Salvatore M. DeBunda, a Partner in Archer’s Philadelphia office, and longtime thoroughbred horse owner and breeder, was recently inducted as an owner into the PARX Racing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes thoroughbred horses, trainers, jockeys, owners and others for their achievements at Parx Racing, and inductees are some of the region’s greatest names in horse racing. Legendary turf writer and journalist Dick Jerardi was inducted along with Mr. DeBunda.
Mr. DeBunda currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) and Vice President of the National Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association (THA) and has been one of the leading proponents and advocates for horseracing on both the state and national levels for 20 years. This is the second time Mr. DeBunda has been recognized by the PARX Racing Hall of Fame, having first been inducted in 2013 for special achievement as PTHA President.
In 2016, Mr. DeBunda was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission. During his 20 years of involvement with the PTHA, he has focused his efforts on aiding in additional improvements for horsemen, including the negotiation of a new live racing agreement, creation of the Horsemen’s Purchasing Association to provide feed and shavings at reduced prices, establishment of horsemen’s rights to equal treatment under the law, and renovation programs for Pennsylvania racing venues. Mr. DeBunda is also a founder and the Executive Producer of Let’s Go Racing, which highlights thoroughbreds and the personalities that help get them to the winner’s circle.
Mr. DeBunda is a Board Member and Chairman Emeritus for the Philly POPS and Board Member of the Longport Condominium Association. In addition to a focus on equine law, Mr. DeBunda’s diverse practice includes representation of corporate, health care and media clients, as well as significant private and family-owned companies and nonprofit organizations. His more than 40 years of legal and business experience includes high-level positions with media and electronics companies, as well as representation of cable television franchisees in Philadelphia and throughout the United States.
Archer & Greiner, P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington, Del. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 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 www.archerlaw.com.
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