Honors & Awards

  • Elected to the American Law Institute in recognition of scholarship and professional accomplishments. Membership sponsored by Edward R. Becker, then Chief Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Chosen as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in state-wide balloting by over 40,000 Pennsylvania attorneys and a blue ribbon panel. Awarded to the top five percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania in each category. Voted “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in both Business/Corporate and Bankruptcy categories.
  • Listed in the Marquis Directory, “Who’s Who in American Law.”
  • Board Certified for over 15 years (1992 – 2007) in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification, sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory highest rating, A.V. (5.0 out of 5.0), based on peer review: A indicates preeminent legal ability and V indicates very high ethical standards.

Education

Yale Law School

  • Instructor, Procedure and Advocacy Division
  • Finalist, Thurman Arnold Appellate Competition
  • Winning Team, Yale-Columbia-Virginia Moot Court Competition
  • Selected for Yale Law School team in National Moot Court Competition

St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia

  • A.B. cum laude
  • Major subject credits in three areas: International Relations, Philosophy, Classical Language (Latin)
  • National Jesuit Honor Society
  • Runner-up in National College Debating Championship

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and its federal courts
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its state courts
  • State of New Jersey and various of its state and federal courts

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Vice President and member of the national Executive Committee of the Yale Law School ( Alumni ) Association (2003-2011).
  • Chair of the Yale Law School ( Alumni ) Association of the PenJerDel Region.
  • Former national Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Committee of United States Law Firm Group of 19 member law firms.
  • Senior Hearing Examiner for The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2005-2011).
  • Co-founder and past President of Hospital Attorneys of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Past President of the Young Lawyers Association of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
  • Member of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference.
  • Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation.
  • Chair of the Task Force for the Tidal Schuylkill Master Plan.
  • Past President of the Rittenhouse Savoy Owners’ Association.
  • Member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
  • Member of the Yale Club of Philadelphia.
  • Former Board Member of the Center City Residents Association.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author “Bankruptcy Update”, weekly column in The Legal Intelligencer, an Integrated Media Company (2000 to 2007).
  • “Annual Bankruptcy Institute”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (1996 to 2008).
  • “In Harm’s Way: Officers and Directors of Corporations That Are Insolvent or in the Zone of Insolvency”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (2005).
  • “Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Officers of For-Profit and Nonprofit Corporations”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (2005).
  • “Directors and Officers in Harm’s Way — Defenses to Liability”, 11th Annual Business Lawyers’ Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (2005).
  • “Recent Developments in Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases”, 10th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (2005).
  • “The Art of a Deal”, Senior Executives Group (2004).
  • “Sarbanes-Oxley Update/The Year in Non-Profit Law”, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP Forum (2000 to 2005).
  • “Acquisitions and Divestitures: An In-House Perspective”, Delaware Valley Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel of America (2004).
  • “Recovery of Prepetition Medicare/Medicaid Overpayments in Bankruptcy”, “What’s New in Healthcare”, Association of Insolvency& Restructuring Advisors (2002).
  • “Breakups of Professional Practices”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (1997).
  • “Divorce and Bankruptcy”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (1995).
  • “The New Value Exception and the Absolute Priority Rule”, Philadelphia Bar Association (1994).
  • “Counseling the Small Business in Financial Difficulty”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (1991).
  • “Bankruptcy Issues Affecting Family Practice”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (1989).
  • “Antitrust Laws and Compliance Programs in a Competitive Health Care Environment”, Hospital Council of Eastern Pennsylvania (1985).
  • “Bankruptcy and Reorganization”, Banking Law Institute (1984).
  • “Business Bankruptcy”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (1983).
  • Contributing author of “Symposium on the Health Care Industry,” Vol.51, No.2, Temple Law Quarterly (1978).
  • Lecturer, Graduate Division, University of Pennsylvania for business law and business bankruptcy courses (1988)
  • Faculty Co-Chair and Lecturer in the Graduate Division of Temple Law School Continuing Legal Education for business law and business bankruptcy courses (1988-1992).