Edward S. Robson focuses his practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, real estate and sweepstakes.
Mr. Robson advises closely-held businesses of all types including those in the construction, manufacturing, professional services and technology industries.
He has experience litigating a variety of commercial disputes including those arising from unfair competition, mergers and acquisitions, civil rights, shareholder conflicts, breach of contract, real estate, and general liability. Mr. Robson interned with the Hon. J. Curtis Joyner, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was a law clerk for the Hon. Howland W. Abramson, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Civil Division.
He has expertise with all forms of sweepstakes, instant win games and skill contests, including those utilizing smartphones, Facebook, Twitter, user generated content (UGC) and SMS messaging.
Mr. Robson also serves as an adjunct professor at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Since 2003, Mr. Robson has served as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Radnor Fire Company, located in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He is an avid cyclist and multi-sport athlete.
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
Editor, Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal
National Finalist – Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition
Villanova University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
Honors Program Sequence
Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholar
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
Institute of Economic and Political Studies
Responding to Liability: Evaluating and Reducing Tort Liability for Digital Volunteers. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2012.
“Potential Liability for Crowdsourced Disaster Response Groups,”Communia, September 26, 2011.
“Facebook ruling has impacts for fire departments,” FireRescue1, February 22, 2011.
“Rights and Rules When Buying Used Fire Apparatus,” FireRescue1, January 27, 2011.
"Social media policies: What you need to know," FireRescue1, December 15, 2010.
"To Enforce Settlement Agreements, Pa. Courts Follow Two Approaches," The Legal Intelligencer, October 21, 2010.
"Market Practices for Settling Derivatives in Bankruptcy: Part 1," XXVIII ABI Journal 8, 26, 74-76, October 2009.
"Market Practices for Settling Derivatives in Bankruptcy: Part 2,"XXVIII ABI Journal 9, 34-35, 76-78, November 2009.
Edward S. Robson & Regina M. Robson, Internet Ticket Exchanges: The Last, Great “Non-Regulated” Securities Market (working title).
“Liability and Reliability of Crowdsourced and Volunteered Information for Disaster Management,” presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, August 30, 2011.
Protecting Your Bright Idea, Presented at Villanova University's "Beyond Ideas - The Art of Entrepreneurship" Conference, October 21, 2010
North East Academy of the Legal Studies of Business, April 2010
Member, Board of Directors Radnor Fire Company
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of New Jersey
United State District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania and New Jersey