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Edward T. Butkovitz

Ed is a partner in the Litigation Department with significant experience in all aspects of commercial litigation.  He has represented businesses and individuals in a wide array of litigation involving business torts, product liability, real property disputes, contract matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, business divorce, and insurance coverage.

Ed takes tremendous pride in developing a strong understanding of his clients and their businesses.  By learning about clients’ short-term and long-term needs, goals, and motivations, Ed is able to tailor a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for them. He does not apply a one-size-fits-all approach to his client matters.  Instead, Ed acts as a trusted advisor, keeping lines of communication open so that strategies can evolve along with his clients’ particular needs and circumstances.

 

 

Edward T. Butkovitz

Partner
Litigation Department
215.496.7218
[email protected]

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2010, cum laude)
Temple Law Review
Moot Court Honor Society

Ursinus College (B.A. 2007, magna cum laude)

Professional Highlights

Recognition and Accomplishments

Ed was recognized as a 2018 Pennsylvania Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “E-Discovery in Pennsylvania Courts,” Philadelphia Bar Association’s Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ (October 6, 2012)

Publications

Co-Author with Hon. Mark I. Bernstein, eDiscovery in Pennsylvania, in EDISCOVERY (David G. Ries ed., PBI Press 3d ed. 2014)

Author, Corporate and LLC “Participation” LiabilityPennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, July 2012

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Kleinbard, Ed served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mark. I. Bernstein in the Commerce Court of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.

 

Representative Matters

  • Obtained $15 million settlement against insurance company that denied life insurance claim based on allegations that policy had lapsed and was a stranger originated life insurance (STOLI) transaction procured through fraud.
  • Obtained arbitration award for full amount sought (in excess of $400,000) on behalf of service provider.
  • Obtained summary judgment in client’s favor on breach of contract claim involving a disputed loan between members of a family business.

Edward T. Butkovitz

Partner
Litigation Department
215.496.7218
[email protected]

Ed is a partner in the Litigation Department with significant experience in all aspects of commercial litigation.  He has represented businesses and individuals in a wide array of litigation involving business torts, product liability, real property disputes, contract matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, business divorce, and insurance coverage.

Ed takes tremendous pride in developing a strong understanding of his clients and their businesses.  By learning about clients’ short-term and long-term needs, goals, and motivations, Ed is able to tailor a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for them. He does not apply a one-size-fits-all approach to his client matters.  Instead, Ed acts as a trusted advisor, keeping lines of communication open so that strategies can evolve along with his clients’ particular needs and circumstances.

 

 

Representative Matters

  • Obtained $15 million settlement against insurance company that denied life insurance claim based on allegations that policy had lapsed and was a stranger originated life insurance (STOLI) transaction procured through fraud.
  • Obtained arbitration award for full amount sought (in excess of $400,000) on behalf of service provider.
  • Obtained summary judgment in client’s favor on breach of contract claim involving a disputed loan between members of a family business.

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2010, cum laude)
Temple Law Review
Moot Court Honor Society

Ursinus College (B.A. 2007, magna cum laude)

Admissions

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York

Professional Highlights

Recognition and Accomplishments

Ed was recognized as a 2018 Pennsylvania Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “E-Discovery in Pennsylvania Courts,” Philadelphia Bar Association’s Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ (October 6, 2012)

Publications

Co-Author with Hon. Mark I. Bernstein, eDiscovery in Pennsylvania, in EDISCOVERY (David G. Ries ed., PBI Press 3d ed. 2014)

Author, Corporate and LLC “Participation” LiabilityPennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, July 2012

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Kleinbard, Ed served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mark. I. Bernstein in the Commerce Court of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.