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Michael Zigelman concentrates his practice in insurance coverage matters, specifically dealing with directors and officers liability, professional liability, ERISA/fiduciary-related claims, commercial general liability (CGL), admiralty and maritime, toxic/mass tort and environmental coverage. Mr. Zigelman’s experience includes drafting coverage position letters and coverage opinions, as well as litigating complex insurance coverage matters for insurers and reinsurers throughout the United States. Mr. Zigelman has also been involved with, and has had great success in, negotiating settlements on behalf of his clients via mediation and arbitration. Additionally, Mr. Zigelman routinely drafts insurance policies and endorsements for all lines of coverage, and has argued substantive motions in both state and federal courts. He has presented continuing legal education seminars on topics ranging from the impact and fallout of the Madoff fraud, to coverage issues pertaining to the FDIC and failed banks, to best practices for handling CGL claims in New York.

Mr. Zigelman serves as co-chair for Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck’s Global Insurance Litigation Practice Group.


  • New York


  • Hofstra University School of Law – J.D.
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York – B.A.

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Super Lawyers Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent Law 360