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Dilworth Paxson LLP

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Chairman/CEO: Ajay Raju
Chair of Professional Practice: Lawrence G McMichael
Chair of Strategic & Financial Planning: Joseph H Jacovini
COO: Patrick M. Northen, Co-Chief Operating Officer, and Brett Wiltsey, Co-Chief Operating Officer
Number of partners: 73
Number of lawyers: 104
Languages: English, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Taiwanese Hokkien, Hindi, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Korean, French, Gujarati, Mandarin Chinese

Firm Overview:
With a legacy of success and a focus on the future, Dilworth Paxson LLP serves clients from a broad range of industries: from Fortune 500 companies to individuals, from governmental entities to non-profits. Dilworth attorneys have the practical know-how, intellectual dexterity, and social consciousness clients seek for solutions to their most challenging issues. With attorneys throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and experience across the nation, Dilworth is proud of its history and its landmark work.

Main Areas of Practice:
-Banking & Financial Services
-Bankruptcy & Insolvency
-Corporate & Business
-Employee Benefits
-Government Affairs
-Health Care
-Intellectual Property
-Labor & Employment
-Media Law
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-Philanthropic & Non-profit
-Plaintiffs’ Rights
-Public Finance
-Public Private Partnerships
-Real Estate
-Trusts & Estates
-White Collar/Government Investigations
-Zoning & Land Use

Banking & Finance:
13 attorneys
■ Represent national, regional, and community banks, finance companies, mortgage lenders, savings associations, credit unions, and other financial institutions in a wide variety of lending and other financing transactions, including servicing for securitized portfolios and loan sales. Services include pursuit of distressed borrowers in workouts, debt restructuring, litigation, and bankruptcy
Contact: Barbara T Ilsen
Tel: 215 575 7189
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Harold G Cohen
Tel: 856 675 1950
Email: [email protected]

Bankruptcy & Insolvency:
20 attorneys
■ Represented the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Academy of Music of Philadelphia, Inc. in successful Chapter 11 cases
■ Represented the publisher of the major Philadelphia daily newspapers in a vigorously contested Chapter 11 case, and obtained a Third Circuit decision that secured creditors have no statutory right to credit bid at a plan auction
■ Represent creditors in large bankruptcy cases including avoidance actions, claims, executory contracts, 362 stay and 105 injunction litigation, financing, and 363 sales
■ Extensive Chapter 7 Trustee representation Contact: Peter C Hughes Tel: 215 575 7282 Email: [email protected] Contact: James M Matour
Tel: 215 575 7134
Email: [email protected]

Labor & Employment:
11 attorneys
■ Represent public and private employers in all labor issues related to union employees, as well as matters under the NLRB, including serving as chief spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations, participating in labor-management relations meetings, resolving and/or litigating grievances through the arbitration process, and providing advice on the labor relations consequences of mergers, spin-offs, acquisitions, and bankruptcies
■ Representation of management in employment matters under local, state, and federal law, including Title VII, Section 1983 and the First Amendment, the ADEA, the ADA, the FLSA, whistleblower laws, restrictive covenants, and executive transition issues Contact: Marjorie McMahon Obod
Tel: 215 575 7015
Email: [email protected]

60 attorneys
■ Successfully represented a state agency against action attempting to block implementation of statewide health care initiative
■ Representation of the Rigas family in civil, criminal, and bankruptcy matters arising out of the collapse of Adelphia Communications, Inc.
■ Representation of a national bank in claim relating to billion dollar trust
■ Representation of inventors in patent litigation
Contact: Thomas S Biemer
Tel: 215 575 7025
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Gregory F Cirillo
Tel: 215 575 7122
Email: [email protected]

Public Finance:
8 attorneys
■ Serve as bond counsel and counsel to underwriters, borrowers, and trustees in a variety of financings including general obligation, revenue, and 501(c) (3) bonds for projects ranging from infrastructure financing to educational and health care facilities
■ Serve as counsel to municipal entities considering the monetization of municipal assets
Contact: Marc A Feller
Tel: 215 575 7242
Email: [email protected]