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Peter Golfman
Senior Associate
New York
45 Broadway
Suite 920
New York NY 10006
TEL: (646) 876-4419
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Peter Kelly Golfman

Peter’s practice focuses on providing a broad range of legal services as a coverage advisor and litigator in the global insurance market focused on the energy, builder’s risk, oil and gas, cyber, and commercial property sectors. Within these sectors, Peter specializes in resolution of issues related to business interruption loss, delay in completion, loss of capacity, cyber loss, and bad faith claims. Peter represents clients in all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings throughout the country.

Prior to joining Zelle, Peter worked as a trial attorney with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Manhattan and the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) in Washington, DC, representing the Federal Government in Federal District Court and administrative proceedings. In 2016, Peter defended Commerce against VICE News after the media company sued for access to sensitive documents from the Bureau of Industry and Security. During his time at DHS, Peter was selected to a special trial team charged with litigating large-scale asylum fraud resulting from a 2012 FBI investigation.

While in law school, Peter received academic excellence awards for the highest grades in Business Organizations, Evidence, and International Law. He was also named champion of the William H. Hastie Moot Court Competition.

Articles & Presentations

"Conn. Ruling Widens Scope of Property Insurance Appraisals," Law360 Insurance Authority, March 2, 2022, author

"COVID Rulings May Support Ransomware Insurance Denials," Insurance Law360, June 17, 2021, co-author

"Revisiting the Risks Posed by Wildfires," CAT-Law Navigator, February 13, 2020, author

"3 Insurance Issues Raised by the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire," Insurance Law360, May 15, 2019, co-author

"Hurricane Michael – Business Interruption Coverage in Florida and Georgia," CAT-Law Navigator, October 15, 2018, co-author

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