Attorney(s) Referenced

Christopher R. Cooper
Linda Fridegotto
Kenneth D. Goldberg
Mark R. Houck
Mitchell L. Lundeen

Property Insurance

Chartwell attorneys in the Property Coverage Group count as their clients many of the largest insurers in the world to assist on a wide array of coverage, valuation and related claims handling disputes which often require: (1) analysis and written assessment of coverage issues arising under various insurance/reinsurance agreements; (2) counseling and/or representing the client in appraisal proceedings; and (3) the defense in litigation and/or arbitration proceedings arising out of coverage disputes. The firm has also been engaged extensively on subrogation/recovery matters arising out of commercial and industrial losses.

In the Energy sector, Chartwell attorneys have significant experience with coverage analysis and defense of disputed claims pertaining to turbines (gas, steam, wind and water), natural gas pipelines and storage facilities, transformers, and petroleum refinery losses, from initial investigation through litigation/arbitration Our experience extends to international losses, with many of our attorneys working with clients on claims arising at various locations in North/South/Central America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

In addition to Energy sector losses, we have successfully handled insurance and reinsurance disputes, both domestically and internationally, concerning property damage and time element claims arising at hotels, casinos, high-rises, shopping malls, supermarkets, warehouses, airports, tunnels, bridges, chemical processing facilities, fertilizer plants, silos, parking structures, and multi-unit residential premises. The loss scenarios are varied, and include fires, explosions, structural collapses, crane and heavy equipment/machinery failures, molten metal break-outs at steel foundries, design and construction defects, natural catastrophe claims (arising out of floods, windstorms, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis.), damage to or loss of inventory/cargo (in storage or in transit) bad faith and claims of fraud and/or arson.