Marcel L. Groen Named Pennsylvania’s Best County Chair by PoliticsPAFebruary 8, 2013 – Press Releases
Marcel L. Groen, partner in the Blue Bell office of Fox Rothschild LLP, was recently named Pennsylvania’s best county chair of either party by PoliticsPA.
PoliticsPA recognized Groen for his dedication to serving Pennsylvania politics as the Montgomery County Democratic Chair for 19 years and for his active role as a fundraiser, organizer and candidate developer. According to PoliticsPA, his political influence – statewide and even nationally – and his solid fundraising skills have transformed Montgomery County from total Republican control to near total Democrat control. They credited the large amount of county votes for President Obama to his professionalism.
Active in politics in Bucks and Montgomery counties for more than 30 years, Groen is a member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee and is one of eight Pennsylvanians elected to the Democratic National Committee.
Groen has a diverse legal practice counseling clients on governmental relations, public-private partnerships, real estate, business and corporate matters, family law and municipal and administrative law. He has served as Pennsylvania general counsel to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission and has represented the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on labor and condemnation issues; has counseled numerous municipal agencies and governmental bodies, including the Borough of Norristown, the North Wales Water Authority, the City of Allentown, Bristol Township, the City of Easton, Upper Merion Township and the City of Chester in bond-related issues; and represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on matters relating to insurance insolvency.
Groen serves as trustee for Montgomery County Community College and director for the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and is the former chairman and founder of the Bucks County International Trade Council. Groen is also a member of the Bucks County, Montgomery County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He has held leadership and executive roles with the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pa., the Bucks County Jewish National Fund, ORT and with the American Israel Chamber of Commerce.
Groen earned his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1970 and his B.A. from Temple University in 1967.