by Ryan T. Kirk
Tennessee Law Review, Spring 2021
88 Tenn. L. Rev. 515
by Ryan T. Kirk
Tennessee Law Review, Spring 2021
88 Tenn. L. Rev. 515
Kang Haggerty is pleased to welcome our newest associates to the law firm.
Ryan T. Kirk represents clients in a wide range of matters that includes complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, commercial transactions, and class action lawsuits. With an undergraduate degree in economics from Drexel University, he provides a unique perspective in cases that contain quantitative, data-driven components. As a law student at Duke University, he developed a particular interest in environmental law matters, serving on the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. He is admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania.
Kelly A. Lavelle concentrates her practice in Business and Commercial Litigation and Class Action. She focuses on eDiscovery and information management. Kelly’s practice encompasses all phases of electronic discovery, from preservation and collection to review and production of large volumes of electronically stored information. Kelly earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law after graduating with a B.S. from the University of Scranton. Prior to joining Kang Haggerty, Kelly worked for a national transportation practice where she gained significant experience in commercial and contract litigation and eData management. She is admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Kang Haggerty members Edward T. Kang and Kandis Kovalsky, along with Senior Counsel Susan Moon O are attending the 2021 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”) Convention in Washington, D.C. from December 9th through December 12th.
If you are attending the NAPABA Convention, come say hello to Edward, Kandis, and Susan.
Kang Haggerty is a proud sponsor of the 2021 NAPABA Convention. NAPABA is the nation’s largest Asian Pacific American membership organization. Its vision is to achieve optimal representation and influence of Asian American and Pacific Islander attorneys in every facet and level of the legal profession and beyond.
This column will focus primarily on self-funded plans, the types of disputes that often arise relating to these plans, and suggestions for avoiding or resolving these disputes.
In the December 2, 2021 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang and Ryan T. Kirk of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Self-Funded Employer Health Plans: Benefits, Pitfalls and Strategies.”
The majority of Americans receive their health coverage through some type of employer-based insurance, and there are two main types of plans: fully insured and self-funded. Fully insured plans offer health insurance in the more conventional sense, where an employer and its employees pay monthly premiums to an insurer, who then covers the cost of medical treatment provided by its network of professionals. Continue reading ›
A good contract is more than an outline of expectations between parties, it sets the foundation for the business relationship. It also serves as a reference in the event of misunderstandings and disputes. Kang Haggerty founding member Jackie Fetbroyt will serve as a faculty member for the upcoming National Business Institute seminar on December 6, 2021 – Advanced Business Contracts: Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know. This online event focuses on refining attorneys’ contract drafting skills and negotiation strategies that will ensure the best possible outcomes for their clients. To learn more about the NBI seminar or to register, click here.
The CLE webinar will provide corporate counsel with guidance on piercing the corporate veil under the single business enterprise theory. The panel will address the increased potential liability for related businesses and the expanded circumstances under which the court may disregard the corporate form. The panel will discuss the implications of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Mortimer v. McCool.
Piercing the Corporate Veil: Single Business Enterprise Theory After the Mortimer Decision is presented by Strafford Publications. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 18th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST.
Kang Haggerty LLC has once again received national recognition for its Construction Law practice in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022. The firm appeared in the national rankings for both Construction Law and Litigation – Construction. The practice is led by Henry Donner.
In addition, the firm was recognized for excellence in the Philadelphia Metropolitan listings as a Tier 1 law firm in Litigation – Construction for the region. Construction Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Commercial Litigation all were recognized as well. Kang Haggerty’s reputation as a go-to business litigation boutique continues to grow each year.
Firms included in the 12th Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a ﬁrm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
This article will discuss briefly the history of qui tam litigation, its interplay with piercing theories and the particular utility of these types of suits in the health care context.
In the November 4, 2021 edition of of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang and Ryan T. Kirk of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Qui Tam Suits and Veil Piercing: A Powerful Combo for Combating Health Care Fraud.”
In 2019, the United States federal government spent $1.1 trillion, or approximately 25% of the overall federal budget, on just four government health care programs; Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to these well-known programs, the Department of Defense spends tens of billions of dollars every year providing health care to service members, veterans and their families through programs like TRICARE. Likewise, all states administer their own Medicaid programs and typically match the funding provided by the federal government, pumping even more public money into this sector. Continue reading ›
This column examines these amendments, the history behind Delaware’s prominence in the realm of corporate law, and discusses some key differences between LLCs and corporations.
In the October 14, 2021 editions of The Legal Intelligencer and the Delaware Business Court Insider Edward T. Kang, managing member of Kang Haggerty wrote “Significant Recent Changes to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act.”
Delaware Senate Bill 114, recently enacted and effective as of Aug. 1, includes substantial additions and amendments to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the LLC Act). In addition to several amendments meant to supersede recent case law, these amendments also contained further guidance regarding the operations of a Delaware public benefit LLC. This column examines these amendments, the history behind Delaware’s prominence in the realm of corporate law, and discusses some key differences between LLCs and corporations. Continue reading ›
In this column, we discuss Mortimer, the enterprise theory of liability generally, and the common sequencing decisions plaintiffs need to make when bringing a veil piercing claim.
In the September 9, 2021 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang and Ryan T. Kirk of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Enterprise Liability and When to Seek Piercing the Corporate Veil.” Continue reading ›