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Brian D. Lipkin

Brian D. Lipkin

I help businesses and individuals to solve challenging problems.
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
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I help businesses and individuals to solve challenging problems.

Business Litigation
An experienced trial lawyer, I represent businesses in all types of litigation. I work with clients on contract, environmental, product liability, and real estate disputes. I represent businesses in intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. When disputes arise between business owners, I help clients to understand and enforce their rights. I represent insurance companies in coverage disputes. I have researched and written many insurance coverage opinions.

I have tried cases to juries with excellent results.

To represent clients effectively, I enjoy learning about their businesses. For example, I completed fall protection training to become certified to climb billboards, escorted a client’s mascots through an international toy fair, and traveled with a client to interview witnesses at a motorcycle expo.

In addition to representing businesses in litigation, I serve as outside general counsel in negotiating contracts and providing advice.

Employment and Labor Litigation
I defend businesses against discrimination and retaliation claims filed by their employees. I represent businesses in non-compete, trade secret, wage and hour, and whistleblower cases. In addition to litigating cases in state and federal courts, I handle administrative proceedings before the EEOC and PHRC.

I have significant experience in occupational safety and health matters. I have successfully tried citations before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and represented businesses in achieving many favorable settlements. I enjoy helping businesses to enhance their workplace safety programs.

I also advise businesses on employment and labor issues. I work with clients to develop affirmative action plans, employee handbooks, job descriptions, pay equity audits, policies, and restrictive covenants.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Intellectual Property
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 673850
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire Bar Association
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Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
ID Number: 100463
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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 321793
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West Virginia
West Virginia State Bar
ID Number: 13125
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Houston Harbaugh
- Current
Babst Calland
Rose Law Partners
Melick & Porter
Law Clerk
Massachusetts Superior Court
Boston College Law School
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Tufts University
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Professional Associations
Allegheny County Bar Association
Treasurer, Labor & Employment Section Council
- Current
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Contact & Map
Houston Harbaugh
Three Gateway Center, 21st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: (412) 288-2256