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Samuel B. Mayer Counsel

Westchester County, NY | Direct 914.487.7344Fax 914.487.7327
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Sam Mayer has over thirty-five years of legal experience, handling complex commercial, securities, intellectual property and insurance coverage litigation, as well as corporate acquisitions and divestitures, real estate transactions and business counseling. Drawing on this breadth of general practice experience, Sam has developed an active practice representing insurance companies and brokers on regulatory transactions and disputes, formation and registration of multi-state programs for risk purchasing groups, administrative and regulatory review of insurance business and practices, and in negotiating with state insurance departments on state-specific regulatory requirements relating to property and casualty insurance.

Sam also has experience in insurance coverage and defense work for various types of professional liability matters. He has handled coverage litigation related to financial products and financial institutions insurance and defended attorney professional liability claims. Sam has also handled litigation of patent and trademark infringement and licensing claims, along with some real estate and contract matters as part of a general practice. 

Representative Matters

  • Defense of major insurance broker in New York regulatory proceeding related to surplus lines medical malpractice program
  • Formation and registration of multi-state qualified risk purchasing group managed by insurance broker with companion property program
  • Summary judgment in favor of  wholesale broker in errors and omissions claim arising from alleged notice obligations under New York law
  • Evaluation of nonprofit association group liability insurance programs for professional associations
  • Schwartz v. Twin City Fire Ins. Co., 492 F.Supp.2d 308 (S.D.N.Y. May 31, 2007), judgment affirmed by 539 F.3d 135 (2nd Cir.(N.Y.) Aug 19, 2008)
  • Executive Risk Indem. Inc. v. Pepper Hamilton LLP, 2008 WL 6808243 (Trial Order) (N.Y.Sup. Jan 29, 2008), rev'd by 56 A.D.3d 196, 865 N.Y.S.2d 25 (1 Dep't Sep 23, 2008), affirmed as modified by 2009 WL 3347222, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 07453 (N.Y. Oct 20, 2009
  • Defense of insurer bad faith litigation in New York and New Jersey
  • Cross-appeal of a major financial institution coverage claim resulting in an unusual decision denying coverage for defense cost reimbursement under a non-duty-to-defend insurance policy
  • Served as coverage counsel for one of the largest professional liability claims in Massachusetts and assisted local counsel in coverage aspects of the resulting bankruptcy court proceeding
  • Advised and guided insurance broker clients in compliance and business practices issues 


Bar and Court Admissions

New York


New Jersey


New York University School of Law, JD, 1972

New York University, BA, 1968 


Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Connecticut Bar Association

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