Insurance for Real Estate-Related Entities

Full Court Press National Books
Author Robert E. Frankel
Publisher Full Court Press

Insurance for Real Estate-Related Entities is a comprehensive legal treatise regarding commercial and property insurance, designed for lawyers who represent clients and the clients themselves who are property owners, developers, landlords, tenants, operators, contractors, engineers, brokers and agents, and many other professionals involved directly or indirectly in real estate. This treatise is also relevant for plaintiffs’ attorneys who may need to sue a real estate or related entity for damages and injuries suffered by their clients because often the most collectible money available to an injured/damaged plaintiff is the property and casualty insurance that such entity has purchased or because the strategy involves pleading causes of action that trigger a defense by the insurance company. Likewise, bankruptcy lawyers representing real estate and related businesses that are debtors or representing creditors of these entities might need to access the important insurance assets of the debtor. This treatise covers the major property and casualty policies that a real estate or related entity would purchase including first party property and builders’ risk, general liability, directors and officers liability, professional liability, workers’ compensation, surety bonds, and title insurance.


Robert E. Frankel has practiced since 1992, he has significant and varied legal experience. In his 27 years of practice, he has practiced at a law firm, as a federal trial court law clerk, a deputy city attorney, in house counsel for a large publicly traded telecommunications corporation, and currently at a nonprofit trade association. He practiced at Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C. from 1994 to 2007, where he represented policyholders exclusively in insurance recovery disputes with their insurance companies.

Frankel writes and lectures extensively on topics within his area of expertise. He currently serves as General Counsel at the Investments & Wealth Institute, a professional association and standards body for financial advisers, investment consultants, financial planners and wealth managers. He has kept himself active in insurance recovery law and has published two treatises on the topic, Business Insurance and Insurance for Real Estate-Related Entities. He is actively licensed to practice in California, Colorado, and Pennsylvania and may be reached at or 303-850-3082.