Iowa is one of the leading states in the nation in the field of insurance. Des Moines is the home office of many life insurance companies, as well as property and casualty companies. Belin McCormick attorneys have served as general counsel to life insurance companies and regularly advise a number of insurance companies on legal matters pertaining to regulatory issues, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, mutual holding companies, demutualization and the defense of claims made on policies. The Firm's attorneys regularly work with the staff of the Iowa Insurance Division to resolve regulatory issues pertinent to the Firm's insurance clients. The Firm's litigation attorneys have represented clients in various types of insurance litigation, including claims made on policies, bad faith lawsuits and disputes between insurance companies and their agents.