Innovative legal solutions for your insurance and business needs

Who we are

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

Bland & Sorkin’s principal has over 25 years of experience providing a broad range of legal services to a diverse clientele in Virginia and throughout the United States. Our practice concentrates in the areas of representing insurance and insurance-related entities with their regulatory, transactional, and other needs. We have considerable experience counseling property and casual and life and health insurance companies, including reciprocals, exchanges, mutuals, risk retention groups, risk purchasing groups, captives, group self-insurance associations, self-insurance trusts, insurance services and insurance management organizations, and other insurance and alternative risk transfer mechanisms, throughout the United States. We also have considerable experience in the organization, capitalization, and operation of reciprocal and exchange insurance companies, and the reorganization of mutual and stock insurance companies. We use our experience and innovation to assist clients with tax-efficient risk financing solutions. We handle capitalization, organization, tax, licensing, state registration requirements, agent licensing, reinsurance, regulatory matters, corporate governance, policies and endorsements, coverage matters, mergers, acquisitions, financings, and other ongoing operational and transactional issues and matters for our insurance clients.

Our firm also has experience representing a variety of other businesses and professionals. We handle all start-up and on-going corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters for our clients, including traditional and capital financings, buy-sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, business sales, intellectual property, including trademark and copyright, policy and employment matters, including non-competition agreements, real estate, and tax.

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Founding Principal

The founding principal of Bland & Sorkin, P.C. is “AV” rated by Martindale – Hubbell and has over 25 years experience handling insurance regulatory matters and complex transactions and provides general counsel representation to several insurance and insurance related entities.

About the Principal

Scott J. Sorkin received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Insurance Regulation Committee, the Federation of Regulatory Counsel (current Chairman and President), the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals, and the Virginia State Bar (Member, Business Law and Health Law Sections). He has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics.

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