Firm News and Publications

 

Announcements:

 

  • On May 22, 2017, the firm relocated its Pennsylvania office from Philadelphia to Newtown Square.
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  • On December 3, 2010, Sam L. Warshawer presented his paper on construction contract warranties at the 14th Annual Real Estate Institute sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at the Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A copy of his paper can be found here.

 

  • Howard D. Venzie, Jr. has been named a national 2010 Super Lawyer in the categories of Construction/Surety Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution and was featured in the September 2010 Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition.

 

  • On October 12, 2010, Jeffrey C. Venzie presented a seminar to members of the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. on the differences between "Pay-If-Paid" and "Pay-When-Paid" provisions commonly found in commercial construction contracts.

 

  • Howard D. Venzie, Jr. has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Law in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This is the fifth year in a row that Mr. Venzie has been named in the peer review publication.

 

  • In October of 2010, Sam L. Warshawer spoke to the Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers (HEREL) group in Princeton, New Jersey on matters of importance to higher education real estate and construction counsel.

 

  • Howard D. Venzie, Jr. has been named as a 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the categories of Construction/Surety Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution and is featured in the 2010 issue of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

 

  • Howard D. Venzie, Jr. has been named one of Philadelphia's Best Lawyers in the categories of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Law in the 2010 edition of Philadelphia's Best Lawyers. Click here to view a copy of that publication.

 

  • Sam L. Warshawer has been named as a 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the categories of Construction Litigation and Construction/Surety Law and is featured in the 2010 issue of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

 

  • Bruce L. Phillips has been named as a 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the categories of Construction Litigation and Construction/Surety Law and is featured in the 2010 issue of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

 

  • Stephen A. Venzie has been named as the 2010-2011 Co-Chair of the Delaware Contractors Association's Young Executives Committee.

 

  • In the fall of 2009, Bruce L. Phillips successfully defended U.S.-based Decon Laboratories, Inc. against a motion to dimiss for lack of personal jurisidiction filed by UK-based Decon Laboratories, Ltd in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The ruling which analyzed in personam jurisdiction under Section 12 of the Clayton Act led to a settlement between the two competitors enaged in the business of manufacturing industrial cleaning agents and effectively voided a 1987 non-compete agreement between the two companies. For a copy of the Court's opinion, click here. You can also read an article from Law360 on the case.

 

  • On September 24, 2009, Kevin G. Amadio spoke to higher education real estate and construction lawyers on surety bond drafting issues at the seventh annual Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers (HEREL) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about this conference, click here.

 

  • On January 28, 2009, Stephen A. Venzie was elected to the Board of Directors for the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Chapter of the American Concrete Institute for a three year term.

 

  • On November 13, 2008, Howard D. Venzie, Jr. and Stephen A. Venzie presented a seminar to members of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Chapter of the American Concrete Institute on Managing the Risks of Defects in Concrete Construction. For a summary of this presentation, click here.

  • On November 6, 2008, Howard D. Venzie, Jr. spoke at the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry's conference titled "The Construction Contracts Program: Understanding and Negotiating the Clauses in the New Industry Form Documents" held at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For additional information about this conference please see the Conference Brochure or contact our office manager, Florence Anderson.

 

  • On July 24, 2008, Howard D. Venzie, Jr. and Stephen A. Venzie presented a seminar to members of the Delaware Contractors Association on the 2007 changes to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Contract Documents.

  • Howard D. Venzie, Jr. served as co-chair of Mealey's Construction Litigation Conference held on May 20-21, 2008 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Venzie also spoke at the conference on the topics of alternative dispute resolution and differing site conditions. For additional information about this conference contact our office manager, Florence Anderson.

 

 

 

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Publications:

Date:

Title:

December 2010
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"So you thought you had a warranty? Common misconceptions and practical advice on construction contract warranties," Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Real Estate Institute, December 3, 2010

January 2009
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"November Dinner meeting review-Managing the Risks in Concrete Construction," EPDACI Aggregate, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2009

August 2008
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"States Differ on CGL Policies' Coverage for Faulty Workmanship," The Contractor's Compass: Fourth Quarter 2008

June 2008
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"PA One Call System: Economic Loss Rule Bars Excavator From Suing Utility Company for Negligence in Marking Underground Lines," SCA Newletter
May 2008
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"Differing Site Conditions," Mealey's Construction Litigation Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 20-21, 2008

July - August 2007
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"The New Era of E-Discovery,"
CFMA BP

March - April 2006
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"The Potential Dangers of a Partial Waiver or Release of Claims & Liens," CFMA BP

Nov. 2000 - January 2001
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"Closure Issues in Construction Mediation," THE PUNCH LIST (AAA) vol. 23, no.3

June 1999
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"The Evaluative Process in Mediation." CURRENTS (AAA)

 

March 1998
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"Mediation as an OpportunityProcess," CURRENTS (AAA)

 

1997
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"Some Guidelines for Effective Advocacy inMediation," THE PUNCH LIST (AAA) vol. 20, no. 3

 

April 1988
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"Waiver by Judicial Proceedings and the Effect of the Construction Industry Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association," CONSTRUCTION LAWYER, vol. 8, no. 2, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry

 

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