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Kandis L. Kovalsky

Associate
kkovalsky@khflaw.com
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Phone: (215) 525-1993
Fax: (215) 525-5860

123 S Broad St #1670
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19109

Associate Kandis Kovalsky is an accomplished business lawyer representing both corporate and individual clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state, federal and bankruptcy courts.

Kandis represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, particularly in matters involving business torts, partnership and shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, unfair and deceptive business practices actions, creditor’s rights and civil RICO actions. Although Kandis’ practice mostly focuses on cases in active litigation, Kandis also assists clients in general business matters and litigation avoidance.

Kandis represents commercial borrowers, secured and unsecured lenders and Chapter 7 trustees in complex bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey bankruptcy courts. Kandis also represents clients in criminal matters involving investigations and prosecutions of financial fraud, theft, criminal RICO violations and securities laws violations.

Kandis has participated in state and federal trials, both jury and non-jury, mediations, binding arbitrations, and injunction and receivership hearings. Although Kandis is a passionate litigator, she has also negotiated many favorable settlements for her clients.

Kandis appreciates that her job allows her to make a difference in people’s lives. She strives to make sure each of her clients achieves the best possible outcome, especially in the context of litigation. Kandis is a problem solver and enjoys developing strategies uniquely tailored to address each of her client’s needs.

Before she attended law school, Kandis was a competitive figure skater for fifteen years. While at University of Delaware, Kandis was an eight-time Intercollegiate National medalist. She was also the vice-president of the University’s figure skating team for three years during which time she helped lead the team to three national medals.

Education

J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

B.A., University of Delaware

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Section, Business Law Section

Philadelphia Bar Association
YLD Liaison to the Federal Courts Committee, State Civil Litigation Section, Business Law Section

Pennsylvania Bar Association
YLD Liaison to the Civil Litigation Section, Animal Law Committee

Young Lawyers Editorial Board, The Legal Intelligencer

Community Involvement
  • Chair, Steering Committee, University of Delaware HenLaw Society Alumni Affinity Group
  • Co-Chair, Young Professionals of Make-A-Wish Foundation's Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley Chapter
  • Member, Young Friends of the Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Founding Member, Barnes Foundation's Young Contemporaries
  • Member, Young Friends of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
  • Member, Young Professionals Council, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • Member, Risk Management Association Young Professionals
Articles

·         Effective Advocacy From Young Lawyers Requires Less Hostility, More Civility by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – August 29, 2018

 

·         Should an Arbitrator Determine Arbitrability Where a Claim Is 'Wholly Groundless'? by Edward Kang and Kandis Kovalsky

The Legal Intelligencer – July 26, 2018

 

·         Planning for Summer Vacations or Time Off as a Young Lawyer by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – July 18, 2018

 

·         Self-Authentication of ESI Under Federal Rule of Evidence 902 by Edward Kang and Kandis Kovalsky

The Legal Intelligencer – June 21, 2018

 

·         The Tables Have Turned: Four Tips for Being an Impactful Mentor by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – May 2, 2018

 

·         Remote Working Programs: True Flexibility or Masked Rigidity? by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – August 2, 2017

 

·         Williams Indictment: Disappointing End to a Promising Start by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – March 29, 2017

 

·         Unspoken Consequences of Working in a Family-Friendly Firm by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – December 14, 2016

 

·         Women In the Profession Roundtable by the YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – November 22, 2016

 

·         Litigating the Legal Malpractice Case

Pennsylvania Bar Institute – November 2016

 

·         Associate Salaries: What Am I Worth? by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – September 15, 2016

 

·         Child Abuse Bill: A First Step, But Debate Must Continue by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – July 21, 2016

 

·         Advice for Young Lawyers: How to Maximize Your Conference Experience by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – July 6, 2016

 

·         Wolf Needs to Nominate Eakin's Replacement Soon by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – June 2, 2016