Richard J. Perr, partner in the law firm of Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C., has been elected chairman of the Burlington County (N.J.) Democratic Committee, which represents the interests of approximately 53,000 registered Democrats in that county.
Perr, a resident of Medford, New Jersey, practices law in the firm’s Center City Philadelphia and Haddonfield offices. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation. He also is an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers – Camden School of Law, teaching Election and Political Campaign Law, and has appeared in numerous national, regional and local publications and on broadcast media on the issues of politics and election law.
Perr has been involved in politics since 1987. He has served as a foreign policy intern for then United States Senator Al Gore. He has worked on a number of national, state and local political campaigns. He presently sits on the Lawyers’ Council of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee, and previously acted as counsel to the Burlington County Democratic Party, its local municipal committees and its candidates.
He is a member of the Burlington County Bar Association as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association where he served as the chairman of the Election Law Committee from 2003-2005.
Perr earned a B.A. in Political Science, English and History from Rutgers College and is an International and Foreign Law Honors graduate of Rutgers – Camden School of Law . He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He was also a contributing author for the twenty-volume encyclopedia Constitutions of the Countries of the World.
Fineman Krekstein & Harris is a full-service law firm offering litigation, business, corporate and government relations services to its clients. It has offices in Center City Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, New Jersey.