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January 12, 1988 | By Richard Burke, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's roster of major-league law firms has an addition. The new firm is Myerson & Kuhn, which is touting itself as an all-star player in the nation's legal arena with an impressive list of clients and revenues that it expects to top $50 million in its first year. The firm, which already has about 150 lawyers, opened offices last week in Philadelphia, New York and Dallas. Bowie Kuhn, the commissioner of major league baseball from 1969 to 1984, who was counsel to the prestigious New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, is a name partner of the new firm.
BUSINESS
January 6, 1988 | By SUSAN GUREVITZ, Special to the Daily News
Labor litigation specialist Stephen J. Cabot has left the Philadelphia law firm of Pechner, Dorfman, Wolffe, Rounick, and Cabot to team up with former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn and another high-profile New York lawyer to form a new firm, Myerson & Kuhn. The new firm will be based in New York, with offices in Philadelphia and Dallas. Harvey Myerson was formerly former managing partner of New York's Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey, which used to be the nation's fourth-largest law firm and was dissolved several weeks ago. Kuhn had been affiliated with Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.
NEWS
May 28, 1992 | By Claire Furia, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday dropped the firm that has been performing its traffic signal maintenance for 15 years and signed on with Lobec Inc. of Broomall for a one-year pact. The supervisors chose Lobec, whose bid was $3,900, over Signal Service Inc. of Exton, the township's long-term provider whose bid was $6,300. "I thought it was time to put it out to bid," said Township Manager Larry M. Comunale, who added that Lobec had been lauded by area townships.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1992 | By Frederick Cusick and Walter F. Roche Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A two-year-old law firm started by John M. Elliott, one of the city's most visible lawyers, has broken up. Robert J. Bray Jr., co-chairman of Elliott & Bray, filed suit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court last month asking that the firm he set up with Elliott in 1990 be "wound up and dissolved" and that a receiver be appointed for its assets. Bray's suit does not specify any causes for the breakup. In an interview yesterday, Bray said the breakup was a private business matter that he hoped to "resolve amicably.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1986 | By Diana Henriques, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three of the nation's five minority-owned brokerage houses, including one in Philadelphia, are teaming up to launch a new financial-services company. The new corporation - to be formally announced at a news conference here next week - will be a joint venture of Daniels & Bell of New York; Pryor, Govan, Counts & Co., of Philadelphia, and Metro Equities Corp., of Chicago. Travers J. Bell Jr., chairman of Daniels & Bell, said yesterday that the new corporation was aimed at serving "not just the minority market, but the 'under-serviced' market" of small investment firms, those with capitalization of between $5 million and $25 million.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1988 | By SUSAN GUREVITZ, Special to the Daily News
Philadelphia has won one and lost one. Labor litigation specialist Stephen J. Cabot has left the Philadelphia law firm of Pechner, Dorfman, Wolffe, Rounick & Cabot to team up with former baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn and another high-profile New York lawyer to form a new firm, Myerson & Kuhn. And, at the same time, Pechner Dorfman is being dissolved. The remaining partners in the 70-year-old firm, including chairman Leonard Schaeffer and Charles Bowser, could not be reached for comment yesterday.
NEWS
March 12, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's new lawyers come from a Center City firm with past ties to the congressman's family, considerable experience handling high-profile cases, and an apparent lack of concern over whether it gets paid any time soon. A team of three attorneys from Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis L.L.P. will make its courtroom debut Friday at a hearing in which the lawyers hope to persuade a federal judge to toss Fattah's racketeering conspiracy charges. Their attachment to the case comes amid a flap between the Philadelphia Democrat and his previous lawyers, who say they have not been fully paid and have pushed for the court's permission to drop the congressman as a client.
NEWS
May 2, 1995 | By Dwight Ott, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Camden School District's new insurance broker yesterday met a May 1 deadline for keeping the district insured, and did so for $130,000 less than the coverage provided by a Cherry Hill-based insurance firm owned by former Camden County Party boss George E. Norcross 3d. Concerns that the new broker may not have been able to meet the deadline were raised at a school board meeting last week at which Norcross' Keystone National was kicked off...
BUSINESS
August 19, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eight-and-a-half years after the judge sent him upstate, Pennsylvania's parole board sent David Downey home from Waymart State Correctional Institution , after stints at Graterford and Camp Hill , to suburban Philadelphia, and his business plan. He had been convicted of drug delivery resulting in the 2005 death of a teenage escort-service worker, Ashley Burg . She was killed by a cocaine overdose at Downey's home. Downey had been a government intelligence veteran and then turned to being a business consultant.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
IS BRIAN TIERNEY, the former CEO of a company that owned the Daily News , taking his own name in vain? If he wasn't already, he might be now, given a civil suit that was filed this week in Common Pleas Court in which Tierney is listed as both a defendant and a plaintiff. The case of Tierney v. Tierney pits the public-relations guru and his new firm, Brian Communications Group, against his old company, Tierney Communications, which claims that Tierney is violating an agreement not to use his own name in another business.
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BUSINESS
April 29, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Southeastern Pennsylvania will have two new companies offering managed Medicaid benefits in 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services said Wednesday. Entering the market are publicly-traded Centene Corp., of St. Louis, and UPMC For You, part of the giant University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which dominates the managed Medicaid market in western Pennsylvania. Not selected to continue with the program in the Philadelphia region was Aetna Better Health, which had 73,852 members in March, or 9 percent of the market, according to state data.
NEWS
March 12, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's new lawyers come from a Center City firm with past ties to the congressman's family, considerable experience handling high-profile cases, and an apparent lack of concern over whether it gets paid any time soon. A team of three attorneys from Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis L.L.P. will make its courtroom debut Friday at a hearing in which the lawyers hope to persuade a federal judge to toss Fattah's racketeering conspiracy charges. Their attachment to the case comes amid a flap between the Philadelphia Democrat and his previous lawyers, who say they have not been fully paid and have pushed for the court's permission to drop the congressman as a client.
NEWS
February 6, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Realen Properties of Berwyn is teaming up with a New Orleans developer that specializes in renovating historic structures to convert the Liberty Title & Trust building at 101 N. Broad St. into a hotel. Realen president Dennis Maloomian presented plans with HRI Properties Wednesday to the Philadelphia Art Commission for a 179 room hotel under Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Aloft flag at the 21-story 1920s building. Plans include a contemporary-style addition of about three stories that will wrap around the building's northern and eastern sides and provide direct access to the adjacent Pennsylvania Convention Center.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
The city's tourism-promotion agency is giving smartphone users a chance to text with a Philadelphia accent. Visit Philadelphia's new downloadable Philadelphia Keyboard puts emoji-sized images of cheesesteaks (Whiz wit, of course), Liberty Bells, and Rocky statues at users' thumb tips for insertion into mobile messages. The agency hopes the application, released Wednesday, will amplify the increasing buzz around Philadelphia as a tourism destination, said president and chief executive officer Meryl Levitz.
NEWS
November 12, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mason Asset Management and Namdar Realty Group, both of Great Neck, N.Y., are the new owners of Voorhees Town Center, the companies said in a news release on Tuesday. Mason and Namdar purchased the 732,000-square-foot Camden County mall from Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust on Oct. 27, marking their sixth acquisition from the Philadelphia-based mall developer. PREIT said last month that it had sold the property for $13.4 million after learning that one of its anchor stores planned to close.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Local real estate firm Arden Group, founded by Craig Spencer, on Tuesday sold the 19-story Center City property 1635 Market Street to New York real estate investment firm Nightingale Properties, for an undisclosed price. Nightingale's CEO, Elie Schwartz, has committed $5 million to renovations, starting immediately. Real estate agents with CBRE in Philadelphia, Kevin Maloney, Mark Adzick, George Cauffman, and Joe Wolff, will market the property. "This is an exciting opportunity for this building.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sunoco and its iconic ticker symbol SUN reappeared Monday on the New York Stock Exchange after a two-year absence. This time it comes with a Texas accent. Sunoco L.P. is the new name adopted by Susser Petroleum Partners L.P., a Texas company acquired recently by Sunoco's parent, Energy Transfer Partners L.P. The new incarnation of Sunoco will become the repository for ETP's growing fuel-distribution system and far-flung portfolio of convenience stores. "We are proud to reintroduce the SUN ticker symbol, which traded on the New York Stock Exchange for almost 87 years until the sale of Sunoco Inc. in 2012 to our parent company, Energy Transfer Partners L.P.," said Bob Owens, Sunoco L.P. chief executive.
BUSINESS
October 27, 2014 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
Finding a broker to assist or guide your investing is hard. Switching brokers can be even harder. There are ways to ease the process, and here's how to become familiar with some of them. "Transferring a brokerage account seems a little intimidating," observes this post at informational site LearningMarkets.com. But, it continues, "if you are in an unhappy brokerage relationship don't let the paper-work scare you. Dump your broker and educate yourself on how easy the transfer process can be and what you should ask for to make it as inexpensive as possible.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eight-and-a-half years after the judge sent him upstate, Pennsylvania's parole board sent David Downey home from Waymart State Correctional Institution , after stints at Graterford and Camp Hill , to suburban Philadelphia, and his business plan. He had been convicted of drug delivery resulting in the 2005 death of a teenage escort-service worker, Ashley Burg . She was killed by a cocaine overdose at Downey's home. Downey had been a government intelligence veteran and then turned to being a business consultant.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Green is joining the law firm of Dilworth Paxson L.L.P. Green, head of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission and a former city councilman, makes the jump from Duane Morris L.L.P. on Tuesday. He will become special counsel in Dilworth Paxson's corporate and business department. Green is the latest heavy hitter to join the storied Philadelphia firm. Former U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews also joined Dilworth Paxson this year. The move was confirmed by Ajay Raju, the firm's new chief executive and cochairman, who has made attracting civic-powerhouse lawyers a priority.
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