely asked to provide coverage analyses on complex matters involving claims of mortgagees and other lien holders, and the impact of foreclosure on a mortgagee’s right to recover under the policy. In this area, he has assisted insurers by drafting guidelines and procedures for the proper handling of mortgagee claims. Michael also is actively involved in assisting insurers with the handling of claims and suits for first-party property coverage related to Superstorm Sandy.
Michael often presents seminars to clients and the insurance industry at large on matters relating to the proper handling and investigation of first-party property claims, as well as issues relating to coverage and policy interpretation.
The 2019 edition of well-respected Legal 500 recommended Michael in the insurance: advice to insurers category and recommended Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage practice in the insurance: advice to insurers category. The Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2016 has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category.
Before entering private practice, Michael was a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York, where he successfully investigated and tried numerous felony and misdemeanor cases to verdict.
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Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New YorkBar Affiliations
American Bar Association’s Property Law CommitteeEducation
Temple University School of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Hartford, B.A., cum laude