Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
Sam Destito is the chair of the firm's Governmental Practice Group. His experience spans many industries, with a particular focus around regulatory issues and disputes involving insurance, banking and real estate.
Within the real estate industry, Mr. Destito represents for-profit and non-profit developers in aspects of their development and redevelopment endeavors. From a governmental perspective, he is frequently involved with the strategic positioning of real estate before various government agencies and NGOs. This often includes (but is not limited to):regulatory applications for affordable housing projects;permits for land use; and applications to and compliance with state and federal programs tied to economic development.
Within the insurance industry, Mr. Destito represents many prominent insurers in the myriad of issues affecting both their property and casualty and life and health business interests, including:the organization and operation of insurers;holding company transactions and filings;approvals of policy forms;rate filings;market conduct exams and compliance issues;lobbying property and casualty industry interests before executive and legislative officials;excess profits disputes;admission and withdrawal of insurers under state law;agent termination disputes;agency adjudications and appeals;bad faith litigation and coverage disputes; and contract and reinsurance disputes.He also assists on complex litigation matters involving regulatory and compliance issues within the insurance industry.