Practice Areas & Industries: Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP


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Hinckley, Allen & Snyder's insurance coverage attorneys represent policyholders in disputes and litigation with their insurance companies. We also represent clients in administrative insurance proceedings in state insurance departments.

Our attorneys are seasoned insurance counsel who assist clients with understanding their rights and obligations under insurance policies, in order to craft the most effective strategy to maximize the benefits payable under an insurance policy. Additionally, we are able to advise clients on the adequacy of their insurance and risk management programs in order to minimize risk exposure.

A Top-notch Team
We have a deep bench of veteran trial attorneys who have an exemplary reputation for providing cost-effective solutions to our clients in all manner of proceedings, including negotiation, litigation, arbitration and mediation of insurance disputes. Whenever possible, we help clients avoid litigation and trial. However, if we collectively determine that it is necessary to seek court intervention, our attorneys are willing and able to take an insurance coverage dispute to trial.


Services Available

Our insurance recovery attorneys have represented numerous corporate, governmental and individual policyholders in connection with claims to recover insurance proceeds under various types of insurance policies, including:

–  General liability policies

–  Business policies insuring against property damage and business interruption

–  Environmental liability coverage

–  Employment practices liability policies

–  Construction policies

–  Corporate director and officer liability policies

–  Individual health and disability policies

–  Errors and omissions policies

Who We Serve
We counsel businesses and individuals in disputes with their insurers and with state administrative insurance bodies. We primarily serve clients in New England. However, we have relationships with attorneys at law firms throughout the country in order to service the insurance coverage needs of our clients in any jurisdiction. Client types include people and organizations in the following areas:

–  Construction

–  Manufacturing

–  Financial Institutions

–  Aviation and Transportation

–  Educational Institutions

–  Directors and Officers

–  Captive Insurers

–  Risk Managers

–  Healthcare Institutions

–  Insurance brokers and producers

Construction Industry
We counsel construction industry clients on the rights and obligations under insurance policies issued under builder's risk, wrap up, and inland marine/equipment insurance policies concerning claims involving complex insurance, engineering and construction issues.

Manufacturing Industry
We represent clients in the manufacturing industry with respect to rights and obligations under insurance policies concerning liability claims alleged against the manufacturer, including environmental, asbestos, long tail and toxic tort liability claims, as well as for property losses which clients in this industry may suffer as a result of unforeseen accidents and other occurrences, including fires, floods and disasters.

Financial Services Industry
We represent banks, financial services firms, and other clients in the financial industry with respect to rights and obligations under various insurance policies, including their rights and obligations as additional insurers under a borrower’s insurance policy and under surety and financial coverage policies.

Aviation and Transportation Industry
We have assisted aviation companies and other transportation companies with property loss claims and other claims under various insurance policies.

Educational Institutions
We have counseled and represented colleges, universities and other educational institutions with respect to property loss insurance claims arising from damage to structures arising from fires, floods, disasters and other unforeseen occurrences.

Healthcare Industry
We represent hospitals, physicians and other healthcare professionals in claims for recovery of benefits and proceeds payable under insurance policies, including provider payments, liability claims, and property loss and business interruption claims.

Directors and Officers
We counsel and represent directors, officers and corporations with respect to rights and obligations under directors’ and officers’ insurance policies in response to claims arising from alleged negligence, mismanagement or other wrongful conduct.

Captive Insurers
We counsel and assist captive insurance companies pursuing claims for recovery of proceeds payable under reinsurance policies and other agreements.

Risk Managers
We counsel risk managers in various industries with respect to insurance questions and issues that arise under the multiple types of policies that a particular business may purchase in order to protect the business from loss, including providing advice on various insurance forms that are presented during the insurance program placement process.