Bland & Sorkin, P.C. Innovative legal solutions for your business and insurance needs

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What our clients are saying

“We recognize the lawyers of Bland & Sorkin for their excellent work and extend our gratitude for the timely and successful completion of our significant transaction. ... ”
- Resolution of Board of Directors of National Insurance Company

“Bland & Sorkin has an excellent balance of high level insurance knowledge, business understanding, and analytical and communication skills ... ”
- Chief Executive Officer, National Insurance Company

“Bland & Sorkin was a critical partner in my company's efforts to advance an aggressive and complex rate and form filing agenda. ... ”
- Corporate Counsel, Publicly Traded Insurance Company

“Bland & Sorkin's ability to quickly analyze issues and devise strategic options and timely solutions has been a tremendous asset to our company. ... ”
- General Counsel, National Insurance Company

“Bland & Sorkin has the very rare ability to couple sound and critical insights with a compassionate style that makes utilizing their services both an extremely constructive and pleasant experience. ... ”
- Executive

“[Our] stringent timetable could not have been met without the extraordinary efforts and dedication of the lawyers at Bland & Sorkin, P.C. ... ”
- Resolution of Board of Directors of National Insurance Company

“You did a great job. 100% of what I needed. Thank you.”
- President of Company

“Thank you. It was your responsive and capable expertise that brought us to this successful conclusion.”
- Chairman, Property & Casualty Insurance Company

“I want to thank you guys once again for your immeasurable contributions to the success of [our company].”
- Insurance Company CEO

“It has been a real pleasure working with such talented professionals of high character and integrity.”
- Insurance Company Board Member

The goal of Bland & Sorkin, P.C. is simple -- to provide individualized, high-quality professional legal services at reasonable rates to our insurance, business and healthcare clients.

We believe that attorneys who understand their clients' business and interests serve those clients more effectively and more efficiently. We pride ourselves on developing innovative solutions for our client's legal, tax, and business issues and transactions.

The principals of Bland & Sorkin have almost 50 years combined experience providing insurance and business legal services and have served as legal counsel (both as in-house and outside legal counsel) to Fortune 500 companies.

PAST RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE MATTERS WE UNDERTAKE. RESULTS WILL DEPEND UPON FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH MATTER.

News & Recent Accomplishments

Scott Sorkin recently moderated a panel on Transportation Network Company Insurance Issues at the Federation of Regulatory Counselís Hot Topics Seminar in conjunction with the NAIC Fall National Meeting.

The Law Firm of Bland & Sorkin, P.C. would like to congratulate its colleague, Wes Russell, in being elected to become a judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals. As a result of his election, Wes has left the firm. If you have questions about any matters Wes was handling, please contact Scott Sorkin at ssorkin@blandsorkin.com.

Assisted national, publicly traded insurance company with development, filing and regulatory approval of over 50 complex policy forms and related rate filings in Virginia on accelerated timetable.

Richard Bland's article "The 'Enhanced Mutual' - A Potential Game Changer?" was featured in the first digital edition of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies' IN Magazine. Read the Article. (PDF)

Richard Bland recently presented on Enhanced Mutual Insurance Companies at Mutual Insurance Association of Iowa Conference.

Richard Bland recently spoke on Enhanced Mutual Insurance Companies at Kansas Association of Property and Casualty Insurance Companies Conference.

Richard Bland Spoke at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies' Financial Focus Seminar (Chicago). Richard Bland Spoke at the IASA Midwest Chapter Meeting (Des Moines/Ankeny) - Topic: An Introduction to the Enhanced Mutual Insurance Company.

Obtained Private Letter Ruling From IRS for Reciprocal Insurance Company -- Article published in The Risk Retention Reporter. Read the News Article. (PDF)

Developed Enhanced Mutual Form of Insurance Company Model to Benefit Select Mutual Insurance Companies. Read about some of the Advantages of the Enhanced Mutual Model.

Assisted Mutual Insurance Companies on Specialized Mutual Tax and Related Issues.

Represented Stock Insurance Company in First Nationwide Conversion of Stock Form of Insurer to Reciprocal Form of Insurer Resulting in Substantial Benefits to Insurer Including Substantial Tax Savings to Insurer on Ongoing Basis.

Reciprocal Risk Retention Group Receives Private Letter Ruling From IRS -- Article Published in The Risk Retention Reporter. Read the Article. (download PDF version)

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Insurance Regulatory Practice Captive Insurance Companies Stock Form of Insurance Company Property and Casualty Insurance Companies Life and Health Insurance Companies Reciprocal Exchange Form of Insurance Company Mutual Form of Insurance Company Enhanced Mutual Form of Insurance Company