Maxwell L. Billek
07307, New Jersey [NJ], Jersey City
07307, New Jersey, NJ, Jersey City
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Max Billek focuses his practice on a wide variety of professional malpractice actions and defense of employers in employment liability matters. He is a co-chair of the firm’s Lawyers Liability practice. In the area of executive liability insurance, Max defends upper management of businesses in a range of industries, specifically focusing on directors and officers (D&O) liability, employment practices liability and fiduciary liability. He has broad experience in handling complex casualty claims, construction and workplace accidents, automobile accidents and general liability claims. Max has served as an arbitrator, mediator and special discovery master in complex matters and has been appointed by courts as a hearing commissioner. Max regularly presents to insurance clients on legal malpractice, identifying good and bad risks, and trends in legal claims. He has lectured to other lawyers on behalf of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Max managed his own insurance defense practice, which gave him practical knowledge of the industry and special insights into the workings of the claims process. Max is a long-standing member of the Metuchen Edison Woodbridge YMCA and past vice president of the board and chair of risk management.
Areas of Focus
Max handles professional liability matters on behalf of attorneys, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, real estate agents, architects and engineers, home inspectors, doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.
Max handles employment matters in all aspects of federal and state employment laws, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He appears with clients before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as state and federal administrative agencies and courts.
Max defends insured and self-insured commercial businesses, construction companies, restaurants, transportation companies, schools and public and private landlords, among others, against virtually every type of personal injury and property damage claim.