Gus Sara Associate
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Gus Sara is an associate in the Subrogation Department and practices exclusively in the field of insurance subrogation, handling large property loss cases. He has successfully resolved hundreds of cases for his clients in matters involving commercial and residential fires, explosions, structural collapses, water losses, product liability, construction defects and maritime claims. His clients appreciate his ability to develop effective strategies to resolve matters efficiently and expeditiously. He always strives to encourage mediation or other forms of dispute resolution as an alternative to litigation. Gus has participated in complex, multi-party mediations and arbitrations, with favorable results for his clients.
Gus is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey but practices throughout the United States using the services of local counsel under a special program of the Subrogation Department.
In addition to achieving a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School, Gus also obtained his Master in Business Administration from Rutgers School of Business, with a focus in management. Gus uses the unique knowledge and skillsets he gained from his MBA to achieve successful results for his clients.
Gus is currently a blogger for the Subrogation Strategist, a certified arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Commons Pleas, and handles pro bono cases for Philadelphia VIP Legal Services.
- Represented insurance carrier in a multi-party construction defect case involving a collapse of a concrete parking deck in Boston, Massachusetts, which resulted in a favorable settlement at mediation
- Represented insurance carrier jointly with homeowner in a complex high-dollar negligence action involving an explosion at a home after a fuel delivery
- Represented insurance carrier in a high-dollar building fire involving the spontaneous combustion of improperly stored rags containing combustible chemicals
- Represented insurance carrier and an energy corporation in a complex negligence and breach of contract action involving an extensive fire in an oil well facility in Carrollton, Ohio
- May 5, 2017
- October 10, 2016
- December 6, 2012
- Connecticut Supreme Court Holds That Landlord’s Insurer Can Pursue Equitable Subrogation If Lease Requires Tenant Have Insurance and Holds Tenant Responsible for DamageThe Subrogation StrategistMay 8, 2018
- Florida Court of Appeals Clarifies How the Statute Governing Indemnification Provisions in Construction Contracts AppliesThe Subrogation StrategistMarch 20, 2018
- Beyond the Scope: In Some Jurisdictions, You May be Able to Argue that a Subrogation Waiver Clause Does Not Apply to Damaged Areas Outside the Scope of the Work in Construction ContractsSubrogatorJuly 2017
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Holds That Kentucky's Economic Loss Rule Does Not Apply to Consumer TransactionsThe Subrogation StrategistApril 19, 2017
- The Subrogation StrategistDecember 28, 2016
- In Pennsylvania, a Party May be Required to Disclose Materials in the Claim File of its Third-Party ClaimsThe Subrogation StrategistSeptember 19, 2016
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Rutgers School of Law-Camden, JD, 2010
Rutgers University School of Business, MBA, 2010
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, BA, magna cum laude, 2005
Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, Undergraduate Associate, 2005
American Bar Association