OVER 40 YEARS DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY, VALUE & ADVOCACY
PRACTICING LAW IN NY & NJ
Short & Billy offers full service defense to the insurance industry. Our attorneys have built a reputation for providing uncompromising litigation and arbitration services for some of the leading insurance companies operating in New York and New Jersey. Our lawyers are adept and knowledgeable in connection with coverage questions often advising insurers on initial coverage determinations, contractual interpretation of policy provisions, claims handling practices and fraud prevention, detection and recovery.
Whether an insurance matter involves property or automobile insurance, healthcare claims, no-fault, workers’ compensation, liability or bad faith claims, our extensive industry knowledge and legal experience allows us to offer dependable representation in the most complex defense matters. Our practice includes civil healthcare fraud actions for violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, class action defense, declaratory judgment actions, civil appeals, trials and arbitrations.
Our experience and success in handling day-to-day litigation and arbitrations as well as more complex matters has earned us the distinction of being invited to lecture various organizations such as the training department of the AAA and the CLE Departments of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Insurance Department Frauds Bureau, the NICB, the No-Fault Fraud Summit and the NYACT. We have also conducted many seminars and training courses for insurance carries in the fields of insurance and healthcare fraud.
Short & Billy’s legal team is recognized for providing legal advice and representation in conducting fraud investigations for insurers and filing civil healthcare fraud recovery actions for violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Our expertise has helped insurers successfully recover millions of dollars in damages from individuals and professional corporations.
Our legal team also works closely with each insurer’s special investigation unit to assess and investigate possible fraudulent first- and third-party claims. We have worked with private investigators, medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists and forensic accountants.
We have handled thousands of Examinations under Oath of healthcare providers and claimants to investigate the legitimacy of automobile collisions and healthcare services. Our attorneys are particularly proficient at acquiring testimony and evidence through our comprehensive investigations which later assist insurers in recovering amounts wrongfully paid, filing declaratory judgment actions and staged accident cases.
Short & Billy’s dedicated attorneys can assist healthcare providers interested in cost-effective ways to begin, manage and grow their businesses. Our legal team understands what is needed to succeed and can assist healthcare providers with all types of situations—transactional, corporate, contracts, human resources, regulatory compliance and corporate dealings with running a practice.
Our legal team can also assist senior citizens, persons with disabilities and low income individuals with the complicated Medicaid (Title XIX) application process.
Short & Billy provides personalized service counseling business owners as to corporate business structure and internal governance. Our firm’s legal professionals assist with all aspects of business formation such as incorporating businesses, drafting Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, negotiating and drafting employment agreements, buy-sell agreements, partnership and profit sharing agreements, shareholder agreements and operating agreements as well as contracts among business owners and between the business and its employees and clients. Our dedicated team also has experience forming non-profit organizations, applying to the IRS for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status and formulating non-profit mission statements and strategic business plans.
Over the years, Short & Billy’s legal team has handled various other legal matters. We have developed a unique general practice outside of our healthcare and insurance specialties. Our seasoned attorneys are committed to providing our clients with cost effective legal representation. Some of the areas we have served and represented clients are as follows:
Real Estate and Property Law
Commercial and Residential buying, selling and closings
Founded in 1979 by Georgetown University Law Center graduates Michael Billy, Jr. and Skip Short.
For over 35 years Short & Billy has sought to provide top quality legal representation and advice to its clients as well as scholarship, good communication and cost-effective services.
The strength of Short & Billy is its very dedicated and outstanding staff, both attorneys and support staff. Short & Billy is proud of the attorneys and support staff who work in its office.
IOANNA O. ZEVGARAS
217 Broadway, Ste. 300, New York, N.Y. 10007
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