Marcel L. Groen of Fox Rothschild Named One of ‘Pennsylvania’s 100 Most Influential Politicos’

December 23, 2009 – Press Releases

Marcel L. Groen, a partner in the Blue Bell office of Fox Rothschild LLP, was recently named as one of “Pennsylvania’s 100 Most Influential Politicos” by PoliticsPA and Politics Magazine.

Groen was named one of the top 50 Democrats and one of the top 100 overall, for the second year in a row. The list is comprised of the state’s top business, legal and civic leaders. A variety of geographically and politically diverse individuals were consulted to create the list of “insiders who insiders turn to when in need.” Among the others on this diverse list are former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and Democratic Chairman T.J. Rooney.

Groen has a diverse practice counseling clients on governmental relations, real estate, business and corporate matters, family law and municipal and administrative law. Currently, Groen has been working on several transitional projects in several of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s older communities, including a trash to energy plant in Allentown, a biotech center in Bristol and a headquarters for a national company in Norristown.

Groen is the Pennsylvania general counsel to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission and has represented the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on labor and condemnation issues; counseled the North Wales Water Authority, the Borough of Norristown, the City of Allentown, Bristol Township and the City of Easton in bond-related issues; and represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on matters relating to insurance insolvency.

Groen has been active in politics in Bucks and Montgomery counties for more than 30 years, serving as Montgomery County Democratic Chair since 1994, is a member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee and is one of eight Pennsylvanians elected to the Democratic National Committee. Additionally, since 2004, Groen has served on the Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

An active member in his community, Groen was a four-time delegate to the Democratic National Convention and serves on the Montgomery County Community College Board of Trustees. He also is a member of the Bucks County, Montgomery County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Groen has held leadership and executive roles with the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pa., and with the Bucks County Jewish National Fund, ORT.

Groen earned his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1970 and his B.A. from Temple University in 1967.

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