Julie Negovan is Of Counsel in Griesing Law, LLC’s Commercial Litigation practice group.
What do you focus on?
I focus my practice on real estate, business counseling and litigation, construction, energy, health care, and complex commercial litigation. In addition, I have extensive e-discovery experience, including project management, litigation holds, forensics and production.
What do you see on the horizon?
Currently, there is a federalism battle going on between the Supreme Court of the United States and various state courts, particularly California, concerning the preemption of the Federal Arbitration Act over state contract law governing arbitration clauses in private agreements. This battle will affect millions of business and consumers when it comes time to resolve disputes under the contracts where arbitration has been elected. We can help minimize the chaos by reviewing your contracts’ dispute resolution provisions for conformity to both the FAA and governing state law.
Julie represented an international wind turbine manufacturing company in multiple commercial suits across the country, including managing its e-discovery effort in the US and EU in connection with litigation involving claims in excess of $100 million. Over the last 20 years, she has represented contractors, developers and owners in all facets of construction litigation, including defects, disaster recovery, insurance coverage, personal injury defense, title disputes, zoning and environmental issues, creditors’ rights, mechanics liens and shareholder and partnership disputes. She has defended many medical institutions and their members in civil suits, including malpractice, partnership disputes and disputes concerning ERISA and compensation issues.
Julie is included on the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals for commercial matters and has participated in multiple commercial arbitrations relating to construction defects in power storage projects, in residential luxury residential housing, disputes between healthcare providers and real estate holdings for a multimillion dollar charity, among others. Furthermore, she obtained a favorable award after a four-day hearing, which included full reimbursement of all attorneys and expert fees for the client. She has also been recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for her work in litigation.
Outside of the Firm, Julie is a licensed real estate agent in Florida, specializing in hospitality spaces and brokering businesses that require a liquor license. She is a Daughter of the American Revolution and previously chaired the Board of Directors of Bucks County Choral Society, a 150 member volunteer choral organization providing fine arts performances in Bucks County. Julie has also served on the Executive Committee of the Business Leadership Forum of the Union League and was a Republican Committee Woman for Warwick Township, Bucks County.
- Villanova University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- SUNY Binghamton University, B.S., High Honors
- Broome County Community College, A.A.S.
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- Best Lawyers, 2013-2022
– Commercial Litigation
- Super Lawyers
– Pennsylvania – Construction Litigation, 2021
– Pennsylvania – Business Litigation, 2013-2020
– Rising Stars, 2005-2007
– Selected by survey of Pennsylvania lawyers as one of the top lawyers
- The Legal Intelligencer, Lawyers on the Fast Track, 2006
– Included in the annual listing of young Pennsylvania lawyers based upon demonstrated quality of legal work
- Daughters of the American Revolution
– Member, 2021
- Livengrin Foundation
– Chair, Board of Directors, 2008-2018
- Bucks County Choral Society
– Chair, Board of Directors, 2012-2017
- Union League
– Executive Committee of the Business Leadership Forum, 2016-2017
- Warwick Township
– Republican Women Committee, 2005-2017
Writing & Speaking
- "Negotiating Indemnification, Reps, and Warranties in Pennsylvania" – Co-Presenter, National Business Institute, December 2021
- “SBA Boosts Efforts to Help Minority, Women-Owned Businesses Obtain COVID Relief” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, May 2021
- “The Age of the Dinosaurs Is Over: Why Construction Needs Workforce Diversity” – Author, New Jersey Law Journal, October 2020
- “What to Do When COVID-19 Disrupts Contractual Performance” – Author, American Bar Association, July 2020
- “Preparing Experts for Direct and Cross Examinations” – Presenter, Lawline, June 2020
- “Advising Clients on Contractual Concessions Leveraging Force Majeure for COVID-19” – Presenter, National Academy Of Continuing Legal Education, April 2020
- “Advising Hospitality Clients on Contract Concessions To Get Back On Their Feet 2020” – Co-presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2020
- “The GDPR and the Hospitality Industry: Global Data Protection Just Got Real” – Presenter, Lawline, August 2019
- “What US Construction Companies Need to Know About the GDPR to Avoid Fines” – Author, The Legal Intelligencer, August 2018
- “Construction Contracts and Arbitration Clauses” – Co-Author, New Jersey Law Journal, October 2017