Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) has attorneys dedicated to defending and counseling professionals in lawsuits and regulatory proceedings. Pending litigation can have a dire effect on professionals and their practices, so we focus on expediting the resolution of cases while striving to protect both your business and your reputation.
We defend and advise a variety of professionals on malpractice claims, including:
- Financial planners
- Healthcare professionals
- Information technology (IT) consultants
- Insurance agents
- Security brokers
Additionally, we represent construction companies, contractors, and other professionals in complaints filed with local, state, and federal agencies. Our breadth of experience includes defending clients against a variety of claims pertaining to business, work, and contracts.
Risk Management and Litigation Avoidance
Managing risks is the best and most cost-efficient malpractice defense strategy. We provide proactive and practical advice on risk management and loss prevention. We also assist with document production requests, subpoena responses, contract negotiations, bid packages, and review of insurance policies.
We are acutely aware of the importance of preserving your professional image and work with you to address these issues, especially in high profile scenarios.
Directors and Officers Liability
We represent corporate directors and officers in securities disputes, shareholder derivative suits, and claims for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or other alleged misconduct. We also have experience assisting companies with internal investigations of alleged wrongdoing, and representing corporate directors and officers in criminal investigations and proceedings.
We provide counsel to boards of directors and board committees on risk management issues and in efforts to avoid or prepare for potential litigation.
Our team of fiduciary liability lawyers consists of both business and litigation attorneys who assist clients in all aspects of fiduciary law. In the process of organizing various business entities, charitable organizations, and trusts, WRVB assists its clients in understanding the special obligations that go with serving in those organizations. Also, when a fiduciary duty is called into question, our litigation experience aids clients in advancing and defending those claims in court.
Fiduciary relationships exist in many areas of the law, including estates, trusts, partnerships, and corporations. Our attorneys represent financial institutions, executors, trustees, beneficiaries, partners, and other individuals in matters involving fiduciary duties and obligations.
We handle litigation matters involving alleged breach of duty by corporate fiduciaries, as well as individual fiduciaries, such as trustees, executors, and administrators. Our practice includes attorneys with experience in will and estate disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and employee benefits trust disputes, including ERISA claims.
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