Nittis to Present on Panel at 2016 State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:August 22nd, 2016 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Lawyers Professional Liability

On Sept. 22, Theo Nittis, Vice President and Senior Client Executive, Oswald Companies Law Firm Practice, will present Top Tips for Purchasing Legal Malpractice Insurance at the 2016 State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting. This panel presentation breakout session will dig into key topics of professional liability insurance for law firms, including risk assessment, insurance company selection, prior […]

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Lawyers Professional Liability: Discussion on Intra-Firm Law Privilege [WEBINAR]

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Blog, Lawyers Professional Liability

Join Theo Nittis, VP & Risk Management Council and David Kramer, SVP & Lawyers’ Professional Liability Practice Leader for a 30-minute webinar to address the growing trend among state courts of recognizing the existence of privileged communications between a law firm and its general counsel, even when the party asking for documents is a client […]

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Surety Bonds for the Legal Profession

Author: Mark Rader | Date:March 21st, 2013 | Category: Blog, Lawyers Professional Liability

The judiciary requires a surety bond to help protect property or money. Some of the most common surety bonds include: Appeal Bonds (or Supersedeas Bonds)- stop judgment enforcements and guarantee payment when appeals are lost. Attachment Bonds (or Replevin Bonds)- help seize defendants’ property, which plaintiffs can later sell or transfer. Injunction Bonds or (Temporary Restraining Order […]

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Oswald’s David Kramer Advises Officials On National IP Pro Bono Initiative

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:March 18th, 2013 | Category: Blog, Lawyers Professional Liability

Photo Caption: David Kramer, Senior Vice President, Practice Leader, Lawyers Professional Liability (pictured right), along with client Jim Patterson of Patterson Thuente (pictured left), recently met with Chief Judge Randall Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (pictured center). Oswald’s David Kramer was in Washington D.C. last week to advise […]

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Surety Bonds for the Legal Profession

Author: Mark Rader | Date:July 25th, 2012 | Category: Blog, Lawyers Professional Liability

On occasion, the client of an attorney will need a surety bond, and these bonds are placed by surety brokers.  We refer to these as Court, Fiduciary and Probate Bonds, which are required by various courts in our judicial system.  These bonds are used to protect either property or money.  So let’s take a look […]

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The Importance of the General Counsel Role

Author: Theo Nittis | Date:July 24th, 2012 | Category: Blog, Lawyers Professional Liability

In this very recent case out of the Georgia Court of Appeals, we see a court once again consider the issue of the degree to which a law firm’s communications with its own counsel (aka “Firm Counsel” or “General Counsel”) are protected as privileged communications. It should be of particular interest to Oswald’s law firm […]

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