By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb We recently received an inquiry from a CPAGold™ policyholder about whether there was coverage for subcontractors under the program. Simply speaking there is but only in regard to services performed on behalf of the Named Insured. While it is prudent and good risk management to verify that any subcontractors […]
A cyber coverage “Fire Drill” – professional liability insurance implications of the CCH Axcess (Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting) malware attack.
By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb Last Monday we received a flurry of frantic phone calls from clients about the denial of access to the CCH Axcess program. On Monday May 6, between the hours of 8-10 a.m. E.T., accountants across the country started realizing their CCH products, which are based in the cloud, were […]
by Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb We recently developed and filed a new endorsement for the CPAGold™ program which add coverage for Management Liability (otherwise known as Directors’ and Officers’ liability) claims. Coverage is subject to a specific application and provides for defense and indemnification for a variety of scenarios arising from the management of […]
by Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb. Recently CPAGold™ added a new optional endorsement to the program which provides protection from management liability claims against the executive team of a CPA firm. Many professional partnerships now employ a more corporate, business-like style to firm management. When a management or executive committee (or sometimes one individual) assumes […]
by guest bloggers Jennifer H. Feldscher and Seth L. Laver. A recent NY Appellate Division decision serves as another reminder of the importance of carefully defining the scope of engagement in an engagement letter. This is because, under New York law, an attorney may not be held liable for failing to act outside the scope […]
By Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb You may recall the blog postings on the subject of client screening which appeared last year. To recap, these postings are: Evaluating Clients – Part One – Why you should evaluate clients? Evaluating Clients – Part Two – Assessing Potential Clients Evaluating Client – Part Three – Using Client […]
by Rickard Jorgensen, FCII, ARM, ACIArb All CPAs know that a signed engagement letter is a crucial tool in the defense of a professional negligence lawsuit. The engagement letter memorializes the terms of the engagement, details what services you are performing and more importantly, the services you are NOT offering (i.e. you will not detect […]