The Southpointe office of Eckert Seamans is situated in Washington County’s prestigious 600 acre mixed-use business park located just off I-79 at Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The Southpointe Business Park provides a mixture of industrial, commercial and residential uses and is considered a technological hub in Southwestern Pennsylvania. It is the home to more than 140 companies, including nine world headquarters (home offices with branches outside the United States) and 19 U.S. corporate headquarters. With over 5,000 employees working in the Southpointe Business Park, the Southpointe office of Eckert Seamans is uniquely situated to serve the diverse legal needs of clients in Washington County and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Eckert Seamans prides itself in extending the services of a major Pittsburgh law firm to the Southpointe business community, Washington County, and Southwestern Pennsylvania.
In addition to all of the resources of the firm’s nearby Pittsburgh office, our Southpointe attorneys offer expertise in a variety of disciplines, including labor and employment law, complex commercial litigation; business law; real estate law; municipal law; and consumer related law.
The Southpointe office attorneys routinely advise their business clients regarding the day-to-day operations of both small and large corporations. Dissolution, acquisition and merger issues are routinely handled by our Southpointe attorneys.
The Southpointe office attorneys handle all aspects of real estate practice, including providing assistance to developers on both major and minor commercial development. They frequently represent buyers, sellers, real estate brokers, lenders and owners with regard to property transfers and acquisitions, both commercial and residential. Southpointe-based attorneys are listed as approved attorneys to secure title insurance policies and to issue opinions with regard to all title issues.
Labor and Employment
The Southpointe office attorneys offer expertise in all areas of labor and employment law. They represent hospitals, health care providers and corporations, both union and non-union, on day to day labor and employment matters. In particular, our attorneys handle all aspects of collective bargaining negotiations and have negotiated collective bargaining agreements with nearly every major labor union in the nation. Our labor attorneys advise clients on matters concerning union decertification; union grievances; unfair labor practices, labor arbitrations; management rights; hiring and termination issues; sexual harassment and discrimination cases; Family and Medical Leave matters; issues involving the Americans With Disabilities Act; WARN and plant closure issues; workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation issues; and wage and hour issues.
The attorneys in Southpointe are all experienced litigators having handled routine and complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts. Southpointe-based attorneys possess a knowledgeable and well recognized expertise in the areas involving complex construction and commercial litigation, products liability, and in general litigation matters. Our attorneys have successfully litigated and defended numerous claims under the Pennsylvania Contractors and Subcontractors Payment Act. We also are experienced with alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Additionally, our attorneys have represented and defended our corporate clients in matters involving claims of discrimination both before administrative boards and in the state and federal courts including complex OSHA mattes.
Southpointe office attorneys have represented municipal entities in all aspects of public work. Southpointe attorneys serve as consultants to various municipalities on labor and employment matters. The attorneys routinely represent municipalities as either consultants or solicitors with regards to land use and zoning matters, land development, acquisition and general municipal day-to-day operations. In particular, the office has represented local municipal authorities with regard to several multi-million dollar construction projects. This representation has included recommendations concerning day-to-day operations, advice on various environmental, financing and planned acquisition issues. Additionally, due to a variety of issues raised by these projects, we have also been involved in negotiations with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Southpointe office attorneys have represented businesses who are the subject of inquiry by government entities, including various state Attorneys General, relating to the sale and lease of products and services. Southpointe attorneys have handled government investigations involving false and deceptive advertisements, telemarketing, “Do-Not-Call,” home improvements and alleged violations of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law as well as laws enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.
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