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Senior Associate
New York
45 Broadway
Suite 920
New York NY 10006
TEL: (646) 876-4424
FAX: (612) 336-9100
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Laura M. Maletta

Laura has experience working on both sides of the aisle.  Her practice focuses on advising and litigating complex disputes in first-party and third-party insurance coverage claims and also in insurance defense.  She has experience handling a diverse range of insurance coverage matters, including All Risk, Builder’s Risk, Equipment Breakdown, Commercial General Liability, and Cyber.  

She also has experience advising and managing her clients’ risks at all stages, from contract drafting through suit involving multiple lines of insurance to transfer the risk.

Laura’s thorough and efficient approach to handling claims has ensured that her clients’ matters move forward expediently while also preserving her their interests throughout the claim process, from the initial case assessment to settlement or at trial. 

Prior to joining Zelle, Laura represented insureds and self-insureds, including New York City developers and contractors.  She also has experience defending municipalities, universities, and manufactures. 

Representative Matters

Insurance Coverage

Represented New York City developer who sustained substantial property and soft costs damages when a frozen pipe burst.  Settled the insured’s claim for $2.2 million dollars prior to depositions.  

Represented self-insured in declaratory judgment action on additional insured coverage issues (DD 11th Ave, LLC v. Harleysville Insurance Company of New York)

Represented restaurant’s Superstorm Sandy illusory coverage claim.  Obtained favorable settlement.

Professional Affiliations

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