Phillip J. Binotto

Phillip J. Binotto

Pennsylvania - Western
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Phil Binotto focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment law, general litigation, complex construction contract litigation, municipal law, and general corporate law. Mr. Binotto has represented hospitals, contractors, manufacturers, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and corporate clients on all aspects of labor and employment law for over forty (40) years. He represents exclusively employers in labor and employment matters. Mr. Binotto’s labor and employment experience includes representing clients in both traditional and non-traditional labor and employment matters. He has successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements with nearly every major labor union in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Ohio. He has experience in handling complex labor disputes, including issues relating to grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, boycotts, hand billing, jurisdictional disputes, union representation elections, union decertifications, and picketing. He has handled labor disputes throughout the United States. He has also defended clients in both state and federal employment discrimination claims and law suits. Mr. Binotto frequently lectures and trains clients on proper employee relations practices, and the benefits of maintaining a pro-employee environment. Mr. Binotto also has experience in negotiating oil and gas leases in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, especially with regard to the Marcellus shale strata leases. Mr. Binotto has served as special labor counsel for a number of municipal clients in Southwestern Pennsylvania, including handling complex matters under the Pennsylvania Public Employee Labor Relations Act, No. 195; and has successfully handled numerous municipal interest arbitrations under said Act.