Our attorneys have extensive experience in insurance defense litigation, primarily in the area of municipal defense where we represent municipalities and school districts. Insurance defense involves many diverse and complex legal issues, including personal injury, civil rights, discrimination and sexual harassment claims. Our experience involves the defense of complex insurance cases in both federal and state courts.
Within the field of general casualty, we represent landlords in a host of premises liability claims including cases alleging lead poisoning to other premises liability matters, such as crime victims alleging security violations, assault and rape as proximately related to owner negligence.
Many organizations are self-insured in some areas of business operations such as claims involving contract matters, discrimination and/or property management. We provide thorough legal representation and litigation defense to clients who require defense litigation
We represent public and private entities, not-for-profit and for-profit corporations, who become involved in a myriad of business activities. Commercial litigation includes cases involving contract disputes, payment issues, and issues involving real and personal property, among other matters. Our clients include health care institutions, assisted living facilities, long term health care organizations, as well as schools, municipalities, town and village boards and their trustees. Our representation also involves a wide array of affirmative claims seeking to enforce the rights of our clients.
Payment Dispute Litigation
We work cooperatively with business clients to assess and/or prevent payment disputes. The field of health care services, in particular, is heavily regulated and complex. With regard to health care clients, counseling includes advice and preparation of forms such as admission agreements, private pay agreements and net available monthly income (NAMI) or surplus agreements with regard to long term care providers. We will pursue all available avenues to assist our clients in this area including guardianships, claims under the Fraudulent Conveyance Act and prosecuting health benefit appeals or TPL recoveries.
Guardianship and Estate Matters
Guardianship proceedings are often required where an individual has not designated a health care proxy or provided for a power of attorney. We have developed extensive experience in representing institutional and non-institutional clients in petitioning for guardianship in cases involving a lack of responsible representatives. We also represent clients in estate matters where claims must be filed for recovery of amounts owed by deceased individuals or where health care providers are designated as beneficiaries under a will or trust.