Greetings from the Editorial Team at Construction in Brief! Do you know how a Board of Advisors could benefit your company? Roy Cohen provides some good advice when considering this option. This issue will also introduce our newly expanded Pittsburgh team, as well as highlight the opening of our DC office! We are also covering a recent decision in the Pennsylvania Superior Court that will help contractors in disputes against design professionals. We would like to give a warm welcome to our new Associate Editor, Allie Hallmark. Enjoy the first 2016 edition of Construction in Brief!
We are pleased to welcome three new attorneys in our Pittsburgh office!
Brian Lawton joins the Pittsburgh office as a Partner focusing on Energy & Utilities and Business Transactions. Brian’s practice covers drafting and negotiating of contracts for the provision of goods and services, real estate matters, structuring credit facilities, entity selection, technology exchange, and distributor/sales agency relationships. He assists oil and gas companies, landowners and royalty owners in transactions and litigation matters relating to the production and transportation of oil and gas. He also advises clients concerning oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, pipeline right-of-ways and mineral title matters.
James McNally joins the Pittsburgh office as a Partner focusing on Commercial Litigation and Creditors’ Rights. He represents financial institutions, mortgage loan servicers, collection agencies and law firms in defending claims, including class action claims, in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania. James also assists clients with regulatory compliance matters, including responding to governmental and regulatory investigations, reviews and inquiries. He represents financial institutions and other creditors in commercial loan workouts, including foreclosure actions, commercial litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, equipment auctions, receiverships, documenting workouts, drafting forbearance agreements, and restructuring and modifying loans.
James McGraw joins the Pittsburgh office as an Associate focusing on Construction, Labor & Employment, and Commercial Litigation. Jim counsels clients on a variety of construction-related issues with an emphasis on projects involving public entities. He also represents employers in labor and employment disputes. Jim is an experienced advocate at trial, civil arbitration, and mediation. In addition to his litigation practice, Jim has served as Solicitor and Special Counsel to municipalities, school districts, and public officials.
Wayne Buckwalter was named a Five Star Financial Services Professional! The Five Star award is based on a rigorous, multifaceted research methodology, which incorporates input from peers and firm leaders along with client retention rates, and industry experience. Wayne was one of only eight estate planning attorneys in the Philadelphia area to receive the award this year.
Labor and Employment Law Seminar — Save the Date!
Please Save the Date for our Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminars this Spring.
April 27 at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia
May 4 at the Hershey Country Club
May 12 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh