Michael E. Kar Associate



Michael E. Kar serves as coverage counsel for international and domestic insurers in connection with a broad range of professional and specialty lines of coverage, including D&O, EPL, E&O, LPL, and miscellaneous professional liability for financial institutions and nonprofits.

As a member of Wilson Elser’s Program Management Team, Michael analyzes, manages, monitors and resolves claims occurring under professional lines for insurers based in the United States, London and Bermuda. He is called on frequently to advise carriers on a wide range of liability and coverage issues, while identifying and prioritizing each client’s business interests and goals.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Michael was an associate in the New York City office of a regional law firm, where he specialized in commercial and insurance defense litigation. His experience includes representing shareholders/members in business disputes and defending insureds from fiduciary duty claims. He gained extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts, and has advocated for clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Additionally, Michael has been an active pro bono mediator with the New York Peace Institute since 2016. In 2017, Michael was awarded his Certificate of Dispute Resolution from the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution.