Wolf Block Creates Government Law Practice

Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen formalized a government law practice, drawing on close to 30 attorneys within the firm to help service government clients from the local to national level.Partner Brian J. Preski, former chief of staff to Pennsylvania House Speaker John M. Perzel, will serve as chairman of the new practice group.

Preski joined the firm in January right from government work and said the idea was to eventually create a practice group like this.

There will be about 10 to 15 core attorneys in the government law practice with another 10 to 15 who will come in and out of the practice as their clients’ needs dictate, he said.

Preski said the firm was handling similar work in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Boston, but hadn’t had any official organization connecting the work throughout the offices.

If the new group can help other practices more easily make it through a client matter that requires government involvement, then it has done its job, Preski said.

One Wolf Block client is looking to build Home Depots and the firm’s environmental group helped get a number of permits to move that process along. When one of the permits was holding things up, the government law practice was able to step in and try to smooth the way, Preski said.

As the practice grows, it will bring in attorneys from all facets of the firm, he said.

~Gina Passarella, Staff Reporter

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