Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – March 25, 2013 – Cozen O’Connor Family Law Practices Group Co-Chair David L. Ladov, and attorneys Stephanie H. Winegrad and Scott Matison have joined Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP’s Family Law Department, one of the largest family law practices in Pennsylvania. Ladov will serve as co-chair, with Obermayer Managing Partner Robert I Whitelaw, of the firm’s Family Law Department.

Ladov, Winegrad and Matison will continue to practice in all areas of domestic relations, including divorce, custody, child support, equitable distribution and abuse. “Bringing on David, Stephanie and Scott is a real coup for our family law practice,” explained Robert I Whitelaw, managing partner of Obermayer and co-chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Their reputation precedes them, and we are thrilled to add their knowledge and skills to our existing bench strength.”

They will reside in the firm’s newly-opened Conshohocken, Pa., office at Four Falls Corporate Center, which brings Obermayer’s office total to ten. The new western suburban office will ensure that the firm has the resources to meet clients’ needs in convenient locations. Ladov, Winegrad and Matison join Robert I Whitelaw, Ann G. Verber, Michael E. Bertin, Amanda W. Figland, James R. Thompson, Nikoleta G. Tzaferos, Shari B. Veisblatt and Maris J. Weiner. Bertin will also spend considerable time in the new Conshohocken office.

“Obermayer offers a tremendous opportunity for us to continue to provide top-notch advocacy services to our clients,” said Ladov. “Both teams have had mutual respect for each other over the years, and we look forward to combining synergies.”

This addition continues Obermayer’s strategic growth plan. So far in 2013, Ladov, Matison and Winegrad make a total of eight new attorneys. In March, David A. Nasatir joined the firm’s Philadelphia office as a partner and chair of the business & finance department, bringing with him two associates, Karen M. Sanchez and Stephanie J. Sprenkle. In February, Paige Macdonald-Matthes joined the firm’s Harrisburg office as a partner and in January, former deputy general counsel of the Philadelphia Housing Authority Michael Eichert also joined the firm as a partner.

Ladov handles both routine and complex cases, representing clients in a wide range of matters involving the most personal and sensitive legal issues that affect every aspect of families in transition. He is a past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Pennsylvania Chapter, and a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is also a past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section. Ladov is vice chair of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee, and the editor of Slicing Up the Pie, a PBI Press Publication on property division in Pennsylvania, and editor of the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer.

Winegrad represents clients in all family law matters including, divorce, custody and support.  She is a frequent lecturer on family law topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations. She is currently a member of Council to the Pennsylvania Bar Family Law Section and the Treasurer of the Montgomery Bar Family Law Section.

Matison focuses on all matters of family law including, divorce, custody, support and abuse in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery County Bar Associations, and is the co-chair of the Equitable Distribution and Alimony Committee for the latter. Matison is also a member of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, and has contributed several articles to the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Pennsylvania Family Lawyer publications. After law school he clerked for the Hon. Charles M. Rand, the former Presiding Family Court Judge in Camden County, New Jersey.


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