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Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, P.C.

BNY Mellon Center, 6th Floor
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Albert S. Dandridge, III Diversity AwardPhiladelphia Bar Association (Business Law Section)2015
Honorary Charter MemberAmerican College of Business Court Judges2008
Committee of the Year (Business Litigation CommitteePhiladelphia Bar Association (Business Law Section)2006
Committee of the Year (Business Litigation Committee)Philadelphia Bar Association (Business Law Section)2005
Cunningham Award for Service and AchievementUniversity of Maryland School of Law1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFineman, Krekstein & Harris, P.C.1989 - Present
Judge Pro TemporePhiladelphia Court Of Common Pleas (Commerce Case Management Program)2006 - 2015
Judicial ClerkSuperior Court of Pennsylvania1988 - 1989
Judicial ClerkSuperior Court Of Delaware1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionChair, Judges Initiative Committee2014 - Present
Interfaith Center of Greater PhiladelphiaBoard Member2014 - Present
American College of Business Court JudgesHonorary Member2008 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationChair, Business Law Section2010 - 2010
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionCo-Chair, Subcommittee on Business Courts2007 - 2010
Philadelphia Bar AssociationChair, Business Litigation Committee2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Atlantic Casualty Insurace Company v. Adler, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, May Term 2012, No. 1039Court found there was no duty to defend or indemnify.
O'Donnell v. Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (Pa. Super. 2011)Successfully kept the case in the court system and out of arbitration.
North Chestnut Hill Neighbors v. ZBA, 928 A.2d 418 (Pa. Cmwlth. Ct. 2007)Appellate court overturned lower court and zoning board on basis that proposed plans were not shown to be minimum necessary to afford relief.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Young Lawyers Guide to Defense Practice• When Lawyers Switch Firms During Litigation: Can an Ethical Wall Prevent Firm Disqualification?2015
Non-Competes, Trade Secrets and Agreements Not to Compete, DRI• New Jersey Non-Competes, Trade Secrets and Agreements Not to Compete2012
Rantings of a Partner… and Pushback from the Associate, ABA• Value Every Person in Your Office2011
Future Trends in State Court (National Center for State Courts)• The Steady Growth of Business Courts2011
11 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 35• Getting to Yes in Specialized Courts: The Unique Role of ADR in Business Court Cases2010
The Philadelphia Lawyer• The Commerce Court’s First Decade2009
Business Law Today• The “New” Business Courts2008
The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly• The Tension between Punitive Damages Law and the Justice of Juries2008
National Business Institute Seminar• Developments and Trends in Bad Faith Litigation (2003-2007)2007
National Business Institute Seminar• Ethical Issues for Lawyers Engaged by Insurance Carriers to Represent those Carriers’ Insureds2005
60 Business Lawyer 147• A History of the Creation and Jurisdiction of Business Courts in the Last Decade2004
American Bar Association Business Torts Journal• The Role of Breaches of Fiduciary Duty in RICO Claims Based on Wire and Mail Fraud2003
Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Update• Use of Fraud Claims in Contract Settings Marginalized by State and Federal Courts2003
Business Law Today• The Buyers Keep Coming Back: A Look at the History of Investor Confidence in the Face of Disaster2003
27 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 519• Is There a Good Faith Claim for the RICO Enterprise Plaintiff?2002
The Legal Intelligencer• Having More Judicial Opinions Can Improve Practice2002
The Legal Intelligencer and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly• A Matter of Privileges: In-House Attorney-Client and Work Product Claims Face Challenges, Corporate Counsel2001
The Legal Intelligencer• Evaluating Gut Instincts Wisely2001
The Legal Intelligencer• What Lawyers can Learn from Aesop’s Fables1999
Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine• To Thine Own Self — and Your Clients — Be True1999
The Legal Intelligencer• Good Lawyering is not a Magic Trick1999
The Legal Intelligencer• What Shall We Do With a Disingenuous Lawyer?1998
The Legal Intelligencer• What it Means to the Profession When Attorneys Call Each Other Disingenuous1998
The Legal Intelligencer• Communication Between Lawyers and Judges: Building Bridges to Strengthen the Process1998
The Legal Intelligencer• Simple Observations can Provide Creative Litigation Solutions1998
The Legal Intelligencer• Lawyers: Make Your Client Your Litigation Partner1997
46 Maryland Law Review 339• Predispute Arbitration Agreements Between Brokers and Investors: The Extension of Wilko to Section 10(b) Claims1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of PennsylvaniaReligious StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tips & Techniques for the Trial of a Bad Faith ClaimInsurance Bad Faith Litigtion2014
The Nationwide Innovation of Specialized Business and Commercial Courts for Effective Resolution of Business DisputesCommercial and Business Litigation2014
Innovations in Resolving Complex Business DisputesCommercial and Business Litigation2014
Discovery in Bad Faith Claims – Strategies, Common Disputes, and Emerging IssuesInsurance Bad Faith Litigation2012
Business Courts Bill 265, New JerseyBusiness Courts2012
Bad Faith Claims LitigationInsurance Bad Faith Litigation2011
Business Courts: What Works Best and Why?Business Courts2009
Nevada Commission to Study Feasibility of Chancery CourtBusiness Courts2008
Mississippi Business Courts Study GroupBusiness Courts2008
Insurance Coverage LitigationInsurance Coverage Litigation2008
Annual Developments in Business and Corporate LitigationBusiness Courts2008
An Introduction to Business Courts and Complex Litigation Courts: What Works Best and WhyBusiness Courts2008
ADR in Business Courts – What Works Best?Alternative Dispute Resolution2008
South Carolina Supreme Court Task ForceBusiness Courts2007
Handling Business Litigation in the Philadelphia Commerce Case Management ProgramCommercial and Business Litigation2007
An Introduction to Business Courts and Complex Litigation Courts - What Works Best and WhyBusiness Courts2007
Specialized and Improved ADR Procedures in the Commerce ProgramAlternative Dispute Resolution2006
Practical Views on Litigation and Trial Practice from the Judges’ PerspectiveLitigation and Trial Practice2006
Business Courts: Are they Working and Why?Businesss Courts2006
Practice in the Commerce Case Management Program from the Judges’ PerspectiveLitigation and Trial Practice2005
RICO Basics: Views from the Bench and the BarRICO2004
Taking Care of Business: Business and Technology Courts in the 21st CenturyBusiness Courts2003
RICO Made EasyRICO2000