Daniel S. Bernheim, 3d, the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Philadelphia office, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University School of Law in 1980. In 1993, he was one of the nation's first to obtain an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University School of Law.

Mr. Bernheim has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal court, including U.S. tax court and bankruptcy court. The focus of his practice is in commercial litigation, representing financial institutions in creditors’ rights and consumer finance matters. In addition, Mr. Bernheim has extensive experience in real estate related litigation, shareholder disputes, professional liability (legal malpractice), restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation. Mr. Bernheim is also retained as an expert witness in professional liability matters and wrongful use of civil proceedings.

Lectures and Seminars:

  • Recent Developments in Fair Debt Collection Practice Act, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2015
  • Deal Documents in Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Pennsylvania Collection Law, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Predatory Lending, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Collecting Debts: Tips and Strategies to Legally Get What You are Owed, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Successful Judgment Collection in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, 2002-2005

Professional Appointments/Services/Acknowledgments:

  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Settlement and Discovery Master
  • State Civil Judicial Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Rules Subcommittee for Confession of Judgment
  • Expert Witness for Professional Liability Claims
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, 2004, 2007, 2011-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list 2008 National Corporate Counsel
  • Philadelphia VIP’s Chancellor Award 2001

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners, Eastern Conference

  • President, 2018

Lower Merion Township

  • Commissioner, 2011-present
  • President of Board of Commissioners, 2017-present

Montgomery County Township Commissioner Association

  • President, 2016-present

Lower Merion Fire Department

  • Board of Directors

Timber Trails Community Association

  • President of Board of Directors
 

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