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Edward T. Butkovitz

Ed is an associate in the Litigation Department.  He frequently represents middle market businesses in litigation involving business torts, contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, and insurance coverage matters.

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.

Ed received his law degree cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he served on the Temple Law Review and was selected to the Moot Court Honor Society.  He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Ursinus College. While in law school, he was a judicial intern for Judge C. Darnell Jones II during Judge Jones’s tenure as President Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and when later appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Edward T. Butkovitz

Associate
Litigation Department
215.496.7218
ebutkovitz@kleinbard.com

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

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

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

Associate
Litigation Department
215.496.7218
ebutkovitz@kleinbard.com

Ed is an associate in the Litigation Department.  He frequently represents middle market businesses in litigation involving business torts, contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, and insurance coverage matters.

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.

Ed received his law degree cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he served on the Temple Law Review and was selected to the Moot Court Honor Society.  He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Ursinus College. While in law school, he was a judicial intern for Judge C. Darnell Jones II during Judge Jones’s tenure as President Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and when later appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern 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.

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

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