Schwarzberg & Associates: Law Firm Partners Up and Bucks the Trend

West Palm Beach, FL, January 01, 2010 --( While tough economic times have been forcing many other law firms to eliminate lawyers, staff, and expenses and even close their doors, the law firm of Schwarzberg and Associates has been partnering up by making Janet Bernstein Teebagy and Donna M. Greenspan partners and bucking that trend by adding experienced trial attorney, Jeffrey C. Pepin, as an associate.

Founder and Managing Partner, Steve Schwarzberg, has positioned the litigation boutique firm to take advantage of the continued expansion of the employment law compliance field and litigation in general. Schwarzberg stated that, “South Florida is the nation’s hotbed of wage and hour litigation and the feeding frenzy shows no signs of letting up.” Increased layoffs have contributed to a “wave of employment-law related litigation claims, especially those involving the FLSA, retaliation, whistleblower, non-compete, severance and conflicts over independent contractor vs. W-2 status.”

Janet Bernstein Teebagy, AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, dedicates her practice to construction disputes, complex commercial litigation, employment matters, insurance coverage issues, securities litigation, ERISA litigation, creditors’ rights, contract and business disputes and products liability defense. Janet was formerly Assistant General Counsel (Rinker Materials Corporation) and General Counsel (New Line Transport, L.L.C.) and with Greenberg Traurig. Janet is now Chair of Schwarzberg & Associates’s Construction litigation group.

Donna M. Greenspan, also AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, focuses her practice on insurance coverage disputes and bad faith, employment law, business torts, and intellectual property litigation. Donna counsels and represents clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial court and appellate court level. Donna is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in both Business Litigation and Appellate Practice. Donna was formerly a law clerk for the Honorable Barbara Pariente on the Fourth DCA and with Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP. Donna is now the Chair of Schwarzberg & Associates’s Insurance and Appellate Law groups.

Schwarzberg & Associates also welcomes Jeffrey C. Pepin to the firm as an associate. Areas of practice include complex commercial litigation, insurance litigation, probate litigation, corporate litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, and business torts. Jeff graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance in 1996 and later received his Juris Doctorate from the Notre Dame School of Law. Jeff has over 9 years of extensive trial experience, the past 7 as an associate with Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman. He has been selected by the South Florida Legal Guide as a “Top Up and Comer” for six consecutive years and has also been listed in “Who’s Who of Professionals.”

Schwarzberg & Associates is a litigation boutique located in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida in the Esperante Building, where the firm has taken on additional space for future growth. The firm is focused on employment law compliance and defense (as well as complex commercial litigation, debtor-creditor litigation, probate litigation, intellectual property litigation, construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution), having been selected for the fourth year in a row as a “Go-To” Law Firm in Employment Law by Corporate Counsel Magazine in a survey of the Top 500 companies in America. Schwarzberg & Associates represents clients throughout Florida and the United States. For more information, please visit or call Managing Partner, Steve Schwarzberg, 561-659-3300.

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