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Mary Jo B Gilsdorf Esq.

Mary Jo B Gilsdorf Esq.

Gilsdorf Law, LLC
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Mary Jo is an experienced and knowledgeable construction law attorney and mediator, who is able to achieve practical and efficient resolutions for her clients.
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Summary

Takes practical experience about the construction industry and applies legal knowledge to her practice in Arbitration, Mediation and Construction Law. Active in all aspects of the Construction Industry since 1997 on projects ranging from $ 100K to $ 300MM in value. Projects included commercial buildings, hospitals, hotels, offices, residential buildings and condominiums, sports complexes, performing arts centers, garage, retail and warehouse facilities involving new construction and renovation. Began as a generalist in a small construction firm performing duties as a contract administrator, assistant project manager and general assistant for estimating, field supervision and safety in small construction company. Progressed to become a cost engineer analyzing entitlement and value of change order requests from subcontractors to achieve resolution of claims and then took on the lead legal role as the sole in-house counsel for a major regional construction management firm in the Philadelphia market. Has handled over 50 Arbitrations and over 50 mediations,

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Half Hour; After $ 100. per one hour maximum
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Available on hourly basis, per diem basis for hearings, and through retainer agreement.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner Member
Gilsdorf Law, LLC
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Legal Counsel, Arbitrator, Mediator, Independent Neutral. Panel Member, American Arbitration Association, Commercial and Construction and Fixed Time and Cost Arbitration Panels
Director of Legal Services
L. F. Driscoll Co., LLC
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Sole in-house counsel position in a large regional construction management firm involved with commercial, private and public work up to $ 300MM in per project value. Significant experience with claim preparation, negotiation, and resolution; contract negotiations; and miscellaneous legal matters.
Generalist
Ehret Construction Company
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Practical hands-on construction experience with a full range of duties including legal services, contract administration, assistant project management and as a general assistant for estimating, field supervision and safety in small construction management company.
Education
Villanova University School of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
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Honors: Theodore Riemel Moot Court Award 1988; Herman Mitchel Schwartz Award 1989
Activities: Moot Court Chairperson
University of Delaware
B.A. (1980) | Fine Arts
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Professional Associations
American Arbitration Association
Mediator
- Current
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
- Current
Chester County Bar Association
Associate Member
- Current
Delaware County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Amercian Arbitration Association
Arbitrator
- Current
Activities: Construction Law Panelist
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Construction Manager AS ADvisor vs. Construction Manager At Risk, 19th Annual Real Estate Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Survey of Arbitration Forums, Chester County Bar Association, ADR Section, West Chester, PA
Chester County Bar Association
Building a Consrtuction Contract, Delaware County Bar Association, Real Estate Committee, Media, PA
Delaware County Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Gilsdorf Law, LLC
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Contact & Map
Gilsdorf Law, LLC
P. O. Box 513
Glen Mills, PA 19342
USA
Telephone: (610) 755-7806