Eric G. Cheng Partner

     

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Eric Cheng is well versed in the area of architects and engineers professional liability claims. Educated as an architect, he has advised a number of domestic and international design professionals in contract negotiation, risk management, insurance procurement and potential pitfalls in domestic and overseas projects in Asian countries, including China. Eric is a native of Hong Kong, China, and is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

In addition, Eric maintains an extensive practice centered on insurance coverage matters that arise out of professional liability and employment discrimination claims. He also defends underlying cases in these areas. Having served as a trusted advisor to carriers for many years, Eric enjoys in-depth knowledge of insurance company operations and understands his clients’ need for strategic and proactive legal counsel.

Areas of Focus

Professional Liability
In the professional liability area, Eric has defended architects and engineers in professional malpractice lawsuits arising out of construction delays and property damage, and has defended construction managers, resident engineers and general contractors in New York Labor Law litigation and premises liability matters. Eric has supervised a national architect and engineer claims/litigation administration program and is currently overseeing a title insurance administration program. In this capacity, he monitors litigation nationwide through resolution, including participation in mediation, arbitration and trial.

Insurance Coverage
Eric’s practice also concentrates on insurance coverage issues stemming from professional malpractice, employment discrimination litigation and title insurance. Specifically, Eric has handled numerous insurance coverage matters related to the work of architects, engineers, surveyors and other design professionals. Eric has issued numerous coverage opinions on behalf of various insurance carriers. He has advised clients on their coverage status in pending litigation and analyzed equitable distribution of liability among insurance carriers based on the terms and provisions in the language of the policies. He also has assisted his clients in writing insurance policies in the areas professional liability and cyber liability.

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