Attorney Profile – Margaret T. Korgul-Esposito

Margaret T. Korgul-Esposito is the founding and managing member of the Firm. Ms. Korgul-Esposito concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and dispute resolution and provides counseling and advice both to businesses and individuals concerning a wide range of disputes.

She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. Prior to founding the Firm, Ms. Korgul-Esposito practiced at Am Law 100 firms. She was a Special Counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, an international law firm, where she litigated multimillion-dollar property and business interruption claims arising from a wide-scale catastrophe and construction failures. She also represented clients in all aspects of insurance issues including claims, insurance-related strategic concerns such as evaluating insurance policies, risk management approaches, and addressing large and small loss or liability issues. Ms. Korgul-Esposito tendered coverage claims to insurers on behalf of policyholders and additional insureds and negotiated favorable coverage positions.

Prior to joining Pillsbury, Ms. Korgul-Esposito practiced at K&L Gates LLP, a US-based international law firm, the 11th largest among law firms worldwide. At K&L Ms. Korgul-Esposito successfully defended numerous tort, commercial and product liability cases and represented clients, including manufacturers of industrial equipment, friction products, electric and electronics equipment, pharmaceuticals, marine engines and exercise equipment in all phases of litigation in federal and state courts.

She also served as a national coordinator in personal injury cases, overseeing local counsel in other jurisdictions, ensuring that a unified approach to litigation is presented with cost-effective resolution of claims, managed complex e-discovery, conducted depositions and argued numerous motions at trial and appellate levels. She successfully handled all aspects of litigation, from pre-trial matters, mediations, arbitrations to settlement negotiations, including trials and appeals.

As pro bono counsel, Ms. Korgul-Esposito litigated international disputes involving Hague Convention Treaties, as well as claims pursuant to the Charitable Immunity Doctrine, Derivative Immunity and Tort Claims Act.

As an avid equestrian, Ms. Korgul-Esposito represented and counseled clients in all areas of equine law, including but not limited to: drafting contracts and Bills of Sale; boarding, sales and lease disputes; mortality issue disputes; formation of partnerships, corporations, LLCs and LLPs; property liability; horse insurance disputes; representation in disciplinary matters involving the USEF and trainer/breeder liability.