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Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Centre Square West, Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3400, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2101
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About our Philadelphia, PA: office

Founded in Philadelphia in 1904, Obermayer is a full service law firm with Pennsylvania roots and global reach. Our firm has a longstanding history of respected work and obtaining effective results for our clients. Since our inception, our values have remained constant: to satisfy our clients' needs with the highest degree of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and integrity.

Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to a diverse client base, including private and public businesses, health care providers, charitable and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government entities and municipalities, public utilities, fiduciaries and individuals.

At Obermayer, while our success is measured achieving our clients' goals, we have been honored to have our firm and our attorneys recognized for our outstanding work and community service. Each year, Obermayer attorneys have been included in lists such as Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Awesome Attorneys, US News Best Lawyers and most recently Obermayer was rated by Martindale-Hubbell as a Top Rated Law Firm in the U.S. for having one out of every three attorneys achieve an AV Preeminent.

Office Details

Contact Information:
215-665-3000  Phone
215-665-3165  Fax
Mailing Address:
Centre Square West, Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3400, Philadelphia, PA 19102-2101
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Year Established:
Chinese, German, Greek and Spainish.
State Bar Summary:

Of Counsel affiliation: Meister Seelig & Fein, LLP (offices in New York City)

(All Members and Associates of the firm are Members of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations unless otherwise noted).

Areas of Practice (421)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Philadelphia office:

  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust
  • Aviation Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Financial Reorganization
  • Corporate Finance
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International Law
  • Labor Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Osha
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Immigration Law
  • Employment Immigration
  • Employment Visas
  • Employment Authorizations
  • Business Immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Family Immigration Law
  • Labor Certifications
  • Investor Visas
  • Immigration Discrimination
  • Permanent Visas
  • Banking Law
  • Bank Directors and Officers Liability
  • Bank Foreclosures
  • Bank Fraud
  • Commercial Banking
  • Commercial Loans
  • Commercial Credit
  • Consumer Banking
  • Consumer Loans
  • Letters of Credit
  • Loan Workouts
  • Loans
  • Secured Lending
  • Truth in Lending
  • Bank Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking Litigation
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Land Use
  • Rezoning
  • Subdivisions
  • Zoning Law
  • Zoning Variances
  • Labor and Employment
  • Affirmative Action
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Caregiver Discrimination
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Terminiation
  • Employment at Will
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Executive Transfers
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Harassment
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Human Resources Law
  • International Employment Contracts
  • International Labor Law
  • Labor Antitrust
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Labor Law
  • Labor Strikes
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Outsourcing
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Public Sector Collective Bargaining
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Public Sector Labor Relations
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Security Clearances
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Union Contract Negotiations
  • Union Elections
  • Union Labor Law
  • Union Organization
  • WARN Act
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Public Finance
  • Bond Finance
  • Public Authority Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Public Finance Taxation
  • Tax Exempt Bonds
  • Tax Exempt Finance
  • International Trade
  • China Trade
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Protection
  • Child Support
  • Community Property Law
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Fathers Rights
  • Family Mediation
  • Family Arbitration
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Domestic Torts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • International Child Custody
  • International Family Law
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Palimony
  • Parental Rights
  • Orphans Court Practice
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Spousal Support
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Restraining Orders
  • Third Party Custody
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders - QDROs
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Paternity
  • Charitable Trusts and Foundations
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trade Names
  • Trade Dress
  • Service Marks
  • Lanham Act
  • Internet Trademarks
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Health Care Contracts
  • Health Care Corporate Law
  • Health Care Facility Licensing
  • Health Care Facility Regulation
  • Health Care Finance
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Certificates of Need
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Government Health Care Contracts
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Bankruptcy
  • Health Care Insolvency
  • Health Care Liability
  • Health Care Legislation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Health Care Licensing
  • Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Health Care Privacy
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Care Regulation
  • Health Care Reimbursement
  • Health Care Taxation
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Health Law
  • Managed Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Medical Law
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Nursing Home Regulation
  • Physician Practices
  • Physicians Contracts
  • Physicians Licensing
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Copyright Protection
  • Copyright Registration
  • Internet Copyright Law
  • Leases and Leasing
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Evictions
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Lease Finance
  • Lease Terminations
  • Leasing
  • Office Leasing
  • Retail Leasing
  • Shopping Center Leasing
  • Electrical Intellectual Property
  • Electronic Intellectual Property
  • Industrial Property
  • Industrial Property Rights
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Procurement
  • Intellectual Property Prosecution
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Internet Intellectual Property
  • International Licensing
  • Literary Property
  • Mechanical Intellectual Property
  • Medical Intellectual Property
  • Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property
  • Proprietary Rights
  • Piracy
  • Protection of Personality
  • New Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Equipment Liability
  • Construction Finance
  • Construction Labor Law
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Insurance Defense
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Products Liability
  • Construction Workouts
  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Contractor Performance Bonds
  • Contractors Liability
  • Environmental Construction Law
  • Materialmens Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Public Construction Law
  • Public Works
  • Stucco Litigation
  • Structural Work Act
  • Scaffolding Liability
  • Roof Industry Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountants Liability
  • Accountants Malpractice
  • Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Agents and Brokers Liability
  • Appraisers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions
  • Architects and Engineers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Malpractice
  • Auditors Malpractice
  • Clergy Malpractice
  • Design Professionals Errors and Omissions
  • Design Professionals Liability
  • Design Professionals Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions
  • Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage
  • Funeral Directors Liability
  • Professional Conduct
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Professional Discipline
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Sexual Misconduct
  • Surveyors Malpractice
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts
  • Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • International Commercial Contracts
  • Election Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Commercial Conveyancing
  • Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Sales
  • Commercial Real Estate Syndication
  • Commercial Real Estate Workouts
  • Industrial Real Estate Law
  • Retail Development
  • Shopping Center Acquisitions
  • Shopping Center Development
  • Shopping Center Law
  • Condominium Development
  • Municipal Law
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Municipal Bonds Taxation
  • Municipal Civil Rights
  • Municipal Contracts
  • Municipal Corporation Law
  • Municipal Defense
  • Municipal Finance
  • Municipal Labor Law
  • Municipal Leasing
  • Municipal Liability
  • Municipal Redevelopment
  • Municipal Torts
  • Municipal Taxation
  • Municipal Utility Law
  • Municipal Utility Regulation
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Appellate Practice
  • Education Law
  • Charter School Law
  • College and University Law
  • Academic Employment
  • Private Education Law
  • Public School Law
  • School Board Defense
  • School Board Liability
  • School District Liability
  • Special Education
  • Title IX Discrimination
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • White Collar Crime
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Toxic Torts
  • Toxic Tort Class Actions
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Products Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Breast Implant Litigation
  • Automotive Design Liability
  • Drug and Medical Device Defense
  • Engineering Products Liability
  • Elevator Liability
  • Escalator Liability
  • Heart Device Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Products Liability
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Recreational Vehicle Products Liability
  • Seat Belt Injury
  • Tire Defect Litigation
  • Tobacco Litigation
  • Vehicle Rollovers

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  • 4.7/5.0 (192 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Michael E. Bertin by a Of Counsel on 09/17/14 in Family Law

    Michael is thoroughly informed about all areas of family law. He is active in the state and local family law sections of the bar associations. He has a wonderful and thoughtful way of dealing with clients and is very good at strategizing solutions... Read more

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    Michael is thoroughly informed about all areas of family law. He is active in the state and local family law sections of the bar associations. He has a wonderful and thoughtful way of dealing with clients and is very good at strategizing solutions to difficult cases. He is a great advocate for his clients and well respected by his colleagues and all judges before whom he appears. Read less

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  • 4.8/5.0 Review for Ivo J. Becica by a Sole Practitioner on 03/26/15 in Employment Defense

    I was Ivo's adversary in a case from inception through trial. He zealously represented his client throughout and exhibited high ethical standards.

    I was Ivo's adversary in a case from inception through trial. He zealously represented his client throughout and exhibited high ethical standards. Read less

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Obermayer is committed to the principle that every person at the Firm deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We are proud of our tradition of fostering a work environment in which each individual's diversity is valued. We believe diversity includes a wide range of individual characteristics including gender, age, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, political affiliation, marital status, disability, and geographic background. We are committed to taking full advantage of our collective diversity to promote greater diversity and inclusiveness at our Firm. We believe that diversity engenders innovation and understanding, which supports our commitment to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We believe that we can create an advantage for our clients and ourselves from our differences to build a richer community.


Our Firm, through its Diversity Committee, has adopted several initiatives to promote diversity and inclusiveness. The Committee, chaired by the Firm’s Diversity Partner, Min S. Suh, is comprised of three working groups:

  • The Recruitment Group works to broaden the diversity of the Firm’s candidate pool.
  • The Retention Group supports and maintains the Firm’s already diverse work environment through regular events, employee surveys and mentoring initiatives.
  • The Communication Group coordinates with outside organizations regarding the Firm’s internal diversity projects and its external efforts to support diverse causes and programs.

The work of the Diversity Committee demonstrates the Firm’s commitment to respecting the contributions of all employees. Ultimately, we at Obermayer seek to enhance our organizational culture through leadership, policies and practices.

  1. Litigation eDiscovery Best Practices

    • Does the firm have an established eDiscovery Committee? Yes
    • Does your firm have a standardized protocol to guide client data collection? (i.e. Maintaining chain of custody, utilizing forensically sound procedures) Yes
    • Does the firm have a standardized protocol to guide processing clients' edata? (i.e. all data produced in PDF, meta data preserved?) Yes
    • Does the firm have a standardized approach for document reviews across practice groups (i.e. established protocol for eDiscovery review depending on the needs of the case) Yes
  2. Quality Management

    • Does the firm conduct end of matter reviews? Yes
  3. Matter Budgeting and Financial Management

    • Does the firm establish formal budgets for client engagements? Yes
    • Are bills submitted electronically? Yes
  4. Litigation General Best Practices

    • Does the firm's litigation department have a structured approach to early case assessment? For example: Does your firm implement a standard approach to determine risks and strengths early in a case to assess trial or settlement options? Yes
    • Does the firm have an established records management team to assist clients with records retention, compliance and litigation preparedness? Yes

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    Philadelphia, PA
    Centre Square West , Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3400
    Philadelphia, PA 19102-2101

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