Stephen M. Lazare

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Mr. Lazare’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage disputes. Throughout his career, he has assisted major carriers and other financial institutions in all aspects of civil litigation at the trial and appellate level. He also works closely with insurance companies in monitoring major securities and other commercial disputes internationally. Mr. Lazare is a frequent author and lecturer on important issues and trends relative to commercial lines insurance and litigation issues.

Professional Memberships

​Chairperson: Insurance Coverage Committee, New York State Bar Association (2008 to 2010)

​Vice Chairperson: Insurance Coverage Committee, New York State Bar Association (2006 to 2008)

Faculty Member: 2017 New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Updates and Hot Trending Topics Affecting Insurance Coverage; 2006 NYSBA Coverage for the Construction Defect Claim; 2005  NYSBA Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Update (Statewide Chair); 2004 NYSBA Coverage Update; 2004 NYSBA Program on Commercial Lines Insurance Coverage With Advanced Issues (New York City Chair); 2003 NYSBA Program on Insurance Coverage Issues – With a Focus on Personal Lines (Long Island Chair); 2001 Lorman Education Services Program on Insurance Bad Faith Claims in New York; 2001 NYSBA Program on Discovery: The Key to Success in Trial-A Basic Nuts and Bolts Approach; Practicing Law Institute, 1989 Program on Bad Faith Litigation.

​Member: American Bar Association; The New York State Bar Association (Torts, Insurance & Compensation Section); The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; The Defense Research Institute.

​Former President, President-Elect, Vice Chairperson, and Member of Board of Directors: The Down Syndrome Research & Treatment Foundation.