Professional Liability

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Practice Contacts

We represent professionals and their insurers. Our attorneys defend and oversee the defense of the multitude of errors and omissions, negligence, and misrepresentation claims faced by today’s professionals.

Areas of Practice

Our attorneys understand the regulatory framework that governs the various professionals we represent and counsel clients on specific engagement letters and contracts that clearly define what their responsibilities are, the limitations of the engagement, and the limitations of responsibility. We work to help clients create internal protocols to deal with potential areas of exposure and risk management. Some of the areas in which we advise and defend professionals are:

Accountants

    • Audit procedures and reports
    • Compilations
    • Prevention and detection of fraud
    • Fiduciary duties
    • Privity
    • Reviews
    • Third party discovery
    • Maintenance of work papers
    • Independence
    • Contract review
    • Risk management
    • NASD litigation
    • Defend negligence and fiduciary claims

Architects & Engineers

    • Negligence
    • Personal injury
    • Construction defect
    • Construction management
    • Design defect
    • Structural defect

Attorneys

    • Compliance with statutory liability under the Debt Collection Practices Act
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Attorney disciplinary proceedings
    • Sanctions motions under state and federal law
    • Partnership liability
    • Avoidance of litigation claims
    • Real estate collection and bankruptcy
    • Pre-claim investigation and negotiations
    • Litigation arising out of varied practice areas, including:
    • Estate planning
    • Family law
    • Marital dissolution proceedings
    • Probate proceedings
    • Bankruptcy proceedings
    • Commercial transactions
    • Workers’ Compensation claims
    • Personal injury lawsuits
    • Commercial litigation
    • Real Estate transactions

Consultants

    • Systems implementations
    • Independence issues
    • Outsourcing
    • Litigation support

Directors & Officers

    • Investigations
    • SEC filings and investigations
    • Derivative actions
    • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
    • Corporate and non-profit governance

Financial advisors

    • Defend financial advisors in FINRA arbitrations

Insurance Professionals

    • Procurement/renewal/cancellation of policies
    • Failure to forward claims 
    • Adequate communication with insurers and insureds
    • Estate planning and insurance annuity
    • Liabilities arising from insurance product sales
    • MGAs
    • TPAs
    • Brokers

Real Estate Professionals

    • Conflicts of interest
    • Intentional/negligent misrepresentation
    • Breach of fiduciary duties
    • Avoidance of appraisal errors
    • Representations regarding financing arrangements
    • Lease disputes
    • State and federal agency investigations
    • Commission disputes
    • Risk management

Litigation Oversight and Monitoring

    • Develop early resolution plan
    • Negotiate rates
    • Supervise and implement defense
    • Counsel on risk avoidance and transference
    • Review bills
    • Advise coverage
    • Coordinate counsel
    • Audit

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