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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.  Of particular importance to Ed’s litigation practice is 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.

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.

Edward T. Butkovitz

Partner
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

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

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
ebutkovitz@kleinbard.com

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.  Of particular importance to Ed’s litigation practice is 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.

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.

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