Diana Kadash, of Counsel

Office Line: 847.656.9200
email: diana.kadash@loefflerlawyers.com

Diana Kadash practices in the areas of business and commercial law, including aspects of unfair competition, trade secrets, antitrust, government procurement, employment law, and commercial litigation. She is often called upon to review commercial documents, including leases, shareholder agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, joint venture agreements, employment agreements, stock purchase agreements, partnership agreements, confidentiality agreements, loan document reviews, stock redemption agreements, and other commercial agreements in the buying and selling of businesses.

Ms. Kadash has represented businesses in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, employment matters, federal and state government procurements, bid protests, wrongful discharge, and defamation and discrimination claims. She routinely counsels clients on business acquisitions. She has represented buyers seeking to purchase mid-sized cash flow businesses, primarily manufacturing, although distribution and service companies are also considered, with EBIT of $5M to $6M, as well as, larger businesses with EBIT in excess of $6M.

In the area of healthcare law, Ms. Kadash routinely represents physicians and physician entities, chiropractors, psychologists, and medical professional groups in all aspects of their practices, including practice management; corporate structure and governance issues; and matters involving healthcare regulations. She advises on a range of issues, including payment, fraud and abuse avoidance and compliance, managed care contracting, medical staff issues, HIPAA privacy and security, and general healthcare business contracts, including contracts with allied medical professionals and financial intermediaries. She has extensively litigated medical malpractice defense and Federal Tort Claims Act issues. She has also represented medical centers in civil RICO and federal fraud litigation in both California and Pennsylvania.

Ms. Kadash also regularly advises visual artists on legal issues affecting artists’ rights, including aspects of copyright protection, the Visual Artists Rights Act, and licensing agreements.

Ms. Kadash received her Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in 1989 and her Master of Legal Letters in corporate law and finance from Widener University School of Law in 1995. She received a master’s degree in public administration from Pennsylvania State University in 1986 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science form Lycoming College in 1979.

Ms. Kadash is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the Supreme Court for the State of New York; and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

She volunteers as a lawyer for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She regularly is called on to provide training regarding gallery contracts and copyright. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Widener University School of Law teaching a course in art law. In addition, she has spoken at the Moore College of Art and Design on artists’ contracts and copyrights.

As part of her commitment to volunteerism with Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Ms. Kadash has drafted about a dozen types of contracts for generalized purposes that are available through the organization without charge for poor and aspiring artists when they are in need of legal contracts. In addition, she owns a Pennsylvania-based corporation, MyContractSolution.com, which operates websites such as artistcontracts.com, where artists can access legal contracts without charge or for a nominal fee when they are in need.