Our Team

Michael L. Cohen

Admitted in Maryland; U.S. District Courts of Maryland, Alaska & Central Illinois; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh & Ninth Circuits
Insurance and Reinsurance, including:
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Excess
  • Reinsurance Arbitration and Litigation
  • Reinsurance Pools
  • Insurance Corporate and Regulatory
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Directors & Officers
  • Insurance Company Insolvency, including Transnational Insolvencies
  • General Liability Defense
  • Financial Institutions Insurance
  • International Insurance and Reinsurance Practice.
  • Managed Runoff of Major Municipality Liability Program for London Insurer.
  • Handled two large London Market Runoffs for one of the largest U.S. Property and Casualty Companies.
  • Represented Liquidators, Guaranty Associations, Reinsureds and Reinsurers in Insurance Insolvencies.
  • Opposed High Profile Certification of a U.K. Part 7 Transfer by U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
  • Provided expert advice in London arbitration on the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a large construction project in the Middle East by one of the major U.S. oil companies.
  • Successfully arbitrated long tail allocations and aggregation issues on behalf of reinsurers.
  • Served as Director on Boards of Several Domestic Insurers and U.S. Branch of Foreign Insurers and as first President of Legal Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland.
  • Obtained the approval of the non Lloyd’s marine market (more than 100 companies) as Reinsurers in Maryland to establish its port of entry into the United States.
  • Established first toxic tort trigger favoring insurers in the State of Maryland.
Michael Cohen

  • Former General Counsel to the Maryland Insurance¬†Administration
  • American Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice & Litigation Sections
  • Former Chairman, Professional Liability Insurance Committee, Maryland State Bar Association
  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D. 1977)
  • The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. with General Honors & Departmental Honors in History & Philosophy, 1971, M.A., 1974)
  • Princeton University 1971-1972

Thomas A. Buckley

Admitted in California and the District of Columbia; U.S. District Courts of Northern, Central, Southern & Eastern Districts, California; U.S. Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit); U.S. Supreme Court
  • Complex civil/commercial ADR, arbitrations and litigation
  • Insurance and reinsurance coverage
  • Real estate
  • General liability and professional errors and omissions
  • Personal injury
  • Extensive experience with complex civil/commercial arbitrations and litigation.
  • Representation of policyholders and insurers/reinsurers in coverage matters.
  • Representation of plaintiffs and defendants to real estate transactions/litigation including buyers, sellers, agents/brokers, inspectors, owners/landlords, tenants, lenders, developers, and contractors.
  • Representation of clients and professionals with respect to malpractice claims and lawsuits.
  • Representation of buyers, sellers, and dealers with respect to claims of breach of warranty (lemon law) and improper sales practices.
  • Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury claims and lawsuits.
Thomas A. Buckley

  • American Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Section
  • University of California, Hastings (J.D. 1987)
  • University of Santa Clara (B.S. 1984)