Insurance Coverage Counsel

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Blaney McMurtry has one of the country’s largest team of insurance coverage specialists. The firm’s Coverage Group specializes in insurance policy interpretation, drafting, dispute resolution and coverage litigation. The Coverage Group has a wealth of experience interpreting all types of insurance policies including: Commercial Lines, Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers, Fidelity, Cyber Risk, Commercial Property, Environmental, Professional Liability, Employment Practices, Product Liability, Personal Lines, Excess Umbrella Lines, Boiler & Machinery, Business Interruption and Manuscript forms.  

The firm’s Coverage Group acts for both national and global carriers inclusive of other insurance industry organizations and professionals inclusive of brokerages. We offer clients our counsel from the early stage of coverage investigation and opinion work through to drafting reservation of rights & position letters, directing ongoing coverage investigations, monitoring and providing ongoing advice on file handling issue. Insurers and policyholders benefit from (our) ability to resolve difficult insurance disputes in a timely matter.

Blaney McMurtry understands that at times negotiation is not possible and litigation becomes the only option. In this regard, the Coverage Group has the skill set to defend and commence both straightforward and complex coverage proceedings at all levels of court in respect first party property, third party liability and bad faith matters. The Coverage Group’s litigation and alternative dispute resolution sub-practice has a proven track record that is results oriented and mindful of costs.      

Blaney McMurtry’s Coverage Group has the benefit of leading authors and recognized experts in the field of insurance coverage and litigation. The group also contributes regularly to national and international topical insurance journals, and participate in industry seminars and client educational initiatives. 

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