Policyholders' Insurance Coverage

In business, rewards are always balanced by risks. The insurance industry has developed a broad range of policies and plans to help minimize potential threats to companies and their customers. However, when insurers make changes to—or refuse to honor—these policies, the very security that they were intended to provide can be put in jeopardy.

At Much Shelist, we believe that insurance coverage counseling and litigation services are most successful when they work hand-in-hand. As experienced litigators, we are deeply familiar with the methods used by insurance companies to delay or avoid paying claims, and how insurance companies interpret their policies. We apply these insights when analyzing and negotiating terms and contracts that not only help contain risks, but also minimize the likelihood of future litigation. When litigation cannot be avoided, we use our extensive trial experience to obtain for our clients the coverage they have bought and paid for.

Our attorneys provide counsel in the following areas:

Insurance Coverage Counseling

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Risk Management

Attorney Experience

Recognized for our integrity and skill, the attorneys in the Policyholders' Insurance Coverage practice group have been helping clients manage risk and resolve insurance coverage disputes for decades. We have represented businesses of all types in a wide variety of insurance coverage matters, including litigating cases arising out of professional liability, D&O liability, employment practices liability, products liability, general liability, property, employee dishonesty, and group and individual health, life and disability income insurance policies, in federal and state courts throughout the country and at all levels of the appellate process.

Clients know that we have the knowledge and experience to help them assess and anticipate their insurance coverage needs and to pursue favorable outcomes when disputes arise.

Diverse Clients

The attorneys in our Policyholders' Insurance Coverage group work to develop long-term, positive relationships with our clients, and the deep knowledge that results is one of the most important weapons in our arsenal. We can recommend options, negotiate policies and resolve disputes more effectively when we thoroughly understand our clients' businesses.

We represent all types of policyholders and their representatives, including:

  • Audit and other committees
  • Boards of directors
  • Human resources personnel
  • Individual policyholders
  • Insurance brokers
  • Nonprofit organizations, associations and foundations
  • Outside counsel
  • Outside directors
  • Privately held companies
  • Public companies

Our clients come from virtually every sector of the economy, including:

  • Architecture
  • Banking and financial services
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Foodservice
  • Health care
  • Law and other professional services
  • Manufacturing
  • Service providers