Steven Barrett is co-chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department and chair of its Personal Injury Practice Group. Steve has counseled and represented corporations and individuals on a wide range of matters concentrating in medical malpractice and personal injury matters, including complex, commercial litigation cases and cases involving victims of sexual assault or abuse. With his significant and notable jury verdicts, Steve enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a premier trial attorney throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. He has successfully tried many complex cases in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton, Berks and Delaware Counties. Since 2003, Steve has obtained settlements and verdicts for injured people, totaling in excess of twenty-five million dollars. His commercial litigation experience includes the representation of corporate clients involving corporate trade secrets, unfair business practices, commercial financing, and issues involving licenses, copyrights, and trademarks.
Steve has extensive experience with real estate litigation, representing developers, builders and real-estate brokers involving AIA contracts, mechanic’s liens, listing agreements, agreements of sale, escrow agreements and partnership agreements.
Through the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Steve served by appointment as a Disciplinary Hearing Committee member considering issues of misconduct within the legal profession. Steve formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association, and is a past president of its Young Lawyers Division. He currently serves as Chair of the firm’s marketing committee and mentors associates in the practice of law and business development. A graduate of the University of Michigan, (B.A. 1987), Steve received his law degree from Temple University (J.D. 1992)
Graham R. Bickel is an associate in the Litigation Department. His practice focuses on representing business and individuals in commercial disputes, as well as individuals who suffer catastrophic injuries. Prior to joining the firm, Graham served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Susan Reisner of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Graham is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars, as well as the Montgomery Bar Association.
A 2016 cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Graham served as the Online Editor of the Villanova Law Review and as Chair of the Law School’s National Trial Team. Graham received the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association’s James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy for his success on the Trial Team. While in law school, he also served as a judicial extern for Judge Richard Andrews of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and as a research assistant to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. Before attending law school, Graham received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University in 2012.
Graham is a past volunteer firefighter for the Worcester Volunteer Fire Department, and he is a proud Eagle Scout.
Tim Briggs is a member of the Real Estate, Land Use and Municipal Departments at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. He joined the firm in January of 2008. Tim is a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations and has long been active in politics and community affairs.
Tim has worked in private legal practice and public service for more than fifteen years. He also serves as a Pennsylvania State Representative, representing the 149th Legislative District in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and serves on the Transportation Committee, Finance Committee, Professional Licensure Committee, and State Government Committee. In January, 2019 Tim was named Democratic minority chairman of the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee. Prior to his election to the State House, Tim worked with some of the most prominent and influential legislators in the region and country.
Tim also serves as a Director and Treasurer of the James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation, which provides scholarships, stipends and internships to Pennsylvania students who express an interest in state government. Tim serves as an ex officio Board Member for the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Authority. In 2007, 2008 and 2010, Tim was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star List. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Tim received his undergraduate degree from West Chester University in 1992, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Geography and International Relations. In 2010 Tim was invited back to West Chester University to serve as a Legislative Fellow and lectures in the political science program. He received his law degree from Temple University in 2004.
Steven J. English is a member of the Real Estate and Zoning Department at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. For the past fifteen years, Steven has served as the solicitor for suburban and rural municipalities, zoning hearing boards, UCC appeals boards and water and sewer authorities. From that service, Steven understands the issues and concerns regarding subdivision and land development from a municipal perspective.
Steven’s responsibilities have touched upon every aspect of local governance. Steven has effectively handled all stages of the land development process, from negotiating and drafting complex zoning and SALDO ordinances, development agreements and financial security agreements, to shepherding plans through planning commissions, governing bodies and state administrative agencies. Steven has negotiated, reviewed and drafted police contracts, agreements for the acquisition and disposition of municipal real estate, and bid documents for municipal construction projects running the gamut from simple sewer line extensions to the construction of a state-of-the art police station. Steven has drafted wide-ranging ordinances related to taxation, signs and billboards, hunting and firearms, solicitation and peddling, the Uniform Construction Code, stormwater management, parking and traffic, recycling and exotic animals.
Andrew Grau is a Principal of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. Andrew’s practice focuses on Business Law, Business Transactions, Tax Planning, Estate Planning and Estate Administration. His knowledge of tax law and planning techniques enables him to provide sound advice to clients of any age, with any level of wealth. From simple wills and powers of attorney to sophisticated tax planning, gift planning, and asset protection planning, Andrew is equipped to address each client’s unique goals. Andrew counsels business owners through their most important transactions. Mergers and acquisitions, owner buy-outs and buy-ins, employment arrangements and business divorces are crucial events that Andrew handles routinely. He approaches these events with a focus on protection, full analysis of all issues, and attention to detail. Every business with multiple owners can benefit from an up-to-date agreement among the owners with terms to protect them from potential creditors and from each other. It is important to decide what happens if an owner dies, becomes disabled, or is affected by other significant events. Often, discussion of these issues leads to valuable planning opportunities. Andrew knows what issues to discuss, and is adept at guiding business owners through this process.
From passive investment companies, to operating businesses and manufacturers, to medical professional practices, Andrew deals with a diverse client base. Working with a wide range of businesses keeps his mind flexible when a unique client need arises. Andrew also represents non-profit entities. He guides non-profits through the maze of obtaining IRS tax-exempt approval, and advises the officers on best practices for operating the organization. Andrew helps executors administer estates, and trustees administer trusts. He also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputes involving estates and trusts.
Andrew graduated cum laude from Ursinus College with a degree in Computer Science (B.S. 2004), earned his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law (2007), and earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law (2010).
Steven Hann is a Principal at the Pennsylvania law firm of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, where he focuses his practice on environmental and municipal law, and chairs the firm’s Environmental Law Department. Steve personally deals with and is experienced in every facet of a broad based environmental law practice. Steve represents a diverse client base, including municipalities, municipal authorities, business entities, individuals, builders and developers, all of which are affected by the complex web of federal and state environmental laws and regulations. Steve handles all facets of environmental litigation with government agencies and private parties. Steve also advises clients on regulatory and compliance issues, environmental permitting, environmental issues arising in business and real estate transactions, and land use and zoning issues. Steve also provides clients with experienced counseling on legislative and regulatory developments at both the federal and state levels.
In addition to his environmental law practice, Steve has a sophisticated practice in the area of municipal law, with a specific emphasis on municipal authorities. Steve is the East Region Solicitor for the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (responsible for the eastern half of Pennsylvania), an organization representing the interests of over 700 municipal authorities in the Commonwealth. In this position, Steve assists the Association’s staff on a daily basis with various tasks, such as addressing member inquiries and dealing with proposed legislative and regulatory initiatives. He also provides frequent guidance directly to member authorities on a variety of subjects, such as general water and wastewater matters, stormwater, authority agreements and resolutions, board member issues, tapping fees, developer agreements, reservation of capacity agreements, rate issues, water and sewer regulations, and compliance with state law bidding and procurement requirements, as well as insight on various statutes, such as the Municipality Authorities Act, Right-to-Know Law, Ethics Act, Sunshine Act and Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act. Moreover, in his daily practice, Steve represents and advises municipal clients of his law firm on the aforementioned issues, as well as environmental issues, such as permitting, compliance, water quality, and stormwater management; water and wastewater issues, such as sewage facilities planning, pretreatment and wasteload management; and, the drafting of agreements and resolutions used by municipal authorities in their daily operations. Steve is frequently appointed as special counsel for municipal entities, and has likewise been retained as both an expert and mediator in matters involving municipal authorities. In June 2018 he was appointed Special Counsel for Lehigh Township, Northampton County. Steve was a significant contributor to the latest edition of the Department of Community and Economic Development’s publication, Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania. (Tenth Edition, 2015)
Moreover, during his career, Steve has also litigated cases of significant import in both the federal and state court systems. He recently litigated the well-publicized case involving the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, the most extensive TMDL ever developed in the United States. This case was ultimately appealed to the United States Supreme Court. He has also litigated numerous water quality cases in Pennsylvania, including those involving NPDES permits and TMDLs, and the recovery of attorneys’ fees. In addition, he has recently filed an amicus brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on issues of first impression involving the land application of biosolids. He has also been an advocate on behalf of municipal entities before Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board, where he has litigated over fifty (50) appeals, most of which involved Pennsylvania municipal authorities. Steve has also been a frequent author and speaker on both environmental and municipal law-related issues. Since 2010, he has participated in or was the sole presenter at over fifty (50) seminars/webinars and continuing legal education courses.
Prior to law school, Steve was an environmental consultant. Following his graduation from Penn State, Steve was employed as a meteorologist focusing on air quality and air pollution issues. Thereafter, Steve was hired as a member of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Field Investigation Team under the federal Superfund program, where he was engaged in various activities related to the investigation and remediation of hazardous waste sites. In this position, Steve was selected by EPA Headquarters to travel throughout the country as a speaker for an EPA sponsored training course on hazardous waste site inspections.
Mark Himsworth has been handling commercial litigation matters for over 20 years. A member of the Litigation Department at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, a considerable amount of his practice is related to business disputes, including cases involving covenants not to compete, interference with contractual relations, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, commercial defamation, and partnership and shareholder disputes. In addition, he handles a wide spectrum of construction disputes, including construction defect claims, mechanic’s lien claims, unfair trade practice and consumer protection law claims, municipal bid litigation, and payment and performance bond claims. He also represents residential and commercial brokers in broker malpractice cases and in commission disputes and individuals and companies in various real estate disputes, including quiet title actions, partition actions, claims involving adverse possession, lis pendens, easements, deed restrictions, disputes involving both residential and commercial agreements of sale, and tax assessment appeals.
Mark currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association, is a past President of the Montgomery Trial Lawyers and is a member of the Montgomery Inn of Courts as a Barrister and past Treasurer. Mark was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation for the years 2010-2018. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers each year. He is a current member of the Advisory Council of the PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce. Mark is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Patrician Society, a non-profit food cupboard devoted to helping the needy in the Norristown area and the United Fund of Collegeville-Trappe, Inc., a non-profit serving various charities in the Collegeville-Trappe area. He is a past President of the Board of Directors of Big Brother/Big Sisters of Montgomery County, and was counsel for that organization. He is also a former member of the Trappe Borough Planning Commission. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1984, Mark obtained his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1987.
John Iannozzi is a Principal of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. John chairs the firm’s Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals Department. In addition to his general real estate practice, John is recognized for his expertise in the following areas of law: land use, zoning, municipal, tax assessments, and business law matters.
In the zoning, land use and development arenas, John represents a wide array of clients including business owners, home builders, landowners, and developers. John has a strong track record of success in obtaining development and zoning approvals from zoning hearing boards, planning commissions, and municipalities throughout the esteemed five county area of southeastern Pennsylvania.
With respect to his work for municipalities, John is an integral and vital member of the firm’s highly regarded Municipal Law Department. John assists in representing as a solicitor to the following municipal clients: Limerick Township, Upper Merion Township, West Conshohocken Borough, and Hatfield Township. John has extensive expertise in handling all matters governed by Pennsylvania’s Municipalities Planning Code. John handles large multi-faceted subdivision and land development projects, complex ordinance drafting, economic revitalization projects, open space planning and acquisition, negotiating intergovernmental agreements, preservation of historical resources, and numerous other areas of law impacting the firm’s respective municipal clients.
John also assists clients with all legal and tax aspects of forming various business entities, including proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies and has represented hundreds of satisfied property owners in successful real estate tax assessment appeals.
Prior to joining the firm, John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan M. Rubenstein, Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. While in law school, John served as a certified legal intern for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. While in college, John was a district office representative for Pennsylvania State Representative Robert W. Godshall. John is a member of both the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations, having received both his undergraduate degree (B.A. magna cum laude 2001) and his law degree from Villanova University Law School (J.D. 2004).
John was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars List in the areas of Land Use/Zoning for the years 2014-2017. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In 2014, John’s outstanding legal work was also recognized when he received the prestigious Reporter’s Reader Choice Award for “Best Lawyer” in the community. John is actively engaged in giving back to his community. John serves on the St. Stanislaus Parish Council and serves on the Villanova University Law School Alumni Association Board of Advisors. John also volunteers his time working as a soup kitchen volunteer and assisting veterans in his community.
Bernadette Kearney is a Principal of the firm. She has practiced real estate law for over seventeen years and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Zoning Department. Her areas of concentration include municipal, real estate, zoning and bankruptcy law matters. Bernadette has represented clients before municipalities, zoning hearing boards, the Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Court of Common Pleas, and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. She has also acted as solicitor to townships, zoning hearing boards and Uniform Construction Code Appeals Boards. Her clients include commercial and residential clients in land acquisitions and financings and lenders who finance commercial and residential developments. Bernadette was selected as a 2016 Top Attorney by Philadelphia Life Magazine in the area of Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law. She was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List for Land Use/Zoning for the years 2014-2018. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers each year. Prior to joining the firm, Bernadette served as a law clerk for The Honorable Emanuel A. Bertin of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. While attending Temple University School of Law in the evening, Bernadette worked full time for the Clerk’s Office of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as a Case Administrator for Chief Bankruptcy Judge David A. Scholl. Bernadette is an active member of the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA), currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Real Estate Committee. She is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the MBA and past Chair of the Young Lawyer Section of the MBA. In addition, Bernadette is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Bernadette received her undergraduate degree from Temple University (B.A. 1990) in Journalism, summa cum laude, and her law degree, cum laude, from Temple’s School of Law in 1997.
Michael A. Luongo is a member of the firm’s business litigation and personal injury departments.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as an Assistant District Attorney for 6 years. While in law school, Michael served as a summer law clerk to the Hon. Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County. A graduate of Rutgers Law School in Camden, he received his JD in 2010; he also earned his MBA in 2005 from LaSalle University and his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in 2003. Michael holds a Post MBA Certificate in International Business from Villanova University. He is a member of the Montgomery, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.