Reardon Scanlon Vodola Barnes’s attorneys have extensive experience in the resolution of disputes relating to a wide variety of reinsurance arrangements in judicial and arbitral proceedings. We represent clients in matters involving reinsurance intermediaries, commutation of risks, insurance company insolvencies, and claims cooperation arrangements between ceding and assuming insurers.

Our attorneys are experienced trial advocates, with significant experience in complex litigation in a variety of courts, and in arbitration, mediation, and rehabilitation proceedings.

We have represented both ceding and assuming insurers in engagements involving issues such as:

  • Represent reinsurer in commission dispute.
  • Represented settling insurers in matters involving claims arising out of liquidation of a life insurance company that had issued annuities to fund long-term streams of payments, where liquidation occurred decades after settlements, raising reinsurance issues under decades-old reinsurance treaties.
  • Successfully handled reinsurance claim payment disputes involving the duty of utmost good faith, follow the fortunes, and follow the settlements.

RSVB’s depth of experience in related insurance areas is a valuable asset in handling reinsurance disputes and counseling clients. Our attorneys have broad experience that includes insurer insolvencies and the reinsurance implications of such insolvencies.

For more information, please contact:

Christopher G. Barnes

Direct: 860-955-9457
Fax: 860-760-6853
Mobile: 860-798-5207


James J. Reardon

Direct:  860-955-9455
Fax:  860-920-5242
Mobile:  860-490-3594