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Automotive Litigation

For claims arising from non-truck motor vehicle collisions, we represent individual insureds and insurers on uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.

Commercial Litigation

We represent companies and enterprises in reviewing contracts and handling matters involving interpreting contracts, enforcing contracts, and defending breaches of contracts. The firm drafts contracts for clients with the unique perspective of understanding which issues are likely to be litigated.

Construction Law

The firm represents general contractors, subcontractors, and product manufacturers in all aspects of construction litigation. This practice area covers a wide breadth of construction litigation issues including contractual disputes, coverage questions, product defects, architect and engineer liability, and design and construction negligence. Because the firm has extensive insurance coverage experience, it brings unique experience to the table in handling very complicated construction insurance coverage claims.

Contingent Fee Litigation and Subrogation Recovery

We represent insurance carriers on significant subrogation and business matters. Also, we selectively handle wrongful death claims and claims involving individuals who have suffered catastrophic or serious injury.

Employment Law

We represent both public and private employers in a wide array of claims, including Title VII violations (e.g., race/gender/age discrimination), sexual harassment, ADA (disability) discrimination and wrongful discharge. We counsel public and private employees in the many aspects of the employment process while also ushering them through any inquiries or investigations initiated by the EEOC.

Food Contamination / Adulteration

We represent national restaurant chains and product manufacturers in food contamination and adulteration matters including claims involving Salmonella and E Coli as well as bacteria in seafood such as oysters and shell fish. The firm has successfully tried or gotten dismissed several such claims against our clients. Additionally, the firm has been retained to handle large scale outbreaks related to food contamination/adulteration claims.

Foreclosures

Our staff is fully trained and experienced in handling all aspects of foreclosure-related matters, from intake, title review, litigation, and sale. We handle REO’s, evictions, sales and foreclosures in every locale in New York. Our relationship with various title companies and other professionals ensures that our clients’ matters are handled and completed expeditiously and efficiently.

Governmental/Civil Rights Law

We have a unique expertise dedicated to representing public entities such as cities, counties, and school districts in a multitude of areas. Such claims include police brutality, wrongful arrest, police misconduct, First Amendment claims, zoning, and defective road conditions. As litigation counsel for one of Georgia’s largest school districts, we have experience in claims and defenses unique to schools, such as immunity, Title IX and special education issues. We are also consulted to assist public entities in avoiding litigation by taking affirmative steps such as redrafting local ordinances and personnel policies.

Insurance Coverage Disputes and Bad Faith Claims

We regularly provide coverage opinions, bilateral and unilateral reservation of rights letters, and file complaints for declaratory judgment to adjudicate coverage disputes. We also handle coverage disputes extending into bad faith claims in the context of either a failure to defend or indemnify.

Litigation/Project Management

We have expertise and a national reputation in handling litigation matters in an aggressive, economical and efficient manner. As a result, this expertise has been employed by clients to developing strategic planning to manage, control, contain, audit, etc. various exposures such as national insurance programs, class actions, multi-district litigation, and other complex or wide-scale continuing exposures.

Premises Liability

We defend a variety of claims arising from the operation, maintenance and use of commercial and private premises. Our clients include restaurant, bar, and retail owners in slip and fall, food contamination, and dram shop liability cases. We represent apartment complexes and property management companies against claims arising from third-party criminal acts including rape, sexual assault, and other personal injury claims.

Products Liability

We represent large companies in civil matters involving product defects, design defects, manufacturing defects, and breach of warranty. Many of these matters arise out of catastrophic injuries or death allegedly caused by the product. Our experience includes lawsuits involving motor vehicles, heavy equipment and complex manufacturing equipment.

Professional Liability

A significant portion of our practice is devoted to representing professionals, including lawyers, real estate professionals, accountants, officers and directors, physicians and medical providers, architects and engineers, inspectors, surveyors, and educators in malpractice and fraud actions, as well as defending insurance agent/broker E&O claims.

Trucking Litigation

We represent members of the trucking industry, including shippers, motor common carriers and their insurers, in direct actions.

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