Woodbury, N.Y.-based brokerage firm Sterling & Sterling Inc. appointed Howard Tollin as president of the environmental services division. In this newly-created position, he will be responsible for working with clients on evaluating and managing corporate environmental exposures not often covered by general liability and property insurance policies.Prior to joining Sterling & Sterling, Tollin was managing director at Aon Risk Solutions, as well as Breitstone & Co. Ltd., which was acquired by Aon in 2006.
He also served as a partner in the insurance practice group at Rivkin Radler, Long Island’s largest law firm, where he supervised complex insurance coverage litigation and environmental claims. Tollin has worked on hundreds of property transactions involving contaminated brownfield properties, mergers and acquisitions, and construction projects.
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