Top Lawyers 2010

The Main Line’s best in 15 specialties.



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Scott R. ReidenbachReal Estate Law: Scott R. Reidenbach

Reidenbach & Associates, LLC, 1008 Upper Gulph Road, Suite 300, Wayne; (800) 969-7032, reidenbachlaw.com

Years in practice: 12
Education: J.D., Widener Law (1997)
Case in point: On its way to being virtually paperless, Reidenbach’s three-year-old firm has grown from one to four offices in the past year and now serves more than 200 clients. “We’re often up against much larger law firms in our cases; we’re the Davids against the Goliaths,” he says. “Through our sophisticated and efficient use of technology, we’re able to better serve, volley and often outplay our opponents.”
     And Reidenbach’s specialty is a top commodity. “I’m one of only a handful of lawyers in this region who specializes in condominium law,” he says.
 

Jonathan “Dutch” BeckerTax Law: Jonathan “Dutch” Becker

1 Veterans Square, Suite 106, Media;
(215) 990-7456, beckerestateplanning.com


Years in practice: 15

Education: J.D., Ohio Northern University College of Law (1994)

Case in point: Taxes aren’t tedious for Becker. He enjoys the intricate details and problem solving. “As a kid, I loved baseball, logic problems and wargaming, all of which involve statistics, odds and complex rules,” he says. “Tax is a game with 6,000 pages of rules that are changing all the time. It’s really challenging, and I find that to be compelling.”
 
 

Trusts, Wills and Estates:

Karen Stockmal

Karen Stockmal

KMS Law Offices, 1055 Westlakes Drive, Suite 300, Berwyn; (610) 524-7865, kmslawoffices.com

Years in practice: 11
Education: J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law (1999)
Case in point: Stockmal cherishes the bonds she forms with multiple generations of families. She encourages these long-term relationships by offering reasonable flat fees for most services, so as not to undermine the ongoing process of estate planning. “Working with the IRS is always challenging because we take positions on a return as to value,” says Stockmal of her eight-month audits on federal estate tax returns. “A lot of clients have artwork and businesses, and you have to substantiate why you’re valuing something the way you are. There are a lot of nuances behind that.”
 

David R. CherryWorkers’ Compensation Law:
David R. Cherry

Cherry, Fieger & Marciano, LLP, 11 E. Second St., Media; (888) 684-2374, cherryfieger.com

Years in practice: 15
Education: J.D., Widener Law (1995)
Case in point: Good things come to those who wait, but Cherry also knows his strength lies in quick action. “We help injured workers in a way that really affects their lives,” he says. “I go to court immediately to get lost wages and medical benefits.” Cherry also is known for his tenacity in battling insurance companies, most recently for clients injured or killed during the winter snowstorms. “For me, it’s not just money,” he says. “It’s the human factor that motivates me.”
 

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