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Why Do Employers Settle?

I have been handling employment disputes for over 30 years. During that time, little has changed. There are a few more laws protecting employees than there used to be. But basically everything else is the same. I represent both employees and employers. I enjoy doing...

It’s All Ball Bearings

There are very significant differences between the various types business entities that are available for formation. But few of my clients have any meaningful ability to differentiate between a corporation, a limited liability company, or a partnership. Fewer still...

Start Climbing

Have you ever watched what a rock climber does before starting a complicated ascent? That’s right… the climber plans each move. If the climber just started climbing without carefully considering the efficiencies and ramifications of decisions, the climb might fail, or...

Independence Day

Wishing all my clients and colleagues a very happy Independence Day. 22 years ago, I chose independence for myself by going solo. It has been quite a ride. It is remarkable that all these years later I am essentially doing exactly what I was doing as a 24 year old...

The Opposite of Independent

Is dependent the opposite of independent? Not in the law. The opposite of independent is actually “employee.” There has been a proliferation of litigation regarding whether persons who are treated as independent contractors have actually been misclassified and should...

Some Material About Breaches

A contract is a mutual exchange of promises. The failure to perform a contractual promise once performance becomes due is a breach of contract. But what is the effect of a breach of contract? That can be complicated. Every breach provides a remedy to the non-breaching...

Getting it Right

As attorneys, we are asked to prepare and file or serve documents. Frequently, the client is in a rush to have something done. That’s fine, but just like Paul Masson used to say, you should not sell your wine before its time. It is vitally important that you fully and...

Super Lawyers

I was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 2022 in the field of business litigation. This is the 10th time I have been selected. It is an honor to be recognized, and in a profession that does not have much benchmarking, I generally consider those listed to...

What Just Happened

When business litigation matters are submitted to mediation, and the case is settled, there is an implied understanding that the parties are settling all claims they may have against each other, not just the claims asserted in their lawsuit. Litigants are loathe to...

When One Door Closes. . .

When one door closes another one opens. So the saying goes. And whoever came up with that phrase knew something about business litigation - or at least my practice. Over the last few weeks, I have closed several files and bid adieu to a few clients whose cases have...