The business transaction practice at KNCH creates effective solutions for our business clients. KNCH negotiates complex business purchases and sales, and conducts business restructurings and financial arrangements. We formulate commercial lease arrangements, employment agreements, and construction contracts. We also handle claims involving unfair competition, fraud, business interruption, and real estate transactions.
A knowledgeable attorney can make any construction project more efficient and manageable. Our team of experienced lawyers offers support during all stages of construction, from contract negotiation to issuance of final releases. KNCH handles course of construction claims involving project delays, change orders, mechanic's liens, stop notices, statutory bonds, and other contract and scope of work disputes to help maintain the critical path and keep the project moving towards completion.
KNCH handles construction defect, personal injury, products liability and property damage claims arising from both residential and commercial projects. We specialize in the representation of developers, general contractors, universities and governmental entities in
As companies become more electronically driven and less paper intensive, there is a pressing need for companies to implement appropriate data preservation and management standards in anticipation of litigation. KNCH works closely with clients before any litigation or dispute to educate them about their e-discovery obligations and position them so they are able to comply with controlling statutes and regulations thus minimizing the risk of sanctions. We negotiate with opposing counsel to minimize the risks and costs involved with the disclosure of electronic data such as the negotiation of clawback agreements as well as the use of agreed upon search terms to reduce the amount of data requiring review.
KNCH defends public and private employers in a wide array of employment litigation involving discrimination, wrongful termination, ADA compliance, wage/hour disputes and related matters. Additionally, in an effort to avoid litigation, we consult with and advise our clients on employment-related issues such as claims investigation, pre-termination practices, separation agreements and releases.
KNCH handles all aspects of environmental and natural resources claims, including the defense of toxic tort claims involving personal injury and property. We also have a wide spectrum of experience with insurance coverage issues relating to environmental claims and toxic chemical liability. KNCH works extensively in the areas of legal, scientific and medical causation as well as the identification, retention and presentation of qualified and appropriate expert witnesses.
The firm also handles a variety of defense cases involving catastrophic personal injury and property damage claims arising from products liability, jobsite accidents, the ownership and use of businesses and property, and general civil matters.
The firm has handled personal injury and property damage and construction cases on behalf of numerous governmental entities, school districts and university systems. These cases involve a broad range of issues including road design, public access, government contracts and civil rights claims.
KNCH represents professionals, including lawyers, accountants, and real estate brokers/agents, as well as medical professionals and institutions. Our efficient and timely approach to malpractice litigation has consistently produced exceptional results.
Our insurance coverage department reviews and provides legal opinions on many areas of insurance law, including both first party and third party coverage. Several members of the firm lecture on this growing and increasingly complex legal field. The firm's attorneys also have significant experience in defending bad faith claims against insurers. The law regarding bad faith claims and the potential exposure faced by insurance companies is changing on a continual basis. Many of the matters the firm handles include significant policy issues, alleged unfair claims practices and requests for extra-contractual damages. The firm's attorneys are not only cognizant of the complex nature of insurance litigation while defending these types of claims, but the affect that bad faith claims can have on an insurer as a result of the potential exposure.
KNCH zealously represents employers and insurance carriers in the defense of all aspects of disputed workers' compensation claims. Our cost-effective services provide clients with recommendations designed to reduce their overall exposure and to favorably and expeditiously resolve claims.
KNCH’s Commercial Trucking and Transportation Litigation Team has significant experience, both in and outside the courtroom in the handling of commercial transportation matters, including defense of trucking companies, solo drivers, transportation brokers, and railroads. We protect our clients’ interests in this field, from the very outset of an accident, by immediate emergency response of our multi-disciplinary Emergency Response Team, comprised of our lawyers and accident reconstruction experts and other consultants. The ERT’s purpose is to provide rapid response to an accident location, collect and preserve evidence and timely investigate the accident in anticipation of litigation. We have significant experience in addressing:
• catastrophic brain and orthopedic injuries;
• human factors;
• biomechanical engineering;
• seat belt issues;
• occupant kinematics;
• hazardous materials transportation and discharges;
• mass tort actions, e.g. passenger train versus commercial truck accidents;
• spoliation of evidence and electronic recorders downloads;
• hours of service violations, log falsification and fatigue claims;
• negligent load tie down;
• lighting and conspicuity issues;
• mechanical issues;
• federal and state venue issues;
• broker and shipper liability issues;
• trailer interchange issues; and
• additional insured and indemnification issues.