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HalfMoon Education Inc.: Engineering Law and Ethics Seminar
March 22 at 8:00 am
You’re invited to learn from a deeply experienced panel of high-level experts as they discuss how to build, strengthen, and defend your Engineering legal knowledge. When crisis strikes your company (not if, but when!), do YOU know what to do? And is your business’ reputation prepared to take the hit?
Please join us with HalfMoon Education as we discuss how to expand your knowledge on engineering law
Friday, March 22nd
Registration: 8:00am - 8:30am
Morning Session: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:00pm-1:00pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 5:00 pm
Hosted by: Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington
530 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Contract Law Primer for Engineers Nate Fox
Nathan Fox of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law is a real estate, construction, and business lawyer. He represents developers, homebuilders, property owners, business owners, and construction clients in transactions and zoning and land development proceedings. He brings uniquely practical experience from his time as a project manager for two luxury homebuilders to zoning, land development, and construction matters. He has successfully represented and appeared on behalf of clients in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before various municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, and New Jersey. Mr. Fox also represents financial institutions in commercial loan documentation. He works to bring a practical business-minded approach to all transactions on behalf of his clients. In addition to his private clients, Mr. Fox has served as the solicitor for Perkasie Borough, Chalfont Borough, and the Quakertown Borough Zoning Hearing Board, and has represented several other public entities.
A Primer on Engineering Ethics Issues in Professional Engineering Practice Anthony Potter
Anthony Potter of Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law is an attorney at law focusing his practice on representation of design professionals in all phases of the construction process including contracting, risk allocation, pre-claim resolution, mediation, arbitration, and construction litigation. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Civil Engineering and Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology Programs at Penn State Harrisburg and is frequently called upon to provide seminars for design professionals and architectural and engineering students on loss prevention, standard form construction contract documents, construction litigation, professional licensing and professional ethics. Mr. Potter has represented clients before administrative agencies, the Commonwealth Court, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He received his law degree with honors from Widener University School of Law in 1995.
Professional Liability Law Franklin Miller Jr.
Franklin Miller, Jr., of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law focuses his practice on the defense and representation of professionals in the design and construction industry. Mr. Miller has been involved in a wide variety of cases, including the defense of architects against serious personal injury/wrongful death claims arising from construction projects, the defense of design professionals from suits brought by property owners alleging design and construction defects and the defense of engineers related to their designs and calculations for integrated building systems such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire suppression. Mr. Miller graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2005 with a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a minor in Biology. Mr. Miller attended the Villanova University School of Law, where he received his J.D. degree in 2008. After law school, Mr. Miller was the law clerk to the Honorable Bernard A. Moore, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. Over that time he assisted in both civil and criminal trials and appeals. Mr. Miller practiced for over four years in a Philadelphia-based defense firm.
Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets Gregory Grissett
Gregory Grissett of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law helps businesses navigate complex intellectual property issues related to product development, marketing and capital investment, with experience spanning the apparel, textile, sporting goods, medical device, oil and gas, automotive, furniture, and consumer products industries. Mr. Grissett has a rare combination of experience in the international and business aspects of intellectual property. He lived and worked in Paris, France, where he gained experience in U.S. and European patent procurement and enforcement. He also has business experience working with a major global materials corporation in IP management and licensing roles. Mr. Grissett’s international perspective and practical experience help companies proactively manage IP development and enforcement issues unique to complex business operations.