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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 has represented clients across a wide spectrum of industries including transportation, food distribution, franchise, medical device design and manufacturing, pharmaceutical, education, counseling and coaching, real estate, insurance and financial services industries. She regularly advocates for her clients in pleadings and motions, at depositions, at arbitration, and in administrative hearings and trials. Elizabeth works with clients to understand and protect their businesses, and to provide assistance with risk management and operational matters. She has drafted commercial leases, licensing agreements, website terms of use and privacy policies, conflict of interest policies, and corporate governance documents, among other transactional agreements.

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.

elivingston@griesinglaw.com
Griesing Law LLC
1717 Arch St.
Suite 3630
Philadelphia, PA 19103
http://www.griesinglaw.com/
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Fellow Year

2016

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business/Commercial
Class Action/Complex Litigation
eDiscovery
Labor & Employment Law
Litigation
Real Estate
State & Local Government

Industry

Corporate Law Firm

Leadership Positions

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.

Law School

Rutgers School of Law

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