James E. Branigan is president & CEO of Omega Risk Management LLC, which provides insurance consulting services to corporations and conducts due diligence reviews for financial institutions originating large commercial and construction loans throughout the United States and Canada.
Mr. Branigan has written several papers on insurance in real estate finance for the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and co-authored a chapter on insurance in the Commercial Leasing book published by the New York State Bar Association in 2004. He co-authored a Model Loan Document for Commercial Real Estate Transactions that has been widely published in trade and legal publications nationally. He has served on the PLI Faculty for 12 years, has been a speaker at the New York Bar Committee on Leasing and was a panelist on insurance in commercial leasing for the New York City Dirt Lawyers. He has made presentations on terrorist insurance before the New York State Bar Association-Real Property Section annual meeting (January 2002) and the Texas Bar Advance CLE Seminar (July 2002). Mr. Branigan has delivered numerous insurance training sessions for commercial lenders, the Real Estate Lenders Association and law firms throughout the United States and Europe.
Mr. Branigan served in the United States Navy and attended the City University of New York and the State University of New York where he studied Fire Science and Business. He is licensed as an Insurance Broker and Insurance Consultant by the State of New York.