Matthew Faranda-Diedrich and David Gitlin Enhance Firm Leadership
Philadelphia, PA - May 13, 2019
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, today announced the election of David Gitlin and Matthew Faranda-Diedrich to Equity Partners. Matthew resides in the firm’s Philadelphia office, and David is in the Conshohocken office.
“I am pleased to announce David and Matthew as RCCB’s new Equity Partners,” said Managing Partner John E. Royer, Jr. “They demonstrate the experience, talent, sophistication and community involvement that our firm exemplifies. Both David and Matthew have already taken on leadership roles in the firm, and serve as mentors to our younger attorneys and other colleagues, truly empowering those around them. We look forward to their ongoing contribution to the firm and our region.”
David Gitlin is an attorney in RCCB’s Corporate & Business and International Groups, with more than thirty-eight years of law firm experience. Gitlin has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading M&A lawyer in Pennsylvania for the past 12 years, has also been ranked as a top venture capital attorney, and has been recognized as one of Philadelphia’s leading start-up attorneys. David has represented clients in over 250 M&A deals in 18 countries, including many exits. He has vast experience counseling foreign companies doing business in the United States and U.S. clients doing business overseas. David also has handled many dozens of angel and venture financings. He is on the board of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, where he previously served as President.
Matthew Faranda-Diedrich practices in RCCB’s Litigation and Corporate & Business Groups. Matthew has been recognized by the Legal Intelligencer as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, and has been named a “Rising Star” consecutively since 2012 by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine.
He counsels a broad base of clients, from individuals, start-ups and early-stage ventures, to national and multinational Fortune 500 companies, in a wide variety of matters, including litigation strategy, corporate advice, insurance coverage and transactional guidance. Matthew has deep expertise in banking and financial services, where he regularly serves as a trusted advisor and general counsel to C-suite level executives, EVPs, SVPs and other offices, as well as boards of directors in a wide variety of transactional, corporate, risk, compliance, litigation and employment matters.
“I am honored to have been promoted within the partnership of RCCB, and I fully understand the expectations and responsibilities of this next step in my career,” said Faranda-Diedrich. “I care very much about the continued success of our firm and our clients, as well as the continued happiness of our colleagues and staff. I know that these goals are not mutually exclusive and are guaranteed only by hard work, professional diligence and personal integrity. I look forward to doing my part to ensure that RCCB remains the best place to practice law.”