Focused Exclusively on Insurance Coverage, Recovery, and Advice
GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
COMMERCIAL AUTO INSURANCE
WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE
EXCESS AND SURPLUS LINES
A BOUTIQUE FIRM WITH A NATIONAL PRACTICE
Lipsius-BenHaim is a boutique litigation firm focusing exclusively on insurance litigation and advice. We represent insurers, brokers, and policyholders in complex insurance coverage and recovery disputes across the country. We have broad experience in nearly every line of insurance.
We are known for trendsetting litigation in the investor-owned life insurance field, and the Firm continues to lead in the area — year after year. The Firm has also restored life insurance policies with a combined face value in excess of half a billion dollars.
In recent years, our litigators have led the charge in a number of complex workers’ compensation coverage disputes, securing repeated victories across New York State. And, in corporate transactions, we have been the thought leaders behind innovative coverage solutions, advising our clients on the placement of policies and the coordination of insurance programs.
We regularly represent our clients in in all forms of dispute resolution—litigation, arbitration and alternate dispute resolution—as well as providing counsel including coverage analyses, claim monitoring and assistance with policy drafting and regulatory issues. Wherever possible, we look to find coverage under insurance policies that may otherwise be underutilized. We also have a long and successful record representing agents and brokers in regulatory/compliance matters before the New York State Department of Financial Services.
OVER A HALF CENTURY OF EXPERIENCE IN
Our senior partner, Ira Lipsius, was the senior partner at Schindel, Farman, Lipsius, Gardner & Rabinovich in New York City, where he practiced in the field of insurance coverage for more than 30 years. When the firm disbanded in 2011 after 75 years in business, Mr. Lipsius opened Lipsius-BenHaim Law with David BenHaim, who had been with the Schindel firm for almost a decade. Lipsius and BenHaim brought with them from the Schindel firm key members of the litigation and support staff and moved to Kew Gardens, less than 20 minutes from Manhattan and two of New York's largest airports.
OUR APPROACH TO LITIGATION
A tight-knit group of 5 lawyers, our approach to litigation focuses on fresh thinking and creative solutions. We approach our clients’ insurance issues within the larger framework of their strategic, business, and financial goals. We specialize in matters that require careful attention, tested experience, and a high degree of expertise. We handle litigation at all stages, from pre-suit counseling through trials and appeals. Engagements undertaken by the Firm are at all times afforded the direct personal attention of attorneys possessing relevant expertise. Our approach is to achieve the best result for the client as quickly as possible. We take cases to trial and win before judges, arbitrators and juries. But we also know when it makes sense to settle, and we have structured many extremely complex settlements.