Eckert Seamans Promotes Lawyers to Partnership

The Members (partners) of the national law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC recently voted to elect nine attorneys to the firm’s membership (partnership), effective April 1, 2015.

The new Members represent a diverse range of experience and have been promoted from within the ranks of the firm’s Boston, Harrisburg, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond and Wilmington offices. The newly elected Members include: Timothy D. Berkebile, Rochelle R. Breier, Gabriel T. Dym, Sarabeth Gaver, Joshua D. Hill, Harry A. Readshaw, and Kevin M. Skjoldal.

“We are extremely appreciative of the hard work and outstanding leadership of each of our new Members, and are pleased to welcome them to the partnership,” says CEO Timothy P. Ryan. “Each has demonstrated a high level of skill in their respective practice areas and a dedication to excellent client service. We look forward to their continued success.”

In Boston, new Member Gabriel T. Dym has significant experience in complex litigation, representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative proceedings and at arbitration and mediation. Dym also represents clients on a broad array of transactional and operational issues, including those in connection with hiring, discipline, terminations and workforce reductions, the creation of workplace policies, procedures and manuals and in contractual and licensing matters.

In Harrisburg, new Member Kevin M. Skjoldal concentrates his practice on labor and employment law and commercial litigation matters. He represents management and employers in matters involving all types of labor and employment issues, including employee discipline, grievance arbitrations, and employment-related litigation. Skjoldal also handles contract disputes and construction litigation, representing clients from a variety industries, including manufacturing, financial services, construction, and education.

In Newark, new Member Sarabeth Gaver focuses her practice on representing institutional and commercial lenders in closing real estate loans intended for sale in the secondary market with respect to multifamily and commercial properties, and in closing commercial permanent, interim, bridge, construction and mezzanine loans. She also represents lenders in the financing of multifamily properties through the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting & Servicing program.

In Pittsburgh, new Members include Timothy D. Berkebile, Rochelle R. Breier and Harry A. Readshaw.

  • Berkebile’s practice includes commercial litigation matters, with a focus on construction litigation and counseling. His construction law practice involves many types of claims on both public and private projects, including mechanics’ liens, bond claims, nonpayment, delay, impact, loss of productivity, differing site condition, defective work, design defect, construction-related products liability, extra cost and default. Berkebile’s litigation and advising experience spans a broad spectrum of residential, retail build-out, commercial and industrial construction projects.
  • Breier’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, mass tort litigation and electronic discovery. Her experience consists of matters involving breach of contract, products liability, insurance coverage, employee classification issues, federal and state class action defense, compliance issues, and several mass tort cases with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device claims.
  • Readshaw focuses his practice on complex bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, where he routinely represents large secured lenders as well as other types of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and collection matters. His experience also includes commercial litigation involving real estate, general corporate matters and secured transactions.

In Philadelphia, new Member Joshua D. Hill concentrates his practice on professional liability, internal corporate investigations, white collar defense and internal investigation, and complex civil litigation. His practice centers around defending physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems in malpractice actions involving catastrophic injury.

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