Community Involvement

The attorneys and staff of Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C. volunteered at Rebuilding Together Philadelphia to help make critical repairs to 16 homes in West Philadelphia.

At the core of every good citizen lies a spirit of service, one that is validated again and again by those who give of themselves. Whether through corporate gifts to help rebuild from a natural disaster or through individuals donating their time to teach someone to read – Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C. possesses a commitment to our community and a culture of service.

Many of Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C. employees, both lawyers and staff, share a commitment to provide voluntary services to their communities. Services include everything from coaching children’s athletic teams, to working with the handicapped, to working with various civic and charitable organizations, to working to raise awareness of art in the community. Our lawyers also serve as community and professional leaders in numerous capacities. We all live in a better world due to the effort, commitment, and time given by volunteers. Here is a partial alphabetical list of those at Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C. who make a difference.

Phinorice J. Boldin

  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Johnson House Historic Site, Inc

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Andrew A. Chirls

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Chancellor 2005.  Served as elected leader of 13,000 member voluntary bar association.
    • Chancellor-Elect 2004
    • Vice-Chancellor 2003
    • Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Member, 1998 through 2006. Vice Chair, 1999; Chair, 2000.
  • Committee on the Legal Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men.
    • Appointed as first co-chair of this newly formed Committee, 1997.
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP).
    • Board member from 1997 through 2004.

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June J. Essis

  • Miriam Quigley Research Foundation, Board of Directors

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S. David Fineman

  • Presidential appointee, Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service
  • Member, Court-Annexed Early Mediation Program, United States District Court
  • Member, Board of Directors, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Board of Directors, State of Israel Bonds
  • Past Member, Philadelphia Planning Commission
  • Past Member, Philadelphia’s Intergovernmental Task Force

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Joshua B. Horvitz

  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Real Estate Group
  • Friends of the Rail Park
  • Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia
  • East Coast Greenway Alliance

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Michael H. Krekstein

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Philadelphia Geriatric Center
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
  • Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, Board Member, 1994 – present
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Board Member, 1989 – present
  • Marks Colorectal Surgical Foundation, Board Member, 2002 – present

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Gary A. Krimstock

  • President of Village at Huntingdon Valley Condominium Association
  • Legal Counsel, Board Member and Past-President of Shaare Shamayim Synagogue, Philadelphia
  • Member and Legal Counsel of Greater Philadelphia Condominium Managers Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Community Associations Institute
  • Congregations of Shaare Shamayim – Past President, Legal Counsel, Board Member

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Hema P. Mehta

  • Ashburn Village Homeowners Association, President, 2010

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Scott H. Mustin

  • Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board – Hearing Committee Member
  • Member and Former Director, Penn Wynne Civic Association
  • Treasurer, Candidates for Lower Merion Township Commissioner
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Parents Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Estate Planning Council

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Michael J. Needleman

  • Co-Chair of the ADR committee of the New Jersey Defense Association
  • Member, Advisory Board to the Board of Directors of the Charcot Marie Tooth Association
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Member, Civil Rights Panel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Richard J. Perr

  • President, Burlington County Taxpayers Association.
  • Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey; active participant in the Young Leadership Council.
  • Jewish Federation Publications – Board of Trustees
  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey
  • National Jewish Democratic Council, Young Leadership Division
  • Chairman, New Jersey State Bar Association, Election Law Committee (2003 – 2005)
  • New Jersey State Democratic Committee, Lawyers’ Council

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Mary F. Platt

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Elected Positions: Chancellor- Elect 2017, will serve as Chancellor in 2018. Assistant Treasurer – 2002, 2013, 2014; Treasurer – 2003 – 2005; Member, Board of Governors – 1999 – 2001, 2002 – 2005, 2013, 2014
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chancellor’s Cabinet – 2002 – 2005, 2008, 2013, 2014
  • Judge Pro Tem, Commerce Court, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia – 1995 – 2014
  • Co-Chair, Law Practice Mgmt. Div. – 2009, 2010; Vice Chair – 2008; Treasurer – 2007
  • Co-Chair, City Policy Committee – 2007, 2008

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Lowell F. Raeder

  • Lecturer in Law, Villanova University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, 1981 – Present
  • Immediate Past President, Congregation Or Ami, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

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Diane B. Sher

  • Member of the Temple American Inn of Court, 2009 to 2015
  • Consultant and instructor, Wharton Communication Program, 2005
  • Member, Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy For Philadelphia and Vicinity, 1997 – 2002
  • President, Bala Cynwyd Library Board of Trustees, 1990 – 1992

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David R. White, Jr.

  • Member, Board of Directors, Middleton Center for Pastoral Care and Counseling

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