Practice Areas

Corporate

Business people want to focus on business. There are, however, a lot of legal details that need to be addressed. Many clients contact attorneys after they have already tried and failed to incorporate, register a trademark, or something else. Furthermore, a lot of clients rely on their own expertise when entering into contracts. The reason [..]

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Due Dilligence

The term “due diligence” has a legal meaning that refers to the level of care officers and directors are required to undertake before entering into certain corporate transactions. It has a broader meaning, however, and refers to the investigation done by anyone prior to making a decision. The amount of due diligence generally depends on [..]

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Litigation

Many companies never sue or get sued. Others may only be involved in litigation once, but it is frequently a “you bet the company” type of situation. Others are involved in litigation so regularly that they have their own in-house legal team. Bob Gust has represented Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, and other entities that [..]

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Mediation

Mediation is frequently ordered by courts in an attempt to encourage settlement. The process is often misunderstood, as it is really just a structured negotiation through an intermediary. Clients always ask if it is “binding,” but mediators do not make any decisions. Instead, the result is only binding if the parties reach an agreement and [..]

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Insurance

The Gust Law Firm offers legal services regarding virtually all aspects of the insurance industry. The practice is piloted by Cal Branton, who spent thirty-five years with The St. Paul Companies. We have experience with coverage issues, errors and omissions claims, insurance defense, bad faith, reinsurance, subrogation, and just about everything else related to insurance [..]

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Reinsurance

Our experience includes international reinsurance issues, such as reinsurance disputes involving commutations and intermediary exposure. Cal Branton has represented both ceding companies and reinsurers in disputes involving both treaties and facultative certificates. He has handled issues such as aggregate extension clauses, offset, right to associate, follow the fortunes and settlements, declaratory judgment expenses, fraud and [..]

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