Timothy J. Szuhaj, Esq.
Partner

Timothy J. Szuhaj is a member in the firm and chair of the Business Services Group and co-chair of the Staffing Group.  He represents clients in various industries, including staffing, technology, Internet and E-Commerce, hospitality and food, and professional services.

His corporate practice includes counseling clients on corporate formation and governance, corporate finance, commercial transactions, growth strategies, and mergers and acquisitions.  Under the firm's business services model, Mr. Szuhaj often serves as a trusted business advisor and general counsel to mid-cap companies helping those clients tackle everyday operational issues while at the same time planning for the long term.  With respect to staffing industry clients, Mr. Szuhaj provides counsel regarding growth strategies, mergers and acquisition, operational issues, indemnity and risk management issues, and the structure and content of MSA, VMS and PEO agreements.

In addition to his private practice experience, Mr. Szuhaj also has significant in-house experience.  He served as both Deputy General Counsel and Intellectual Property Counsel to Verticalnet, Inc., a publicly owned enterprise software and e-commerce company.  His responsibilities included licensing intellectual property, human resources, service contracts, sale process and consulting and procurement issues.  He also served as Vice President of Vert Tech LLC, the wholly-owned intellectual property subsidiary of Verticalnet, Inc. As such, he was the primary officer responsible for the formulation of domestic and international intellectual property business strategies and management of the company-wide intellectual property portfolio.

Mr. Szuhaj is a member of the American Staffing Association.  He serves as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Staffing Association Board of Directors, as a Mentor to Talent Tech Labs community companies, and as President and member of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Board of Trustees.

Panels and Webinars

  • "Legal Issues Round Table" -  AtWork Group Franchise Conference, March 2019

  • “Keepin’ It Legal”  - AtWork Group Franchise Conference, March 2019

  • “Marijuana and Its Effects on the New Jersey Staffing Industry”- NJSA, Law Day VIII 2019

  • "Predictive Scheduling & Fair Work Week Ordinances" - Webinar Panelist - January 9, 2019.

  • "Is Your Company Ready To Disclose its Employer-Sponsored Health Offerings?"  - December 2018.

  • “Marijuana and Its Effects On The Staffing Industry”  - TempNet Webinar August 2018

  • “Cutting Edge Legal Issues” - AtWork Group Franchise Conference, May 2018

  • “Jeopardy: Keeping It Legal” - AtWork Group Franchise Conference, May 2018

  • “The Effects of Cannabis On Background Screening” - Mid Atlantic Staffing Association Annual Conference 2018

  • “Policy Considerations for Paid Time Off”  - Tricom Industry Insider Webinar March 2018

  • “Marijuana and New Jersey State Law: Greener Grass?”  - NJSA, Law Day VII 2018

  • “Exit Strategies and Succession Planning: Myths and Realities”  - Mid Atlantic Staffing Association Annual, Conference 2017

  • “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Staffing Liability Claim Scenarios”  - NJSA, Law Day VI 2017

  • “Navigating the New Ban on Salary Disclosure - A Primer for Staffing Companies”  - Tricom Industry Insider Webinar, November 2017

  • “Entering Cyber Space - Cyber Security”  - Launch 2017 Annual Staffing Conference, September 2017

  • “Legal Dilemmas Facing the Staffing Industry”  - AtWork Group Franchise Conference, September 2017

  • Legal Issues Round Table -  AtWork Group Franchise Conference, September 2017

  • “Navigating the New Ban on Salary Disclosure - A Primer for Staffing Companies”  - Becker LLC Webinar, June 2017

  • “Legal Considerations When Entering the U.S. Market”  - Talent Tech Labs Transatlantic Conference, April 2017

  • "Better On-boarding:  Creating a Competitive Advantage”  - Tricom Industry Webinar 2016

  • “Exit Strategies and Succession Planning: Myths and Realities”  - Tricom 2016 Client Conference

  • “Effectively Passing the Blame: A look at Contractual Obligations & Liability Requirements”  - Tricom 2016 Client Conference

  • “ACA - Past, Present & Future,”  - Tricom 2016 Client Conference

  • "How to Protect Your Startup's Intellectual Property”  -  Talent Tech Labs Meet Up 2016

  • “Effectively Passing the Claim Blame: A Look at Contractual Obligations & Liability Requirements”  - NJSA Law Day V 2016

  • “A Look at Contractual Obligations and Liability Requirements - Part 2”  - NJSA Conference 2016

  • "Better On-boarding:  Creating a Competitive Advantage”  - Mid Atlantic Staffing Association Annual Conference 2016

  • Moderator, “To Infinity and Beyond - Technology Panel”  -   Launch 2016 Annual Staffing Conference 2016

  • "How to Attract, Retain, and Engage Talent”  - Launch 2015 Annual Staffing Conference 2015

  • “Mergers and Acquisitions: Preparing for Growth"  - NJSA Law Day III, February 2014

  • "How to Increase the Value of Your Staffing Firm"  - ASJ Partners Webinar, March 2014

  • “Protecting Your Trade Secrets and Confidential Information:  A Practical Guide”  - Mid Atlantic Staffing Associate Law Day Conference 2014

  • "Contracts and Agreements for Everyday Life"  - South Jersey Paralegal Association Paralegal Educational Symposium, March 2013

  • "Contempt Hearings in Patent Litigation" Pennsylvania Bar Institute, August 2011

  • "Protecting Your Trade Secrets:  A Practical Guide,"  - Becker Meisel Seminar Series, December 2011

  • "Intellectual Property and Other Personal Property Exchanges"  - 20th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators 2009

  • "Protecting Brand and Reputation: the Communication Decency Act and Beyond"  - West Legal works, Issues of Liability in Online Business Commentary Webinar 2008

  • "Knowing What You Don't Know - How to Profit from Hidden Risks that Threaten Your Company"  - The Entrepreneur Institute, President's Forum 2007

  • Technology Law Fora, Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2007

  • The Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Technology Law Fora 2005, 2006 and 2007

  • Intellectual Property Developments Impacting E-Commerce 2006, 2007 and 2008

  • "Why Can't I Upload My iTunes to your computer?"  Copyrights in the Age of File Sharing," Garden State Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Fourteenth Annual Convention
     

Publications
 

  • "Four Legal Trends Staffing Firms Should Prepare for in 2019"  - January 2019 

  • "Cannabis and the Banking World"  - Tricom Blog, January 2018

  • "Marijuana and its Effects on the Staffing Industry"  - Tricom Blog, December 2017

  • "Cybersecurity, Hacking and Thefts on the Rise:  Protect That Data"  - The Staffing Stream 2014

  • "Increasing Staffing Company Value"  - The Staffing Stream 2014

  • “How to use background information wisely"  - Staffing Industry Review, February 26, 2014 (Co-Author)

  • "A Chance to Select a Standard for Use of Summary Contempt in Patent Cases"  - New Jersey Law Journal, March 21, 2011

  • "Trademark Practice After In re Sones: Subtle but Important Shift in IP Law Opens Door for Internet Businesses"  - The Legal Intelligencer, May 11, 2010

  • "Internal Cross-Marketing: Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit"  - The Legal Intelligencer,  December 28, 2009

  • "Brand Building and Asset Protection: Adding Value to Amusement Business"  - Park World, November 2009

  • "What is a 'Patented Invention' The Federal Circuit's Decision in Proveris Scientific Corp. v. Innovasystems, Inc."  - Upon Further Review, April 4, 2009

  • "Loan Workouts Superfund and Lender Liability De Minimis Settlements - the Magic Bullet"  - Akron Law Review , 1991

  • "Environmental Self-Audits:  Enough Rope to Hang Oneself?"  - 88th Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society

Business Services

Corporate
Intellectual Property and Technology

Mergers & Acquisitions

Staffing

Areas of Specialty:

Mergers and Acquisitions

Property Portfolio Management Technology/Internet/E-Commerce
 

Education:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D

Indiana University, B.A..
 

Admitted to Practice:
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court, (E.D.P.)

U.S. District Court, (M.D.P.)
U.S. District Court, (D.N.J.)

U.S. District Court, (S.D.N.Y)

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court

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