December 11, 2017
By Victoria Hudgins, The Legal Intelligencer
Horn Williamson senior counsel Sarah Hopkins was promoted to partner with the firm.
Hopkins wears two hats at Horn Williamson, she is co-chair of the Horn Williamson construction defect team and she handles employment matters for the firm’s commercial clients.
As a leader on the construction defect team, Hopkins manages several large homeowner client groups and supervises junior team members.
With more than 10 years’ experience managing human resources issues for commercial clients, Hopkins’ employment practice centers on proactive counseling, claim prevention, risk reduction and cost minimization.
August 23, 2017
August 22, 2017
By Jennifer M. Horn, Managing Member, Horn Williamson, LLC
It is no secret that building envelope construction defects are prominent throughout our region. This issue affects thousands of properties and multiple builders. These defects are truly latent, with no visual cues or outward manifestation of water infiltration. Homeowners often discover the defect when they see scaffolding at their neighbor’s home and wonder if their home is similarly impacted. When invasive tests are finally performed, they often reveal a costly problem that in most cases requires removal and replacement of the entire building envelope, microbial growth remediation, window and door replacement as well as interior work. Real estate transactional practitioners and construction attorneys are left to navigate scopes of repair and sort through the shifting causes of action on behalf of the builders, subcontractors and the homeowners who are impacted.
June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017
June 14, 2017
Cementing Philadelphia’s Largest Women-Owned Construction Law Practice
PHILADELPHIA, PA, Horn Williamson confirmed today that Peggy Underwood has joined the Firm. The addition of Ms. Underwood closely followed the firm’s move to its new Center City office in 2 Penn Center. These moves are part of Horn Williamson’s strategic growth initiative that added additional staff and attorneys over the first half of 2017, bringing the firm total to fifteen.
Ms. Underwood’s connections to both Managing Member Jennifer Horn and Carter Williamson run deep. Peggy first met Jennifer in 2004 while servings as President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Jennifer soon followed, taking over that same role. Since then, the two have remained close colleagues and friendly competitors. Similarly, Carter met Peggy through his many years representing several large construction industry clients.
“I joined Horn Williamson partly because of the impressive bench of talent,” said Peggy Underwood. “The comradery and dedication of the attorneys in this practice sealed the deal. Over my career, I’ve never seen a thriving, dynamic, construction practice where the majority of attorneys were women.”
For more than 20 years, Peggy has represented clients from all aspects of the construction industry. She has been involved in many of the Philadelphia area’s largest and most prestigious projects. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge in contract drafting and negotiation. Peggy’s OSHA and ERISA practice adds depth to Horn Williamson’s robust construction service offerings. Peggy has been named in Best Lawyers of America® for the years 2016 and 2017 in the field of Construction Law, and has consistently been selected as a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer.
May 18, 2017
November 17, 2016
November 17, 2016
Nydia Han’s report featuring Jennifer Horn, Esquire (from Horn Williamson LLC).
Hundreds of homeowners claim a construction problem of epidemic proportions is tearing through homes in the Delaware Valley, leaving them with repairs costing into the six figures. (WPVI)
Monday, November 14, 2016 08:42PM
Construction attorney Jennifer Horn of Horn Williamson, LLC represents 128 families dealing with what she calls defective stucco.
“We are just scratching the surface, and we are seeing family after family facing this issue,” said Horn.
And Horn said stucco is not the only problem. She said homes with siding and faux stone can have the same flaws.
So what do you do if you believe your home has a problem? Horn said it is critical homeowners contact a construction attorney immediately. Many firms offer an initial consultation for free, “This is a major life investment. It is critical that families get outside consults from professionals, experts and attorneys outside of the builder so that their rights are protected.”
You have 12 years, in some cases 14 years, in Pennsylvania to file a claim.
But there are other important legal deadlines that are critical not to miss.
The Attorney General’s law enforcement action was brought on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, not individual homeowners. It is important that homeowners protect their individual rights by pursuing separate, individual actions against their builder. If you have stucco, cultured stone, or fiber cement siding on your home or condominium, please contact our office at 215-987-3800 for a free consultation.
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