Insurance Agents and Brokers

Litigation
KWC handles lawsuits, mediations and arbitrations (FINRA, American Arbitration Association, and private arbitrations) in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania as well as throughout the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some of the cases that our attorneys have been involved in have taken them to Europe for the purposes of defending the particular client in actions pending in the United States. In fact, a number of our attorneys have extensive involvement with the London Insurance Market due to the unique insurance policies involved in litigation we have handled.

Pre-Litigation Services
We provide pre-litigation advice regarding potential claims and we become involved early on in an effort to reach an expedient resolution. In addition, our attorneys have extensive experience supervising and monitoring errors and omissions litigation throughout the country.

Loss Control
Recognizing our expertise, certain insurers and larger insurance agencies and brokerages have asked us to establish loss control protocol in addition to our litigation services. We are routinely asked to conduct E&O loss control audits for agencies and brokerages in the United States and its Territories. We regularly conduct half-day or full-day liability prevention and/or loss control seminars for insurance agencies and brokerages covering their property, casualty, life, health and disability businesses. Each year approximately 2,000 insurance agency and brokerage professionals, including agency owners and principals, CSRs, producers, and claims personnel are taught the specifics of loss control and gain continuing education credits for attending our seminars. Several of our partners are licensed by various state insurance departments as continuing education instructors in teaching errors and omissions loss control techniques. Moreover, several of our partners have been licensed as continuing education instructors across the United States.

Other Services
We are frequently retained to represent agents, brokers, agencies and brokerages before various state insurance departments on a myriad of regulatory issues. In addition, we assist agencies and brokerages on all legal aspects of their businesses including the drafting of producer agreements, reviewing and revising agency contracts, assisting in mergers, setting-up premium finance companies, creating various business entities and litigating contract disputes involving producers and insurance carriers. We also serve as quasi-in-house counsel for some of the larger agencies and brokerages. Many of the agencies and brokerages we represent are included on the list of the 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business.

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