Joe Langerak

Attorney at Jackson Kelly PLLC

Joe Langerak

Joe Langerak

Attorney at Jackson Kelly PLLC

Biography

Joseph H. Langerak is Counsel in the Firm's Evansville, Indiana, office. He practices with the Commercial Law Practice Group. Mr. Langerak concentrates his practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation with emphasis on business and commercial transactions, real estate, banking and finance and bankruptcy and creditor rights. He also advises clients in matters of construction law.

Mr. Langerak works with companies ranging from small businesses to major corporations in litigation arising from contracts, business dealings, creditor’s rights and construction law matters. He has brought cases to jury verdict in multiple states and regularly practices in appeals in federal and state courts. He frequently serves commercial land owners, retail shopping center owners and operators, contractors, design-builders, subcontractors, and vendors in matters ranging from construction claims, commercial leasing disputes, contract breach actions, and contract negotiations and drafting.

Specific examples of Mr. Langerak’s banking and finance work include:

• Lead defense counsel for a bank and argued before the court of appeals where mechanic’s lien holders brought claims of unjust enrichment directly against the bank, among other allegations
• Counsel to bank involving liquidation of all assets of multi-state construction company
•Counsel to lender in case involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, unlawful network access, unlawful alteration and conversion against its former Bank Secrecy Act Officer where employee destroyed or deleted substantial data on bank networks
• Counsel to financial institution involving the default of a boat building company which led to litigation across multiple states in dealing with a credit facility that was collateralized by intellectual property, real estate and marine equipment

Specific examples of Mr. Langerak's construction law work include:

• Tried case to judgment for commercial building general contractor involving truss engineering defects
• Draft new terms and conditions relating to remediation scopes of work for construction company client for use in multiple states
• Resolve claims brought by environmental containment client against gas station owner in connection with a diesel spill related to an underground lift station
• Tried case to judgment for commercial building general contractor involving allegations of improper construction revolving primarily around HVAC and concrete work
• EIFS building envelope defect litigation with hotel owner on behalf of prime contractor

Specific examples of Mr. Langerak’s commercial real estate work include:

• Oversee commercial tenant evictions in jurisdictions across the eastern United States, including removal of restaurants, multinational department stores, clothing retail stores, discount retailers, professional offices, jewelers, personal service retailers, printers and book stores, among others
• Represent developer in lawsuit regarding recapture of real estate pursuant to recorded covenants, including recovery of attorney fees
• Litigate exclusive use provisions among national chain tenants and landlord resulting in favorable resolution
• Litigation with large restaurant tenant resulting in collateralization of lease with real estate ultimately netting several hundred thousand dollars for client through collateral disposition
• Negotiate build-outs for landlord and tenants, small and large

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Jackson Kelly PLLC is a national law firm with more than 200 attorneys located in eleven offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and the District of Columbia. Focusing on clients' industry-specific needs, the Firm serves a wide variety of corporate and public clients and enjoys a national reputation in business, labor and employment, litigation, government contracts, tax, safety and health, permitting, natural resource and environmental law. The Firm’s clients and peers recognize its commitment to providing superior client service as Jackson Kelly has repeatedly been selected as a Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies in the U.S. and is regularly named to BTI’s Client Service A-Team.

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