July 26, 2016 |
Paul L. Jaffe, 88, of Philadelphia, a corporate and real estate lawyer who served as a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge for two years in the 1990s, died July 22 of an infection at home. Judge Jaffe was senior counsel to the Center City law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. His specialty was mergers and acquisitions, as well as real estate and corporate law. Much of his work entailed representing the operators of parking lots here, and in New York, New Jersey, and Seattle.
November 7, 1989 |
Wayne T. Jauron, 44, a corporate lawyer for Cigna Corp., died Sunday at his home in Rosemont. His death came suddenly, and relatives said its cause was still being investigated. Mr. Jauron was assistant general counsel for the Philadelphia-based Cigna Corp., with expertise in securities law, financial transactions and corporate law. He had worked in Cigna's corporate law department since 1982 and previously worked for two years at Connecticut General Corp., a predecessor of Cigna.
November 26, 1996 |
Carroll R. Wetzel, 90, retired senior partner in a Philadelphia law firm and former president of the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, died Saturday at home in Ambler. He retired in 1970 from Dechert, Price & Rhoads, with which he had been affiliated for 37 years. He had specialized in corporate law. A native of Trenton, Mr. Wetzel graduated from Andover (Mass.) Academy, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. During World War II, he served with the Army Air Corps as a reconnaissance officer in England, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.
March 14, 2015 |
E. Brooks Keffer Jr., 85, of Wayne, a Philadelphia lawyer and Tredyffrin Township supervisor and zoning board official, died Friday, March 6, of heart disease at Dunwoody Village. Mr. Keffer joined the law firm of Norris, Lex, Hart & Ross in Philadelphia, which became Hepburn Willcox Hamilton & Putnam. He worked there for 45 years, many of them as managing partner. His specialties were corporate law and trusts and estates. When the NFL was based in Narberth, he was one of its lawyers.
March 10, 1991 |
"Dear colleague: To be perfectly candid, my conscience bothered me. " So begins a September 1990 letter from Guy G. Gabrielson Jr. to his colleagues in the bar, seeking money for the Montgomery County Legal Aid Service. For 39 years, Gabrielson had been a successful businessman and lawyer - practicing business, corporate, estate and trust law. In late 1988, however, he realized that, with the exception of family and a few close friends, he had done almost no pro bono work.
July 16, 1986 |
Pennsylvania could see a rush for the state lines by companies incorporated here unless the legislature acts to protect corporate officers and directors, a group of lawyers said yesterday. Specifically, they said, if the state does not bring its laws covering the liability of directors and officers into line with recent acts in Delaware and some other states, many Pennsylvania corporations may find it necessary to reincorporate elsewhere. "My phone has been ringing off the hook by law firms saying they're under tremendous pressure (from corporate clients)
December 10, 1987 |
In the spring, Jeremy Frey, the assistant U.S. attorney who fled the stuffy confines of a Philadelphia law firm to prosecute bank robbers and ham thieves in Camden, found himself facing the bright lights at the Academy of Music. During the first half, he played a swashbuckler, complete with saber and tricornered hat. After intermission, he returned as a policeman with a bushy mustache, a pillbox hat and a billy club. Frey, 34, is to become the assistant in charge of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Camden today as his boss, Joel Rosen, is sworn in as a federal magistrate by U.S. District Judge John F. Gerry in Camden.
May 21, 1990 |
Fairfax Leary Jr., 80, a Philadelphia lawyer and retired law school professor, died Thursday at his Villanova home. He was the son of Navy Vice Admiral H. Fairfax Leary. Mr. Leary, a Washington native, graduated from Princeton University, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1932, and from Harvard Law School in 1935. He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. In 1946, he came to Philadelphia to teach commercial law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Leary became a partner in the early 1950s in the law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis.
April 7, 1990 |
Alexander Brodsky, 84, whose life was ward politics, the law and the Republican Party, died Wednesday at a nursing home in West Philadelphia. He resided in Northeast Philadelphia. For many years, Mr. Brodsky was a resident and Republican leader of the old 12th Ward, a narrow slice of land that ran just north of Vine Street, between Third and Eighth Streets in lower North Philadelphia. It was a neighborhood of immigrants whose loyalty locally was to the GOP, even if they did vote Democratic in national elections.
August 5, 1994 |
Eugene R. "Pete" Lippman, 71, a former senior partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Krusen, Evans & Byrne, died Wednesday at his home in Center City. A member of the firm since 1959, Mr. Lippman specialized in maritime and corporate law, representing numerous maritime interests in the states along the Delaware River and internationally. He retired as a senior partner in 1990 and remained as counsel to the firm until his death. Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Lippman attended Newark Academy and Princeton University.