Biography

Partner at Fox Rothschild since 2003, Marcel has a diverse practice in which he counsels clients on:

  • governmental relations
  • public-private partnerships
  • real estate
  • business and corporate matters
  • family law
  • municipal and administrative law

Marcel’s representation also includes:

  • labor and condemnation related issues on behalf of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
  • bond issues for the City of Allentown, the City of Easton, the North Wales Water Authority and the Borough of Norristown
  • insurance insolvency matters for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining the firm, Marcel was the founding partner of Groen, Laveson, Goldberg & Rubenstone in Bucks County.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Marcel is currently serving a three-year term on the Hearing Committee in the District II disciplinary district for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He also currently holds the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Committee position. He has served on the Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court since his appointment in 2004. He has served as a member of the Democratic National Committee also since 2004. Marcel has been active in politics in Bucks and Montgomery counties for 30 years, having served as Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Committee since 1994, and Finance Chair of the Bucks County Democratic Party. He has also served as a member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State committee since 1994.

Marcel’s community involvement also includes service as:

  • Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Committee (since 2015)
  • Chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Party (since 1994)
  • Member of Democratic National Committee (since 2004)
  • Formerly Pennsylvania’s general counsel to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (since 2003)
  • Member of the Bucks County Teen Pregnancy Task Force
  • Board of Trustees member of Montgomery County Community College
  • Former Vice President of Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, PA
  • Board of Directors member of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors member of Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
  • Board of Directors member of the Asian Federation of the United States
  • Delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012)
  • Former Chair of the Bucks County International Trade Council
  • Former President of Bucks County Jewish National Fund (JNF)
  • Former President of Philadelphia Organization for Rehabilitation and Training (ORT)
  • Former Vice President of Solomon Schechter Day Schools
  • Former Solicitor for Falls Township, Bristol Township, Lower Southampton Townships, the Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority, and the Bristol Township School District

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2006, 2007)
  • Selected as one of Pennsylvania's 14 "Best County Chairs," by PoliticsPA (2011)
  • Selected as one of "Pennsylvania’s 100 Most Influential Politicos” by PoliticsPA and Politics Magazine (2008 and 2009)
  • Recipient of the Montgomery County Democratic Party’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2016)