Marshall & Sterling acquires Ellenville firm

POUGHKEEPSIE – Marshall & Sterling Insurance has acquired Berger & Solomon Insurance, effective January 1, 2021. Founded in 1946 by Louis Berger, Berger & Solomon is based in Ellenville.

“We are thrilled to now be part of the Marshall & Sterling family”, commented Jonathan Berger, principal of Berger & Solomon Insurance. “We are now part of a much larger organization, with increased offerings and capabilities such as expanded insurance carriers represented, the enhanced ability to handle exposures in other states, in-house loss control services, employee benefits, and wealth management just to name a few. Our dedicated Berger & Solomon employees will continue to serve the needs of our clients, as we have in years past, only now we will be part of a much bigger team.”  Robert Berger is retiring after more than 46 years with the firm.

With the acquisition of Berger & Solomon, Marshall & Sterling’s operations will now include 36 offices across five U.S. states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The agency’s product offerings include commercial property & casualty, employee benefits, TPA services, HR administration, personal insurance, wealth management, financial planning, risk management and loss control services.

Eric Diamond, President of Marshall & Sterling, Inc. stated, “we are very excited to have Berger & Solomon become part of our growing team of insurance professionals throughout the region. They are a perfect fit for our company. As one of the top independent insurance agencies in the nation, Marshall & Sterling has the size and strength of a large national insurance agency, yet with the hometown feel and personalized care of a community-focused business.”



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