Major Victories

Winning for our clients
Success Stories

Our Successes in Litigation Matters

Medical Malpractice

  • $6.5 million: failure to diagnose eye-related cancer in patient (Philadelphia County)
  • $4 million: failure to prevent hypoxic brain injury to baby (Philadelphia County)
  • $3.5 million: failure to diagnose bowel ischemia leading to multiple surgeries (Middle District of PA)
  • $3.5 million: botched fenestration procedure (Montour County)
  • $3 million settlement for failure to diagnose cervical cancer (Montour County)
  • $2.2 million: failure to timely diagnose and treat brain hemorrhage (Philadelphia County)
  • $2.2 million: dangerous management of diabetic patient during surgery (Philadelphia County)
  • $2.1 million: failure to properly diagnose lung cancer (Philadelphia County)
  • $2 million: failure to properly perform spinal surgery causing CRPS (Philadelphia County)
  • $2 million: failure to diagnose nasopharyngeal cancer (Eastern District of PA)
  • $1.5 million: failure to diagnose hypoxic brain injury (Philadelphia County)
  • $1.3 million: failure to timely perform a tracheostomy on a pediatric patient (Franklin County)
  • $1 million: failure to prevent brachial plexus injury (District of New Jersey)
  • $1 million: failure to properly perform hip surgery (Carbon County)
  • $750,000: failure to diagnose aortic dissection (Northampton County)
  • $750,000: child’s injury at a hospital (Camden County)
  • $630,000: failure to perform bowel surgery (Philadelphia County)
  • $625,000: failure to timely diagnose a stroke (Philadelphia County)
  • $600,000: failure to properly perform spinal surgery (Chester County)
  • $600,000: failure to treat HBP (hypertensive crisis) (Lehigh County)
  • $550,000: failure to diagnose pulmonary embolus (Bucks County)
  • $450,000: failure to properly perform kyphoplasty (Lehigh County)
  • $450,000: failure to properly treat a bed sore (Philadelphia County)
  • $425,000: failure to timely diagnose a stroke (Philadelphia County)
  • $425,000: improperly performing surgery on a patient with achalasia (Delaware County)
  • Countless other verdicts and settlements throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey!

Personal Injury

  • $9.4 million: mother and three children catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident as they exited an Exxon gas station (Philadelphia County)
  • $9.2 million: Union plasterers on a construction site during the conversion of The Sterling at 18th and JFK Boulevard station (Philadelphia County)
  • $4.154 million: for an automobile accident in which a young woman nursery schoolteacher sustained a broken back (Montgomery County)
  • $3.6 million: Union laborer who was injured on a construction site (Philadelphia County)
  • $3.4 million: Union laborer who was injured on a construction site during the conversion of the City Hall Annex to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel (Philadelphia County)
  • $3 million: automobile accident resulting in catastrophic injuries (Philadelphia County)
  • $2.4 million: dangerous product causing choking hazard (Middle District of PA)
  • $1.8 million: wrongful death/survival action in a cross-over accident on Route 309 (New Jersey)
  • $1.240 million: construction worker who sustained life-altering injuries to his right foot and ankle when a co-worker knocked him off of the roof of a residential home being constructed (Montgomery County)
  • $1.2 million: incident at an amusement park (New Jersey)
  • $875,000: dental student who sustained a closed head injury in an automobile accident (Philadelphia County)
  • $872,000: failure to properly maintain gym equipment (Montgomery County)
  • $850,000: vending machine installer injured on the job (Eastern District of PA)
  • $800,000: independent tractor-trailer operator who was run over as a pedestrian at the Philadelphia Marine Terminal (Philadelphia County)
  • $720,000: Union glazer who permanently injured his leg in a worksite accident during the construction of the new International Terminal at Philadelphia International Airport (Philadelphia County)
  • $662,000: 85-year-old man who sustained a fractured skull and severe brain injury, ultimately leading to his demise, as a result of slipping and falling on black ice in the parking lot of a retirement community (Delaware County)
  • $470,000: Union painter who sustained permanent injuries to his shoulder as a result of a fall-down accident on a job site (Delaware County)
  • Countless other verdicts and settlements throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey!

General Litigation

  • Confidential settlement: patient sexually assaulted at a psychiatric hospital (Montgomery County)
  • Confidential settlement: child sexually assaulted at daycare (Philadelphia County)
  • Confidential settlement: patient sexually assaulted at a nursing home (Philadelphia County)
  • Confidential settlement: employee sexually assaulted by a superior (Montgomery County)
  • Confidential: settlement for employee sexually assaulted by superior (Montgomery County)
  • $650,000: bad faith legal malpractice claim (Philadelphia County)
  • Countless other verdicts and settlements throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey!

Our Successes in Business and Individual Matters

Corporate and Business Law

  • Represented a life science research product manufacturer in the sale of stock and assets, including its U.K. subsidiary to a public company
  • Implemented a reorganization plan for a company with revenues in excess of $1 billion, the plan involved the liquidation or merger of more than a dozen operating subsidiaries and affiliates
  • Negotiated software licensing agreements between an early-stage developer and a multinational media conglomerate
  • Completed complex buy-sell agreements for a restaurant company with multiple partners and numerous real estate interests

Creditors’ Rights

  • Represented various financial institutions in workout, bankruptcy proceedings, and foreclosure proceedings, including a $20 million condominium project, and an $8 million condominium project
  • Negotiated and documented agreements of sale for a $3.5 million commercial building on behalf of financial investors holding REO property
  • Represented a debtor in a $26 million hotel debt restructuring
  • Successfully defended two secured creditors in state court litigation initiated by contractors claiming unjust enrichment and seeking the imposition of constructive trusts in an amount in excess of $2 million

Elder Law

  • Instituted various guardianship proceedings for payment of fees owed to long-term-care providers
  • Successfully petitioned for orphans in a dispute between a corporate trustee and the grantor of a minor’s trust

Estate Administration 

  • Implemented a cryonic revocable trust
  • Administered a multimillion-dollar estate with real estate located in several states
  • Administered a multimillion-dollar estate that involved the sale of an operating business
  • Administered an insolvent estate with a gross in excess of $4 million that included business and real estate interests

Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation

  • Implemented an installment purchase of limited partnership interests by using a sophisticated estate planning tool known as an “Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust” to protect appreciated assets from exposure to excessive federal estate tax
  • Designed and implemented an estate plan for a high net worth real estate developer, including wills, revocable trusts, an irrevocable life insurance trust, charitable bequests, and a long-term succession plan
  • Completed a charitable lead trust for the benefit of a local university, resulting in income and estate tax savings for the donor and a transfer of $1 million to the university

Financial Services

  • As lender’s counsel, structured, drafted, and closed a complex $18 million tax-free construction to permanent loan transaction for a not-for-profit entity
  • Served as lender’s counsel for over $100 million in asset-based credit facilities secured by real estate and other collateral in multiple jurisdictions
  • Represented lender in all aspects of foreclosure, bankruptcy, and possession of $15 million in commercial property

Land Use And Zoning

  • Facilitated a unique partnership between local municipalities and a private developer to improve telecommunication infrastructure construction and development process
  • Successfully secured zoning and land development for an 85-unit age-restricted housing complex in Elkins Park for Federation Housing
  • Represented a synagogue in a landmark federal case with claims based on violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA)

Real Estate

  • Represented a regional commercial developer in all aspects of the development of several large shopping center projects and a multitude of free-standing retail properties
  • Represented a charitable organization in the purchase, financing, and zoning of the Elkins Estate, a venerable 42-acre landmark
  • Represented a regional commercial real estate investment partnership in connection with the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of retail drug store properties
  • Represented landlords in the negotiation of leases and operation and easement agreements with some of the nation’s largest “big box” retailers such as Lowes, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority, and Old Navy
  • Obtained a $5 million settlement and a court-ordered receivership in a partnership dispute concerning a real estate development and management company
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