Our Insurance Coverage group combines detailed and sophisticated knowledge of arcane insurance coverage issues with aggressive and resourceful claim prosecution. This expertise is invaluable in the areas of construction law, real estate practice and commercial litigation.
We negotiate for and with underwriters, brokers and risk managers to obtain manuscript coverages for special risks, such as environmental and construction liability coverage. We also provide coverage opinions to policyholders and carriers regarding all types of coverage-related issues, including the potential for coverage, policy limits, exclusions, reservations of rights, independent defense counsel, insurer’s reimbursement and contribution rights, subrogation, self-insured retentions and deductibles, endorsements, and the effect and availability of other insurance.
Our attorneys also have substantial experience representing clients in the defense and prosecution of insurance claims, including the location of lost policies through forensic archeology; tendering claims to carriers; taking sworn statements from claimants and witnesses during the adjustment process; and investigating potentially fraudulent claims. We represent carriers and policyholders in all types of insurance-coverage-related litigation, arbitration and mediation, including claims for declaratory relief, subrogation, contribution, and bad faith.