On January 1, 2020, Dailey LLP welcomed Sam L. Warshawer, Jr. and Patrick A. Costello to the firm and opened a Wilmington, DE office. Warshawer and Costello previously practiced at the prominent construction law boutique firm Venzie, Phillips and Warshawer, where Warshawer was a co-founder.
Warshawer, who began his career at Pepper Hamilton and has over 40 years of experience in construction law, will be based in Dailey LLP’s Philadelphia and Media, PA offices, while Costello will be based primarily in the firm’s new Wilmington office but will also work out of the Pennsylvania locations.
“We are excited to expand in our first year and have attorneys the caliber of Sam and Pat join the firm,“ says Dailey LLP Co-founder and Partner Lisa L. Dailey. “Having previously worked with them, I know they share the same vision and commitment to providing the highest level of service and value to each client.“
Warshawer and Costello have decades of legal experience with all facets of the transactional and litigation needs of the commercial construction industry, including the negotiation and drafting of contracts, as well as with construction and commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation and claim resolution. They regularly represent public and private universities, colleges, and school districts, as well as non-profit entities, public and private owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties.
“Pat and I are delighted to join Dailey LLP and bring our extensive experience in construction contract and litigation matters along with our focus on personal client service to the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group,“ says Warshawer.
Costello previously clerked for Judge Jan Jurden of the Delaware Superior Court and spent several years doing litigation in the Wilmington, DE office of Klehr Harrison prior to working at Venzie Phillips & Warshawer for over 12 years.
Costello also has substantial experience with a range of corporate and commercial litigation matters, including breach of fiduciary duty claims, director and officer liability, minority shareholder oppression, advancement and indemnification of company officers, limited liability company and partnership disputes, shareholder and partner derivative actions, books and records demands, piercing the corporate veil and real estate litigation. Costello is admitted in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey where he will continue to service clients.
Dailey LLP is a boutique law firm founded in 2019 by former Big Law attorneys, with offices in Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware, and a mission to deliver deep experience and better value on every matter.