Lawrence S. Rosenwald
Lawrence S. Rosenwald is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, where he earned a degree in finance, and of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has been practicing law in Pennsylvania for forty years. He has been the CEO of Lawrence S. Rosenwald, P.C. since 1994, and recently became of counsel to the firm of Fineman Krekstein & Harris.
Mr. Rosenwald has handled more than a thousand civil and criminal cases in a variety of areas of the law, and has extensive experience in transactional work, including contract, real estate and commercial law. He has litigation experience in areas as diverse as civil rights, eminent domain law, construction and commercial disputes, and real estate.
During the course of his practice, he has handled cases before the Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas in many counties, most particularly Philadelphia and Montgomery; the Commonwealth and Superior Courts; the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; the United States Eastern District Court; and, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in the Courts of New Jersey, including the Federal Trial Court sitting in Camden.
Among Mr. Rosenwald’s clients are Gunton Corporation, the largest distributor of Pella Windows and Doors in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Delaware; LVI Services, Inc. (which is a national demolition and asbestos removal company) and subsidiaries of that company; Avalon Carpet and Tile Company; Lehigh Valley Mall; General Floor Industries; Smithfield Trust Company; Cambridge Trust Company; and, Kenccid, a non-profit organization that manages properties and provides services for individuals with disabilities. He has also represented the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia for more than thirty years, during which time he has litigated several hundred condemnation cases and several civil rights actions. He has also been retained in a wide variety of real estate and zoning matters, as well as construction and commercial matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Rosenwald has also represented numerous clients in actions against trustees, most notably banks, for mismanaging and improperly administering trusts, and has represented Heirs, Inc., an organization of trust beneficiaries. Not only has Mr. Rosenwald represented beneficiaries, but he has been consulted on his knowledge of general fiduciary duties, trust administration and practices by attorneys and beneficiaries throughout the United States, including, but not limited to the states of Hawaii, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and Ohio, among other jurisdictions.
Mr. Rosenwald has been a lecturer at many CLE courses focusing on real estate, including boundary law, appraisals and eminent domain.
Mr. Rosenwald served as a member of the Lower Merion Board of School Directors for nine years, and was president for six. During that time, the Board oversaw the reconstruction of all ten of its schools, at a cost well in excess of $200 million. He also participated in the oversight of the annual budget, which was over $150 million.