We have experience with real estate transactions, business contracts and general construction law as related to insurance. In an effort to expedite cases, we try to resolve matters with insurance companies before initiating litigation; however, we are prepared vigorously litigate insurance matters involving wrongful denial of coverage, bad faith issues, and violations of the Insurance Fair Conduct Act.
When a claim is filed against a corporation, often their officers and directors are held liable. We once represented the officers and directors of a national nonprofit against multimillion dollar claims of fraudulent transfer and conversion made by the nonprofit’s parent corporation. We obtained full insurance coverage for indemnity and defense and successfully extracted his clients from litigation.
Client needed to insert soil nails underneath neighboring property to shore up foundation of multi-million building—neighbor refused. We forced the neighbor to permit the use of soil nails after obtaining an extended litigation policy and purchasing easement from third party held in common with neighbor. The neighbor agreed to sell rights to place soil nails, saving client $1,000,000 in development costs.
We have represented a landlord who was denied coverage after a tenant destroyed the client’s property. We filed a claim against the insurance broker who failed to inform the client that they needed for purchase a vandalism endorsement. We successfully obtained 100% coverage and attorney fees for his client.