Kristin Heres
Senior Associate
Boston
950 Winter Street
Suite 1300
Waltham MA 02451
TEL: (781) 466-0732
FAX: (781) 466-0701
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Kristin Suga Heres

Since joining Zelle Hofmann in 2004, Kristin’s practice has focused on the resolution of complex business disputes, including insurance coverage issues, reinsurance matters, and tort and contract claims in the securities context. She has worked on many of the firm’s largest and most challenging cases, including a high-value Hurricane Katrina claim, several 9/11-related coverage matters, and a major securities case involving a prominent U.S. bank. Kristin has also been involved in a number of liability insurance coverage matters, including environmental- and asbestos-related coverage matters. In recent years, Kristin has been involved in obtaining successful outcomes in two substantial reinsurance arbitrations.

Representative Matters

Represented leading participant in reinsurance dispute regarding settlement of multi-billion dollar claims arising out of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co. v. MGM Mirage (high-value insurance coverage litigation in connection with Hurricane Katrina)

Port Authority & WTC Properties v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co., et al.  (declaratory judgment action on insurance coverage issues arising out of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center)

IMC Global, Inc. v. Employers Insurance Company of Wausau (multi-million dollar Illinois insurance coverage action)

Gambacorto v. Sunoco, Inc., et al. (insurance coverage action involving environmental issues)

Confidential reinsurance arbitration (successful representation of client in a high-value dispute over whether an event was a fire or boiler and machinery loss)

Articles & Presentations

"Calif. Offers Regulation As Solution To Underinsurance," Insurance Law360, June 25, 2014, author

"5th Circ. Continues Pro-Appraisal Trend In Texas," Insurance Law360, November 12, 2013, author

"Don't Miss The Boat On Rescission Claims," Insurance Law360, March 5, 2013, author

"Brace Yourselves For More Sandy-Related Litigation," Insurance Law360, January 8, 2013, co-author

"Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Fall 2011 issue (47:1), co-author

"Appraisal Fundamentals In Modern Property Insurance Practice," TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee Newsletter, Fall 2011 issue, co-author

"Industry Profile: The Beazley Group’s Elisabeth Ditomassi – A Global Perspective On Insurance," MReBA Cover Notes, Fall 2011 issue, author

"Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2011 issue (46:2), co-author

Appraisal And The Catastrophic Loss: Emerging Issues And Trends, 2011 National Property Insurance ExecuSummit, June 7-8, 2011, co-presenter

"Appraisal Fundamentals In Modern Property Insurance Practice," 2011 ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Property Insurance Law Committee Spring Meeting, April 28-30, 2011, co-author

"Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2010 issue (45:2), co-author

"The Assignment Clause in First-Party Property Insurance Policies: Are Postloss Assignments of Policy Proceeds Enforceable?," The Brief, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Winter 2010 issue, co-author

"Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2009 issue (44:2), co-author

"Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law," Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2007 issue, co-author

Professional Affiliations

Noteworthy

Kristin was named a Massachusetts "Rising Star" for 2012 and 2013 (Insurance Coverage and Business Litigation) by Super Lawyers magazine.

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