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Law Offices of Ernest Sasso
A Business and Corporate Law Firm Providing Superior Quality, Outstanding Value, and Extraordinary Service to Domestic and International Clients Telephone: (215) 493-1600 Fax: (215) 598-0977 E-Mail

1075 River Road, Suite One | Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania | 18977

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Ernest Sasso Esq.
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
phone (215) 493-1600
fax (215) 598-0977
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The Law Offices of Ernest Sasso is located in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia area). Mr. Sasso's practice encompasses general business law, and focuses on international trade and investment, intellectual property, including the law and resources of the Internet, arbitration, and litigation. He has engaged in a wide variety of business transactions as a legal advisor in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Oceania. As inside counsel for a global, New York headquartered corporation, Mr. Sasso played a dominant and pioneering role in negotiating the first agreement with China that permitted a non-Chinese company to take majority ownership in a joint venture with a Chinese entity during the period from 1984 to 1986.

Mr. Sasso's practice also concentrates on labor and employment law, where he counsels and represents clients on a broad range of issues, including traditional labor law, employee counseling, workplace audits, and employment litigation.

Ernest Sasso is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [Washington], and the United States Court of International Trade [New York], as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and the Fifth Circuits [Philadelphia and New Orleans], and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania [Philadelphia], Middle District of Pennsylvania [Scranton], and the Northern District of Texas [ Dallas ].

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Sasso received a B.A. magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and was a member of Phi Alpha Theta , the International History Honor Society. Mr. Sasso also received an M.A. in History from Columbia University , where he produced an original, unpublished thesis on the origins and dissolution of the Purchase System in the British Army.

Ernest Sasso's memberships and affiliations include the Montgomery Bar Association, where he served on its Board of Directors and formerly chaired its International Law and Internet Law Committees. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice (formerly, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), New York City Bar Association, and Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Mr. Sasso has served as a contributing editor and author of key sections of the authoritative BNA treatise on the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as for the European Market Law Report. Mr. Sasso has also written extensively for professional publications, including the Philadelphia based The Legal Intelligencer (the oldest daily legal newspaper published in the United States ), The International Lawyer, published by the American Bar Association, and The Entrepreneurial Edge and World Trade magazines .

Ernest Sasso has also given numerous seminars worldwide before legal, business, and scholastic audiences, including presentations at the University of London, South Central University for Nationalities, and Wuhan University Law School in Wuhan, China (Hubei Province), and Villanova University, in the Philadelphia area.

Mr. Sasso has been awarded the prestigious AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the widely recognized and premier national attorney ratings organization. An AV rating is a significant accomplishment, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary ranking the attorney at the highest level of professional excellence.

Areas of Practice:
Age Discrimination
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Computer Law
Corporate Formation
Corporate Law
Covenants Not To Compete
Employment Law -- Employer
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Internet -- Cyberspace
Internet Law
Labor Law
Litigation & Appeals
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate Law
Securities Law
Sexual Harassment
Trade Secrets
Unfair Competition
Wrongful Discharge
Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania, 1981
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1983
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1987
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1993
U.S. Court of International Trade, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
Honors: Moot Court Honor Society

Columbia University, New York, New York

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors: International History Honor Society

Published Works:
Age Bias Harder to Prove Under Third Circuit Ruling, Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter

Employers Warned, Sexual Harassment, Pennsylvania Law Weekly

European Paths Through Alternative Dispute Resolution, European Market Law Report

Chapter Editor, BNA Treatise, The Fair Labor Standards Act

Foreign Service of Process Can Hold Pitfalls for Attorneys, Europe 1992 Law & Strategy

Gissel Bargaining Order: Unions Need Not Be Elected, Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter

International Trade in Civil Aircraft: Cleared for Takeoff, The International Lawyer

Pennsylvania's Anti-Smoking Law Likely to Hold Up in Court, Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter

Practical Aspects of Internet Law - The U.S. Perspective, Electronic Commerce Report

3rd Circuit Encourages Unions, Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter

U.S. Government Incentives for Exporting, The Entrepreneurial Edge

When Air Mail's Not Enough: Service of Process in Foreign Countries Can Be Daunting, Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter

Classes/Seminars Taught:
The Art of the International Deal, Montgomery Bar Association

CyberSpace Law: Legal Issues and the Internet, Montgomery Bar Association

E-Mail Security, Encryption, Metadata, Electronic Disclosure, and Protecting Client Confidentiality, Montgomery Bar Association

Employer Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, Montgomery Bar Association, 1993

Employment Law Practicum, Montgomery Bar Association

International Child Custody and Abduction, Montgomery Bar Association

International Letters of Credit, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Introduction to International Business Transactions, Montgomery Bar Association

Israel, Internet and First Amendment, Gratz College

Lawyers and Internet, Montgomery Bar Association

Overview of the U.S. Legal System, South Central University for Nationalities

Practical Aspects of Internet Law: U.S. Perspective, University of London

Preventing and Defending Sexual Harassment Claims, Montgomery Bar Association

Procedure and Strategy for Litigation in U.S. District Courts, Wuhan University Law School

Transnational Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Utilizing Internet Resources in International Business and Family Matters, Montgomery Bar Association

Utilizing (Mostly) Free Internet Resources in Family Law, Probate and Estate Law, Real Estate and Property Law, Taxation Law, Personal Injury and Tort Law, and Litigation Matters, Montgomery Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Montgomery Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Phi Alpha Theta