Edward S. Robson is the managing shareholder of the firm and focuses his practice on litigation arising from breach of contract, unfair competition, mergers and acquisitions, First Amendment rights, shareholder conflicts and real estate transactions. Mr. Robson also advises closely-held businesses of all types including those in the construction, manufacturing, professional services and technology industries. He has written and taught on a variety of topics affecting business.
Edward has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine for Business Litigation, an honor recognizing excellence in practice by those less than 40 years old and achieved by only 2.5% of Pennsylvania attorneys. Mr. Robson serves as an adjunct professor at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
• Editor, Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal
• National Finalist – Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition
Villanova University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
• Honors Program Sequence
• Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholar
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
• Institute of Economic and Political Studies
Responding to Liability: Evaluating and Reducing Tort Liability for Digital Volunteers. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2012.
“Potential Liability for Crowdsourced Disaster Response Groups,”Communia, September 26, 2011.
“Facebook ruling has impacts for fire departments,” FireRescue1, February 22, 2011.
“Rights and Rules When Buying Used Fire Apparatus,” FireRescue1, January 27, 2011.
"Social media policies: What you need to know," FireRescue1, December 15, 2010.
"To Enforce Settlement Agreements, Pa. Courts Follow Two Approaches," The Legal Intelligencer, October 21, 2010.
"Market Practices for Settling Derivatives in Bankruptcy: Part 1," XXVIII ABI Journal 8, 26, 74-76, October 2009.
"Market Practices for Settling Derivatives in Bankruptcy: Part 2,"XXVIII ABI Journal 9, 34-35, 76-78, November 2009.
Edward S. Robson & Regina M. Robson, Internet Ticket Exchanges: The Last, Great “Non-Regulated” Securities Market (working title).
“Liability and Reliability of Crowdsourced and Volunteered Information for Disaster Management,” presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, August 30, 2011.
Protecting Your Bright Idea, Presented at Villanova University's "Beyond Ideas - The Art of Entrepreneurship" Conference, October 21, 2010
North East Academy of the Legal Studies of Business, April 2010
Regina M. Robson is an experienced corporate attorney focusing her practice on general corporate law, contracts, regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions.
Working as an assistant general counsel and divisional vice president of a Fortune 200 company for more than eighteen years, Ms. Robson has experience with a broad range of corporate and regulatory issues. She has broad experience with a variety of contractual arrangements including complex procurement agreements, employment agreements, including consulting and non-compete agreements, and licensing and distributorship arrangements. She has also represented both private and publicly traded companies in mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Robson is an award-winning Professor at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She teaches classes in law and ethics to both undergraduate and graduate level students and entrepreneurs.
Villanova University School of Law, JD., Magna Cum Laude
• Order of the Coif, Case and Comment Editor, Villanova Law Review
Villanova University, B.A., Summa Cum Laude
• Honors Program Sequence, Valedictorian
Paying Daniel Webster: Critiquing the Contract Model of Advancement of Legal Fees in Criminal Proceedings, 7 Hastings Business Law Review, 275-308 (2011).
Breaking Out of the Box: An Exercise in “Extra Cubical” Thinking, 11 Journal of Academy of Business Education, 54-70 (2010).
Crime and Punishment: Rehabilitating Retribution as a Justification for Organizational Criminal Liability, 47 American Business Law Journal, 109-144 (2010).
An Entrepreneurial Strand in the Business Law Course: The Ice Cream Project, 26 Journal of Legal Studies Education, 433-456 (2010).
The Impact of the Stein Cases on the Practice of Deputizing the Corporation, 19 North East Journal of Legal Studies, 1-20 (2008).
Beyond Stakeholder Management and CSR: Does Benefit Corporation Signal a Fundamental Transformation of the Corporate Form, presented at the Society for Business Ethics, Boston Massachusetts, August 2012
Friending’ the NLRB: The Connection Between Social Media, Concerted Activities and Employer Rights, presented at the Annual Conference of North East Academy of Legal Stustis in Business, Saratoga Springs, New York, March 2012.
Paying for Daniel Webster: Legal and Ethical Consideration in Advancement of Fees in Criminal Proceedings, presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Richmond, Virginia, August 2010.
Rehabilitating Retribution as a Justification for Organizational Criminal Liability, presented at the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas, March 2009.
Constitutional Limits on the Prosecution of White Collar Crime, presented at the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Galloway, New Jersey, March 2007.
Joseph N. Frabizzio is of counsel to the firm and assists clients with employment matters, tax issues and succession planning.
Mr. Frabizzio holds an LL.M. in taxation and helps clients minimize their federal and state tax obligations associated with business operations, mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions. He routinely represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. He also assists clients with complex trusts and estates issues and succession planning.
Mr. Frabizzio advises clients on various aspects of employment law including executive compensation, employment discrimination, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Wage & Hour laws and ERISA. In addition to representing clients in employment related litigation, he works with clients to develop litigation avoidance strategies.
Villanova University School of Law Graduate Tax Program
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
• Managing Editor, Villanova Law Review, Order of the Coif
Franklin & Marshall College, BA
David G.C. Arnold is of counsel to the firm and focuses his practice exclusively on state and federal litigation. Mr. Arnold routinely represents clients at both the trial and appellate levels, in administrative hearings and in arbitrations. He has tried a number of jury trials and has represented clients before the United State Supreme Court.
Mr. Arnold has been instrumental in the development in special education law both in Pennsylvania and nationally. He litigated the seminal case of Lower Merion v. Doe that requires school districts to provide transportation to special needs school children not attending public schools. Mr. Arnold routinely teaches and lectures in the area of special education law and in other aspects of federal litigation.
Villanova School of Law, J.D.
St. Joseph’s University, B.A.
Ashley Cann is a paralegal and the firm’s client relationship manager. She supports the firm’s litigation and transactional practice areas and helps to ensure a high quality experience for clients when interacting with firm. Ms. Cann obtained her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in May 2011 and has been with the firm since 2012.