Position: Of Counsel

Practice Areas:
  • Business & Finance
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


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

PH: 570-826-5694
FX: 570-821-4714
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Assistant’s Name: Barbara C. Olsen
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Wilkes University (B.S., Business Administration, 1957)
Dickinson School of Law (L.L.B., with honors, 1960)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2005)

Who’s Who in Finance & Industry (Current)

Who’s Who in American Law (Current)

Who’s Who in the World (Current)

United Hebrew Institute — Shofar Award (2000)

National Society of Fundraising Executives — Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser (1993)

B’nai B’rith — Community Service Award (1994)

Northeast Pa. Council of the Boy Scouts of America — Distinguished Citizen Award (1998)

Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce — Distinguished Pennsylvania Award

Wilkes University Ancestral Colonels — Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)

Wilkes University — John Wilkes Society’s Eugene S. Farley Memorial Achievement Award (2009)

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)
  • American Bar Association — Sections on Corporate, Banking & Business
  • Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, Inc. — Former Director and Compensation Committee Chair (through 2007)
  • Wachovia Bank, National Association – Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Board Member (through 2006)
  • RCN Corporation — Director and Compensation Committee Chair (through 2004)
  • First Fidelity Bancorporation — Director (through 1996)
  • Merchants Bancorp — Director (through 1991:
  • Wyoming National Bank — Director (through 1988)
  • Jewelcor, Inc. — Director (through 1988)
  • Greun Marketing Corporation — Director (through 1988)
  • Geisinger Northeastern Advisory Council — Director and Chairman
  • Wilkes University — Board of Trustees (Past Chairman and currently Trustee Emeritus)
  • Wyoming Valley Retirement Community, Inc. — Past Director and Chairman
  • Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development (a consortium of Wilkes University and Northeast Regional Colleges & University) — Director and Member of the Executive Committee
  • Jewish Community Center — Director, Trustee and Past Chairman
  • United Hebrew Institute — Director, Trustee and Past Chairman
  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry — Director and Past Chairman
  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Partnership, Inc. — Director and Past Chairman;
  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund — Past President
  • Committee for Economic Growth — Director and Past Chairman
  • Congregation Ohav Zedek — Director and Past Chairman
  • B’nai B’rith S.J. Strauss Lodge — Trustee and Past President
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Wilkes-Barre — Director and Past President
  • United Jewish Appeal — Past Chairman (1978 & 1992)
  • United Way of Wyoming Valley — Past Chairman (1983)
  • Wilkes-Barre City Transition Committee — Chairman (2004)
  • Osterhout Library — Campaign Chairman (1998)

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