Attorneys from Philadelphia Office Named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Seven attorneys from the Philadelphia office of Archer P.C. are honored as “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” and “Pennsylvania Rising Stars” in the June issue of Philadelphia magazine in recognition of their professional achievement and reputation among peers.

Thomson Reuters, publishers of Super Lawyers magazine, designate “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” based on a point-scored selection process, with Pennsylvania results published each spring in Philadelphia magazine. This year, the listings will also be in the Philadelphia Inquirer as an insert on June 3.

The Super Lawyers selection process involves nomination by colleagues, research by Super Lawyers staff, and peer evaluation by top attorneys in each of more than 70 practice areas. Only 5 percent of lawyers in a given state are selected as Super Lawyers.

Rising Stars are age 40 and younger or practicing 10 years or less. They are selected based on nominations by colleagues and research by Super Lawyers staff. No more than 2½ percent of lawyers in a state are selected as Rising Stars.

The Philadelphia office of Archer, P.C., with more than 30 lawyers on the 32nd floor of One Liberty Place, provides services in the full range of legal practice areas. The following attorneys were named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2012 in the practice areas indicated:

Kenneth J. Levin, Estate Planning & Probate – With 40 years of experience, Mr. Levin has a comprehensive estate planning and estate administration practice, offering special expertise in all aspects of post-mortem tax planning for estates with an emphasis on disclaimer planning. He has been actively involved in all aspects of estate litigation, including will contests and contests at the distribution level, with particular emphasis on matters relating to the shares of spouses and charities, other fractional share gifts, equitable adjustments and tax allocation issues. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer each year since Super Lawyers began rating Pennsylvania attorneys nine years ago.

David H. Marion, Business Litigation – Mr. Marion is widely known for successful trial practice, concentrating in business litigation, antitrust and securities, class actions, professional liability and communications law. A former Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Mr. Marion has acted as both plaintiff and defense counsel in many major antitrust, ERISA, securities and RICO actions and class actions. He successfully argued in the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark constitutional/libel law case, Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Hepps. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer each year since Super Lawyers began rating Pennsylvania attorneys nine years ago.

J. Bradford McIlvain, Construction Litigation – Mr. McIlvain’s litigation practice focuses on construction, development and environmental matters. He has been the lead attorney in representing parties in more than 50 trials and arbitrations. Mr. McIlvain has represented stakeholders in the major public development projects in the Philadelphia region over the past 10 years, including the construction of the Philadelphia International Airport, Lincoln Financial Field, the National Constitution Center, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer four times.

Howard A. Rosenthal, Employment & Labor – Mr. Rosenthal specializes in labor law, employment discrimination and business litigation, providing counsel and advocacy for employers in both the public and private sectors. His vast experience in a wide range of legal issues includes collective bargaining, labor negotiations, personnel consulting and training, labor arbitrations and mediation, and all aspects of administrative and judicial proceedings, including injunctive relief, unfair labor practice actions and civil rights actions. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer four consecutive years and six times in all.

Stella M. Tsai, Business Litigation – A former Chair of Administrative Law, now Social Services, at the City of Philadelphia Law Department, Ms. Tsai concentrates her practice on business litigation, representing public sector, nonprofit and commercial clients with an emphasis on ethics and regulatory compliance. She served as Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission, which rewrote the City’s code, is the immediate Past President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, and serves as Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Diversity in the Profession Committee. She has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer six consecutive years.

The following attorneys were named Pennsylvania Rising Stars 2012 in the practice areas indicated:

Natalie D’Amora, Construction Litigation – Ms. D’Amora focuses her practice on construction and development litigation. She advises clients regarding delay claims, termination disputes, payment disputes and surety issues. She also has experience handling bankruptcy issues and insurance claims. In addition, Ms. D’Amora handles a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters including corporate governance disputes, intellectual property litigation and civil rights defense.

Malcolm S. Gould, Business Litigation – Mr. Gould has a national litigation practice in which he represents parties in complex commercial and employment-related cases. He advises employers on day-to-day compliance with labor and employment laws and regulations and represents employers in union negotiations and related proceedings under collective bargaining agreements. He also has extensive experience acting as local counsel for outside firms and parties involved in litigation in the Pennsylvania state courts and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 200 lawyers and eight offices in Philadelphia, Pa.; Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury and real estate services. For more information, visit