Marc J. Zucker
Marc Zucker’s practice is focused in the areas of complex commercial litigation, alternate dispute resolution and appellate advocacy. For more than thirty-seven years he has litigated disputes involving high-level contract, corporate, construction, real estate, banking, insurance, distributorships, bankruptcy, trade secrets, UCC and employment issues, as well as business torts, class actions, derivative litigation and “business divorces,” disputes among principals of closely-held entities.
In addition to his client advocacy, Mr. Zucker is a distinguished neutral arbitrator and private mediator. He serves as a neutral on the Commercial and Customer Account Panels of the American Arbitration Association, as an arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, and as an arbitrator and mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a longtime member of the volunteer panel of Commerce Program judges pro tempore assisting the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. In addition, Mr. Zucker has served as a court-appointed receiver in commercial matters.
Mr. Zucker is well-known for the personal attention, perseverance and responsiveness he gives each of his clients, and the ability to find thoughtful and creative solutions to his clients’ legal challenges. Mr. Zucker’s accomplishments have been recognized by his clients and peers.
Mr. Zucker holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer every year since 2006, an honor awarded to only the top five percent of lawyers in the state.
Mr. Zucker is the chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, having previously served as vice chancellor and chancellor-elect, and as chair and vice chair of its Board of Governors, as well as its secretary, treasurer and a member of the Board. He sits on the Philadelphia Commission on Judicial Selection & Retention, after having served for more than two decades on its investigative division. He is past chair of the association’s Business Litigation Committee and its Judge Pro Tem Task Force. He is an active member of the association’s Federal Courts Committee and Professional Guidance Committee.
He is an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Commercial & Business Litigation Committee, having previously served as vice-chair of the Committee and editor-in-chief of its nationwide quarterly newsletter, analyzing commercial litigation trends and recent developments in the law. Mr. Zucker also serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates, having previously served from 2015 to 2019.
Mr. Zucker is the author of two chapters in Rantings of a Partner … and Pushback from the Associate, a book published by the American Bar Association in 2012.
From 2004 through 2018, Mr. Zucker taught Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor of law at Villanova University School of Law. He served as president, counselor and program chair of the law school’s American Inn of Court and chaired the Program Awards Committee of the American Inns of Court Foundation in Washington, D.C. in 2007 and 2008.
Mr. Zucker graduated with honors from Haverford College with a degree in political science and earned his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1984.
From 2017 through 2022, Mr. Zucker chaired the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, a statewide advocacy organization for all Jewish Federations in Pennsylvania. He served as an elected trustee and director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and is an active member of the board of its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), which he chaired for over three years.
Mr. Zucker regularly represents clients on a pro bono basis through the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Volunteers for the Indigent Program and is an ex-officio member of the VIP Board, the Public Interest Law Center, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, and the Jenkins Law Library.
Areas of Practice
- New Jersey
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- Supreme Court of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Braun v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., 659 EDA 2018 (Pa. Super.)(representation of co-lead counsel)
- Hadley v. Moranz, et al., 2018 WL 3967970 (Pa. Super. 2018), appeal denied, 207 A.3d 290 (Pa. 2019)
- Feldman & Pinto v. Seithel, 2011 WL 6758460 (E.D.Pa. 2011)
- Seithel v. Feldman & Pinto, 2011 WL 3924179, reconsid. denied, 2011 WL 4597367 (D.S.C. 2011)
- Stoss v. Singer Financial Corp., 2010 WL 678115 (E.D.Pa. 2010)
- In re Norvergence, 424 B.R. 663 (Bankr.D.N.J. 2010)
- Muhammad v. County Bank of Rehoboth Beach, 189 N.J. 1, 7, 912 A.2d 88 (2006)
- Wurtzel v. Park Towne Place Associates Limited Partnership, 2002 WL 31487894 (Phila. C.P. 2002)
- Regent National Bank v. Dealers Choice, 1997 WL 786468, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19219 (E.D.Pa. 1997)
- Cohen v. Zarwin & Baum P.C., 1993 WL 460795, 1993 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18055 (E.D.Pa. 1993), reconsid. denied, 1993 WL 532963 (E.D.Pa. 1993)
- Ritter v. Diasonics, 993 F.2d 225 (3d Cir. 1993)
- Herskowitz v. Nutri/System, 857 F.2d 179 (3d Cir. 1988)
- Haverford College, B.A.
- Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
- Gerald Abraham Award for Service to Villanova Law School, 2018
- Commerce Judge Pro Tempore Award by Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, 2017
- Committee Chair of the Year, Business Law Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2008
- Elected Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
- First Judicial District Pro Bono Roll of Honor
- American Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Chair, Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, 2017 – 2023
- Chair, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) from 2007-2010
- JCRC vice president and board member
- Elected trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and member of its board of directors 2007-2010
- Ex-officio board member, Volunteers for the Indigent Program
- Ex-officio board member, Public Interest Law Center
- Ex-officio board member of Philadelphia Bar Foundation