Insurance & Reinsurance
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP attorneys have represented clients in all facets of insurance and reinsurance law and in every domestic forum since the firm’s founding in 1934. Today, the more than 60 members of the firm’s Insurance Services Group deliver comprehensive, practical solutions in resolving the most complex legal problems.
Across the United States, Hinshaw lawyers assist clients with:
- Bad faith and extra-contractual disputes
- Corporate and regulatory services
- Coverage litigation
- Coverage opinions
- Product development and policy drafting
- Reinsurance disputes and transactions
Known for their skills as negotiators, litigators and appellate counsel, Hinshaw’s Insurance Services Group attorneys have both secured precedent-setting judgments for the firm’s clients and helped develop industry-wide best practices. Hinshaw lawyers have published benchmark articles on insurance and reinsurance law, including several 50-state compendia of laws that affect or apply to insurance industry matters, and are often asked to present at the premier industry conferences.
Assisting clients from 24 offices nationwide, we cover all issues of concern in the area of insurance and reinsurance, from the most specific local rule to the broadest national trend. From policy drafting to reinsurance recoveries, we have been involved in virtually every aspect of risk transfer. We routinely handle disputes between: insurers and brokers involving the placement of coverage; insurers and policyholders regarding the applicability of coverage; insurers and other insurers concerning their respective obligations to provide coverage; and insurers and their reinsurers concerning their respective obligations under their contracts. Our Insurance Services Group members have drafted and interpreted insurance policies as both advocates and experts. They also assist clients with transactions, address regulators’ concerns, provide creative solutions to disputes and, where necessary, aggressively litigate and vindicate underwriting intent.
As part of a law firm with approximately 500 attorneys, Hinshaw’s national Insurance Services Group can call upon the experience and technical knowledge of other Hinshaw lawyers, including business, environmental, corporate, health care, labor and employment, and tax law attorneys, as needed by clients. As a result, the firm can provide clients with seamless, efficient representation.