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Practice Areas


CIVIL LITIGATION

Our firm regularly handles the defense of professional liability, public sector, insurance, products liability, premises liability, construction, employment law and commercial litigation matters.

TAXATION & ESTATES

From wills, trusts and estate planning to IRS tax controversies, our tax attorneys counsel and guide our clients through state and federal tax issues, both in compliance, agency disputes, and litigation.

CONSTRUCTION

Our firm is well-versed and experienced in complex construction contracts, construction litigation, and the representation of contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and insurers in major construction projects and related matters.

EMPLOYMENT

From compliance guidance through class action litigation, our attorneys regularly handle a very broad range of employment matters inherent in the heavily regulated areas impacting our employer clients, inclusive of EEOC charges, discrimination claims, FLSA, ADA, and FMLA.

Legal Updates


SCOTUS Broadens Law Enforcement Immunity

On January 9, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a per curium decision in the matter of White v. Pauly, 580 U.S. ___ (2017), potentially broadening the scope of, and strengthening the defense of qualified immunity by clarifying the “clearly established law” prong of the two-part test for such immunity.

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Tax Reform: How much and how soon?

Both the Republican Party and President Trump have endorsed tax reform. There has been no significant comprehensive tax reform in the United States since 1986. There is considerable impetus for the Republican Controlled Congress and President Trump to make tax reform a priority early in the President’s administration. The primary questions are what tax reforms to implement and when to implement them?

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Victoria A. Lipnic Named Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

On January 25, 2017, President Trump named Victoria A. Lipnic Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Lipnic has been an EEOC Commissioner since 2010, having been nominated for two terms by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate both times. While employers should not expect a reversal of the EEOC’s positions at this stage, the appointment of Lipnic as Acting Chair suggests less aggressive regulatory oversight by the Commission is likely.

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