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FG Among The Legal Intelligencer’s Top Lateral Firms of 2020

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March 15, 2021 | Press Release
Philadelphia, PA

Throughout the week of March 8, 2021, the Legal Intelligencer issued a two-part article series highlighting the top lateral moves throughout the state of Pennsylvania during 2020 that “made the biggest impact of the legal landscape.”  Below are excerpts from the article series highlighting the Intellectual Property and Insurance Recovery teams that made the move to FG last year.

IP Partners Jump from Condo Roccia to Flaster Greenberg

Four partners from Philadelphia IP boutique Condo Roccia made a move to Flaster Greenberg in January 2020, where two of them took on leadership roles.

Ross Alexander, Michael Bonella, Joseph Klinicki and Michael Piscitelli all joined Flaster Greenberg as shareholders. Klinicki became chair of Flaster’s patent practice, as part of the intellectual property department, and Bonella joined the firm’s board of directors. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

According to the press release issued by the firm in January of 2020, Joseph Klinicki, Chair of Department, stated: “We are extremely impressed by Flaster Greenberg’s existing capabilities and their commitment to growth moving forward. It is clear that the firm’s emphasis on transparency, fairness, and strong advocacy for their clients has driven their success, and we are all very excited about the possibilities that this opportunity creates for both us and our clients.”

Michael Bonella, shareholder and member of the firm’s Board of Directors, stated: “We saw early on that Flaster would provide the perfect platform from which to serve our existing clients and to grow our practices. The firm understands both patent prosecution and litigation and we believe being at a general practice commercial law firm will allow us to eventually provide non-IP legal services to our valued and longstanding clients. Flaster’s leadership has been great through our transition and we are excited to hit the ground running.”

Flaster Greenberg Adds 3 to Insurance Recovery Practice

Flaster Greenberg welcomed back Lee Epstein and John Koch, along with new addition Matthew Goldstein, to bolster their insurance recovery practice in Philadelphia in August. All three joined as shareholders, making the move together from Weisbrod Matteis & Copley, also in Philadelphia.

The group, which brought a national practice to the firm, will be based in the Philadelphia office of the Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based firm—but will primarily serve clients remotely, as the rest of the firm has been doing, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We wanted to expand our insurance coverage capabilities across the firm, since the group has clients they serve nationally,” said Alan Zuckerman, managing shareholder of Flaster Greenberg.

“Our strategic plan is to continue to grow this practice group. Especially now, due to the pandemic, there will be an even greater need for insurance recovery lawyers,” he said. There are now five attorneys in Flaster Greenberg’s insurance recovery practice, including the new group. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

According to the press release issued by the firm in July of 2020, Lee Espstein stated: “When I joined Flaster Greenberg in 2013, it was an ideal platform for my practice and one that benefitted my clients through its full suite of practice disciplines. In returning to the firm, my clients will continue to receive the same representation within the framework of a multi-practice law firm that is wholly supported by a full-service administrative team.” I look forward to returning to work with old friends, including my long-time partner John Fried, and bonding with those members of the firm who have joined in recent years. I’m beyond pleased that John and Matt are joining me.”

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