Practice Areas

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Practice Areas

  • Administrative and Regulatory Law

    Businesses and individuals need counsel familiar with the nuances of administrative and regulatory law to help navigate the most effective path to compliance. Certain governmental entities will attempt to impose limitations making it difficult for individuals and entities to advance their objectives. It takes counsel familiar with government laws, rules and regulations to most effectively and efficiently advance those objectives. From transportation to healthcare to telecommunications, our attorneys appear at administrative hearings before governmental entities and litigate when necessary. As a national practice, understanding the autonomy and interconnectivity of various jurisdictions, and our strong ties to the inner workings of each, differentiates Knight Nicastro from its competitors.

  • Civil Litigation

    Our attorneys have experience litigating complex civil cases between individuals and entities at the state and federal levels. In particular, we are adept at handling civil disputes in the employment, product liability, real estate, tort and transportation context. From pleadings through discovery to trial, Knight Nicastro lawyers always keep an eye on the most effective and efficient way to resolve a dispute between two or more parties. When settlement is not possible, our lawyers ramp up in order to achieve the best possible trial result for our clients.

  • Commercial Litigation

    Many companies, whether small or mature, at some point will bring or have to defend a lawsuit. These suits can severely affect a company’s reputation and bottom line. Hiring competent counsel puts a company in the best position to quickly dispose of a suit and carry on with its core competencies. When trial is the only option, our lawyers call upon combined decades of courtroom experience to put clients in the best position to win. From real estate and construction to product liability and other torts, our lawyers in our three strategic locations share resources to vigorously defend against any type of claim. We can also appear pro hac vice in almost any of the United States to help our clients in any jurisdiction.

  • Employment Law

    Our attorneys have vast experience handling traditional employment matters, including wage and hour, equal employment and non-compete cases in a wide array of industries. Our attorneys handle Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and other matters, such as those brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We work with our company clients on audits, citations and complaints, or to investigate and respond when an incident has occurred. We then assist companies with the development of proper procedures/affirmative action plans/payroll procedures/employee handbooks etc., to ensure compliance.

  • Environmental, Natural Resources and Toxic Tort Law

    The work of our clients can affect the air, land and water, and it is our job to quickly assist and defend them when necessary. Although prevention is always the best practice, our attorneys will vigorously defend our clients when being faced with alleged violations of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Clean Water Act (CWA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act), or the Clean Water Act (CWA).

  • Estate Planning

    Estate planning is the most important step a person can take while alive to guarantee their objectives are met after they pass. When done effectively, estate planning can eliminate uncertainty and help ease potential future complications. Our attorneys are skilled in providing counsel on estate planning, and estate and trust administration.

  • Family Law

    Family law can often be an emotional area for each affected party. Our attorneys are aware of the impact these cases can have on all members of a family, particularly children. We have extensive experience handling domestic relations matters, including marriage, divorce, and child custody arrangements, with sensitivity and compassion for our clients.

  • Government Affairs

    In order to achieve strategic objectives, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals will frequently need to navigate governmental legislation and regulations. As a national practice, we routinely represent clients in complex cases within federal, state and local governments. With years of experience in government and law, our attorneys provide strategic and comprehensive advice on legislation, public policy, and virtually every component of the legislative process.

  • Insurance Defense

    When faced with complex insurance disputes, insurance companies need experienced and capable counsel to challenge these claims. Whether it is issues of coverage, bad faith, or first and third party casual losses, the firm’s attorneys have a well-earned reputation for defending major insurance providers of all sizes and seeking the best resolution for all parties.

  • Medical Malpractice

    Having a medical malpractice suit filed against you can be an overwhelming strain on your practice. There are numerous options for protecting yourself against malpractice claims: these include proving a lack of deviation from medical standards, emphasizing the patient’s assumed risk, identifying a substantial minority of expert practitioners that support your treatment strategy, and demonstrating a lack of causal relationship between your decisions and the patient’s complaints. Our attorneys explore the best defense strategies for your case and build strong arguments that support your practice’s commitment to responsible medical practice and minimize liability.

  • Product Liability

    Companies protecting themselves from liability claims need counsel that can build strong arguments that cast doubt on the company’s responsibility and emphasize the claimant’s assumption of risk, as well as leverage nuances in each case. Our firm rigorously investigates all aspects of each claim, using the most salient details to effectively deny liability. We tie this into the larger theme of the company’s commitment to quality and safety to create a solid defense. Knight Nicastro’s clients seek out liability defense expertise in multiple industries, from transportation and construction companies to medical device manufacturers.

  • Professional Liability and Tort Litigation

    Defending businesses against professional liability claims requires comprehensive insight into cases and the ability to leverage details to challenge allegations. Knight Nicastro’s attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against various claims that arise against employers, including cumulative trauma, FELA, OSHA, and whistleblower complaints, as well as other regulatory and workplace incidents. We have worked cases at the state level as well as the federal level, including those implicating the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Defense against tort claims begins with an effective strategy, tailored to the company’s best interests. Our firm has defended numerous asbestos and toxic exposure tort cases by centering on our clients’ commitment to safety and responsibility, and tying this broader theme to specific allegations and conditions at issue in a case. We also recognize the importance of building and exploring the case’s narrative at trial, through key stakeholders and extensive evidence. Our clients have high confidence in our litigation approach, and seek out our high-level, cost-effective representation. Knight Nicastro has decades of experience successfully representing companies and governmental entities in difficult high exposure cases across the country, and we are passionate about bringing our craft and talent to our clients.

Industries

  • Insurance

    The insurance industry has a complex system of regulations and legislation, which Knight Nicastro effectively and efficiently navigates. The Firm assists clients with any insurance litigation or regulatory issues by combining our attorney’s unique experience with the firm’s cost-effective approach. The Firm defends casualty, property, life, and reinsurance companies. We are prepared to guide our clients through any phase of an insurance transaction, such as reinsurance and risk transfer.

    The attorneys of Knight Nicastro have experience with a long list of insurance matters including insurance litigation, insurance defense, workers compensation defense, product liability, and property and casualty. The Firm’s goal is to help clients reduce risk and resolve any insurance disputes they may have.

  • Real Estate

    Knight Nicastro works with investors, owners, developers, underwriters, lenders and corporations throughout the nation on matters spanning the entire real estate industry. The Firm guides clients through all phases of a transaction, tailoring our specialized experience to meet their exact needs. We have experience with a variety of real estate matters, often pertaining to property and easement disputes, land use issues, or landlord tenant disputes, as well as real estate finance, private equity, and development transactions. Since real estate matters often include a variety of other disciplines, our attorneys assemble a cross-disciplinary team to accomplish the client’s goal. When litigation is the only option, our attorneys go to bat for clients to protect their interest.

  • Transportation

    Knight Nicastro’s most involved industry, the transportation sector, includes railroads and trucking companies, dealing with health and safety risks, regulatory restrictions, liability defense, and labor disputes. With a diverse client list, Knight Nicastro works with rail, trucking, carrier, and aviation companies throughout the United States. Decades of trial experience in the transportation industry aid our attorneys in providing the best possible results for all clients. The Firm has a national reputation and an undisputed settlement and trial record with matters relating to the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), OSHA complaints, Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA), Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), and Energy Reorganization Act (ERA). The Firm uses its extensive experience and its strategic locations throughout the middle of the nation to defend transportation companies in any jurisdiction.