Three Curtin & Heefner Attorneys Named to 2012 List of Philadelphia's Top Rated Lawyers(R)

Top Quote Bucks County Lawyers Gilbert J. Golding, Frank S. Guarrieri and Robert Szwajkos of Curtin & Heefner LLP Listed among Philadelphia's Top-rated Lawyers. End Quote
  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) January 25, 2012 - The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Legal Intelligencer, and The Wall Street Journal have named three Curtin & Heefner LLP attorneys to their list of Philadelphia's Top Rated Lawyers®, 2012 Edition. The three attorneys are Gilbert J. Golding, chairman of Curtin & Heefner's Commercial Services Section; Frank S. Guarrieri, the firm's managing partner and chairman of its Litigation Section; and Robert Szwajkos, a partner with Curtin & Heefner's Commercial Services Section.

    An annual magazine presented jointly by The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Legal Intelligencer, and The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia's Top Rated Lawyers serves as a consumer and attorney reference, covering top-rated lawyers and legal issues in the greater Philadelphia area. The list of Philadelphia's Top Rated Lawyers is generated solely through confidential peer evaluation and voting.

    "Each day, our attorneys strive to provide outstanding advocacy and sophisticated legal counsel to our clients," said Guarrieri. "We are always honored to have these efforts recognized by our peers via inclusion on lists such as Top Rated Lawyers, and we are grateful to our clients and colleagues for inspiring us to put forth exceptional effort in all we do."

    As managing partner of Curtin & Heefner, Mr. Guarrieri bears ultimate responsibility and authority for the firm's overall operations and administration. He is a seasoned trial attorney with substantial courtroom experience, representing clients throughout the region and handling matters relating to personal injury - both plaintiff and defense - and insurance coverage. He is a frequent lecturer on civil litigation topics for industry groups statewide. Mr. Guarrieri has consistently been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine.

    Mr. Golding concentrates his practice on creditors' rights, banking and commercial law. With more than 30 years of experience, he primarily represents financial institutions in the structuring, negotiating and closing of complex commercial transactions, including term loans, line of credit loans, bridge loans, asset based loans, letters of credit, syndications, participations and tax free loans. He also routinely represents financial institutions and other creditors throughout the nation regarding restructurings, workouts, bankruptcies and the defense of lender liability claims. Mr. Golding has consistently been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® in the areas of creditor's rights and banking law by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine and is Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review-rated AV.

    An experienced litigator and transactions attorney, Mr. Szwajkos focuses his practice on commercial law, including creditors' rights, bankruptcy, business transactions and commercial litigation. He is a past Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was a founding member of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts Clerks Association. Mr. Szwajkos has served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee and has represented creditors, debtors and creditor committees in bankruptcy cases. He is a member of the Bankruptcy Court Mediation Panel. Thomson Reuters has recognized Mr. Szwajkos as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® each year since 2004.

    About Curtin & Heefner LLP: Curtin & Heefner LLP is a regional Bucks County based law firm with offices in Morrisville and Doylestown, Pa., and Lawrenceville, N.J. Founded in 1932, the firm is ranked in size among the Top 100 Law Firms in Pennsylvania. The suburban Philadelphia attorneys provide innovative strategies, high quality professional legal services, and client education in order to solve, resolve and avoid legal problems. They are experienced in handling sophisticated matters promptly, ethically, competently and with a team approach at reasonable rates. The firm has various practice groups with attorneys who focus on specific areas of the law including business and municipal finance, estates, trusts and tax, real estate, commercial litigation, banking, creditors' rights, personal injury, bad faith and insurance defense litigation, employment and public sector, and disability law. Curtin & Heefner LLP enjoys a distinguished legacy of leadership within the legal profession, various facets of government, and national and regional organizations and associations. To learn more about Curtin & Heefner LLP, please visit

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