Fineman, Krekstein & Harris P.C. is a Philadelphia law firm that helps business, governmental and non-profit entities enter agreements, minimize problems in the performance of those agreements, and resolve disputes when they arise. Deeply rooted in the community, the attorneys at Fineman Krekstein & Harris understand the local rules and appreciate the nuances specific to the courts, the government structure and legal and business interests in the metropolitan Philadelphia area.
For more than 40 years, Stanley B. Edelstein, Chair of the firm’s Construction Group, has been helping contractors (prime, CM and specialty trades) owners, developers, design professionals and suppliers minimize the chances of a dispute on a project, resolve disputes before they evolve into litigation, and win disputes when they do. He and his team approach every matter as a problem to be solved, so that the client can put the dispute behind it and get back to its business. Understanding that construction is to a large extent a relationship business, where the client wishes to preserve a relationship, they work with that in mind while still working to obtain the best result possible.
The Firm’s construction practice is focused on commercial, industrial, institutional, infrastructure and government construction, in a diversity of projects including hospitals, pharmaceutical research and manufacturing facilities, airports, railroads and mass transit, bridges, office buildings, schools, water and sewer plants, site work and heavy highway, and in disputes over scope, delay, acceleration and impact, defective work and deficient performance. The firm also defends large construction-related personal injury, wrongful death and property damage cases for self-insured and high deductible parties, and where GL coverage may have been denied.
In addition to helping clients resolve disputes, either by settlement or trial, the firm helps clients in untangling troubled construction projects, and counsels clients to avoid problems. Drawing on extensive experience, they help clients on projects that ended it in court or arbitration, the firm also helps clients with contract review and negotiation, preparation of contract forms, and risk analysis.
The Firm also provides a wide range of legal services to businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals, including in the areas of business planning, corporate law, real estate, condominium law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, tax law, trusts and estates and property tax appeals. It also helps clients with insurance coverage issues.