We work in all levels of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts, including interlocutory and post-trial appeals. Even if we did not handle the underlying case we can offer strategies and advice to successfully navigate the appellate process.

Commercial Disputes

We handle a broad range of complex, multi-party commercial business disputes. Our relationships with Am Law 100 firms enable us to handle any matter, big or small, in any jurisdiction.

Insurance Services

Insurance Claims & Complex Coverage

We represent both insurers and insureds in a broad range of coverage issues including bad faith. While committed to achieving early, cost-effective outcomes, we are also prepared to fully litigate matters through arbitration or trial.

Insurance Defense

We offer a cost-effective, outcome-directed, approach to the representation of insureds throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey in general liability, premises liability, products liability, auto negligence, lawyer’s professional liability, toxic torts, and other disputes.


We work closely with carriers and experts to develop a thorough scientific understanding of the causes of loss and pursue recovery on behalf of property and other first and third-party underwriters with losses resulting from structural collapses, fires, explosions, and other types of casualty.

Real Estate

Property Tax Abatements and Appeals

We work with our clients and experts to determine whether pursuing an abatement or tax assessment appeal will be cost-effective and result in tax savings. In those instances where we recommend proceeding, we work with experts to present a winning strategy. When the matter is resolved, we provide clients with a clear and understandable picture of the tax savings they will receive.

Local Counsel

  • We work with Am Law100 firms to small law firms that lack a local presence in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We know or have relationships with those who know the local judges, politics, and rules of practice. We partner with lead counsel to put their clients on equal footing with opposing local counsel.
  • Assist with local rules, forms, politics, and customs of practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts.
  • Consult regarding Pennsylvania and New Jersey procedural and substantive law.
  • Assist with Pro Hac Vice admission of lead counsel.
  • Assist with and/or attend court appearances, depositions, arguments, trials, and appeals.
  • Assist with drafting and filing of pleadings, discovery, and motions.

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