Christopher Passodelis, Jr.

Shareholder and Director

Christopher Passodelis, Jr.

Shareholder and Director

ChristopherPassodelis
Phone412-355-0200
Fax412-261-6221

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Mr. Passodelis is a Shareholder and Director of the firm and a member of the firm’s Corporate, Energy and Natural Resources, and Litigation Services Groups. Mr. Passodelis counsels clients consisting of local, regional, national and international companies, both privately and publicly-held. He works regularly with manufacturing, real estate, oil and gas, and technology companies with regard to their provision of products and services and has significant experience representing manufacturers of vitamins and supplements in matters related to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, including the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) as well as compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).

Mr. Passodelis has represented companies in both State and Federal Courts in matters involving Real Estate Title, Employment Discrimination, Restrictive Covenants, Franchise Rights, Intellectual Property Rights and General Contract Disputes.

ChristopherPassodelis
Phone412-355-0200
Fax412-261-6221

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Selected Engagements

  • Represented a multinational manufacturing company in connection with international supply agreements, intellectual property matters and foreign jurisdiction employment issues.
  • Successfully represented defendants in federal class action filed against food manufacturers and retailers alleging food labeling violations under California statutes and the National Labeling and Education Act.
  • Successfully defended claim against a national Title Insurance Underwriter using novel and creative litigation strategies which addressed standing of sub-prime lender claimant.

Areas of Law/Focus

  • General Corporate/Business Counseling
  • Business Formation and Planning
  • Emerging Businesses
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance and Venture Capital
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Private Placement of Equity and Debt Securities
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Employment Matters
  • FDA Compliance
  • Oil and Gas Title
  • Land Title Claim Resolution
Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., Wabash College, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Heart Institute Auxiliary Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation