Ann Terrell Dorsett

Counsel

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Practices
Industries
Education
  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, 1989
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, 1982
Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Affiliations

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Board of Directors, Community Links (nonprofit agency serving homeless population of Charlotte-Mecklenburg), 1999-2005 

Member, Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church 

Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator, Council for Children’s Rights

Ann’s practice focuses on insurance, including insurance coverage litigation, claims counseling and litigation management. She has represented clients in multiparty litigation concerning insurance coverage for environmental liabilities, mass tort actions and construction defect issues. Her breadth of experience includes advice to clients at the initial presentation of the claim, representation at trial, and appellate practice.

Ann provides counseling risk management techniques and strategies to a wide range of clients including financial services companies, colleges and universities, and manufacturing companies. She has assisted clients in the review and assessment of insurance programs both prior to and after a merger or acquisition, including the use of Representation and Warranty insurance; insurance policies for Directors & Officers’ liability, and the use and formation of captive insurance companies.

Ann provided legal counsel to a client during in the development of a private label warranty program. This representation included negotiating contract terms with a Fortune 5 company and the formation of an off-shore captive reinsurance company.

Ann reviews and evaluates bonding requirements and sources on behalf of our clients. This work includes analysis of the terms and conditions of surety bonds (both payment and performance bonds) and requests for assignment of bond proceeds made by lenders and governmental entities. Representative clients include municipalities, counties, hospitals and developers, as well as lenders on multi-million dollar construction projects.

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Ann Terrell Dorsett
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T: +1 704 343 2212F: +1 704 444 8733201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Litigation counsel on behalf of REIT in insurance recovery litigation arising out of property damage claims. Attained successful settlement.

Provided insurance coverage advice regarding Errors & Omissions coverage to a bankruptcy receiver.

Representation of REIT in claims negotiations with insurers for property damage and liability claims.

Counsel to lender in large syndicated finance deal in negotiations with borrower’s insurance broker.

Management of 30-person review team to review electronic data on behalf of manufacturing company in response to government investigation.

Representation of hospital services client in applying a single self-insured retention to a lawsuit arising from exposure to chemicals. Attained successful settlement.

Representation of manufacturer against indemnification claims brought by processor company’s workers compensation carrier. Obtained a dismissal based on terms of the asset purchase agreement.

Representation of franchisor in obtaining status as an additional insured under franchisee’s liability policy for suit alleging bodily injury.

Counsel to national financial services client regarding changes in fidelity bond coverage.

Speaker, "Effectively Using Reps & Warranties Insurance in Healthcare Transactions," 14th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 23, 2017
Presenter, Captive Insurance - A Growing Method of Risk Transfer, McGuireWoods Seminar, June 5, 2014
Speaker, "Indemnification Agreements in Complex Business Transactions," Charlotte Region Association of Corporate Counsel, May 25, 2011
Speaker, "Insurance Coverage Disputes," NBI, December 2010
Speaker, "Insurance Coverage for Property Damage and Business Interruption Claims," 7th Annual Coal Industry Briefing, September 18, 2008