Litigation & Coverage
Musick Peeler has achieved a national reputation for expertise in direct representation of domestic and international insurance companies in complex litigation matters. The Insurance Group's litigators are involved at every level of the federal and state court systems representing Musick Peeler's clients in contract and bad faith actions, coverage matters involving multiple insurers, environmental coverage issues, and the resolution of excess and reinsurance disputes.

The firm is widely recognized for its acumen in defending insured professionals, including lawyers, accountants, physicians, directors and officers, real estate practitioners, insurance brokers and agents, architects and engineers, securities' brokers and dealers, fiduciaries and trustees. Musick Peeler's attorneys have comprehensive experience in the defense of property/casualty matters, including product liability cases. The Group serves insurance clientele as supervisory counsel in monitoring litigation and in negotiating coverage disputes. The firm's appellate lawyers are recognized for a number of important legal precedents that uphold the enforceability of clients' policies and define the rules governing the business of insurance.

Policy Drafting & Interpretation
Attorneys in the Insurance Group provide advice and assistance in drafting and interpreting policy wording and in obtaining regulatory approval of policy forms. The underwriters and claim examiners of Musick Peeler's clients rely upon the firm's litigation and regulatory background to better understand and define the nature of specific liability risks.

Corporate & Regulatory Practice
Musick Peeler's insurance representation includes a full-service corporate and regulatory practice. The firm's attorneys counsel clients with regard to:

  • Suitable corporate organization for their intended purposes
  • Obtaining government approval of mergers and acquisitions of other companies
  • Regulatory compliance with employee compensation and benefit plans
  • Issuance of securities and public offerings
  • Capitalization requirements and taxation matters

Musick Peeler's practical approach to problem-solving has enabled its attorneys to develop valuable working relationships with government regulatory licensing and disciplinary agencies in the various states in which the firm represents clients. Musick Peeler has also been called upon to represent state regulators in handling some of the nation's largest property and casualty insolvencies.

The Insurance Group assists clients in the advocacy of their administrative and legislative agendas. The Group's attorneys are experienced in drafting proposed statutes and regulations affecting their clients' interests. The firm's proficiency in professional liability and in commercial and financial litigation benefits the insurance industry. Musick Peeler's attorneys are committed to tort reform and the development of laws that limit the liability of their clients' policy holders.

Education & Prevention of Legal Disputes
Attorneys in the Insurance Group are frequently invited to lecture on insurance issues at national and international seminars. The firm offers private seminars which address topical concerns, methods of avoiding litigation and resolving legal disputes. The Group's monthly newsletter,  Insurance Notes, tracks the new trends and developments in insurance law for Musick Peeler's clients.