Delia Bouwers Bianchin is Senior Counsel with The Lynch Law Group, LLC and has more than 20 years of experience as a business lawyer.
Delia currently serves as general counsel for a number of clients, fulfilling what is virtually an in-house counsel role. As a trusted advisor, she shares her clients’ sense of urgency and responds to calls and emails to help address client challenges and solve their problems. With extensive experience in navigating a corporate environment, she appreciates the criticality of incorporating the goals and objectives of the leadership team and working closely with the team in implementation at a pace that suits the organization and ensures success.
Her practice at The Lynch Law Group includes general business matters, such as counseling for closely held and family-owned businesses and serving as outside general counsel for small to medium-sized businesses on a wide range of corporate, commercial and employment matters. She also works with business clients in facilitating business succession planning and negotiating and implementing buy-sell agreements.
Delia also has successfully counseled closely-held and family-owned businesses and has provided transaction services in both acquisitions and sales of businesses. Clients rely on her counsel through all stages of these transactions, including due diligence guidance, entity formation, the negotiation and drafting letters of intent and term sheets, the business valuation process, and analyzing, negotiating, and securing financing.
Additional areas of practice include all aspects of human resources and employment-related matters, such as drafting and reviewing restrictive covenants such as confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition provisions, company benefit plans, executive employment agreements, employee handbooks and other policies and procedures. Corporate clients have also relied on Delia for Employment Discrimination and Harassment Training. She acts as counsel in both advocating and defending discrimination and harassment claims before both the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She handles severance negotiations and provides clients with wage and hour audit assistance.
For the first ten years of her career, she focused on complex commercial litigation at two large prominent law firms: K&L Gates (formerly Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP) and Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC. During that time, she concentrated in the area of general commercial litigation and garnered experience in a wide range of litigation-related matters in various federal and state courts across the country, including various complex commercial and employment-related litigation matters.
She then joined Penn United Technologies, Inc. and, for the next decade of her career, held the position of General Counsel for the diversified, international precision tool and die manufacturing company based in Cabot, Pennsylvania. As General Counsel, Delia managed all commercial contract negotiations, as well as all human resource, employment-related and retirement plan design and compliance issues. She also managed a wide range of corporate compliance and litigation matters germane to the manufacturing environment and the company’s intellectual property portfolio.
Delia successfully implemented several programs for the company, such as a contract review protocol and management system and a comprehensive export control compliance program to support defense-related work. She worked closely with all operations teams, providing oversight, training, and assistance for the review of all contracts and terms and conditions for both corporate customers and vendors.
Delia has also served as Corporate Counsel for Cabot Gun Company, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of luxury 1911-style pistols. In her work as in-house counsel, she has enjoyed providing advice and guidance and contributing her expertise in the context of major corporate initiatives, including ongoing operations and potential acquisitions and growth.
She is a regular guest lecturer for the National Business Institute on various corporate training programs.
Delia received her B.A. degree in English from Calvin College and her J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Commerce and the research editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.
Delia is actively involved in community affairs and currently serves on the Butler County Bar Foundation Board and is the founding president of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Christian Legal Society. She also serves as a board member for Penn Christian Academy and HobNob Theatre. She was one of the founding board members of the Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh, Inc., which has been providing pro-bono legal services to the poor and needy in the Pittsburgh area since 2004. Delia is actively involved with St. Peter’s Anglican Church, where she teaches Sunday School. She resides in Butler, Pennsylvania with her husband Robert and their two children, Julia and Simon.