People should hire lawyers - not law firms. It's the lawyer that makes the law firm, not the other way around.

The attorneys at Kurtz & Revness are among the "best and the brightest" - but with a practical sensibility. Each brings integrity, business acumen and a deep knowledge of business law to give you the attention and insight you need. Allow us to introduce ourselves…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Stuart B. Kurtz, Esquire
Mr. Kurtz is a founding partner and chairs the firm's Business Department. He specializes in sophisticated corporate and real estate transactions, including multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions, licensing and real estate deals. His transactional practice has involved deals throughout the U.S. and internationally. He also has extensive experience in securing and closing financings, including loan closings and debt and equity raises.

Prior to forming the firm in 1995, Mr. Kurtz practiced law at prestigious firms located in Philadelphia and St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Kurtz earned his B.S. degree in Accounting from Syracuse University, where he received cum laude Honors in 1982; a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis; and an L.L.M. in Taxation in 1989 from New York University, where he was in the top of his class.
Stuart is married with three children. He is an avid sports enthusiast, and plays tennis, softball and basketball. Stuart also coaches his children's soccer, baseball and basketball teams.
 
 
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E-mail: skurtz@kurtzrevnesspc.com
Phone: (610) 688-2855 ext. 12
Fax: (610) 688-2912
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Michael J. Revness, Esquire
Mr. Revness is a founding partner and chairs the firm's Litigation Department. For more than a decade, he has represented businesses and insurers throughout the country in high profile commercial litigation matters, including business and contractual disputes; errors and omissions claims; construction litigation; corporate, partner and shareholder disputes; employment restrictive covenant and trade secret matters; and product and premises liability litigation. Mr. Revness is a trial attorney with extensive experience trying high-profile cases before judges, juries and the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Revness dedicates a great deal of his practice to advising consultants, business owners and other professionals on ways to limit their legal liability. He has spoken to numerous industry associations on this topic, including the American Association of Home Inspectors, the National Association of Home Inspectors, the Pennsylvania Association of Building Inspectors, the Independent Computer Consultant Association and the Independent Electrical Engineers Association. In addition, Mr. Revness is also recognized for his substantial experience in advising employers and human resource managers on ways to protect their companies' business interests through skillfully constructed employment contracts.

Mr. Revness is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the Middle and Eastern U.S. District Courts for Pennsylvania and the US District Court for New Jersey. Academically, he graduated first in his class with magna cum laude Honors from Duquesne University School of Law, where he was also a member of the Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

Personally, Michael is a proud husband and father, coach of his daughter's soccer team and a former tennis teaching professional.

E-mail: mrevness@kurtzrevnesspc.com
Phone: (610) 688-2855 ext. 11
Fax: (610) 688-2912

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Jason A. Mandel, Esquire
Mr. Mandel is a partner in the business department of the firm. His transactional practice focuses on the areas of commercial real estate, mergers & acquisitions and general business representation, routinely representing buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, borrowers and developers in all aspects of sophisticated and complex commercial transactions. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, he was associated with a prestigious law firm in center city Philadelphia.

Mr. Mandel is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. He received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law - Camden in 1997, where he was a Hunter Advanced Moot Court Semi-Finalist and a member of the Moot Court Board. He received his B.A. from Rutgers College, Rutgers University, where he was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

Jason is a tortured Philadelphia sports fan who lives with his wife and baby girl in Havertown, Pennsylvania.

E-mail: jmandel@kurtzrevnesspc.com
Phone: (610) 688-2855 ext. 22
Fax: (610) 688-2912

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Robert T. Grolnick, Esquire
Mr. Grolnick concentrates his practice in general commercial litigation, representing various businesses, insurance companies and private individuals in a wide range of defense and plaintiff's matters. He joined the firm in 2000.

Mr. Grolnick is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. He earned his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1998, where he was an Editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal. Mr. Grolnick is the author of "National Mining Association v. EPA: Industry Breathes a Sigh of Relief over the Determination of a Site's Potential to Emit Pollutants under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990," published in the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, at 8 Vill. Envtl. L.J. 519 (1997). He earned his B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he graduated with honors in 1995.

E-mail: rgrolnick@kurtzrevnesspc.com
Phone: (610) 688-2855 ext. 17
Fax: (610) 688-2912

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John Stacey, Esquire


Mr. Stacey is an associate in the business department of the firm. Mr. Stacey practices in the areas of commercial real estate, finance, and general business representation, handling all aspects of complex commercial transactions on behalf of the firm’s clients. He joined the firm in 2005.

Mr. Stacey is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania. He received his law degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 2002, where he attended as an Achievement Scholar. During law school, Mr. Stacey was an Associate Editor for the Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal and a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Writing Program. Mr. Stacey also graduated with honors from Franklin and Marshall College in 1999.

John and his wife Meghan are avid sports fans and live in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

E-mail: jstacey@kurtzrevnesspc.com
Phone: (610) 688-2855 ext. 25
Fax: (610) 688-2912

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Fran L. Hoffman, Esquire


Ms. Hoffman is of counsel to the firm, working with the firm's business department since 1996. Her legal practice focuses on the areas of business transactions, real estate ventures, commercial leases and financing arrangements.

Ms. Hoffman was formerly associated with several prestigious law firms in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, PA. She earned her B.A. with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania, and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.


E-mail: fhoffman@kurtzrevnesspc.com
Phone: (610) 688-2855 ext. 25
Fax: (610) 688-2912
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