Elizabeth Livingston is a litigator with extensive experience representing a wide range of clients from public and privately-held corporations to government entities to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Elizabeth brings her extensive litigation and conflict-management experience to bear on business advisement and transactional matters, and she partners with clients to navigate legal processes, develop case strategies, settle when appropriate, and craft pragmatic policies and practices for effective business and risk management.
Elizabeth also assists business owners and management personnel with employment issues, including recommending hiring and firing procedures, drafting and revising employee handbooks, drafting independent contractor/consulting/work-for-hire agreements, navigating wage payment and collection matters, crafting severance agreements, and considering potential liability relating to employment practices. Ms. Livingston has represented multiple clients in employment discrimination litigation, including successfully defending employers against claims of race discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation – experience that informs the employment-related advice that she provides to clients.
In the real estate industry, Elizabeth has experience managing the Keystone Opportunity Zone application and tax exemption approval process for hundreds of business entities operating in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Through this work, she negotiates with representatives from the City and State Departments of Revenue and the State Department of Community and Economic Development.
Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Class Action/Complex Litigation
Labor & Employment Law
State & Local Government
Corporate Law Firm
Elizabeth serves as a volunteer on the Planning Committee for Preakness at the Piazza, an event that benefits the National MS Society, and with Philadelphia Diner en Blanc, an organization that celebrates Philadelphia’s historic spaces and embraces spontaneity with a pop-up picnic. Elizabeth is a graduate of Young Involved Philadelphia’s Nonprofit Board Prep Program and is a current participant in the Forum of Executive Women’s 2016 Mentoring Circle Program.
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