Professional Liability

Lawsuits against lawyers, accountants, officers, directors, brokers and trustees are being brought with increasing frequency.  Whether liability claims are filed due to a failed business or professional firm, a securities fraud matter or a stockholder dispute, professionals require experienced legal counsel to provide them with a comprehensive defense.

The professional liability group at Bressler is dedicated to defending and resolving claims on behalf of a wide range of professionals, including lawyers, corporate officers and directors, insurance producers, accountants, architects and engineers.  We bring our substantial experience to bear on behalf of clients ranging from large firms to individuals.  Bressler litigators offer the experience and resources needed to defend professionals against a wide spectrum of liability suits, including malpractice, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud. 

Our aggressive approach to defending claims includes early investigation and strategic motion practice, often delivering positive results at the very earliest stages of a dispute.  Our attorneys regularly appear in state and federal bankruptcy, trial and appellate courts.

In many instances, our client’s reputation is at stake. We recognize that the nature of certain claims requires discretion and confidentiality and we have succeeded in resolving these matters  through private arbitration and mediation.  We also counsel and draft formal opinions designed to assist professionals in understanding and complying with their legal and ethical obligations.

We advocate the rights of major financial services institutions and broker/dealers in high risk litigation.  We defend brokers and dealers in disputes before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).