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Recognized in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Recognized in Euro-Money's Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers

Recognized in Who's Who in American Law

Recognized in New Orleans Magazine's "Top Lawyers"

AV® Rated

Insurance Coverage, Excess & Reinsurance

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Since 1982, the attorneys of Lee, Futrell & Perles have represented primary insurers, excess insurers, and reinsurers in:

  • Insurance coverage disputes
    • Liability policies, including Commercial General Liability, Protection and Indemnity, Terminal Operators Liability, and Charterers’ Liability
    • Property policies, such as First Party Property, including Business Interruption, Hull Insurance, and Offshore Physical Damage
  • Excess insurance
    • Excess insurers’ rights vis-à-vis primary insurers, such as when a primary insurer fails to settle within policy limits
    • Excess drop-down issues
    • Concurrency of wording issues in multi-layer, multi-insurer insurance programs
    • Suits against excess liability insurers brought under the Louisiana Direct Action Statute
  • Reinsurance
    • Defend reinsurers against claims by original insureds and plaintiffs under the Louisiana Direct Action Statute
    • Defend reinsurers against claims by cede companies for ex gratia payments
  • London Market
    • Represented the Society and Corporation of Lloyd’s in service of suit matters since 1986

A. Ann Cates

John M. Futrell

Darren M. Guillot

Gary A. Lee

Patricia C. Penton

Richard M. Perles

Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP is small enough to provide prompt, personal attention, yet large enough to handle complex, multiparty litigation at every level of the state and federal judiciary. Although we are located in New Orleans, our practice is regional in scope, with lawyers licensed in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Georgia. Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer-review rating—AV®—has been conferred on the firm. Contact Us