Issue #10 | March 21, 2024

Celebrations, Collaborations and Community

From awards, honors and parties to client collaborations and engaging with our Philadelphia community, we have had numerous opportunities to celebrate our wins and achievements with friends and clients.

Herc Grigos and Paige Willan were recognized as “Best of the Bar 2023” honorees by the Philadelphia Business Journal at a November 16 event at Rivers Casino Philadelphia. Those honors came on the heels of Katherine Missimer being selected for City & State Pennsylvania’s Forty Under 40 awards. She was honored at a special event on October 24 in Harrisburg. Kate was also named a 2023 Real Estate Dealmaker by the Philadelphia Business Journal, which will be celebrated later this month.

Of course, as in years past, we took over the ballroom at The Bellevue for our holiday party -- this time against a backdrop of construction as the venue is mid-renovation. We are always thankful for the opportunity to celebrate in true Klehr fashion!

Katherine Missimer at the City & State Pennsylvania’s Forty Under 40 awards in Harrisburg.

The magic of the Klehr Harrison Holiday Party! See highlights of the night in our holiday video here.

Herc Grigos and Paige Willan at the Philadelphia Business Journal “Best of the Bar 2023” at Rivers Casino Philadelphia.


We are proud to announce that the Philadelphia Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League will be honoring managing partner Bradley Krouse and the Firm as the recipients of ADL’s Americanism Award, to be presented at The Good Fight on May 30, 2024, at Cescaphe’s The Switch House at The Battery.

The Firm recently supported the "Shine a Light on Anti-Semitism" campaign and also signed onto the ADL's Workplace Pledge to Fight Antisemitism.

In making this decision, ADL Philadelphia said, “Brad and the firm have been staunch advocates of ADL’s work ‘to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all’ for years, and we are thrilled to recognize their work to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate.”

Please consider supporting us in The Good Fight.

Alumni Spotlight

Greg Katz, Atlis Real Estate Partners


Greg joined Klehr Harrison in 2014 as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Department. He remained with the firm until 2017 when he departed to pursue sports-related corporate legal matters. At Klehr, he concentrated his practice on representing private investment funds on their formation, fundraising and deal-related matters. While most other firms at the time were looking for first-year associates to handle litigation work, Klehr offered Greg the chance to practice what he always knew he wanted to practice – corporate law. 

Looking back, Greg felt that some of the most valuable and influential experience he gained while at Klehr was the opportunity to work on sophisticated real estate fund formation matters and transactions. In addition to the fund formation work, Greg acted as the joint venture attorney for many large real estate transactions. Getting this exposure provided crucial learning early in his professional career, especially now that he has co-founded a real estate investment firm largely modeled after the clients he used to represent at Klehr. 

Greg insists the most rewarding and valuable aspect of his time at Klehr Harrison wasn’t a particular matter, event or lesson learned. It’s the people, the relationships and the connections he made here. Even after he left the firm, no one turned him away when he asked questions or needed support. “It's rare to have one good mentor, and yet I have so many from my time at Klehr.” He continues to keep in touch with many attorneys at the firm, including Keith Kaplan, Bill Matthews, Jon Katona, Brad Krouse, Denise Day and Heather Levine. He also continues to work with the firm on the real estate side, particularly with transactions and zoning, working with the likes of Patrick Murphy, Kyle Fox, Andrew Marrinucci and Brett Feldman. He is grateful for the Klehr network of connections that continues to help Atlis grow. “I always thought I had some special relationships at Klehr, but I never knew just how special they were until I was gone and saw their willingness to still help me with no expectation of reciprocation.”

Greg and his partner founded Atlis Real Estate Partners with the goal of offering individual accredited investors the opportunity to invest in a diverse portfolio of quality real estate assets on the same terms typically reserved for institutional investors. In just over two years, Atlis has raised over $21 million of Limited Partner commitments from 60-plus investors across its value-add equity and private lending funds. To date, Atlis has acquired nine assets with a value above $40 million and currently has nearly $10 million of private first-position loans outstanding.

Outside of work, Greg and his wife, Elisia, recently welcomed a baby boy, Jonah, to the family. He joins Mango, their 100-pound Newfoundland Poodle (hypoallergenic!) mix. He can be found relaxing with his family at the Jersey shore, golfing, cheering on his Philly sports teams and mixing it up with anyone who will listen about Premier League Soccer (and his favorite club, Tottenham). 

Interested in being featured in our Alumni Spotlight? Send an email to [email protected].


We're pleased to announce several exciting changes and elevations! After serving as the firm’s General Counsel for nearly 20 years, Michael Coran has passed the torch to Teri Sherman and Bill Hill. They now act as co-General Counsel for the firm.

New but familiar faces are also at the helm of the Real Estate and Finance Department. Herc Grigos, Jonathan Maslow and Lee Sussman have combined forces as the new co-chairs of the department. Ron Patterson remains chair of the Zoning & Land Use Practice Group.

The Litigation Department and Corporate and Securities Department also added to their leadership, with Matt McDonald joining Bill Matthews as the corporate co-chair and Grant Phelan and Paige Willan joining Jonathan Krause as litigation co-chairs.

The new year also saw the elevations of Joe Ferris to partner and Greg Sellers to Of Counsel.

The final program of our popular Labor & Employment CLE Series was just postponed - stay tuned for a new date! However, we have lots more great programming planned for the year. Remember, we are officially back in person with hybrid CLEs! You can now choose to join us in person (free lunch!) or online via Zoom. Just indicate that you wish to attend in person when registering for the CLE. You also still have the option to join us online to attend the programs.

New Date TBA - Key Developments from the Courts, Lawmakers and Agencies That are Impacting or are Expected to Impact the Workplace in 2024

4.3.24 - The Corporate Transparency Act: What We Know Now

5.8.24 - Mental Health Awareness Month (save the date for an ethics CLE!)

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The firm continues its mission to support and give back to the community. In 2023, the firm committed $50,000 in matching funds as part of our Match Maker campaign. We used up those funds with contributions to 57 different nonprofit organizations over the year!

In November, we once again hosted a successful hygiene kit-packing event for Project HOME, assembling 500 kits filled with cold-weather supplies for those experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. The kits were delivered to Project HOME for distribution throughout the area.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee also celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by organizing a book drive focusing on books that highlight and embrace diversity and promote anti-bias. We collected over 250 books and $500 in cash and checks to donate to The Philly Book Bank, run by Reading Recycled!

Firm members helped assemble 500 cold-weather hygiene kits for Project HOME in November that were distributed to those experiencing homelessness.

Monica Clarke Platt and Bill Hill pictured above preparing the collection of gifts for 27 children as part of ACHIEVEability's holiday gift drive in December.

DEI Committee members Chris Leavell, Nicole Haiem, Brett Feldman, Lee Moylan and April Colby with our collection of books for The Philly Book Bank.


...Mark Berg filed an amicus curiae brief in Moore v. United States. He was represented before the Court by Bill Harvey.

...Gaetano Piccirilli was elected Chair of the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission. He was appointed to his second term on the commission by then-Governor Wolf in 2019 after having previously served on the commission from 2008-2013. He also served as Chair in 2013.

...Alex Hill is performing as a guest musician (bassoon) for two concerts with the Penn Symphony Orchestra this spring. The two free shows (3/23 and 4/26) will be at Irvine Auditorium on Spruce Street.

...David Steerman has been published not once, not twice, but FIVE times since our last edition! Read his family law articles in Philadelphia Magazine, New Jersey Law Journal, Westlaw Today (twice!) and The Legal Intelligencer on topics ranging from engagement rings, prenups, addiction and family estrangement.

...Since we last checked in, the firm has grown with the additions of associates Charley Dorsaneo and Amelia Barnes in the Real Estate & Finance Department, partner Catherine Wigglesworth and E-Discovery attorney Yordan Karov in the Litigation Department, associates Samantha Blank and Max Campbell in the Corporate & Securities Department and associate Alyssa Radovanovich and law clerk Benjamin Fischer in the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department.

...We're hiring! We are currently seeking a real estate & finance associate, real estate & finance - finance associate, litigation associate and bankruptcy & restructuring - creditors' rights associate.

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