Age-old Montco law firm gets Bucks County peer

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Local Law | Comments Off on Age-old Montco law firm gets Bucks County peer

Norristown-based High Swartz, among Montgomery County`s largest and earliest law practice, has gotten in Bucks County by means of the acquisition of Doylestown`s McNamara Bolla & Panzer.The merger works Friday, with the combined firm maintaining the High Swartz name and including 28 lawyers and 18 assistance staff. The 9 McNamara Bolla will remain at their workplaces on 116 East Court Street in Doylestown.

High Swartz Managing Partner Joel Rosen stated McNamara Bolla`s includes personal injury, Social Security disability, and workers payment plaintiff and defense work to his firm`s skill set while broadening its existing trusts and estates practice.

Rosen, the previous NutriSystem handling partner who ended up being handling partner when Paul Baker Bartle left for Flamm Walton in 2012, said the union of the two firms began when McNamara Bolla was looking to include a family legal representative.

High Swartz has a number of so McNamara Bolla Managing Partner Thomas Panzer met Rosen to select his brain and the two realized there were some synergies in between the 2 companies and no severe customer disputes.

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Panzer will be the only McNamara Bolla legal representative joining High Swartz as a partner and will manage the Doylestown location. The firm`s other name partners, James McNamara and William Bolla, will be joining in senior counsel functions while the other legal representatives are associate level.

McNamara Bolla began in 1974 as McNamara Heckler & Bolla, with curren Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler being the third co-founder. Heckler left in 1997 when he was chosen to the Bucks County Common Pleas bench. Panzer participated 2003.

By signing up with High Swartz, McNamara Bolla will now have the ability to market to clients a more comprehensive selection of practices, including education, work, environmental, family, franchise, copyright and lawsuits.

The 2 firms shared practice locations include company law, municipal and public law, wills, trusts and estates, and real estate law such as zoning, industrial realty deals and budget friendly real estate matters.

Local law is a vital practice area for lots of suburban law firms. High Swartz represents Upper Dublin and Lower Merion areas and Newtown Square, and now adds Newtown, Bucks County to its customer list.


With 28 legal representatives, High Swartz, founded in 1914, is nearly as large as any law office indigenous to Montgomery County. Just Blue Bell`s Wisler Pearlstine (32 lawyers), Lansdale`s Hamburg Rubin Mullin Maxwell & Lupin (29) and King of Prussia s Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo (29) have more legal representatives, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal`s Book of Business Lists.