March 12, 1993 |
State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo (D., Phila.) is switching law firms - leaving Astor, Weiss & Newman to join Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman. Joseph H. Jacovini, vice chairman of the Dilworth firm, said yesterday that Fumo would become an affiliate of the firm, with the title "of counsel," on April 1. Fumo, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has been at Astor, Weiss & Newman since the early 1970s. In a prepared statement, Fumo said he was changing law firms in keeping with his "future career goals.
September 20, 1991 |
More than six partners at Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman will lose their jobs and others will take pay cuts following a decision by Bruce W. Kauffman to remain at the firm. Joe Jacovini, a senior Dilworth partner, called Kauffman's decision not to join a competing firm - taking a host of Dilworth partners with him - a "chance convergence of events" unrelated to the pay cuts and partner departures. Kauffman termed his decision to remain as Dilworth's chairman a "personal sacrifice" made to insure the firm's viability.
May 6, 1995 |
Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman yesterday announced that it had acquired an 11-lawyer Cherry Hill firm, its first major expansion since a shake-up shrank the firm in 1991. Jubanyik, Varbalow, Tedesco, Shaw & Shaffer joined the Center City firm this week, expanding its regional base and strengthening its banking and real estate practices. "State lines are blurring," said Dilworth's vice chairman, Joseph H. Jacovini. "Our practice is, naturally, expanding into New Jersey, and their practice was expanding into Pennsylvania.
June 19, 1987 |
John F. Stoviak has left the law firm of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman to become a partner in another Philadelphia law shop, and some say his departure is an example of an increased willingness by lawyers to move from job to job rather than staying put. The 36-year-old Stoviak left Dilworth after 11 years, including five years as a partner and a member of the executive committee, to take a partnership at Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul,...
May 5, 1988 |
SEPTA has been billed $141,415 in attorney fees by a firm it hired in January to conduct an in-house investigation. The fees from Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman are for work through March. James Kilcur, SEPTA's acting general manager, predicted the April bill would be the smallest to date. He said SEPTA is reviewing all of the charges. The Dilworth firm, whose charges are $55,213 for January, $56,202 for February and $30,000 for March, also is guiding the troubled transit authority through a maze of state and federal investigations.
May 3, 1989 |
A New Jersey judge has ruled against a former member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and his law firm in an unusual lawsuit involving billionaire developer Donald Trump and a pair of Atlantic City casinos. The ruling, which took effect last week, states that Bruce Kauffman, who sat on Pennsylvania's high court from 1980 to 1982, and his law firm, Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman, acted improperly when it sued one of its own clients, the Trump Plaza Hotel, on behalf of a new client, the Sands Hotel Casino.
September 17, 1987 |
At the request of Gov. Casey, the Delaware River Port Authority board yesterday hired longtime Casey supporter John M. Elliott as its new attorney. Elliott replaces city Republican Party Chairman D. Donald Jamieson as one of the authority's regular outside legal counsels. Jamieson was dropped yesterday. The action of the authority, which is jointly controlled by Pennsylvania and New Jersey, reflected the GOP's loss of the Pennsylvania governorship last November. New Jersey and Pennsylvania are each entitled to hire outside legal counsel for the authority.
March 6, 1988 |
When Michael Smerconish, the kid - and I mean kid - who called some of the shots in Frank Rizzo's mayoral campaign last year, opened his title insurance business in Doylestown a few weeks ago, he asked Frank Rizzo to cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremonies. "Aw, Michael, that's not for me," the Bambino said. "Please, mayor, please come," Michael Smerconish said. "If you come we'll get media coverage. You have to come, mayor. " So Frank Rizzo came and, naturally, the opening of Michael Smerconish's business got a spread in the Doylestown Intelligencer.
October 14, 1991 |
Almost as soon as Bruce Kauffman appeased his bankers by staying on as chairman of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman, his law firm braced for another key departure. One of the partners that Kauffman was negotiating only a month ago to take with him to Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen is apparently negotiating his own deal to go elsewhere. Former City Controller Thomas A. Leonard, who is a key Dilworth player, is talking with the Pittsburgh-based law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart about a job for himself and some other Dilworth associates.
February 11, 2011 |
For much of the last half-century, anyone who passed through Philadelphia's civic heart had to traverse at least one of three inhospitable islands encircling City Hall. The trio of granite-paved plazas - Dilworth, Municipal Services and JFK - were an unfortunate legacy of the 1960s, a time when such grandiose spaces were built as pedestals for buildings, rather than parks for people. Neglected for decades, at least partly out of disdain for their harsh designs, the spaces have now become a priority with city officials.