DARIEN, Conn. – Lawley, which Business Insurance magazine ranked as the 54th largest independent broker in the country, has expanded into Darien by merging with locally based DFM Insurance.
The merger goes into effect on Jan. 1, when the Darien branch officially will become Lawley-DFM Insurance. “We are excited to enter a new state and grow our business around the New York City market by bringing on the experienced team from DFM Insurance,” said Chris Ross, Managing Partner at Lawley. “We look forward to extending the many insurance and employee benefits options we offer in the Connecticut market.”
DFM Insurance, which was founded in 1986, specializes in commercial and personal insurance. “We can now offer our clients a wider range of products and services with the experienced team Lawley Insurance has built,” said Dan Mahoney, owner of DFM Insurance. “Our customers now have the support of 350 employees who bring a wide range of specialties.” Lawley is a privately-owned, independent, regional insurance firm specializing in property, casualty and personal insurance as well as employee benefits and risk management consulting. Headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., Lawley has branch offices across New York state in Amherst, Batavia, Elmsford, Fredonia, Melville and Rochester along with Florham Park, N.J.
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