Lazare Potter Giacovas & Moyle is a recognized leader among New York firms in the representation of insurance companies. The Firm’s insurance practice group works on behalf of carriers in a wide variety of first and third-party coverage matters. We handle insurance litigations, act as monitoring counsel and provide claims advice in the context of commercial general liability, first-party property, professional liability, environmental, employment practices, construction, not-for-profit, and other types of coverages.
Our insurance practice group is uniquely outfitted to maneuver the Firm’s clients through any type of coverage dispute. Our insurance litigation practice extends to all state and federal courts of New York, as well as to other jurisdictions throughout the country. We approach each coverage dispute in a comprehensive, well-planned and assertive fashion, whether at the trial or appellate level. LPGM’s hands-on experience, coupled with its day-to-day familiarity with ever-changing insurance laws, policy forms and the “real life” issues faced by today’s claims and underwriting professionals, ensures effective, pragmatic and comprehensive representation.
Our experience also extends beyond traditional coverage claims. We regularly guide carriers through the increasingly complicated and unpredictable realm of insurer bad-faith and other extra-contractual exposures. The Firm’s attorneys also have an abundance of experience in dealing with issues arising out of manuscript policies, or other unique – never before litigated – insuring and exclusionary provisions.
As monitoring counsel, we are able to blend our extensive insurance knowledge with the Firm’s broader litigation and transactional experience. We strive to efficiently manage the expenses associated with underlying litigations, and work with carriers and defense counsel to generate and implement sound case management and settlement strategies. The Firm keeps a close eye on the insurer’s interests – from both a coverage and defense point of view.