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Brian D. Lipkin

Brian D. Lipkin

I help businesses and individuals to solve challenging problems.
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
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Biography

I help businesses and individuals to solve challenging problems.

Business Litigation
An experienced trial lawyer, I represent businesses in all types of litigation. I work with clients on contract, environmental, product liability, and real estate disputes. I represent businesses in intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. When disputes arise between business owners, I help clients to understand and enforce their rights. I represent insurance companies in coverage disputes. I have researched and written many insurance coverage opinions.

I have tried cases to juries with excellent results.

To represent clients effectively, I enjoy learning about their businesses. For example, I completed fall protection training to become certified to climb billboards, escorted a client’s mascots through an international toy fair, and traveled with a client to interview witnesses at a motorcycle expo.

In addition to representing businesses in litigation, I serve as outside general counsel in negotiating contracts and providing advice.

Employment and Labor Litigation
I defend businesses against discrimination and retaliation claims filed by their employees. I represent businesses in non-compete, trade secret, wage and hour, and whistleblower cases. In addition to litigating cases in state and federal courts, I handle administrative proceedings before the EEOC and PHRC.

I have significant experience in occupational safety and health matters. I have successfully tried citations before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and represented businesses in achieving many favorable settlements. I enjoy helping businesses to enhance their workplace safety programs.

I also advise businesses on employment and labor issues. I work with clients to develop affirmative action plans, employee handbooks, job descriptions, pay equity audits, policies, and restrictive covenants.

Education
Boston College Law School
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Tufts University
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Professional Experience
Partner
Houston Harbaugh
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Associate
Babst Calland
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Associate
Rose Law Partners
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Associate
Melick & Porter
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Law Clerk
Massachusetts Superior Court
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Professional Associations
Allegheny County Bar Association
Treasurer, Labor & Employment Section Council
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 673850
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire Bar Association
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Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
ID Number: 100463
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 321793
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West Virginia
West Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 13125
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Intellectual Property
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Houston Harbaugh
Three Gateway Center, 21st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: (412) 288-2256