Neal A. Jacobs

Neal A. Jacobs: Attorney with Jacobs Law Group, PC AV stamp icon
  • Managing Attorney and Principal at Jacobs Law Group, PC (8 Attorneys)
  • One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Biography

Neal Jacobs has been the Managing Attorney of the Jacobs Law Group since its founding in 1999. Mr. Jacobs' practice is focused on complex corporate, business and litigation matters. He devotes particular attention to privately held companies and their shareholder and member relations. Mr. Jacobs focuses on complex corporate matters involving the interplay of the rights and obligations of management and the various classes of equity holders and lenders and others. These include claims of shareholder oppression, squeeze outs, and freeze outs of various types.

Prior to starting his own firm Mr. Jacobs was an attorney with Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley and prior thereto he was with the law firm of Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzberg, Ellers, & Weir.

Mr. Jacobs has held the coveted "AV" rating from Martindale & Hubbell for over ten years (Highest rating available for skill and integrity). Philadelphia Magazine has recognized Mr. Jacobs as a Super Lawyer in Commercial Litigation for over five years.

Mr. Jacobs is listed in the Registry of Preeminent Attorneys and has been listed in Strathmere's "Who's Who" of Distinguished Attorneys. Early in his career he was named "One of the 100 People to Watch" by Philadelphia Business Magazine and has received multiple other awards and recognitions.

Selected Presentations and Publications

Course Planner, Chairperson and Presenter, Business Divorce -- Shareholder, Partner and Member Relations, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, March 2011

Course Planner, Chairperson and Presenter, Business Divorce -- Shareholder, Partner and Member Relations, From Mom and Pop to Joint Venture Partners and Venture Capital Backed Businesses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, December 2008

Author, Protecting Your Legacy,The Family Name and the Sale of the Business, Family Business Magazine, Winter, 2007-8.

Lecturer at Seminar presented to members of the Pennsylvania medical staff of Roxborough Memorial Hospital on the topic of Shareholders rights and enforceability of written contracts. January 2006.

Course Planner, Chairperson and Lecturer, Business Divorce "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", When Shareholders Go To War, Pennsylvania Bar Institue Lecture and Seminar Series, 2006

Course Planner and Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education seminar "Getting Out of Contracts Legally" Is it worth the paper it's printed on, presented November - December 2005

Lecturer at Seminar presented to members of the Pennsylvania AICPA (sponsored by Corporate Financial Services) entitled the "Seven Deadly Sins of Shareholder/Succession Agreements" November 2005.

Course Planner, Chairperson and Lecturer, Business Divorce "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do", Corporate Issues, Disputes and Dispute Resolution and Litigation Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, April 2004

Lecturer, Advanced Judgment Enforcement, Work-Outs and Lender Liability Issues, June 2004

Chairperson and Presenter, The Evolution of the Consultant to CEO, "What You Need To Know Before You Take The Job", Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group, Union League, October 2003.

Lecture: June 2003, 'The Legal Implications of Your Security Plan in a Post 9-11 World' - Eastern Technology Council and Inflow Seminar Averting Disaster: Protecting Your Mission Critical Data.

The Academy of Trial Advocacy, Temple School of Law, August, 1991.

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Business Divorce
  • Business Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Control Contests
  • Shareholder Oppression
  • Contracts
  • Partnership Law
  • Corporate Planning
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Debtor and Creditors Rights
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215-569-9701  Phone
215-569-9788  Fax
www.jacobslawpc.com/attorneys/neal-a-jacobs
University Attended:
Rutgers University, Cook College, B.S., Economics, 1980
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University Law School, Camden, J.D., with Honors, 1984
Year of First Admission:
1984
Admission:
1985, New Jersey; 1984, Pennsylvania
Memberships:
American Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association; Philadelphia Bar Association; Trial Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Newark, New Jersey, November 10, 1957
Reported Cases:
Silicon Power Corp. v. GE Zenith Controls, Inc., CIVIL ACTION NO. 08-4331, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 661 F. Supp. 2d 524; 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90802, September 29, 2009, DecidedFrazetta v. Underwood Books, 3:CV-08-0516, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29310, April 6, 2009, FiledJodek Charitable Trust, R.A. v. Vertical Net Inc., CIVIL ACTION No. 04-CV-4455 , UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 412 F. Supp. 2d 469; 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2639; 58 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d (Callaghan) 706, January 26, 2006, Decided , January 27, 2006, Entered Basketball Mktg. Co. v. FX Digital Media, Inc., CIVIL ACTION NO. 04-1733 , UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36690, June 5, 2006, Decided , Reversed by Basketball Mktg. Co. v. FX Digital Media, Inc., 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 28605 (3d Cir. Pa., Dec. 11, 2007)Ariz. Premium Fin. Co. v. Personal Surplus Lines, Inc., CIVIL ACTION NO. 97-3622 , UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24000, August 28, 2003, Filed Zorba v. Advanced Telcomms. Network, No. 96 C 7443, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, EASTERN DIVISION, 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1725, February 2, 1998, Decided , February 11, 1998, Docketed Total Care Sys. v. Coons, No. 94-CV-2043, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 860 F. Supp. 236; 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11453, August 16, 1994, Decided , August 16, 1994, Filed; August 17, 1994, Entered Lessel, Winkle, Yard, Inc. v. Advanced Telecommunication Network, CIVIL ACTION No. 94-1096, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7936, June 10, 1994, Decided , June 10, 1994, Filed . Oakes v. Oki-Electric Industries, Co., Civil Action No. 88-3547, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1989 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12034, October 6, 1989 Decided; October 10, 1989, Filed; October 11, 1989, Entered In re Neshaminy Office Bldg. Associates, Miscellaneous No. 87-379; Bky. No. 81-00391G, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 81 B.R. 301; 1987 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11496, December 7, 1987, Decided , December 7, 1987, Filed.
ISLN:
906219322
Transactions:
Sale of Assets of Allergy Care Centers of Virginia (2011); VIP Wireless Communications Merger with PCS Wireless (2010); VIP Wireless Carrier Agreement with Sprint Communications (2009);Gotham Financial Services Private Investor Transaction (2009); Acquisition of Broadband Products Inc. (2008); Embrella Cardiovascular Private Equity transaction (2008); Saudi Chemical Venture Transaction with Explotrack (2008); Voice Commerce Group Alliance Agreement with Nuance (2008); Bru Venture Capital Liquidity Transaction with Allied Resource Corporation (2007); Torio LP Acquisition of Assets from Commerce Bank (2007); USTT Group Liquidity Transaction with Element 21 Golf Company (2007); Icetech, LLC Capital Transactions with Cadec Global (2006, 2008); Prime Technology Equity Buyout (2008); Pediatric Therapeutic Services Repurchase of Shareholder Interests (2008); Negull, ehf Venture Capital Investment in Flow Matrix (2006); Bru Venture Capital Liquidity Transaction with PuraLube, Inc. (2007); Automated Currency Instruments Inc. Corporate Restructuring (2004); Advanced Telecommunications Inc. Asset Sale (1999); Fabricated Components Inc. Acquisition of Assets of Banner Metals Corporation (1997); Advanced Telecommunications Inc. Acquisition of Assets of Wats 800 Association (1993)
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  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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