Practice Areas

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

BCC represents architects, engineers, lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, real estate professionals, and financial professionals and fiduciaries. We counsel our clients in these areas prior to litigation and represent them if a lawsuit is filed.

GENERAL LIABILITY

BCC’s attorneys have over 20 years in defending individuals, corporations, small businesses, school districts and insurance companies in civil actions involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability claims, products liability claims, dram shop liability and civil rights claims. We work aggressively to defend these cases in accordance with the desired goal to find a cost effective resolution.

CONSTRUCTION

BCC has extensive experience representing architects, engineers, land surveyors, geologists and landscape architects in all aspects of their business. BCC understands the legal issues confronting design professionals and takes a proactive approach toward mitigating risks through contract negotiation and risk management counseling. When claims arise, BCC has experienced litigators who are also adept at alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration. In addition to representing design professionals, BCC represents design-builders and developers. BCC’s understanding of the construction process is fundamental to advising clients and developing successful legal strategies for effective and efficient resolution of claims.

ENERGY

BCC represents companies in all segments of the energy and natural resources industries.  Our clients include oil and gas companies in the exploration, production, midstream, downstream and service sectors.  We have deep understanding of the industry and represent our clients in a wide variety of energy and natural resource matters including lease disputes, property rights, well and pipeline construction issues, personal injury, condemnations, environmental contamination and insurance coverage issues. 

EMPLOYMENT

BCC represents and counsels clients, both large and small, in a wide range of employment-related services, including, hiring and termination issues and policies, restrictive covenants, wrongful discharge claims, wage disputes, discrimination charges and sexual harassment claims. BCC combines its understanding of business realities and litigation experiences to assist clients with employment contracts, policies, handbooks and manuals and training of employees.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BCC has extensive experience representing businesses in commercial disputes arising from contractual arrangements related to real estate transactions, corporations, LLCs, franchises and partnerships. We engage in a process of understanding your business and use our background in representing businesses to help devise legal strategies and explain concepts to the ultimate fact finder -- whether a judge, jury or arbitrator.

INSURANCE COVERAGE AND BAD FAITH LITIGATION

BCC provides insurance coverage analysis and opinions for insurance companies in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This includes analyzing personal and commercial auto, homeowner, commercial property, commercial general liability, umbrella or excess liability and professional liability policies, and providing coverage opinions. We litigate coverage disputes in state and federal courts. We work with our insurance clients to reach the best business decision. BCC handles bad faith and extra contractual matters, and counsel our clients on claims analysis and handling before suits are brought.

BUSINESS COUNSELING

BCC uses its extensive litigation experience and negotiation skills to help our clients minimize the risks attendant to conducting their businesses. In addition, we help clients understand the risks and benefits of starting or expanding a business. We assist clients by recommending and drafting agreements that lead to the effective and efficient operation and management of business transactions. The breadth of this practice involves representing entrepreneurs in major industries such as construction, insurance, logistics, communications, food and beverage, energy and medical device manufactures/distributors.

SUBROGATION

BCC represents various insurance companies to recover monies paid to the insured from negligent tortfeasors. Combining their knowledge of litigation as well as insurance law, BCC is extremely adept at recovering funds for insurers.

IMMIGRATION

BCC provides a full spectrum of immigration services, including petitions for all immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, green card applications, and naturalization. BCC also handles training employers on best business practices with respect to immigration-related issues and advising clients on a wide range of regulatory/enforcement issues before various government agencies.

CRIMINAL

BCC provides representation for clients charged with crimes in both state and federal courts, including DUI, drug related offenses, white collar and violent crimes.