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Why Buy Cyber Liability? 10 REASONS ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS & CONTRACTORS NEED TO BUY CYBER LIABILITY INSURANCE NOW   1 | PRIVACY LAWS Forty-seven states, the District of Columbia and the federal government have privacy laws requiring prompt notification if personally identifiable information (“PII”) that is not encrypted is lost, stolen or disclosed. Cyber coverage will...
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representations and warranies insurance from founders professional
Representations and warranties insurance, also known as ‘Reps and Warranties’, is the insurance that protects against breaches of contractual representations and warranties that a seller makes in transaction documents during a commercial merger or acquisition. These insurance policies are increasingly purchased for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions to help the buyer and the seller ensure...
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Do You Carry Enough Insurance to Work with Us? What do you do if a project comes along that you want to bid on, but you don’t have enough insurance in place to comply with the contract? It’s becoming more and more common for Architecture, Engineering, and other Design firms to bid on contracts that...
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5 Risk Management Procedures Your Law Firm Needed Yesterday Last year, I wrote an article on the importance of risk management in law firms, and why it is necessary to help firms run more smoothly, and, above all, avoid claims. But understanding that risk management is important is just a piece of the puzzle. Knowing...
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So, here’s the scene: Peter, a Real Estate attorney in southern California, is having drinks with a friend from law school, Blaine, also an attorney who specializes in Real Estate.  Both have been practicing law for several years and have small boutique law firms in the area.  They’re in a packed, trendy LA cocktail lounge...
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Contract review for A&E firms
The Importance of Contract Review for Your A&E Firm While there are many ways an Architecture, Engineering or Design Firm can manage their risk in providing their services to a 3rd party, a thorough contract review is of utmost importance. With the complex services offered by A&E firms, coupled with the sometimes-challenging projects, an A&E...
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Repairing Gaps in Claims-Made Policies In the world of claims-made insurance policies, the retroactive date, or prior acts date, is everything to your insured. This is the date that starts uninterrupted claims-made coverage, with the insurance company the insured is currently with, no matter the company the insured started the retro date with. A claim...
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Over the next couple of decades, the United States will see unprecedented growth in its senior population as the “Baby Boomer” generation (born between 1946 and 1964) ages. Over 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day.  With this influx of aging boomers, increases in healthcare demands will be seen throughout the healthcare industry, with the...
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When is the right time for lawyers to purchase an ERP? Founders Professional is a national wholesale insurance brokerage focused exclusively on the placement of professional liability insurance. We have extensive expertise in Architects & Engineers, Cyber, Technology, Financial Institutions, Lawyers, Healthcare, Management Liability, and Miscellaneous Professional lines. One of our five Practice Groups is...
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It was way back in 1996 when California became the first state to legalize medicinal cannabis with Proposition 215.  Over the next 16 years, state after state followed, in one form or another, until Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, followed by Oregon, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts and, of course, California.  Today, it’s much...
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