- Business Torts
- Commercial Contracts
- Construction Counseling
- Professional Liability and Legal Malpractice
- Construction Litigation
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
- Harvard Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996)
- University of Michigan (B.A. in History, with high distinction, 1993) Phi Beta Kappa (1992)
Noah H. Charlson
Noah H. Charlson practices complex commercial litigation, construction law, and intellectual property litigation on behalf of corporations and individuals. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and was named a 2010 and 2011 Rising Star and a 2013 Super Lawyer by Pennsylvania SuperLawyers.
Noah’s clients include lawyers and law firms, builders and construction managers, project owners and real estate developers, architects, universities, gaming companies, sureties and insurance companies, authors and artists, and corporate executives. He represents clients in diverse areas of the law, including construction and surety law, professional liability, legal malpractice, employment and post-employment litigation, restrictive covenants, false advertising, trademark and copyright law, as well as a wide variety of general commercial matters.
Noah’s representative matters include:
- Obtained $5 million punitive damage jury award in defamation case by authors against publishing company.
- Obtained multi-million jury award in breach of contract case on behalf of real estate management company breach of contract award.
- Successfully represented developer in professional liability and fee dispute arbitration with design professionals.
- Successfully defended legal malpractice case against lawyer and law firm, causing plaintiffs to withdraw case before trial.
- Represented a surety company, as plaintiff, in a two-week jury trial involving professional malpractice claims against its underwriter and surety consultant, obtaining one of the largest civil verdicts in the history of that court.
- Achieved favorable settlement for terminated executive in severance pay dispute.
- Obtained preliminary injunction enforcing restrictive covenant and prevent former employee of BLF client from working for client’s competitor.
- Won a multi-million dollar arbitration award on behalf of a long-term care facility in a professional liability action against its financial consultants.
- Successfully defended bid protest case brought by disappointed bidders on half-billion dollar public works project.
- Provides ongoing construction law counseling and litigation representation for a variety of national project owners, including a real estate investment trust and a public gaming company.
- Won summary judgment for a major Philadelphia-area law firm in legal malpractice and fraudulent concealment action.
- Won summary judgment for defendant insurance broker/third party administrator in action by competitor alleging breach of a commission-sharing agreement. The decision was affirmed on appeal.
- Won summary judgment, and successfully pierced the corporate veil, on behalf of lender in multi-million dollar collection action. Hudson United Bank v. Pena, 2005 WL 736603 (E.D.Pa. March 30, 2005).
- Represented internationally-acclaimed fashion designer in trademark infringement action against upstart "juniors" apparel brand. Obtained pre-trial settlement following favorable rulings on pretrial motions. Agnes Trouble v. The Wet Seal, Inc., 179 F. Supp.2d 291 (S.D.N.Y. 2001).
Noah is a 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he received his bachelor’s degree in History, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Noah received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1996. Following graduation, Noah practiced at the New York City firm of Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C. before spending one year as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward R. Korman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Noah spent the next four years with the New York City firm of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLP, where he practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation. He joined BLF in 2002, and became a shareholder in 2005.
Noah is an avid bicyclist, and serves as a Vice President of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley. He lives with his wife and three children in Philadelphia’s western suburbs.
- 500 Lackawanna Development Corp. v. Hemmler & Camayd Architects (AAA Arbitration 2012)
- Accounting Malpractice Defense
- David Rudovsky and Leonard Sosnov v. West Publishing Corp. (E.D. Pa. 2011)
- Interstate Realty Management Company v. Community Realty Management Company (N.J. Superior Ct. 2009)
- Legal Malpractice Defense
- PNC Bank v. Superior Mortgage, et al. (E.D. Pa. 2012)
- Underwriter Malpractice Defense