Heffernan New York Branch Hires Michael Kertzner, Senior Vice President, Construction Practice

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, recently hired Michael Kertzner to join its Manhattan office as Senior Vice President, Construction Practice.

Kertzner brings over ten years of experience to Heffernan in the area of construction management.  He holds a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida.  After practicing law for a New York firm specializing in construction contract disputes, Kertzner most recently served as General Counsel/VP of Operations for a construction firm developing residential projects in Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn.  Kertzner is conversant with the complex and diverse issues that arise during development of construction projects, including acquisitions, contracts, dispute resolution, insurance and operations.

Victor Fonseca, Sr. Vice President and Regional Manager, remarked, "With his concentration on the construction arena, Michael has built an excellent base of knowledge.  Heffernan looks forward to the opportunity to work with Michael to expand our construction insurance practice."

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers 

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.

Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities, including giving 22% of profits to charity in 2011.

For more information, please visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.                          

SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers



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