Anderson Kill has announced that four partners and one associate from Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich, P.C. are joining the firm's Philadelphia office, effective October 1.
The DBMFM attorneys offer a blend of litigation, transactional and estate and tax counsel, serving a variety of entrepreneurs and local and national entities in a broad range of industries, including financial, energy, retail, construction, manufacturing, and communications. Known for their personal service and strategic counsel, the partners joining Anderson Kill have won numerous honors and recognition from their peers and community.
Peter J. Deeb is a trial attorney with a sterling track record representing clients in all facets of commercial litigation, employment litigation, and tort defense. For more than 25 years, he has served as counsel for leasing companies, banks, corporations, and other business entities, including individual entrepreneurs. He has represented clients in breach of contract, interference with contract, unjust enrichment, and fraud litigation, and in employment matters including restrictive covenants such as non-compete and non-solicitation clauses and discrimination claims.
Stephen H. Frishberg concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, corporate, real estate, and tax planning. Mr. Frishberg is AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Montgomery County Orphans' Court Rules Committee, and also as chair of its Probate and Tax Section.
Inez M. Markovich concentrates her practice in business reorganization and bankruptcy, commercial finance transactions, debt restructuring, creditors' rights, and financial services regulation. Ms. Markovich represents commercial banks, leasing companies, and other financial institutions in all aspects of secured lending, asset-based lending, syndicated lending, commercial leasing, credit enhancement transactions, and bank regulatory matters.
Frank G. Murphy represents businesses in transactional matters as well as in commercial litigation on behalf of banks, construction companies, real estate developers, municipalities, and many other businesses and organizations. He is an experienced litigator who aggressively represents clients in breach of contract, non-compete, mechanics liens, and workout litigation in State and Federal Court. Mr. Murphy's transactional practice includes the negotiation and documentation of loan deals, leases, and real estate matters.
One DBMFM associate is also joining Anderson Kill. Kevin G. McDonald focuses on commercial litigation and bankruptcy and reorganization in state and federal court.
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Darin J. McMullen joined Anderson Kill in 2006 and works in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Mr. McMullen's practice is concentrated in representing policyholders in the area of insurance recovery. He is also a member of the firm’s Hospitality Industry Practice Group and Financial Services Industry Group. Mr. McMullen has successfully represented and litigated on behalf of policyholders in obtaining insurance recovery in complex claims involving property losses, business interruption, EPLI, construction, professional liability, employee dishonesty and general liability claims. In addition to his insurance recovery practice, he has represented clients in disputes arising out of the interpretation and enforcement of indemnification obligations.
Mr. McMullen represents clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, hospitality, biotech, communications, defense contracting and construction. His clients include publicly held international companies, Fortune 500 companies and privately held businesses. He has been extensively involved with insurance recovery efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and has served on the American Bar Association's Task Force on Disaster Insurance Coverage.
Dennis J. Nolan joined Anderson Kill's New York office in 2009. Mr. Nolan, chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group, concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and restructuring and insurance recovery. He is also co-chair of the firm's Financial Services Industry Group. Mr. Nolan has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors' committees and unsecured creditors in complex chapter 11 reorganizations. In many cases, his practice sits at the nexus of bankruptcy and insurance, as insurance is often a key asset in bankruptcy. He has represented clients including a major financial services institution in an Errors and Omissions and Directors' & Officers' insurance dispute in connection with a bankrupt subsidiary; a leading technology company in London arbitration of an insurance coverage dispute hinging on policy periods; and "feeder fund" defendants in the Madoff bankruptcy.
In the Madoff litigation, Mr. Nolan was part of a team that took the lead among multiple defendants on a novel issue of law: whether the Securities Investor Protection Act and other securities laws alter the good faith defense under section 548(c) of the Bankruptcy Code to an actual fraudulent transfer claim.
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Allen R. Wolff has joined Anderson Kill P.C. as a shareholder in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Wolff’s practice concentrates in construction litigation, insurance recovery and the nexus between the two, as well as complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Wolff advises policyholders on issues relating to coverage, exclusions, subrogation, defense, indemnity and bad faith in property, casualty, and directors & officers liability insurance matters. He represents property owners, contractors and subcontractors, retailers, financial institutions, hospitality businesses, condominium associations and tenants' associations on a full range of property, construction and engineering defect, contract and insurance coverage disputes. He has also litigated a wide array of commercial, employment and intellectual property matters. He comes to Anderson Kill from Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP. Mr. Wolff is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation only honorary society of trial lawyers. He is also a 2012 and 2013 New York Super Lawyer and is rated "AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Wolff is a frequent lecturer on Federal practice and procedure, complex construction law, and insurance coverage issues.
For many years prior to his move to New York in 2008, Mr. Wolff was a partner at Carlsmith Ball LLP, a preeminent Pacific Rim firm based in Hawaii. Before becoming a lawyer, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army for more than five years, including three years as a paratrooper. A retired Colonel in the Army Reserve, Mr. Wolff graduated from the Army's senior leadership program at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, where he earned a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies.