About Jacoby Donner
We're Your Shop. Philadelphia lawyer Myron Jacoby started the practice that is now Jacoby Donner as a one-stop legal resource for the building trades. Today, we are still a small, efficient, closely knit firm, but we have an even broader reach. Based in Philadelphia, we have attorneys licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. We regularly litigate in court and handle transactions in jurisdictions across the Mid-Atlantic region. Through our affiliation with Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), our reach is international.
There are few issues that we can't handle. We have been long known as "Philadelphia Construction Lawyers," and that reputation continues. That practice, however, is only a segment of what we do. Our attorneys provide broad ranging services for a diverse client base. We represent businesses, individuals, benefit funds, and trade associations. We litigate in court. We handle corporate transactions. We handle employment and labor problems. We prepare estate plans and business succession plans. We are truly your legal shop.
Our attorneys apply skill and vision to each matter. While our attorneys earned honors, served on law reviews, and argued on moot court boards in law school, it is their performance in practice that sets them apart. Before joining us, our attorneys distinguished themselves at large firms, the City of Philadelphia's Law Department, and in other capacities. Many of our attorneys served as law clerks for judges in the region, including in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Our attorneys have chaired Philadelphia Bar Association Committees, including the Construction Law Committee, Real Property Section, and State Civil Judicial Procedures Committee. They are active on industry associations and boards, such as the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA). Additionally, our attorneys regularly write articles in legal publications and teach seminars on a host of issues. See Our News, Publications and Seminars Pages.
We're part of the Community. Our attorneys regularly provide pro bono service to indigent clients and non-profits - and we have been recognized for honors from the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent program and the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Every year our attorneys work with Phila. VIP and the Villanova School of Law's Public Interest Department to take on Pro Bono cases of various types. In recent years, we have helped juveniles, prisoners, pensioners, immigrants, and others navigate complex legal difficulties. In addition, we regularly volunteer services to non-profit entities such as the Committee of 70, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, and others.
We provide high-impact, efficient, effective legal services that get results. In most respects, our trim size gives us an edge over a mega firm of several hundred lawyers.