Clients and referring counsel seek out Hangley Aronchick for cases that will actually have to be tried. The firm has represented some of the country’s largest corporations, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, major universities and healthcare complexes, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Lawsuits the firm has handled include:
Representing national pharmacy chains in suits against pharmaceutical manufacturers; representing product manufacturers in price-fixing suits against them
Conducting successful appellate litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, resulting in significant precedents in the areas of shareholder litigation, estates litigation, education law, insurance coverage law, municipal government law, professional responsibility, jurisdiction and the limits of discovery
Representing, in a federal class action, 5,000 juveniles who were victims of a judicial scandal in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in which two judges were secretly paid millions of dollars by the owners of two private detention facilities
■Criminal & Investigative:
Representing subjects and targets in criminal investigations of commercial and financial affairs; assisting in internal investigations for publicly held companies
Providing representation in litigation and other matters to school districts, independent schools, colleges, universities and educational service providers in both the public and for-profit sectors
Defending banks and credit card companies in class and non-class litigation with card holders; representing private equity fund managers in litigation
Representing city officials, media personalities, and newspapers in defamation cases. ■■Healthcare: Representing leading health maintenance organizations, hospitals, and healthcare service providers in class actions, parallel criminal and civil actions, and complex civil disputes
Litigating on behalf of patent holders or alleged infringers; defending a pediatric research institution against charges of corporate espionage
■Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility:
Representing major Philadelphia and national law firms in business-related malpractice and fiduciary duty litigation
Representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in constitutional challenges
■Securities & Corporate:
Representing companies in litigation over mergers and securities offerings; representing individual officers and directors in securities fraud claims
■Trusts & Estates:
Defending executors and estates against claims of would-be beneficiaries; representing trust beneficiaries in negligence claims against trustees
The firm’s insurance coverage team handles all facets of coverage disputes on behalf of many of the world’s largest insurers in virtually all lines of insurance, including Managed Care E&O, D&O, General Liability in both the first and third party context, bankruptcy-related coverage disputes, and professional liability. The firm prides itself in having one of the few coverage groups in the country with a thriving trial and appellate practice.
The firm’s environmental lawyers provide the full range of legal services in environmental regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. The firm regularly counsels clients on compliance with federal and state regulations and permits involving management of water discharges, waste handling and disposal and air emissions. It also represents private and public clients regarding use of water resources, and the purchase or sale of contaminated properties and regulated facilities.
The firm’s real estate practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate: acquisition, financing, construction, development, leasing, and management of high rise office towers, suburban corporate facilities, hotels, national and regional shopping centers, industrial facilities, apartment complexes and residential subdivisions.
The practice concentrates in the following areas:
Representing national and regional institutional lenders and borrowers in connection with permanent and construction loans on all types of real estate.
Representing city and suburban developers and building owners in connection with leases and management agreements
■Companies & Their Real Estate:
Representing owner and tenant clients, in connection with their businesses and facilities
Representing clients in the construction and development of new buildings, including development agreements, construction contracts, architect’s contracts, agreements of sale and financing
Representing clients before zoning and planning boards and other governmental bodies
Bankruptcy & Insolvency:
The firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency group combine business law, negotiation, litigation and problem-solving skills to help business debtors and creditors in sensitive restructuring situations. It represents clients who must manage their businesses (or collect claims from other businesses) in the crisis atmosphere of insolvency, regularly handling out-of-court liquidations, restructurings and pre-packaged and pre-arranged proceedings as well as cases under Chapters 7 and 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, purchasing and selling assets in distress circumstances, advancing competing or ‘hostile’ reorganization plans, and prosecuting and defending bankruptcy litigation.