Practice Areas

Practice Areas

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

The members of Abrams, Gorelick believe that we have a responsibility to achieve the most appropriate and cost-effective disposition of matters referred to us by our clients.  We recognize that there are many avenues available beyond traditional litigation to achieve those goals.  Consequently, our attorneys attend academic programs in the fields of mediation, arbitration, and negotiation to supplement their hands-on experience as attorneys.  Our skill in those areas is recognized by many of our clients, who call upon Abrams, Gorelick to represent their interests in mediations, arbitrations, and complex negotiations.

Automobile Liability

A principal area of our practice has long involved defense of automobile liability and no-fault actions.  We have successfully defended over one thousand individual automobile and no-fault actions and have recovered millions of dollars at “loss transfer” arbitrations for our clients. Abrams, Gorelick also has unique experience that sets the firm apart from others, having administered programs involving the defense of thousands of liability, uninsured motorist, and no-fault claims.

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Since the firm was established, a focal point of our practice has been as insurance coverage counsel for property and casualty insurers.  Abrams, Gorelick counsels claims executives in the United States, Canada and London on coverage matters including, but not limited to, primary/excess disputes, general liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, professional liability, public officials’ liability, asbestos, and environmental liability claims and property damage.  In addition, Abrams, Gorelick regularly represents insurers in coverage litigation and declaratory judgment actions in both State and Federal Court.

Construction Accidents

New York’s Labor Law generates more complex litigation in New York than almost any other area of civil practice.  It combines defense of significant bodily injury claims with complex contract and insurance coverage issues.  Abrams, Gorelick is regularly called upon by insurers to defend their property owner, general contractor, and subcontractor insureds to resolve the complex issues that arise in these high exposure matters.

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Employment Practices Liability

Over the years, the firm has represented lawyers and law firms in the defense of legal malpractice claims; insured, self-insured and uninsured insurance agents and brokers in Errors and Omissions claims; and claims against home inspectors, accountants, debt collectors and other professionals.

First and Third-Party Property Defense

First and third party property claim disputes involving commercial property, homeowners, jewelers block and inland
marine are defended for domestic and international insurers, as well as Underwriters. Abrams, Gorelick conducts Examinations Under Oath (EUO) and coordinates the work of forensic accountants, fire investigators, safety and security specialists, as well as other litigation experts as needed.

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General/Commercial Insurance Matters

Abrams, Gorelick has incorporated, domesticated, and obtained licensing for many insurers, drafting all necessary documents, and submitting all required filings with the appropriate regulatory agencies.  The firm also counsel’s insurance agents and brokers interested in acquiring or being acquired by other firms and caters to the many corporate and commercial needs of all segments of the insurance industry.

General Liability

Long a staple of our practice, Abrams, Gorelick regularly defends claims involving a wide variety of general liability lawsuits as diverse as dram shop act violations, libel and slander claims and assault and battery.

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Premises Liability

Abrams, Gorelick is regularly retained by insurance carriers, large property owners, major self-insured retailers, municipalities, and municipal agencies to defend a full complement of premises liability claims ranging from the mundane slip and fall to the most complex and intriguing premises security claims.  The firm’s attorneys appear regularly in trial courts throughout the New York metropolitan area aggressively representing our clients’ interests whether in motion practice, settlement negotiations or at trial.  Since joining NYCHA’s panel in 2013, Abrams, Gorelick, has successfully litigated hundreds of cases on its behalf.

Products Liability

Abrams, Gorelick, defends bodily injury and property damage lawsuits against foreign and domestic manufacturers, retailers and distributors of products as varied as exercise equipment; saunas, toasters, and coffee makers; office equipment and furniture; cranes, bailers, and wire strippers; and other types of products.  The Firm has a long history of defending asbestos cases and serves as national litigation coordinating counsel for asbestos cases brought throughout the United States against an international manufacturer of aviation component parts.

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Professional Liability Defense

Over the years, the firm has represented lawyers and law firms in the defense of legal malpractice claims; insured, self-insured and uninsured insurance agents and brokers in Errors and Omissions claims; and claims against home inspectors, accountants, debt collectors and other professionals.


Accidents involving motor carriers often involve complex legal issues and catastrophic injury claims.  Abrams, Gorelick, represents national and regional transportation companies in the State and Federal courts of New York and New Jersey. The successful disposition of transportation cases often depends on sophisticated investigation and reconstruction of the events surrounding the accident, as well as the evaluation of catastrophic injuries.  The Firm is experienced in providing hands-on representation of its clients’ interests in these matters and participates in the Harmonie Group’s 24-Hour Emergency/Accident Response Initiative.

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Any claim presented by an insurer will be reviewed, without
charge, for possible subrogation based on contributing factors
such as fire causation, mechanical or electrical issues. A liability
evaluation and recovery assessment is provided. Subrogation
cases are generally handled on a contingent fee basis.