Jeffrey Campbell Venzie

Jeffrey Campbell Venzie

  • Construction Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

Jeff’s construction law and litigation practice involves the representation of owners, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and sureties. He routinely counsels clients through project management issues and disputes that arise during construction with an eye not only to ensuring that all of the client’s rights and remedies are protected, but also to formulating and implementing a strategy that will place the client in an optimal position to prosecute or defend any litigation that may ensue after project completion.

Jeff has prosecuted and defended all types of construction claims and issues before various federal and state courts, and in arbitration, including claims arising out of delays, acceleration, loss of productivity, default, termination, extra work, construction defects, defective specifications, design errors and omissions, bid protests, differing site conditions and payment and performance bond claims. He has experience with a wide range of federal, state and private projects, including commercial buildings, high-rise buildings and condominiums, courthouses, schools and universities, hospitals, roads, sewers, sludge pit and landfill remediations, wastewater treatment plants, process piping plants, army depots, and pharmaceutical facilities. Jeff also has extensive experience in drafting construction contracts.

In addition to construction litigation, Jeff also has significant experience litigating commercial and business disputes, including cases involving the usurpation of corporate opportunities, partnership disputes and dissolution, breach of contract, fraud/misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary obligations, piercing the corporate veil, and representing creditors in bankruptcy court.

Early in his legal career, Jeff served as a trial attorney for the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel in Philadelphia where he represented the IRS in the United States Tax Court.

Education
Villanova University School of Law
LL.M. (2001) | Taxation
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Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D. (1996)
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Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing
Activities: Editorial Board Member, Law Review
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Syracuse University
B.A. (1993)
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Speaking Engagements
"Money Matters! Understanding the Risks and Benefits of 'Pay-When-Paid' and 'Pay-If-Paid' Provisions"
Various construction industry associations in Pennsylvania between 2012 and 2014
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar # 78216
Member
Current
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Chester County Bar Association Access to Justice
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Activities: Chair of Construction and Surety law Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • English
Contact & Map
Venzie, Phillips & Warshawer
18 Campus Boulevard
Suite 100
Newtown Square, PA 19073
USA
Telephone: (484) 423-3500
Fax: (484) 423-3510