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Experience when it matters most
Don’t be deceived by the fact that the insurance defense attorneys at Berk, Merchant & Sims have been providing legal advice and representation to insurance companies and self-insured corporations for only eight years.

Because our staff of more than 15 attorneys brings extensive experience — more than 215 years — in handling insurance claims, insurance coverage issues and subrogation for national and regional insurance companies,as well as for international firms doing business in the United States, at every level of state and federal court.

Miami-based insurance defense attorneys
Based in Miami, Florida, Berk, Merchant & Sims is dedicated to providing your firm with a wide variety of legal services, including:

  • Tort litigation of all varieties
  • Claim management and apportionment services
  • Insurance coverage opinion letters
  • Declaratory judgments
  • Reinsurance advice and disputes
  • Bad-faith litigation
  • Professional liability litigation
  • Coverage opinion letters
  • Insurance appellate litigation
  • Arbitration and mediation

Our firm often helps insurance companies resolve problems involving insurance policy coverage. We analyze every provision to determine the extent of coverage that is warranted under the policy, and we prepare detailed opinion letters on those findings. We provide our client with an opinion letter, and we then seek to resolve the issues by filing a declaratory judgment action in court. However, in certain cases, litigation may become necessary to settle issues in dispute. If that occurs, rest assured that our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to get you the best possible results.

We also help insurance companies in situations involving third parties. Our attorneys often initiate subrogation claims against at-fault third parties so as to get reimbursement for any payments to insureds under their own policies.

Effective solutions with your best interests in mind
Although Berk, Merchant & Sims has forged its reputation through its litigation abilities, our attorneys commit their  best efforts wherever possible to resolving your problems without resorting to court. We understand that litigation can become expensive, and we recognize that litigation may not be the best option in your case. For these reasons, our attorneys routinely use arbitration and mediation to settle disputes at a much-reduced cost, and we propose settlements that have your company’s best interests in mind.

Trusted attorneys ready to defend you
To learn how Berk, Merchant & Sims can help resolve your legal challenges, call 786-338-2851 today or contact us online.