Representing Businesses At Every Stage
Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP is suited to assist its business clients at virtually every phase – from the preparation of organizational documents to form a new business, to the preparation and review of contracts, to handling disputes between owners of a business, to representing its business client in a lawsuit against another business.
A Broad Range Of Representation In Transactional Matters
Our lawyers assist in a variety of business transactions, including:
- Contract preparation
- Administrative and regulatory law
- Corporate entity formation
- Commercial transactions
Aggressive Representation When Disputes Arise
Our lawyers have successfully represented businesses in many types of disputes, including:
- Contract disputes and litigation
- Construction disputes and litigation
- Disputes and litigation concerning real property, easements, and access to property
- Shareholder disputes, including shareholder oppression
Our attorneys have decades of experience in court protecting our clients’ interests in Rapid City, across South Dakota, and in Wyoming. We are routinely involved in complicated business litigation that requires a thorough knowledge of the law and its nuances, attention to detail, and strategic thinking. Our firm size enables us to be selective with the cases we pursue, allowing us to carefully and meticulously examine the details, and formulate the best legal strategy to reach a favorable outcome for our client.
Disputes With Insurance Companies
In an effort to protect their financial well-being, almost everyone has purchased one or more types of insurance in their life, whether it be automobile insurance, homeowner’s insurance, disability insurance, or life insurance. And, unfortunately, almost everyone suffers a loss at some point that requires them to submit a claim to their insurance company. When handling a claim, an insurance company has a duty of good faith and fair dealing to its policyholder, the insured. If the insurance company breaches that duty, it is called “bad faith.” Bad faith can arise from the following types of conduct:
- An insurance company’s refusal to pay a claim without a reasonable basis
- An insurance company’s refusal to pay the full amount of a claim
- An insurance company’s failure to properly investigate a claim
- An insurance company’s delaying of payment of a claim
- An insurance company’s failure to defend its policyholder in a lawsuit
The attorneys at Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP have significant experience dealing with insurance issues and insurance companies. Our attorneys are often involved in litigating whether an occurrence, loss, or incident is covered under an insurance policy, acting on behalf of policyholders in disputes over insurance claims, and holding insurance companies accountable when they have acted in bad faith.