Brett Kahn focuses his practice on contract disputes, particularly insurance coverage matters on behalf of policyholders. He also has successfully represented clients in litigation involving real estate, construction, services contracts, product liability, employment, benefits, and title insurance issues. Additionally, he has transactional experience with corporate, insurance and healthcare matters.
Brett’s practice primarily involves contractual and commercial litigation matters arising in state and federal court and in domestic and international arbitrations. He seasons his practice by consulting with clients on day-to-day and strategic business transactions.
Supporting a broad range of policyholder clients, including some of the nation’s largest corporations and industrial concerns, mid-cap and small business entities and individuals, Brett has helped secure billions of dollars in insurance assets judgment and settlement. His coverage experience includes analyses of general liability, professional liability, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, construction Owner-Controlled Insurance Program and Contractor-Controlled Insurance Program wrap-ups, builders risk policies, crime and cyber liability policies, and fidelity bonds.
Brett also counsels clients on pre-litigation, litigation and alternative dispute resolution options, guides policyholders on the structuring of their insurance programs, and helps negotiate the terms of new and renewal policies to ensure favorable terms that benefit clients in the event of a claim. He also has advised clients on Food and Drug Administration and Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory issues.
Brett has served as pro bono counsel for several clients seeking expungement of criminal records, all successful. Additionally, he has acted as pro bono counsel in a pension case before an administrative law judge during a multi-day plenary hearing and subsequent appellate proceedings before the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.
Professional and Community Involvement
Former chair, New Jersey State Bar Association Insurance Law Section
Member, New York State Bar Association
The Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024
New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2022
New Jersey Law Journal, Dealmakers (Cannabis), 2022
New Jersey Law Awards, New Leader of the Bar, 2022