Evan Pappas is a shareholder in the Firm and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Group.
Mr. Pappas regularly handles many areas of civil litigation, primarily representing commercial and business clients. He represents corporations, limited liability companies, mortgage companies, financial institutions, title companies, real estate developers, manufacturing companies, restaurants, liquor licensees and individuals with a wide variety of commercial disputes including contract, real estate and shareholder disputes. Mr. Pappas handles matters at various stages of litigation, including pretrial and discovery proceedings, trials, mediation and arbitration, bankruptcy court, appeals and enforcement of judgments. His practice also includes representation of liquor licensees with regard to liquor license citations as well as transfer and renewal hearings before the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Mr. Pappas advises clients on intellectual property matters including trademarks, service marks, copyrights, licensing and infringement. In this capacity, he represents businesses and individuals in all facets of trademark application matters including evaluation of potential trademarks, drafting and filing of trademark applications, responses to USPTO office actions and objections by third parties. He also advises clients regarding the scope of protection granted by copyrights and trademarks and on the prevention and enforcement of third-party infringement.
Mr. Pappas received a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh Universityand a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Widener University School of Law, where he was a national competitor on the Moot Court Honor Society, member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and served on the Executive Board of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. While in law school, Mr. Pappas served as a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. Savage of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Pappas is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for various non-profit organizations.