As a member of the Risk Management and Insurance Team, John resolves insurance coverage, real estate, and construction litigation disputes. He represents owners, developers, contractors, and investors in both litigation and transactional matters involving complex and diverse exposures.
Litigation And Pre-Litigation Counsel To Real Estate Companies
Representing commercial and residential real estate companies in litigation for over 15 years, John's cases involve construction, insurance, and business matters. He often serves as pre-litigation counsel providing defense strategies for and resolving construction defect claims and other litigation threats before a suit is ever filed. Drawing on his litigation and insurance coverage background, John also routinely serves as personal and coverage counsel to clients who are being defended by their insurer's panel firm, both monitoring the defense and managing the insurance coverage issues that may arise during that process.
Insurance Coverage Claims And Litigation
John represents real estate and construction clients in a wide range of insurance coverage disputes and litigation with insurers under commercial general liability, property, builders' risk, errors and omissions policies, and directors and officers policies. Policyholders routinely look to John for counsel in coverage disputes involving construction liabilities, class actions, toxic torts, property and business interruption losses, errors and omissions claims, products liability, warranty claims, and self-insured retention disputes, among others.
Transactional Insurance And Risk Management
John's transactional insurance and risk management advice includes structuring insurance, risk management and risk transfer legal programs for his clients' real estate projects. This involves negotiating the placement of commercial general liability (including owner controlled or "OCIP" policies), builders' risk, property, and other insurance policies, as well as drafting and integrating insurance and protective provisions into his clients' project documents and construction contracts.