One South Broad Street, Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Intellectual Property Law
University of Michigan,
Noah H. Charlson
Noah H. Charlson practices complex commercial litigation, construction law, and intellectual property litigation on behalf of corporations and individuals. Noah’s clients include lawyers and law firms, builders and construction managers, project owners and real estate developers, universities, sureties and insurance companies. He practices in diverse areas, including construction and surety law, professional liability, legal malpractice, false advertising, trademark and copyright law, as well as a wide variety of general commercial matters.
Noah is a 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he received his bachelor’s degree in History, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Noah received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1996. Following graduation, Noah practiced at the New York City firm of Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C. before spending one year as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward R. Korman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Noah spent the next four years with the New York City firm of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLP, where he practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation. He joined BLF as an associate in 2002, and became a shareholder in 2005.
Noah has been named a Pennsylvania Rising Star for 2010 and 2011 by Pennsylvania SuperLawyers.
Noah is a Vice President of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley.
Obtained $5 million punitive damage jury award in defamation case by authors against publishing company.
Obtained multi-million jury award in breach of contract case on behalf of real estate management company breach of contract award.
Successfully defended legal malpractice case against lawyer and law firm, causing plaintiffs to voluntarily withdraw case before trial.
Represented a surety company, as plaintiff, in a two-week jury trial involving professional malpractice claims against its underwriter and surety consultant, obtaining one of the largest civil verdicts in the history of that court.
Won a multi-million dollar arbitration award on behalf of a long-term care facility in a professional liability action against its financial consultants.
Provides ongoing counseling and litigation representation for a leading construction management firm.
Won summary judgment for a major Philadelphia-area law firm in legal malpractice and fraudulent concealment action.
Frequently represents contractors in bid protest cases.
Member of the trial team that obtained a jury verdict in favor of leading pizza chain's false advertising action against competitor's advertising campaign. Pizza Hut, Inc. v. Papa John's Int'l, 80 F.Supp.2d 600 (N.D. Tex. 2000), rvs'd, 227 F.3d 489 (5th Cir. 2000), cert. denied, 532 U.S. 920 (2001).
Successfully represented standards-setting engineering society in defense of appeal by purchaser of pre-fabricated chemical plant in action alleging improper certification of compliance with standards. Dow Corning, Ltd. v. Chemical Design, Inc., 23 Fed.Appx. 90 (2d Cir. 2002).
Won summary judgment for defendant insurance broker/third party administrator in action by competitor alleging breach of a commission-sharing agreement. The decision was affirmed on appeal.
Won summary judgment, and successfully pierced the corporate veil, on behalf of lender in multi-million dollar collection action. Hudson United Bank v. Pena, 2005 WL 736603 (E.D.Pa. March 30, 2005).
Represented internationally-acclaimed fashion designer in trademark infringement action against upstart "juniors" apparel brand. Obtained pre-trial settlement following favorable rulings on pretrial motions. Agnes Trouble v. The Wet Seal, Inc., 179 F. Supp.2d 291 (S.D.N.Y. 2001).
Successfully evicted commercial tenant of ice rink following bitter dispute and litigation.
Represented company president in breach of contract and tortious interference against former employer and business partners. Successfully mediated dispute after several court victories. Devonshire Holdings, Inc. v. Knowaste Technologies, Inc., June 15, 1999, N.Y.L.J. 27, (col. 1).