Synapse's expertise and experience are valued by our broker partners because they understand that specialty risk requires environmental and business insurance specialists that help you evaluate and cover your client’s risks.

Industries Served

Many businesses remain unnecessarily uninsured on property and liability insurance. Synapse has you covered – whatever your Industry.

Product Offerings

Our core products will offer your clients the added protection associated with their business operations and limit their liability and exposure to financial loss.

Synapse knows environmental casualty and professional liability insurance. We are an excess/surplus line wholesale insurance brokerage firm specializing in the environmental market. We are internationally recognized for our expertise and ability to broker and develop solutions for unique and complex commercial situations.

Synapse understands liability can be addressed through risk management. Avoiding, retaining, managing, or transferring risk can lower insurance costs and allow for favorable financing.

Our team is staffed with both former senior environmental insurance executives and insurance underwriters. You can count on us for:

  • Quick response
  • Efficiency
  • Competitive pricing
  • Market knowledge with expertise

More experience means we understand your exposures.

Access to the right carriers means more custom tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.

We know how to structure deals

Our expertise & credibility allows us to write language and develop coverage that helps respond to your changing & developing liability needs.

Synapse has you covered. Our team partners with your producers, marketers or existing in-house technical experts as though we are your environmental resource group “just down the hall”.

Synapse puts our philosophy into process

First, we work to understand and qualify an insured’s risk exposures. Based on that risk exposure, we identify and target a select group of markets that have the specific risk appetite and ability to deliver.

Step 1 - Understand the Risk

Synapse works from the outset to fully understand the subjective exposures of each account.

Beyond exposures, we also endeavor to understand the broader considerations at play, such as where there is retail-level broker competition, specific deal or transactional variables, external drivers such as lending institutions or regulatory programs, and the timing needs of the insured.

Step 2 - Target the Market

Synapse draws upon its large book of business and commensurate market intelligence in selecting appropriate markets our clients. We make it our business to know our markets – we maintain high-level relationships with underwriters, we know the pressures, pricing, and appetites of each market, and we share that knowledge with you.

Target markets are identified based upon the relative level of underwriting talent, specific policy and form language (which can vary greatly amongst insurers in the environmental space), and general appetite and commitment to the industry in play.

News To Know


Michael S. Gill Named 2022 Top Specialist Broker by IBA


Synapse Services Launches Defined Risk Program for Retail Brokers to Address Environmental Liability Risks of Mid-Size Companies


Synapse Vice President, Tom Orabona, makes IBA's "Hot 100" for 2022