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23 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2023 The Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch

2022/08/18

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that 23 lawyers have been named as 2023 The Best Lawyers in America and 2023 Ones to Watch, including Tama Beth Kudman who was recognized as 2023 Lawyer of the Year in West Palm Beach for Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Gaetan Alfano Pamela Coyle Brecht Phillip R. Earnest Mark Gordon James W. Kraus Tama Beth Kudman – Lawyer of the Year James F. Marrion Shelly R. Pagac Richard J. Parks William Pietragallo, II Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc Stephen Raspanti Douglas K. Rosenblum Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Peter St. Tienne Wolff The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch: Lee K. Goldfarb John Kettering Alexander M. Owens Stephen F. Raiola Mark T. Sottile Frank H. Stoy About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and litigation law firm headquartered in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we are able to serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

24 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2022 Pennsylvania and Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

2022/05/23

Pietragallo is pleased to announce that 24 lawyers have been named as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, including partner Marc Raspanti who was recognized in the Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Super Lawyers is a service of Thomson Reuters legal division which compiles a list of outstanding lawyers from more than 74 practice areas. Each year, a research team at Super Lawyers conducts a multi-phase selection process reviewing independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. With the objective being to provide a reliable, wide-ranging list of attorneys that can be used as a source for finding exceptional legal counsel. Pietragallo partner in our new Florida office, Tama Beth Kudman, was chosen as a 2022 Florida Super Lawyer as a top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Palm Beach Gardens. The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Gaetan J. Alfano Joseph J. Bosick Mark Gordon P. Brennan Hart Christopher A. Iacono James W. Kraus Michael A. Morse Shelly R. Pagac William Pietragallo, II Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc S. Raspanti (Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia) Lourdes Sánchez Ridge Douglas K. Rosenblum Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Paul K. Vey The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Rising Stars: Jeremy E. Abay Rebecca Johnson Barksdale Ashley J. Kenny John W. Kettering Alexander Owens Peter St. Tienne Wolff   About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we are able to serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

Pietragallo Now in Florida

2022/05/09

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is enthusiastic in announcing the opening of its Florida office in Palm Beach Gardens and announcing that Tama Beth Kudman will serve as our Managing Partner-Florida. Tama will continue to represent individuals and corporations under civil and criminal investigation and prosecution. Tama was selected by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for the West Palm Beach Criminal Defense sector in 2022 and the White-Collar Defense sector in 2020. She is also on the Top Lawyers list for Jupiter Magazine and Palm Beach Illustrated, 2022. Tama is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is barred in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The Florida office is located at 7108 Fairway Drive, Suite 130, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418.  Tama can be reached at 561-472-0811 or by email at TBK@Pietragallo.com. About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and litigation law firm headquartered in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and now Florida. Read More

20 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2022 The Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch

2021/08/19

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that 20 lawyers have been named as 2022 The Best Lawyers in America and 2022 Ones to Watch, including two lawyers who were recognized for Bet-the-Company Litigation. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Gaetan Alfano (Bet-the-Company Litigation) Pamela Coyle Brecht Phillip R. Earnest Mark Gordon James W. Kraus James F. Marrion Shelly R. Pagac Richard J. Parks William Pietragallo, II (Bet-the-Company Litigation) Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc Stephen Raspanti Douglas K. Rosenblum Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Peter St. Tienne Wolff The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch: John Kettering Leslie A. Mariotti Peter W. Nigra Frank H. Stoy   About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

Phillip Earnest to present at HalfMoon Education’s Managing Engineering Liability and Risk in Pennsylvania

2021/06/15

Phillip R Earnest, Chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage practice, will present “Managing Risk with General Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage” at HalfMoon Education’s Managing Engineering Liability and Risk in Pennsylvania webinar on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. This live, interactive webinar will give you the knowledge to understand the principles of risk management and learn strategies to minimize engineering risk and maximize positive results; describe how contracts can shift, reduce, or increase risk; review the grounds for professional liability claims and identify who can bring a claim; reduce risk by maintaining adequate documentation and implementing document retention policies and procedures; and explore coverage provided by general and professional liability policies, and recognize and respond to design professional liability claims. For more information about Managing Engineering Liability and Risk in Pennsylvania please visit: https://lnkd.in/dQnCstz Read More

24 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

2021/06/08

Including Recognition in Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 In Philadelphia Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys have been named as 2021 Super Lawyers and 2021 Rising Stars, including two attorneys who were also recognized in the Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia. Super Lawyers is a service of Thomson Reuters legal division which compiles a list of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Each year, a research team at Super Lawyers conducts a multi-phase selection process reviewing independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Gaetan J. Alfano (Top 100 in Philadelphia) Joseph J. Bosick Mark Gordon Christopher A. Iacono P. Brennan Hart James W. Kraus Michael A. Morse Shelly R. Pagac William Pietragallo, II Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc S. Raspanti (Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia) Douglas K. Rosenblum John A. Schwab Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Paul K. Vey The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Rising Stars: Jeremy E. Abay John R. Brumberg Sarah R. Goodman Joseph L. Gordon John W. Kettering Peter W. Nigra Peter St. Tienne Wolff About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

One of Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Attorneys can be found at Pietragallo

2020/06/02

Twenty-one Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP attorneys were named to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list, including founding partners William Pietragallo, II, Mark Gordon, Joseph J Bosick, Gaetan J Alfano, and Marc S Raspanti. These designations are awarded to lawyers who receive the highest feedback regarding their legal practice based on independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. In addition to all of the Firm’s founding Partners, the following lawyers were acknowledged by the rating service as 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: P. Brennan Hart, Christopher A. Iacono, James W. Kraus, Michael A. Morse, Shelly R. Pagac, Francis E. Pipak, Kevin E. Raphael, Douglas K. Rosenblum, John A. Schwab, Eric G. Soller, Clem C. Trischler, and Paul K. Vey. The following firm lawyers were recognized by the rating service as 2020 Pennsylvania Rising Stars: John R. Brumberg, Joseph L. Gordon, Leslie A. Mariotti, and Peter St. Tienne Wolff. In addition to the recognition above, Super Lawyers further distinguished Gaetan J. Alfano as “Top 100: 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” and “Top 100: 2020 Philadelphia Super Lawyers.” Managing Partner William Pietragallo, II was also further distinguished as “Top 50: 2020 Pittsburgh Super Lawyers List.” For more information about any of our attorneys, we invite you to visit Our Team page. If you would like to reach one of our attorneys, their direct contact information can be found within their biographies. For more information about Super Lawyers, we invite you to visit their website: www.superlawyers.com. Read More

Client Alert: Is There Insurance Coverage For Your Business Operation Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic?

April 1, 2020

Many of our clients have a business insurance package that includes business interruption coverage.  As to whether your company’s policy will provide coverage for loss of profits will be dependent on the language of your policy.  Accordingly, it is important to review your insurance policies, which might require you to notify your insurer within certain time limits prescribed within the policy and to determine whether there are other obligations that you must adhere to in order to perfect coverage, to the extent that coverage is available to you. In our experience, most property insurance policies containing a business interruption provision require that the interruption result from a “direct physical loss or damage” to the insured’s property. Additionally, there may be a provision that affords business interruption coverage where a key supplier has suffered a direct physical loss to their property.  In other instances, the policy may include “civil authority” coverage, which could cover losses arising from civil authority orders that would impair an insured’s operations. If your policy requires direct physical loss or damage to property, there may be no coverage for COVID-19 losses, even under the “civil authority” coverage provisions. We anticipate that there will be an extraordinary number of challenges to coverage denials when businesses are forced to close because of the contamination of their premises.  We are aware of at least one suit that has already been filed in the Civil District Court for the Parish of New Orleans, Louisiana, where the insured is contending that the contamination of the premises caused by the virus is a direct physical loss.  We will be monitoring this matter closely for our clients. Many commercial insurers adopted exclusions for infectious diseases, including flu outbreaks and epidemics. You should review your business insurance program for such exclusions, which could preclude coverage If you have business interruption coverage and a review of your policy leads to uncertainty as to whether your policy will afford coverage for loss of profits resulting from COVID-19, our firm’s coverage team would be pleased to have the opportunity to assist you in the assessment for coverage. Read More

Phil Earnest to present, “Managing Risk with General Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage”

2020/07/08

Pietragallo partner Phil R. Earnest will present, “Managing Risk with General Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage” in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania on July 8, 2020. The “Managing Engineering Liability and Risk” program is being hosted by HalfMoon Education and during this event, attendees will: Learn how to apply risk management principles to engineering Understand how contracts can reduce or increase liability and risk Review the law of professional engineering malpractice Examine professional liability insurance coverage Consider what to do when risk results in potential liability Assess how complying with the rules of professional conduct can minimize risk For more information about this program, including to register, we invite you to visit the HalfMoon Education website. For more information about Mr. Phil Earnest, we invite you to view his biography and contact him directly. Read More

Insurance Coverage and the #MeToo Movement

2019/02/12

Shelly R. Pagac will be speaking at the RIMS Pittsburgh Chapter’s EPLI – Emerging Claim Trends & Coverage Issues event. Her presentation will be titled “Insurance Coverage and the #MeToo Movement.” The event will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Sheraton Station Square from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Read More

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