Stevens & Lee and Flaster Greenberg have each formulated a new practice group, drawing from the experience of existing attorneys. While one looks to offer compliance advice across several client groups, the other is industry focused.
Flaster Greenberg said today that it would create an automotive practice group focused on the needs of car and truck dealerships.
Labor and employment attorney Ken Gilberg and real estate practice chairman Frank Wisniewski will serve as co-chairmen of the new practice.
There will be 17 attorneys from across the firm's offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to help automotive dealers on a range of issues including consumer fraud, environmental assessments, real estate, labor relations, wage and hour compliance, tax planning and commercial litigation.
The firm is following up the creation of the practice with a five-part series of programs designed for automotive and truck dealers.
In November, Stevens & Lee formalized a white collar litigation and corporate investigations group that will be headed up by James C. Schwartzman - a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
"A number of Stevens & Lee attorneys have had active, successful white collar defense practices for many years, and so we felt the best way to serve our clients was to formalize our group and combine our broad range of collective experience in this area for their benefit," Schwartzman said in a statement.
Daniel B. Huyett, Joseph E. Wolfson, Larry B. Selkowitz and Renardo L. Hicks will serve in the new practice group along with other defense attorneys in the firm.
~Gina Passarella, Staff Reporter