Rosenthal

Position: Of Counsel

Practice Areas:
  • Automotive Manufacturers & Dealers
  • Banking
  • Business & Finance
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Agreements
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance Companies & Agencies (Property & Casualty)
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Private Placements
  • Professional Corporations
  • Shareholder Disputes

Contact

Address: 15 South Franklin St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0075

PH: 570-826-5643
FX: 570-706-3407
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Assistant’s Name: Roberta S. Trimble
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Throughout his career, Bruce Rosenthal has advised business clients on a broad range of legal and financial matters.

In addition to serving as a corporate advisor, he has represented clients in numerous acquisitions, mergers, divestitures and private placements.

Representative Matters

  • Purchase and sale of numerous independent insurance agencies, automotive dealerships, and medical, dental and accounting practices, and a commercial radio station.
  • Sale of the stock of a regional auto mall to an automotive conglomerate, having first recapitalized the company through a private placement.
  • Formation of a joint venture to conduct food service operations in a professional sports stadium.
  • Investment by an automotive industry supplier in a research and development technology center.
  • Purchase by a building products manufacturer of the operations of a national competitor, the purchase in liquidation of the customers and assets of other companies in the building products industry and an investment in a foreign building products manufacturer.
  • Purchase of the assets of a regional printing company by an investment group.
  • Purchase of the operating assets of a building products manufacturer in a Section 363 free and clear sale under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Sale of one of the divisions of a building products manufacturer to a foreign manufacturer.
  • Sale of a majority interest in an ambulatory surgery center to a public company.
  • Sale of the assets of a chain of durable medical equipment stores to a public company.
  • Sale of the stock of a durable medical equipment manufacturer to a strategic buyer.
  • Sale of the assets of a construction contractor and quarrying operation to a public company.
  • Sale of the assets of a multi-state convenience store supplier to a public company.
  • Purchase and sale of numerous regional vending machine companies.
  • Sale of the origination platform of a multi-state mortgage bank to an international bank. Mr. Rosenthal had represented the stockholders for nearly 20 years beginning with their acquisition of the mortgage bank.
  • Sale of the stock of a regional brewery and bottler to a private equity firm.
  • Merger of a group of workers compensation insurance companies into a subsidiary of a publicly owned foreign insurance company. Preceding the merger, Mr. Rosenthal had represented the client for over 20 years, beginning with organization, licensing and capitalization through a series of private placements.
  • Sale of the stock of a personal lines insurance company to a regional insurance company. Mr. Rosenthal had represented the client beginning with organization, licensing and capitalization through a private placement.
  • Sale of the stock of a national bank to a nationwide bank. Mr. Rosenthal had represented the shareholders beginning with their acquisition of the bank funded through a private placement.
  • Sale of the stock of a national bank to a private investment group.

Education

University of Rochester (B.A., 1969)
University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1972)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania (1972)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (1973)

Honors

AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell — This rating attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. The AV® rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for those practicing law for more than 10 years.

Professional Community Activities

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Luzerne County Bar Association (Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association)