2021 was a challenging year. Unfortunately, the uncertainty seems poised to continue into 2022.
At Obermayer, we face these challenges by continuing to foster the deep and longstanding personal connections we have always cherished. These relationships catalyze our commitment to the highest professional and civic integrity and accountability.
Our clients and our team will remain resilient and, as always, will continue to support our collective communities.
As we look ahead to a New Year, we would like to take a moment to share some of Obermayer’s 2021 highlights.
ATTORNEYS WHO JOINED OUR TEAM:
In 2021 we continued our growth with the addition of:
Stephanie is an attorney in Obermayer’s Trusts & Estates Department, focusing her practice in Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Tax Law, and Guardianships. Her customized approach to estate planning provides her clients with personalized attention to address their unique circumstances. Stephanie reviews all elements of her clients’ financial and personal situations with attention to detail, which enables her to plan accordingly so her clients’ wishes are fulfilled. She works closely with her clients to create a seamless process of passing down their legacies and protecting their heirs.
Terry is the Chair of Obermayer’s Transparency and Public Data Practice. She represents pharmaceutical companies, hedge funds, defense contractors, life sciences companies, and medical marijuana companies. A key portion of her practice is devoted to helping journalists obtaining public records in real time.
Henry is a partner in Obermayer’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, product liability, catastrophic loss and liability, and professional liability. He represents commercial and industrial entities including product manufacturers, private services providers, financial service providers, healthcare delivery systems, individuals and private clients, as well as real estate owners, managers, developers, and investors.
Frank is a partner in Obermayer’s Business & Finance Department. He concentrates his multifaceted practice in the acquisition and development of residential and commercial real estate, representing national, regional, and local real estate entrepreneurs in the development of residential apartments, single-family homes, condominiums, office buildings, industrial facilities, and commercial retail centers.
Brett concentrates his practice in general corporate, business transactions, real estate, and financing matters. He represents clients in the following three areas:
- General Counsel to growing and emerging companies.
- Financial institutions.
- Real estate, land use, and governmental representations.
Melissa represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment–related agreements, union negotiations, Act 111 negotiations, grievance hearings, executive compensation, internal investigations, wage and hour matters, employee benefits, as well as employment litigation. Melissa works with municipalities and companies in a wide range of industries including health care, financial services, information technology, universities and secondary schools, manufacturing, and nonprofit organizations.
Karen provides full-spectrum legal support to prime and subcontract federal government contractors, supporting their bid and proposal efforts, providing protest services, change order responses, requests for equitable adjustments, claims and disputes, audits, compliance, and contract closeouts. Karen represents clients in all phases of commercial, international, and federal procurement for construction and services, to include opportunity identification, solicitation and proposal drafting, proposal evaluation, risk management, compliance and ethics, contract award and protests, administration and performance, claims, litigation, dispute resolution, and file closeout.
David is an attorney in Obermayer’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on medical malpractice and professional liability defense. David represents health care providers including hospitals, health systems, physicians, nurses, long-term care providers, dentists, and health care support staff in professional liability matters, licensing disputes, staff privilege issues, state investigations, and related insurance concerns.
Allison concentrates her practice on all aspects of family law including divorce, child and spousal support, domestic abuse, paternity, and adoptions in the greater Mount Laurel, NJ area.
Evan is an attorney in Obermayer’s Litigation and Government Contracts Departments. He guides clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their federal contracts. Evan helps clients achieve their business goals by providing them with legal counseling that allows them to navigate the complex legal requirements related to federal contracting.
Kristy is an attorney in Obermayer’s Litigation Department, concentrating her practice on medical malpractice and professional liability defense. Kristy represents health care providers and facilities in medical malpractice matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Beyond medical malpractice matters, her litigation experience includes employment, product liability, and subrogation matters.
Melissa is an attorney in Obermayer’s Labor and Employment department. She focuses her practice on employment-related agreements and employment litigation, representing financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, real estate developers and investors, as well as individuals.
Erika is an attorney in Obermayer’s Business and Finance department. She focuses her practice on corporate law and real estate transactions, representing financial institutions, real estate developers and investors, as well as private clients.
Brooke is an attorney in Obermayer’s Business and Finance department. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, zoning, and land use. Brooke represents private clients, as well as real estate developers and investors, in a wide range of matters, including sales, sale-leaseback transactions, construction, and permanent financings, leasing, and structuring multi-layered equity ownership provisions.
Joy is an attorney in Obermayer’s Transparency Department. She represents media companies, contractors, developers, independent journalists, corporations, public and private partnership participants, and citizens, helping them either access public information that is held by the government or, helping them safeguard trade secret, confidential proprietary information from public disclosure. This looks like providing a hedge fund with information about a regulated product on an expedited timeline, or training corporate in-house counsel on how to protect their trade secret information from FOIA and other public records laws. It can also look like helping investigative reporters obtain the information they need to write about government affairs or helping a private bidder on a government contract obtain commercially valuable information.
Ed is an attorney in Obermayer’s Family law department in Mount Laurel, NJ. He concentrates his practice in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child and spousal support, custody, adoption, paternity, and domestic abuse.
Aimee is an attorney in the Labor and Employment department. She focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment-related agreements, executive compensation, employee benefits, internal investigations, wage and hour matters, as well as employment litigation.
Ally is an attorney in the Labor and Employment department. She counsels and represents employers on a wide array of employment issues including discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge. Ally litigates on behalf of businesses faced with board disputes, agency charges, wage and hour class actions, DOL investigations, and matters of professional negligence.
Stephanie is a family law attorney in Obermayer’s office in Doylestown, PA. She concentrates her practice in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, child and spousal support, equitable distribution, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and domestic violence. In addition to practicing in Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, and Delaware Counties, Stephanie has served as a Guardian ad Litem in Philadelphia County.
Toni is an attorney in Obermayer’s Labor and Employment department. She represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation, employment-related agreements, wage and hour matters, executive compensation, employee benefits, internal investigations, and labor arbitration.
George is an attorney in Obermayer’s Litigation Department, focusing on commercial and employment litigation, and appellate matters. He helps his clients navigate problems by crafting the best legal strategy and George does not stop working until he feels that he has developed the best possible strategy.
Liz focuses her practice on all aspects of adoption and reproductive law matters in Southeast Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia area. She represents clients in family building needs, consulting them on the legal process to review their options, such as between private or public adoption or pursuing assisted reproduction, and provide next steps and referrals to begin. For many adoption cases, Liz represents either adoptive parents or expectant parents in an interstate domestic adoption placement. She works on independent adoption placements or with clients on agency adoptions, and often counsels on Pennsylvania adoption law, choice of law options with other states, and open adoption contact agreements.
We expanded our service offerings this year with cutting-edge new practices, which not only strengthened our presence in the mid-Atlantic region but also allowed us to successfully anticipate and meet our clients’ unique needs.
The first of its kind in the nation, Obermayer’s groundbreaking Transparency and Public Data practice helps clients develop strategies to utilize public information access laws as a competitive advantage. If a company does business with or is regulated by, state or federal government, its information is always at risk of disclosure. Applicable laws can include the Freedom of Information Act, Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law, and a matrix of other state-specific public data laws. Any or all of them can affect who has access to sensitive information. The attorneys of our Transparency and Public Data practice ensure that our clients can both minimize the risk and maximize the considerable opportunity these laws can present.
Obermayer’s Reproductive Law practice group assists clients in navigating one of the most important, rapidly-changing areas of the law, and one with an immense impact on their lives – assisted reproduction. The field includes a staggering variety of situations, including (and increasingly) LGBTQ clients, donated genetic material, IVF, the surrogacy journey, fertility clinic issues, embryo donation/adoption, and birth orders/parentage issues – and more. Our clients range from intended parents, donors, or gestational carriers in surrogacy arrangements; company clients to fertility clinics, surrogacy matching programs, egg, embryo, or sperm matching or donor banks, or counseling/coaching businesses.
In 2021, our team secured hard-earned successes in high-profile battles and record-breaking deals on behalf of our clients. Some of our most notable accomplishments included:
The firm and our individual attorneys were recognized for their excellence, thought leadership, and client services. We congratulate:
Our riders Robert Whitelaw, Andrew Frey, Alex Barnes, Aleem Choudhary, Shaun Staller, and Dineo Mpela-Thompson teamed up for the 66-mile ride in support of the fight against cancer. More than just an event we proudly sponsor every year, the bike-a-thon is an annual tradition we cherish deeply.
Our Obermayer family continued the tradition and raised money during our virtual Holiday party for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region®. Every dollar raised will provide comfort and hope to families of seriously ill children.
Our trusts and estates partner—and mayor of Pottstown—Stephanie A. Henrick, led an event that gathered members of the community, united by this common goal in mind: Together, we can end violence!