Practice Areas

First-Party Property

The property insurance industry is shaped by a unique set of factors. Skarzynski Marick's First­ Party Property team provides clients with the sophisticated counsel they need to navigate the most challenging claims and legal issues faced by first-party property insurers. We advise property insurers and markets on claims handling, coverage and related litigation under a wide range of manuscript and standard property forms.
Our deep property insurance coverage and litigation experience includes large, complicated claims arising from catastrophic events such as hurricanes and bridge, pier or crane collapses. Over the years, we also have developed the skills to handle bad faith, fraud and arson claims. We have successfully handled large losses involving manufacturing, industrial, commercial and residential buildings, utility and power, mining, equipment failure, chemical storage, dams, factories, warehouses, hotels, entertainment facilities and large residential complexes.
We guide our property clients through the nuances of time element and other coverage issues, including business interruption, contingent business interruption, delay in completion, advance loss of profits, extra expense, civil authority, ingress/egress, mold, demolition and increased cost of construction, code upgrades, concurrent causation, ensuing loss, contamination and pollution, deductibles, retentions, other insurance, earth movement/subsidence, faulty workmanship and design, collapse, war risks, terrorism and spoilage.