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Edward T. Kang

Managing Member
ekang@khflaw.com
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Phone: (215) 525-5852
Fax: (215) 525-5860

123 S Broad St #1670
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19109

Legal Assistant
Alma Huselja
215.525.0883

Edward T. Kang is the managing member of Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC, and devotes his practice to business litigation and other litigation involving business entities. Rated AV Preeminent on Martindale-Hubbell, Edward is recognized as providing exceptional legal counsel and support to his clients. Unlike many litigation attorneys who never, or rarely, try a case in court, Edward regularly tries cases, including jury trials.

As part of his business litigation practice, Edward carries expertise in a variety of areas, including contract disputes, business torts (such as fraud, tortious interference, and unfair competition), civil RICO, and breach of fiduciary duty. In particular, Edward focuses on “business divorce,” such as shareholder and partnership break-ups. He has represented both majority and minority interest holders in such disputes, and believes in resolving these disputes as quickly as possible through negotiation and resolution. When litigation proves necessary, however, Edward is prepared to represent his clients through trial and on appeal if needed.

In addition to business litigation practice, Edward is experienced in other types of litigation relating to business entities, including insurance bad faith, trade secret, and construction law. He has represented contractors and owners in various construction litigation matters, such as design defects, faulty construction, delay, and failure to pay promptly. He has represented construction clients in arbitration and trial, both a jury trial and bench trial.

In September of 2018, Edward became certified as a Panel Member of the American Arbitration Association for Commercial Litigation.

Education

J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2001

B.A. in Management, Temple University, 1992

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New Jersey, 2001
New York, 2008
Pennsylvania, 2001
U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
Various U.S.Appellate Courts
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Asian Pacific American Bar Association

National Association of Minority & Woman Owned Law Firms

International Association of Korean Lawyers

Industry Areas
  • Real estate developers
  • Investors
  • IT technology
  • Equity funds
  • Medical equipment
  • Contractors
  • Lawyers and law firms
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Officers and Directors
Featured Cases and Matters
  • Lau v. Ambani, et al., No. 2:16-cv-06288 (EDPA 2016)
    Client Name: Steven Lau

Edward Kang brought a federal RICO action against multiple defendants in the United States District Court for the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania.  Two years after prosecuting the case in court, Edward’s client entered into a favorable settlement with the defendants.  The RICO action was based on 18 U.S.C. § 1962(b), § 1962(c), and § 1962(d).

·       Tollhouse Investments, LLC v. Lau, the Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania, Bucks County, No. 2016-04788 and New Hope Entertainment Investments, LLC v. Lau, the Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania, Bucks County, No. 2016-05249

Client Name: Steven Lau

In these two related “business divorce” cases filed in the Pennsylvania state court, Edward Kang represented one of the two owners of the businesses.  Edward represented his client-owner in both defense and counterclaim against the other owner of the businesses.  The cases resulted in two favorable settlements for Edward’s client. 

  • Vizant Technologies, LLC v. Whitchurch and Davis, No. 2:15-cv-00431 (EDPA 2016)

Client Name: Vizant Technologies
Year: 2016

Vizant Technologies, LLC, a company specializing in providing cost reduction services, sued its former employees for, among others, theft of trade secrets. After litigating in various courts including courts in Georgia and Pennsylvania, the US District Court in Pennsylvania entered judgment in favor of Vizant and against the defendants. The court entered judgement in favor of Vizant for over $2.2 million including attorney’s fees. The court also issued permanent injunction against the defendants, prohibiting the defendants from interfering with Vizant’s business.

  • Snitow v. Snitow, et al

Client Name: Sandra Snitow
Citation: Philadelphia County CCP, Case No. 04182
Year: 2016

Plaintiff, a 50% partner in a partnership, sued her partner for, among others, breach of fiduciary duty for using the partnership assets to pay himself while depriving the plaintiff of her equal share in the partnership. After a bench trial, the court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff and against the defendant-partner.
Articles
Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Emoji Law: Are You Prepared for Emojis, Emoticons and Hashtags in Litigation?" (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association 2019 Annual Convention) 

 

Panelist, "The Complex Commercial Case in Arbitration" (American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2019 Litigation Week Webinar)

 

Panelist, "Emojis Speaking Louder Than Words? The Import of Emojis, Emoticons, and Hashtags as Evidence at Trial and Beyond" (American Bar Association Webinar)

 

Panelist, "Emojis Speaking Louder than Words? The import of Emojis, Emoticons and Hashtags as Evidence at Trial and Beyond #😊" (National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms 2018 Annual Meeting)

Non-Legal Activities
  • Member of the Union League of Philadelphia
Languages
  • English
  • Korean
Awards or Recognitions

AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2017


AVVO 10.0 rating

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AAA Arbitrator for Commercial Disputes

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Awesome Attorney - South Jersey Magazine, 2015


Rising Star - Super Lawyers, 2008, 2010, 2018