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Architects & Engineers

It’s a risky, but rewarding business. One small error can derail any project. Our advisors will work to protect your venture.

Helping Architect & Engineer Clients

You’ve invested significant time, energy and passion in building a respected business. As the trusted leading specialist in Architect & Engineer professional liability, we know the drill. We’re ready to break down the barriers that stand between you and excellence.

The view looks different from the top. As you grow, you’ll gain different opportunities and face new challenges. Our team has the broad industry experience and perspective to help keep your business on a smooth road to success.

Design professionals know that in every little detail lies a big problem just waiting to wreak havoc. Our team takes the details as seriously as you. We dissect contract and coverage fine print to eliminate surprise and get results.

PROVEN RESULTS

Our Team Has:

45

Professional Experts

500+

Years of cumulative experience

15+

Members of ACEC, AIA, AEP, APA, NSPE & A/E ProNet

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Darren S. Black, J.D.

Leadership Profile

Darren S. Black, J.D.

Senior Managing Director, National Practice Leader, Professional Services

For twenty years, Darren’s experience as a former commercial litigator and coverage counsel has informed his design of custom professional liability programs for law and design firms. He spent several years as a PLAN agent, led Aon’s North American Design Liability for five years, and joins Risk Strategies after serving as Director of IMA’s Professional Services Practice. Darren’s expertise and relationships with senior leadership at professional liability markets provide clients with a strong advocate on coverage, contracts and claims.

Michael G. Welbel, J.D.

Leadership Profile

Michael G. Welbel, J.D.

Vice President

A  member of both the Illinois and Federal Bar, Mike brings over 35 years of industry experience to Risk Strategies. His career has included time in senior positions at Shand-Morahan & Company, Lloyd’s brokerage, and Professional Practice Insurance Brokers, Inc. He was founder and principal of M.G. Welbel & Associates, which was acquired by Risk Strategies in 2015.