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PETER F. MARVIN, Counsel Emeritus

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Direct Dial:  215.290.4222


University of Pennsylvania School of Law

J.D., 1972

Law Review

University of Pennsylvania

B.A., 1968

Peter F. Marvin's practice focuses on helping clients reach solutions to disputes, developing contracts for contractors, and negotiating complex contracts for major construction projects and other undertakings.   Mr. Marvin is a 40-year veteran of commercial and construction litigation.  He has represented clients in federal and state trial courts, federal and state appellate courts and before arbitrators and mediators.  


His representation in construction industry matters includes bid protests, claims by and against owners, and disputes between contractors and subcontractors.  He has litigated bid protests on behalf of the successful bidders in major construction projects awarded by SEPTA and the Pennsylvania Department of General Services.  He has litigated issues involving some of the major public works projects in the region, including the rebuilding of the Frankford portion of SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Elevated line, the construction of a new commuter runway at Philadelphia International Airport, the development of the recreational path on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, and the rebuilding of portions of I-95.


Mr. Marvin has also handled major commercial and contract cases between parent corporations and former subsidiaries, environmental cost recovery actions, environmental and other insurance coverage disputes and issues related to online search engines and advertising. Representative clients include architects, major heavy and highway contractors, general contractors, specialty contractors, large national and regional privately held companies, small businesses and individuals.


Mr. Marvin serves actively as a mediator and an arbitrator and special master. He is a member of the national Commercial and Construction Panels of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association and of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. 


Mr. Marvin is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; from 2010 through 2020 he taught a course titled Common Law Contracts for Civil Lawyers to foreign-trained lawyers attending the Law School’s LLM program.  From 1973 to 1974 he was a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School.  

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