Julie Quagliano Westemeier
Julie Quagliano Westemeier is a founding partner of Quagliano & Seeger, P.C. Julie's primary practice is commercial litigation, business disputes, and creditor's rights.
Having commenced her legal career with a pre-eminent construction law firm, Julie has extensive experience in the traditional construction law arena of payment bonds, mechanics' liens and construction litigation. Over the years, as construction clients diversified, the non-construction related commercial work became Julie's forte.
Julie developed an expertise in secured transactions and the financing industry, handling commercial litigation involving all aspects of inventory financing and small business loans (repossessions, replevin, garnishments, levies and guarantor actions), and leading up to many years as outside counsel for a bi-coastal factoring company.
In this context, Julie has also handled business organizations, corporate disputes, bankruptcy, and employment law matters. This includes complex litigation in the areas of non-compete agreements, TROs, and injunctions proceedings.
Julie has clients that have retained her services since she began practicing law over 20 years ago. She has seen these clients through corporate organizations and re-organizations.
Julie takes a sincere interest in her clients and an honest and pragmatic approach to business disputes. Julie is dedicated to her clients and strives to reach their goals and exceed their expectations, in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
As far as Julie is concerned, there is no dispute too difficult to resolve with creative thinking and out-of-the-box approaches. If necessary, however, Julie is prepared to aggressively pursue litigation as an avenue to achieve client goals.
Julie is also actively involved in the financial and business aspects of the firm's operations. Julie's first legal position was with a newly formed firm that grew to three offices and 15 attorneys. Quagliano & Seeger, P.C., has steadily grown from its inception of 2, to 14 attorneys and counting, and two offices, celebrating its twelve year anniversary on January 1, 2009.
Education:Georgetown Law (J.D. 1984)
University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. 1981)
Admitted to practice: 1985, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania; 1991, Maryland; 1994, Virginia; admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits; U.S. Claims Court (Court of Federal Claims).
Women in Construction, Event Planning Committee; Professional Women in Construction, DC Chapter, Event Planning Committee.
- U.S.A. u/b/o Allied Building Products Corp. v. Federal Insurance, 729 F.Supp. 477 (D.Md. 1990)
- In re: Kora & Williams Corp., 97 B.R. 258 (Bankr. D.Md. 1988)
- Boccone v. American Express Co., 2007 WL 2914909 (D.Md. 2007).
Publications and Speaking Appearances:
- Participant, Speaker, Bankruptcy and Collections, Executive Advancement Program, Associated Builders and Contractors of Metropolitan Washington (March 1998)
- Speaker and Participant, Smaller Law Firm Leadership, Fulcrum Information Services (December, 1996)
- Co-Author and Speaker, Working in a Troubled Environment, Washington Building Congress (May, 1994)
- Proper Use of Contract Documents and Bankruptcy Issues, Washington Building Congress Workshop (February, 1991)