We have extensive experience in representing clients before
administrative agencies and courts involving regulatory issues. With our
knowledge and background, we provide counsel and representation on a wide
variety of regulated issues including healthcare, insurance, labor and workers
Over the last several decades we have been involved in
representing several of the world's largest corporations in class action
lawsuits in North Dakota.
Our attorneys have specialized experience in commercial
litigation. We handle complex business
litigation. We also handle lender
liability matters, secured transactions, contract disputes and bond claims.
Commercial and Real Estate Transactions
Our attorneys can handle all your business and commercial
needs. We represent parties in all areas of real estate transactions, from
simple deed and land transfers to complex real property matters and mineral
Energy & Natural Resources
Zuger Kirmis and Smith represents clients in the energy and
natural resource areas. This includes
litigation arising from disputes as well as administrative representation.
Estate Planning and Probate
attorneys will handle every aspect of this area of estate planning and probate
law. Whether its estate planning or handling a decedents' estate, Zuger Kirmis &
Smith have the professionals to aggressively handle your case
At Zuger Kirmis & Smith, we understand the inherently sensitive nature of family law practice. Whether it is Divorce, parenting rights, custody, child support/spousal support orders, or property disputes, our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys strive to deliver solutions tailored to individual family needs and expectation. Our attorneys handle family law matters with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.
Government Relations, Legislative and Regulatory
Our firm has a history of being the spokesperson for the
insurance industry in the North Dakota Legislature and the Insurance
Department. We represent many of the
major Insurance companies in lobbying efforts on key pieces of legislation. Our
firm also handles legislative and regulatory matters for pharmaceutical
companies, whole sale distributors and a wide variety of entities and
Health Care Law
Our healthcare attorneys and professionals at Zuger Kirmis
& Smith are Lance D. Schreiner email@example.com and
Twila Gieser firstname.lastname@example.org .
We represent many healthcare providers including: hospitals and health systems,
clinics, long term care facilities, physicians, nurses and allied health care
Indian Law and Tribal Jurisdiction
Our firm has extensive expertise in the most complex area of
law, representing non-tribal parties and businesses in tribal court. We also represent numerous Tribes and tribal
entities in tribal court. We are recognized as North Dakota’s premiere
attorneys in tribal and Indian law. Strate
v. A-1 Contractors, 520 U.S. 438 (1997)
We have extensive experience in representing insurance
companies in coverage disputes, indemnity claims, as well as governmental
regulation of the insurance industry. We
also represent insurance companies in administrative proceeding, involving a
myriad of issues.
Labor And Employment Law
We practice extensively in the employment law area. We represent employers in litigation as well
as before the Department of Labor. In
addition, we assist clients with drafting and implementing policy and employee
handbooks to avoid labor related problems.
Zuger Kirmis and Smith is North Dakota’s premiere litigation
firm. We specialize in litigation and
insurance defense. We almost exclusively
defend parties in litigation matters. We
represent insureds of major insurance companies in bodily injury claims and
wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicles accidents, commercial
trucks, oilfield related injuries, product liability claims, construction
defects and dram shop. We also handle
major business dispute litigation disputes.
Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and provide
representation and advise in document drafting, perfecting security interests,
evaluating risks, and representing both lenders and business clients.
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
have a long history of providing mediation and arbitration services to
parties. We have attorneys who are
Qualified Civil Mediation Neutrals with training from the UND Conflict
Resolution Center. We provide mediation
services in civil litigation, employment law and insurance and personal injury.
Oil & Gas
Our firm handles litigation arising from oil and gas
accidents and injuries. We also
represent companies in complex litigation involving indemnity disputes arising
from Master Service Agreements.
Personal Injury Litigation
Our attorneys represent parties in all types of personal
injury litigation. We almost exclusively
defend clients in litigation but have handled major loss claims for injured
parties as well.
Product Liability Defense
Our trial lawyers work with Nationally recognized experts in
design analysis, accident reconstruction, and bio-mechanics. We are
knowledgeable to handle product liability claims at all stages of the process.
Professional Malpractice Defense
Zuger Kirmis & Smith will devote our time to
defending medical, legal, accounting and many other professional malpractice
cases. We have an excellent reputation for excellence among physicians,
lawyers, accountants, and other professionals.
We assist major utility companies in the upper Midwest in
many areas of litigation including business disputes, complex contractual
disputes and rate issues.
Worker's Compensation - Employer Representation
Our firm has more than 20 years of experience in worker's
compensation law. For more than a decade
we represented the North Dakota Workers compensation carrier in all areas of
administrative claims and litigation.
For the last decade we have represented businesses and employers in
matters involving workers compensation.
These areas include disputes with Workforce Safety and Insurance over
determination of employee versus independent contractor status, assessment of
premiums and challenging accepted worker injury claims when warranted.