General Insurance Law
CFO is currently retained by a wide range of clients in the area of insurance policy interpretation, subrogation recoveries, and general insurance law.
Our attorneys have represented many insurance companies and insurance-related businesses before the New York State Insurance Department. CFO has licensed insurance companies in New York, and has represented insurance companies in mergers and acquisitions.
Our attorneys routinely provide our insurance carrier clients with coverage opinions on issues ranging from covered losses to exclusion enforceability.
In order to best protect our clients’ interests, our attorneys draft the requisite coverage disclaimers or reservation of rights letters after a comprehensive review of the subject policy, including every piece of information that may impact coverage.
Our Insurance Group represents parties in the context of coverage disputes, whether they be declaratory judgment actions and appeals, or alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
When our carrier clients are involved in first-party payments for property losses, our attorneys aggressively pursue subrogation actions on their behalf to recover sums paid due to the fault of a third-party.
Subrogation claims have included recovery for losses due to construction defect claims, catastrophic building fires, automobile liability, construction damage, equipment and machinery malfunction, and many others.
Many of our carrier clients have reinsurance relationships, which necessitate careful attention to preserve. We are keenly aware of the obligations that may arise in the course of litigation, and are always vigilant to advise our clients accordingly.