Insurance

The insurance industry is highly regulated by a variety of laws, regulations and administrative pronouncements, which differ, sometimes substantially, from state to state.  Our firm represents insurance companies in connection with complying with their various legal obligations and expertly assists them in all aspects of the insurance business.  We regularly serve insurance companies underwriting policies throughout the country with regulatory compliance, general corporate issues and litigation.  We work with clients seeking to form new insurance companies, expand their business into new states or add additional lines of authority to prepare and submit the appropriate NAIC Uniform Certificate of Authority Application (“UCAA”) and then work with state regulators in gaining approval of the application.  We are also experienced in reviewing, preparing and making various regulatory filings with state insurance departments, including annual statements and holding company filings.  In addition, we work with insurance companies in complying with various corporate best practices, such as audit committee composition and anti-fraud plan implementation.  In addition to our representation of insurance companies, we regularly advise insurance agents on complying with their various obligations to state agencies.

On the litigation side, our attorneys have significant experience representing insurance companies in coverage disputes and related matters.

Video: Common Mistakes Insureds Make That Jeopardize Coverage Under Their Insurance Policies – Attorney Pamela Tillman

Attorney Pam Tillman discusses some of the common mistakes people or companies make, that can jeopardize their coverage under their...
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Attorneys Brian Tokarz and Matthew Fisher to Present to the National Business Institute on Construction Defect Insurance Coverage Issues

Join attorneys Brian Tokarz and Matthew Fisher for the National Business Institute’s video webcast on Monday, December 19, 2016 at...
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Attorney Pam Tillman Co-Authors Wisconsin Chapter for the Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law

Meissner Tierney’s Pam Tillman recently co-authored the Wisconsin chapter for the Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of...
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Bona Fide Reciprocal Purchase Arrangements Under the Code Sec. 414 Common Control Rules

Journal of Passthrough Entities - Choice of Entity Corner Journal of Passthrough Entities (November-December 2015) In forming new business entities,...
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Protecting Your Identity: Structuring Techniques for Preserving an Entity’s Existing Employer Identification Number in Cross-Species Mergers and Conversions

Journal of Passthrough Entities (July-August 2014) Adam J. Tutaj Introduction Choice-of-entity literature is replete with commentary on the differences between...
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Split on Economic Loss Doctrine

Brian C. Tokarz In a 3-3 split, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on January 28, 2014 effectively affirmed the court of...
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Mark Malloy Published in the Spring Edition of the Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal

Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal Read Mark Malloy's article titled "Coming Full Circle? - The Elimination of the Subcontractor Exception" here.
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