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We are trusted advisors, skilled in representing insureds and insurers in managing complex policies, claims and coverage issues. Our intricate knowledge of policies and insurance law has led to our successful track record assisting clients with navigating specialized insurance policies and claims.
Our lawyers have significant experience litigating and arbitrating insurance disputes. We also pride ourselves on being able to achieve successful results for our clients without ending up in a courtroom.
We work with companies, management and boards of directors to identify and advise on their insurance needs, and we work with insurance brokers to negotiate and secure for clients specific coverage terms in the context of public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and ongoing commercial needs. We have particular expertise advising management and boards of directors on the interaction between indemnification rights and insurance and advising management and boards in pending insolvency situations to ensure our clients are adequately protected.
When claims arise, or are on the horizon, we advise insureds on the extent of their coverage and in making claims under their policies. We work with clients to prepare claims with the goal of securing a prompt and favourable response from the insurer.
We also advise insurers on complex factual and legal coverage issues. We are skilled in negotiating and managing insurance and reinsurance arrangements. When acting for insurers we are adept at assessing, managing and settling claims, while
being prepared to go to trial when necessary.
We advise insureds and insurers in connection with property and casualty, builder’s risk, commercial general liability, professional liability, representation and warranty and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies.
We are seasoned litigators who regularly appear at all levels of court and have experience in various other areas of litigation that underlie insurance claims, including corporate/commercial/securities and insolvency litigation. This provides us with
a distinct advantage when disputes arise.
Our lawyers advise and represent clients on complex insurance policies and claims, drawing on extensive experience that includes:
Providing coverage analyses and opinions
Leading negotiations and mediations in the context of coverage disputes
Litigating and arbitrating multi-party and multi-insurer coverage disputes, liability claims and valuation and appraisal matters
Advising management and Boards of Directors, as well as individuals, regarding directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies and indemnification rights
Negotiating policies and drafting policy language to address unique, industry-specific needs
Advising insureds on the risks and benefits of securing run-off policies as well as preserving insurance coverage for claims that have not yet arisen but are expected to arise after policies expire