Evan Barenbaum Director of Litigation
Education: University of Delaware (B.A., 1994); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1998).
Admissions: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1999); State of New Jersey (2000); United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2002); United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (2005); United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2000); United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2007).
Experience: Evan has an extensive background in complex commercial litigation in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State and Federal courts. He has handled a variety of litigation matters, including representation of an Atlantic City Casino developer, as well as the successful defense of a claim for millions of dollars in arrears from an anchor tenant of the Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City. Notable matters include the initiation and prosecution of a class action against the owner of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers for its failure to compensate season ticket holders for excluding the 2012 Winter Classic ticket from the season ticket packages, and the successful defense of a lawsuit by a general contractor seeking to impose $1.5 million in personal liability on the president of a professional corporation pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, in the matter of Scungio Borst & Associates v. 410 Shurs Lane Developers, LLC, 146 A.3d 232 (Pa. 2016).
Evan has a sense for detecting what really matters in a case from the perspective of his clients, the adversary, and the courts. He approaches seemingly intractable problems with creative, out of the box strategies by stripping down the most complex case to its fundamentals and implementing tactics to maximize leverage and create catastrophic consequences for the adversary – irrespective of what typically appear to be the merits of the defenses and claims.
Over his 18 year career, Evan has developed a practice counseling commercial clients to permit them to make well-reasoned and cost-efficient business decisions to initiate, defend or settle claims. Cognizant of the financial realities of litigation, he has structured alternative fee arrangements to suit the circumstances and his clients’ needs. His attention to detail, creative approach to litigation, and commitment to his clients and winning are unmatched.
Evan was named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation (2007, 2008* and 2010). *Rising Stars were not selected in 2009. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.