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Business Transactions & Commercial Finance
Over 16 years experience practicing labor and employment law, business and commercial litigation for employers of all sizes, public and private.
Substantial experience successfully defending clients in jury trials in Pennsylvania’s state and federal courts – defending clients against claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation based on age, disability, gender, race, pregnancy and religious denomination.
Over 15 years of experience defending clients against the full panoply of contract and tort claims, including breach of contract, defamation and interference with business/contractual relations.
Over 10 years of experience in representing employers in grievance arbitrations.
Conducted collective bargaining negotiations, handled interest arbitrations, handled grievance arbitrations, handled matters before the State Civil Service Commission, and represented the Counties in representation and unfair labor practice matters before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.
Dealt with the full range of possible County bargaining units, including court-appointed units, court-related units, residual units, meet and discuss units, professional and non-professional units, and nursing home units.
Provided a full range of labor and employment law advice to numerous private sector and municipal employers in Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe Counties. The subject matters encompass the full range of labor and employment law matters, including EEO matters, wage and hour matters, FMLA and other leave matters, employee policies and manuals, OSHA and other safety matters, and employee discipline and termination matters.
Experience handling tax appeals on behalf of corporate taxpayers.
Public and Private Employers
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, JD 1998
Bloomsburg University, BS 1992
AWARDS & HONORS
Bloomsburg University, BS Cum Laude
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lehigh County Bar Association
Central Pennsylvania Chapter and Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Past President Board Member of the St. Thomas More School Member of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
PUBLICATIONS & PUBLIC SPEAKING
Appeared as a guest on WFMZ-TV Channel 69 News where he spoke about the legal ramifications of social networking
Guest Speaker regarding the ADA Act at the 2011 SHRMLV October Conference
Defended large regional hospital at trial in contract and tort cases with successful outcomes.
Defended and provided successful outcomes to numerous local businesses sued for employment discrimination.
Strategically guided many employer clients through employee terminations and layoffs to avoid costly litigation.