Neal A. Jacobs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Jacobs Law Group, PC
 | 2005 Market Street, Suite 1120
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-569-9701
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Jacobs Law Group, PC, Neal A. Jacobs focuses his practice on matters related to business law, including complex corporate litigation and business divorces and shareholder and owner disputes. From the firm's offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Voorhees Township, New Jersey, he represents clients throughout the area in a wide range of matters, including squeeze-outs, shareholder claims, ownership deadlocks, venture capital financings and joint ventures.

Mr. Jacobs represents shareholders, privately held companies, entrepreneurs and corporate clients from a variety of industries, including high-technology firms, real estate companies, venture capital firms, gaming companies and manufacturing companies. He also represents clients involved in investment banking and financial services as well as professionals such as architects, engineers, attorneys, physicians and accountants. In addition to litigation, Mr. Jacobs also handles negotiation and arbitration matters for his clients.

In addition to his professional life as a lawyer, Mr Jacobs led a group of private equity investors in backing a technology company.  Recently the technology company had a successful liquidity event and exited from that investment.  

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in economics from Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Mr. Jacobs went on to attend Rutgers School of Law - Camden and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1984. Prior to founding Jacobs Law Group, PC, in 1999, he was an attorney at a well-known national law firm. Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Jacobs has been admitted pro hac vice in many other states.

Mr. Jacobs is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Active in the business community as well, he has served as a Director of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center and the Small Business Board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Jacobs has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%): Will Contests

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Estate & Trust Litigation: Will Contests

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2017

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About Neal Jacobs

Admitted 1984, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.jacobslawpc.com/jacobs.htm

Honors and Awards:

  • One of the 100 People to Watch, Philadelphia Business Magazine
  • Super Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Philadelphia Magazine
  • AV Rating, Martindale & Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Legal issues in business divorce cases covering everything from default provisions, to terms in written shareholder agreements to litigation of claims including shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, fraude and misrepresentation, securities issues, tax issues and buyout issues, inclouding valuation issues. , Course Planner and Lead Presenter , Tales From The Shareholder Wars, Pennsylvania Bar Institute , 2015
  • Who is Liable for M&A Representations and Warranties? Determining Which Representations and Warranties are Likely to Cause the Greatest Liability Materiality Qualifiers and Material Adverse Event Clauses Quantitative Limitations on Representations and Warranties Knowledge Qualifiers Exclusion of Certain Representations and Warranties Survival of Representations and Warranties, Course Planner and Lead Presenter , M&A Agreement Representations and Warranties: Limiting Liability, National Business Institute, 2015
  • M&A agreements from useful transaction structures, to due dilience, to consideration, to letters of intent both binding and non-binding, to ADR clauses, indemnification provisions, arbitration and earnout clauses; key employment issues, Material Adverse Change clauses, antitrust issues, deal protective provisions and sample agreements. , Presenter, M & A From Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2015
  • This course dealt with the legal and business framework in litigating disputes over the achievement of earnouts arising from M & A deals and other liquidity events.  course deal with elements of earnout clauses, the metrics typically used, the standard of care applicable and the legal claims typically asserted. , Copurse Planner and Lead Presenter, Earn-Out Disputes in Mergers and Acquisitions, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Member Relations, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011
  • Partner, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011
  • Business Divorce- Shareholder, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture, 2011
  • Presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011
  • Chairperson, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011
  • Course Planner, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011
  • Member Relations, From Mom and Pop to Joint Venture Partners and Venture Capital Backed Businesses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2008
  • Partner, From Mom and Pop to Joint Venture Partners and Venture Capital Backed Businesses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2008
  • Business Divorce- Shareholder, From Mom and Pop to Joint Venture Partners and Venture Capital Backed Businesses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2008
  • Presenter, From Mom and Pop to Joint Venture Partners and Venture Capital Backed Businesses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2008
  • Chairperson, From Mom and Pop to Joint Venture Partners and Venture Capital Backed Businesses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2008
  • Course Planner, From Mom and Pop to Joint Venture Partners and Venture Capital Backed Businesses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2008
  • Lecturer, Business Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2006
  • Chairperson, Business Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2006
  • Course Planner, Business Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2006
  • Lecturer, Shareholders rights and enforceability of written contracts, Roxborough Memorial Hospital , 2006
  • Lecturer, "Seven Deadly Sins of Shareholder/Succession Agreements", Pennsylvania AICPA (sponsored by Corporate Financial Services), 2005
  • Chairperson, "Getting Out of Contracts Legally" Is it worth the paper it's printed on, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education seminar, 2005
  • Course Planner, "Getting Out of Contracts Legally" Is it worth the paper it's printed on, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education seminar, 2005
  • Lecturer, Advanced Judgment Enforcement, Work-Outs and Lender Liability Issues, 2004
  • Lecturer, Business Divorce "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do", Corporate Issues, Disputes and Dispute Resolution and Litigation Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2004
  • Chairperson, Business Divorce "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do", Corporate Issues, Disputes and Dispute Resolution and Litigation Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2004
  • Course Planner, Business Divorce "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do", Corporate Issues, Disputes and Dispute Resolution and Litigation Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2004
  • Lecturer, 'Physician Heal Thyself, Avoiding Practice Breakups: How Healthy Is Your Legal Agreement?', Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 2003
  • Lecturer, 'The Legal Implications of Your Security Plan in a Post 9-11 World' - Eastern Technology Council and Inflow Seminar Averting Disaster: Protecting Your Mission Critical Data, 2003
  • Presenter, The Evolution of the Consultant to CEO, "What You Need To Know Before You Take The Job", Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group, Union League, 2003
  • Chairperson, The Evolution of the Consultant to CEO, "What You Need To Know Before You Take The Job", Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group, Union League, 2003
  • Author and Lecturer, Are Lenders Out of the Woods? Lender Liability in the New Millennium, Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • Co-author, Taking Sides in a Business Divorce -- Avoid Becoming a Casualty of Clients-At-War, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, 2001
  • Choose Your Weapon Wisely: Beware the LBO's Double Edged Blade If Insolvency Looms, Philadelphia Bar Association, Business Law Report, 2001
  • Lecturer, Business Divorce, Feasterville Rotary Club, 2001
  • Lecturer, Business Divorce "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2001
  • Chairperson, Business Divorce "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2001
  • Course Planner, Business Divorce "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", Pennsylvania Bar Institute Lecture and Seminar Series, 2001
  • Guest Lecturer, "Representing Your Clients In Business Divorces", Philadelphia Bar Association Small Business Committee, 2000
  • Guest Lecturer, "Business Formation, Business Owner Relations and Business Owner Divorce", Rutgers Camden School of Law, 2000
  • Trade Names and Dental Advertising; What Can You Do , What Should You Avoid, Lehigh Valley Dental Society, 1998
  • What Are Your Rights In A Business Divorce Between Business Partners, The Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 1998
  • Growing Your Business Without Worry; While Protecting Your Wealth and Your Future. The Legal Relationships Between Co-Owners In the Context Of A Growing Business, The Tensions That Arise and The Business Divorce Scenario Resulting, Conshohocken Marriot West, 1998
  • What Are Your Rights In A Business Divorce Between Business Partners?, The American Bar Association Business Law Today, 1998
  • The Meaning of Lee vs. Weismann; What rights do you have to your religious beliefs under the United States Constitution, 1992
  • Lender Liability, Delaware Valley Credit Management Association, 1991
  • What To Do When Things Go Wrong In A Lending Relationship, Given to the Delaware Valley Credit Management Association, 1990
  • Lecturer, "Partnership , Shareholder and Business Relationships"
  • Lecturer, "The Impact of Business Divorce on Credit Extension and Credit Collection", Cummins Power Systems Corporation National Credit Managers
  • Author,Protecting Your Legacy,The Family Name and the Sale of the Business,Family Business Magazine, 2007-2008

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers University, B.S. in Economics, 1980
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2005 Market Street
Suite 1120
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-569-9701

 

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