TINTON FALLS, NJ, August 31, 2020- World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), a Top 100 Insurance Agency, announced today that it acquired Countywide Insurance Agency of Jefferson Valley, NY, on July 1, 2020. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Countywide Insurance Agency provides quality insurance products for individuals and businesses in New York and Florida. With over 60 years of experience and product knowledge, the team at Countywide provides diverse and adaptable coverage options to clients to ensure the highest value.
Robert Strauss, who joins World as Manager of the Countywide Insurance Agency unit, states, “We’re committed to developing and nurturing long-term relationships with our clients and carriers. Our partnership with World Insurances Associates allows us to do so with the backing and resources of a nationally recognized company.”
Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of World Insurance Associates LLC, states, “We warmly welcome Countywide Insurance Agency to the World Insurance team.”
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel to WIA. Legal counsel for Countywide Insurance Agency was Veneruso, Curto, Schwartz, and Curto, LLP. Policastro & Associates advised Countywide Insurance Agency on the transaction. No other advisors or diligence firms were disclosed.
World Insurance Associates LLC is headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance brokerage providing world-class asset and lifestyle protection with insurance, risk management, and benefit consulting services for individuals and businesses. Since its founding in 2012, WIA has completed 71 acquisitions and serves its customers from 53 offices in 13 states and Washington, D.C. WIA has been named one of The Most Successful Companies in America by Inc. 5000, is a Top 100 P/C Agency by Insurance Journal and Business Insurance, a five-time honoree by NJBIZ Fast 50, and a two-time Business Insurance Best Place to Work.