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Insurance for Professionals

The Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency, Inc. has been a national leader in providing Professional Liability Insurance and Errors and Omissions (E & O Insurance) since 1949. We offer coverage through some of the finest, most financially-sound insurance companies to assist our clients in obtaining the best combination of coverage and cost to fit their own unique professional insurance requirements. Whether you are a professional seeking Errors & Omissions or Professional Liability Insurance for your business or an independent insurance agent securing coverage for a client, our goal is to make your insurance buying experience a positive one.

Why the Landy Agency?

Our success is simple. Our clients always come first. With our decades of experience, our clients and independent producers receive world-class service. And with innovations like our online applications, easy payment procedures and Policy Manager System, we will make it as painless as possible to receive exceptional coverage.

  • If you are a business owner looking to obtain coverage, please click on the appropriate title to obtain an application and information for your profession.

  • If you are an insurance producer looking to register with us or obtain coverage for your client, please go to the Partner Resource Center for information.

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Recent News & Articles   Upcoming Events

FREE Webinar
Landy Insurance, in conjunction with the Law Firm of Wilson Elser, will be presenting a free webinar and CPE class to its’ accounting professional clients on Cyber Security issues, on September 13th. Landy clients should watch their eMail for an invitation going out next Tuesdyay or contact us for more information.

Welcome Alix Fequiere
The Landy Insurance Agency, welcomes our newest employee, Alix Fequiere, as Sales Director.  Alix joins us after a successful position with Great American Insurance Company and he can be reached at 781-292-5401 or at

PLUS Conference
Betsy Magnuson and John Torvis will attending the PLUS International Conference in Atlanta on November 1 & 2.

Privacy Rights and Drones
Lanmar H. Ellis, CEO of DroneNOIR, LLC, has authored a paper describing the current landscape for the use of drones and developing privacy concerns. This topic is of special interest to real estate agents, appraisers, and inspectors. You can read his article here. Privacy Rights and Drones

FORBES, Money, and Bloomberg News
Betsy Magnuson and the Landy Insurance Agency will be featured in the August issues of Forbes magazine, Money magazine, and Bloomberg News.

VOA Podcast Now Available
John Torvi was recently featured in two podcasts, including Phil Crawford’s Voice of Appraisal and a June 4th, 2017 podcast: Real Estate Revealed.

A Special Thanks
Thank you to the Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals for their warm welcome to Landy Insurance at the recent annual conference in Columbus, OH on June 21, 2017. We are proud to continue our support of OCAP and appraisal associations nationally.

Laura Hartsgrove Baker
The Landy Insurance Agency is pleased to announce the hiring of Laura Hartsgrove Baker as our new Sales Director. Laura comes to Landy with much experience in the insurance business and involvement in the women’s business community. Laura is available to assist you at, 781-292-5432.

CAR 2017 WomanUP! Conference
The Landy Insurance Agency is a proud sponsor of the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses. Desirée Patno, CEO and Founder, will be a keynote speaker at the CAR WomanUP! Conference on June 8, 2017. Please check out the important efforts of the NAWRB

Real Estate Appraisers – Beware of Bait and Switch on Your E&O Renewal
Appraisers renewing their Errors & Omissions insurance should be cautious about your insurance agent placing your policy with a new insurer without your permission. Should there be any concern about your agent’s actions regarding coverage, renewal issues or any other aspect of the E&O program, a policyholder can contact the carrier or the program administrator for the carrier for assistance. If you have questions or comments, please contact John Torvi at 781-292-5417 or at read the full news alert

Cyber, Risk Management & Claims in the Accountants’ Liability Market
[article] by John Torvi on - The environment for accountants’ professional liability (APL) insurance programs continues the trend of the past few years of both expansions in coverage and risk management with many programs. The market is also experiencing some upheaval in relationships between… read the full article

2016 Voice of the Appraiser - Special Report - Landy Insurance is proud to sponsor the 2016 Voice of the Appraiser special report. This report is available for a limited time, as a free download, for our customers.

This report from Valuation Review provides an exclusive look into what is happening in the appraisal industry. More than 1,100 industry participants representing all 50 states, plus Guam and Puerto Rico, provided an honest and comprehensive look at the valuation landscape.

Concerns Pertaining to Drones - Agents need to be cautious in their utilization of drones and selection of drone providers. Article by CRELA, an alliance between the Shannon B. Jones Law Group, Inc. and Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP to provide the most current information and resources to the real estate industry.

Accountaneur: The Entrepreneurial Accountant - Entrepreneurial Business Development in the professional services industry. Authored by Hitendra R. Patil, this book offers comprehensive insights from behavioral economics and technological advancements to help professionals in their business development efforts. Listen to an interview with the author.

Press Release - Landy Insurance is excited to announce that we have formed a partnership with ICBUSA, the largest bookkeeping institute in the world. #ProfessionalLiability

Why I'm Sleeping With One Eye Open - Vibrant real estate markets come with an array of rewards, but beware of risks by John Torvi

Congratulations to our friend and colleague Attorney Shannon Jones for being honored by the National Assoc of Women in Real Estate Business @NAWRB for her success and dedication in supporting real estate and housing issues.

White House Clarifies Drone Usage Guidelines
Liability Risks Remain

Privacy Breaches, Cybercrimes
and the Practice of Law

[guest post] by John Torvi on - The growth of privacy breaches and #cybercrimes poses the fastest-developing threat to businesses.  No longer just a concern of governments and big business, the dark hand of illegal access to privileged data has reached businesses of all sizes, and affects every profession… read the full article

From Ribbon Cutting to Retirement
Lunchtime Seminar - May 18, 2016 at the Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse - Boston - This informative program will look at the various aspects of managing a successful law firm from start up to retirement. Featuring Sankeetha Selvarajah, Esq. and John Torvi: Free for Social Law Members/$15 all others - Register Online

Accountants Risk Management Website – Exclusively for Landy Policy Holders. Access to this website expands our FREE Risk Management services and offers a Confidential Legal Hotline. The website can be accessed here

Interview: John Torvi speaks with with AccountingWeb on liability issues for accountants and tax preparers. A timely topic during tax season.

Drones: An Exciting New Tool for Real Estate Professionals by John Torvi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency

Older News

Press Release, Landy Insurance Agency Names Mark DiPentino Director of Sales

Cyber Crime 2015, CYBERCRIME AND THE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION  - How Hackers, Fraudsters and Spoofers are Using Your Email Account to Steal Money Right Out From Under Your Nose by Jane A. Rheinheimer - Rheinheimer and Smigliani, APC.

Safety 2015, PROTECT YOURSELF: AN HOLISTIC OVERVIEW OF SELF-PRESERVATION FOR REALTORS by Jane A. Rheinheimer - Rheinheimer and Smigliani, APC.

Real Estate Legal Update, Summer 2015 by Dax R. Watson of Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin, P.C.

Staying out of CFPB Jail, Part One

What the new CFPB Mortgage Disclosure Rule Means to You by Gregg S. Weinberg of Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC

CFPB Will Grant Grace Period On TRID Enforcement by Trey Garrison on HousingWire

Profits Through Litigation by Jeremy W. Rogers, Partner; Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

In Memoriam of Herbert H. Landy From the April 2015 Edition of The Standard

Read the latest edition of Landy's Real Estate Transaction


September 19 – Interactive Discussion – 9:00 am - 11:00 am - "Understanding Risk: Reducing the Possibility of an E&O Claim." The risk of a lawsuit in your real estate practice is very real. Join us for an interactive discussion on developing the right E&O plan and review practical considerations to help minimize a malpractice claim, a cybercrime incident, and other risks associated with managing a brokerage. Presented by John Torvi and Jennifer L. Markowski #EOinsurance | Register online

September 13 – FREE Webinar – Pre-registration required - Landy Insurance, in conjunction with the Law Firm of Wilson Elser, will be presenting a free webinar and CPE class to its’ accounting professional clients "Cyber Risks for Accountants and How to Minimize Threats", on September 13th. Landy clients should contact us for more information.| Register online

September 12 – WorkshopJohn Torvi will be presenting a workshop to the Boston Lawyers Network on September 12th on risk management for small law firms, in Waltham, MA. #ProfessionalLiability

September 9-10 – 2017 Texas Realtors® Conference – The Landy Agency will be presenting and exhibiting at the Texas Association of Realtors® conference on September 9-10. Laura Hartsgrove Baker will be speaking on the Risk management panel on Saturday 9/9. Please visit us at Booth #901 @txrealtors #WeKnow_EandO

September 7-8 – Accountex 2017 Conference – The Landy Agency will be exhibiting at the Accountex conference in Boston 0n Sept. 7-8. Please visit us at Booth #703 @accountexusa #ProfessionalLiability

August 2 – Webinar - Learn how to develop an insurance plan at the APP Academy with John Torvi and the Insightful Accountant #WeKnow_EandO @InsightfulActnt

August 1 - 4 – NAEA National Conference - Laura will be attending the National Assoc of Enrolled Agents conference in Las Vegas on August 1-4 #EOinsurance #NAEANatCon

July 16 - 19 – NAWRB Economic Summit Conference - Laura will be attending and speaking as a panel member for the National Assoc of Women in Real Estate Business’ annual economic summit conference on July 16-19 in Costa Mesa, CA #EOinsurance #NAWRBNexus2017

June 22 - 24 FSEA Conference - Laura Hartsgrove Baker will be representing Landy insurance at the annual Florida Society of Enrolled Agents (FSEA) Conference being held at The Westin, 2974 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746. #ProfessionalLiability

June 21 - 23 Education Retreat - Karen Martin will be attending the Northern New England Society of Enrolled Agents 6th Annual Education Advancement Retreat, please stop by to say hello. #ProfessionalLiability

April 5 – Cyber Fraud Seminar - Register before March 29th John Torvi will be speaking at The New England Land Title Association (NELTA) seminar titled "Cyber Fraud: ransomware and Business Email Compromise - How to Avoid Becoming a Victim and What to do if it Happens to You" Event time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, Registration is 8:30 - 9:00 am. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham MA 02451 #cybersecurity @john_torvi

March 30 - April 1 – Realty World Northern CA & NV Annual Conference San Mateo, Marriott @RealtyWorld NCA #EOinsurance #RWNC

March 23 – CE Class - .@landyinsurance will be conducting a Home Inspector Continuing Education class for the American Sociarty of Home Inspectors of New England, "How to Handle Legal Claims" at 9:00 pm with Jen Markowski, Boston. The event will be held at The Lantana, 43 Scanlon Ave in Randolph, MA. @john_torvi #EOinsurance

March 22 – Class - Risk Management Class 12:00 - 1:00 The Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, Boston, MA. Fee is $10 and limited to 25 attendees. @john_torvi will be co-presenting with Nina Kallen, Attornet At Law. Check out her blog post. #ProfessionalLiability

March 16 – Annual Meeting Columbia Society of Appraisers Annual meeting and dinner in New York #Appraisers #EOinsurance

March 15 – CE Class NEAR Continuing Ed Session Sponsor - 8 am in Westford, MA #EOinsurance #EandOinsurance

March 14 – Networking Event Sponsor - 5 pm MarchMadness networking event @socialawlibrary in Boston. Grab a slice of pizza and cold drink - shoot some hoops with your colleagues. Pre-Registration is preferred by March 10th. #ProfessionalLiability #BostonLaw

March 8 – NEAR Annual Conference Premier Sponsor - Chelmsford, MA - Barak Canzano will be hosting the exhibit for this event. #EOinsurance #EandOinsurance

March 7-10 – 2017 NextHome Conference John Torvi and Ken Magnuson will be exhibiting at the NextHome Conference in New Orleans. @john_torvi #EOinsurance @NextHomeRE


December 7 – sheCall Discover resources offered by the CFPB Ombudsman’s Office for women-owned businesses and small businesses from Sharon Asar, Deputy Ombudsman, CFPB Ombudsman’s Office @NAWRB

December 6 – CE Class: John Torvi (@john_torvi) and Attorney Greg Kahn of Wilson Elser will be providing a CE class at Triple Play Realtors® Convention on risk management and avoiding malpractice claims #TP16

December 5-7 Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo: Landy Insurance will be attending & exhibiting at the Triple Play Conference in Atlantic City

December 2 SCORE Federal and State Update: Landy Insurance will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the SCORE accountants conference in Providence

December 1 Webinar: John Torvi (@john_torvi) will be providing a webinar on developing an effective professional insurance program and avoiding malpractice claims to ICBUSA (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) members.

November 29The Women's Bar Association Gala will be held on November 29th at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston. Landy Insurance is a Proud Corporate Partner with the Women's Bar Association.

November 15-18ACCOUNTEX: Landy Insurance will be exhibiting ath the ACCOUNTEX Tax Preparers Conference in Las Vegas, NV

November 12GLVAR Dinner: Landy Insurance will be sponsoring the 2017 Officer Installation dinner for the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors® in Las Vegas, NV

November 10-12Valuation Expo: Landy Insurance Agency will be exhibiting at the Valuation Expo Confernce in Las Vegas, NV

November 9-10PLUS Conference: Betsy Magnuson and #JohnTorvi will be attending the Professional Liability Underwriting Society International Conference in Chicago, IL

November 7Landy Insurance Agency will be sponsoring the Real Estate Bar Association Fall Conference in Norwood, MA

November 4-7 – The Landy Insurance will be exhibiting at the National Association of Realtors® Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL

October 26Landy Insurance will be participating in the Northeast Association of Realtors® Affiliate Appreciation event in Haverhill, MA

October 26 – The Landy Insurance Agency is sponsoring “Top Women of the Law” at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston

October 26 – The Landy Insurance Agency will be attending the Plymouth & South Shore Association of Realtors® annual meeting in Pembroke, MA

October 26CE Webinar: Landy Insurance will be hosting a CE webinar provided by Attorney William Kelly of Wilson Elser and exclusively for Landy clients on risk management issues for accounting professionals

October 25Webinar: John Torvi will be conducting a webinar for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) on “Privacy & Cyber Security - Why Your Real Estate Practice is at Risk” at 12PM

October 24 – Landy will be attending & sponsoring the Machusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers Annual Conference in Norwood, MA MBREA

September 29NYC Real Estate EXPO: Landy's Mark DiPentino will be exhibiting and speaking at the NYC Real Estate Expo in New York City

September 27-29Florida Institute of CPAs: Kerry Noonan-Carrasquillo of Landy Insurance will be exhibiting at the Florida Institute of CPA’s in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida #ficpaABS

September 26California Realtor® Expo: Landy Insurance will be exhibiting at the California Assoc of Realtors® Annual Conference in Long Beach, California

September 20 – John Torvi will be speaking at the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers monthly Board meeting in Long Island

September 20 – Seminar: John Torvi will be presenting a broker seminar, along with Attorney Jennifer Markowski, on "Privacy Breach & Cybercrime" to the Northeast Association of Realtors®

September 15 – Seminar: “Best Office Practices” – John Torvi and Attorney Fred Trester of Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP  will be presenting a seminar at the San Diego Association of Realtors® #JohnTorvi

September 14 – Joe Flynn will be presentating an "Errors & Omissions Insurance" orientation to new members of the Pinellas Realtor® Organization #EOinsurance follow us on twitter!

September 13SDAREXPO: John Torvi will be speaking at the 2016 San Diego Association of Realtors Annual Conference

September 13 – 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM - MBREA’s Breakfast With the Experts series looks at Commercial Real Estate Trends with Top-Notch panel Members

September 12-14Appraisal Summit: The Landy Agency, represented by Sales Director Mark DiPentino, is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Appraisal Summit in Las Vegas

August 29 - September 1 – Mark DiPentino will be attending the National Assoc of Women in Real Estate Business’ annual conference – We Are Women – in Costa Mesa. The Landy Agency is a proud sponsor of NAWRB

August 10 – Mark DiPentino will be conducting the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® Technology Seminar in Las Vegas, NV. @GLVAR

August 8-9 – Joe Flynn will be teaching a Senior Real Estate Specialist Course with the Pinellas Real Estate Organization for continuing educattional credits @proupdates in Clearwater FL. Sign Up Info

August 3rd – Joe Flynn will be presenting #EOinsurance to new members of Lake & Sumter REALTORS® in Tavares Fl. #RALSC

August 2 – Joe Flynn will be conducting an orientation for Citrus County in Lecanto, FL.

July 25-27, 2016 – John Torvi is attending the Appraisal Institute Annual Conferencea in Charlotte NC. He will be co-presenting, along with Attorney Dax Watson on the latest trends in E&O insurance claims for appraisers 0n July 27. @AI_National

May 10-12, 2016 – We will be attending and exhibiting at the 2016 National Association of REALTORS® Mid Year Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. More information to follow...

April 21-22, 2016 – We will be participating in the 2016 Realty World of Northern CA & NV annual conference in San Ramon.

April 12-13, 2016 – New Jersey NAIFA Annual Conference, Atlantic City. Visit for information.