Biography

Bill Labovitz is a veteran civil litigator and business attorney who represents individuals and businesses in the Pittsbugh area. Bill practices in the areas of commercial litigation, business law, employment law, construction litigation, media law, and real estate/HOA law.

Bill has represented his clients in the prosecution and defense of a wide array of litigation matters, including breach of contract, collection cases, fraud claims and other business torts, construction disputes, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. He has represented individuals, companies of all sizes, and planned communities in state and federal court, before environmental administrative agencies, and in mediations and arbitrations before FINRA and the American Arbitration Association.

In addition to his role as a litigator, Bill counsels clients on business matters such as the formation of business entities, reviews of commercial contracts, and reviews of employment agreements, including non-competition agreements. Bill also has represented developers, condominium, and homeowner associations in connection with drafting and amending governing documents such as declarations and bylaws; enforcing covenants, rules, and regulations; and collecting unpaid fees and assessments.

Bill has published a number of articles, including: co-author of the Pennsylvania portion of Libel Defense Resource Center (LDRC) 50-State Survey, Media Privacy and Related Law, 1997-2000; co-author of “Attorney-Client Privilege in Individual Bankruptcy Cases…An Emerging Oxymoron?” Commercial Law Journal, Fall 1999; and “Innovation Over Regulation: Newspapers to Self-Police Racks in Pittsburgh,” Media Law Update, March 1999.

Bill lives with his wife and three children in Mt. Lebanon, where he is active in the community. Bill served as chairman of the Lebo Cup recreational soccer program for about 500 children in grades K-12. He is vice president of the Mt. Lebanon Soccer Association. He received the soccer association’s President’s Award in February 2014 in recognition of his leadership skills and work performed for the organization. He also is involved with the Mt. Lebanon Democratic Committee. In addition, Bill is a former board member and president of Tufts University Lawyers Association and is chairman of Tufts University Alumni Admissions Program’s Pittsburgh Committee.

Bill is an adjunct professor at Point Park University where he teaches a media law course. He previously taught at Robert Morris University and at the University of Pittsburgh.
Before becoming an attorney, Bill was a reporter for The Daily Item in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Education

B.A. Tufts University
J.D. Boston University School of Law

Admissions

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and Sixth Circuit

Affiliations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Mt. Lebanon Soccer Association
Mt. Lebanon Democratic Committee

Speaking Engagements

CLE seminar at California University of Pennsylvania on the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, December 2013

Phone: 412.434.4911 ext 24

E-Mail: wlabovitz@elliott-davis.com

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