16 WolfBlock Partners NamedAmong New Jersey Super Lawyers

Friday, July 1, 2005 - 01:00

Sixteen WolfBlock partners have ben named in New Jersey Monthlymagazine's 2005 New Jersey Super Lawyers.

WolfBlock's New Jersey Super Lawyers include: Barry Bendes, Frank DiGiacomo, Burton Eichler, John Fanburg, Stuart Gladstone, Charles Gormally, Joseph Gorrell, William Greenbaum, James Greenberg, Alan Hammer, Hersh Kozlov, Gregory Lomax, Stuart Pachman, Dante Romanini, Michael Schneck and Anne Singer.

Andrew A. Chirls, chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and partner in the Philadelphia office of WolfBlock, last month received the 2005 Community Pride Award from the Greater Philadelphia Professional Network (GPPN) during GPPN's June Gay Pride Reception.

Mr. Chirls has served as chair of the Bar Association's Board of Governors and as a member of the association's Commission of Judicial Selection and Retention. He was instrumental in establishing the association's Committee on the Legal Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men and led an effort to get Philadelphia's 25 largest firms to endorse a model non-discrimination policy that includes lesbians and gay men. He successfully tried for the plaintiff the first case presented to a Pennsylvania jury for discrimination based on AIDS/HIV status.

WolfBlock recently welcomed George W. Matteo Jr. to its Cherry Hill, NJ office. Mr. Matteo is a partner in WolfBlock's Real Estate Practice. He focuses his practice on real estate and municipal land use matters, government affairs, banking and commercial transactions, and general business and corporate law.

Matthew A. White, a partner in WolfBlock's Business Litigation Practice Group, has served as co-author of the forthcoming Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual, 12th edition. The manual, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), is considered by practitioners as one of the definitive guides to the local rules and procedures that face lawyers who have civil litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Michael F. Gerber, an attorney with WolfBlock's Business Litigation Practice Group and Pennsylvania State Representative for the 148th Legislative District in Montgomery County, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, a statewide board that appropriates $54.3 million annually for technology development programs.