Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller associate Adena Herskovitz recently participated in the American Bar Association’s Philadelphia Community Outreach Program, presenting a course entitled “Basics of Architect Agreements and Construction Contracts.” Herskovitz and co-presenter Bernard Lee discussed how to negotiate agreements with architects and contractors, with particular emphasis on how owners and developers of real estate can substantially improve their positions over the unaltered AIA contracts.

Herskovitz, resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, handles a range of real estate matters. She earned her law degree from Yale Law School in 2004 and her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College in 1998. Prior to joining Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, she was an associate at a Connecticut law firm where she was a member of the real estate, land use, and environmental law department. Herskovitz currently serves on the Board of Regional Housing Legal Services and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

About the ABA Philadelphia Community Outreach Program:
The Philadelphia Community Outreach Program is sponsored by the ABA’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, and numerous local bar associations. The program, entitled “Commercial Real Estate/Trusts and Estates 101,” is a basic course designed for new practitioners looking to enter commercial real estate law and estate planning; general practitioners who would like to learn more about commercial real estate or estate planning law; and experienced specialists who would like to transition into real estate or estate planning law. The course is comprised of eight lectures on related topics presented by local commercial real estate and estate planning lawyers.