The attorneys in the property litigation practice group provide an array of legal services to commercial and personal lines property claims professionals. Unlike other firms, our practice is not limited to the defense of fraud and arson claims and the conduct of examinations under oath. We have the experience and the expertise to assist claims professionals in all aspects of first-party property losses, from damages calculations under the Broad Evidence Rule, to mortgagee claims, to proven strategies for negotiating with public adjusters. Our attorneys have extensive trial and appellate experience and are recognized as leaders in the first-party property field.
Many law firms are capable of conducting examinations under oath and providing litigation services in fraud and arson claims, but most are unable to assist insurers in resolving the valuation issues that arise in nearly every first-party loss. Our attorneys are ready to provide analysis and guidance under New York’s Broad Evidence Rule and to assist claims professionals in arriving at fair claims figures in each and every loss. Our advantage is simple: We know the Broad Evidence Rule. We know how it works, why it works, and the factors that will be the most persuasive in each individual claim. Our attorneys have tried numerous Broad Evidence Rule cases to verdict across New York State with great success. Allow us to assist your company in applying the Broad Evidence Rule as an integral part of the claims process.
Our property litigation practice group also defends mortgagees and mortgage lending companies in housing code violation cases. In addition, we represent municipalities with respect to emergency demolitions, property code violations, and litigation seeking to collect fines for unpaid property violations.
The complete list of our services includes:
- Arson and fraud investigation
- Examinations under oath
- Broad evidence rule assessments
- Mortgagee claims
- Bad-faith litigation
- Regulatory compliance
- Insurance department complaints
- Appraisals and property valuation
- Holdback claims
- Demolition liens
- Coverage analysis
- Sworn proofs of loss
- Coinsurance provisions
- Insurable interests
- Denial letters