PHILADELPHIA (January 11, 2022) – Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP is pleased to announce the election of three attorneys to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2022. The group includes Justin D. Csik of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Department, Katherine E. Missimer of the firm’s Real Estate and Finance Department and Monica Clarke Platt of the firm’s Litigation Department.
Missimer becomes the first female partner in the Zoning and Land Use Practice Group at the firm and one of only a few women partners in Philadelphia practicing in this area of law.
“We are excited to continue elevating our talented young attorneys to partnership,” said Managing Partner Brad Krouse. “Justin, Kate and Monica are part of a strong group of recent partners that represent the future of the firm, and we look forward to them building upon their success and helping them to further develop their careers.”
Csik represents for-profit entities and not-for-profit corporations, concentrating his practice on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and a wide range of commercial and business matters, including corporate governance and the preparation of organizational and governing documents, securities offerings, equity and debt financings, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, strategic investments and advice on corporate structures, operational contracts, SaaS and technology agreements, and similar transactions. Csik is a member of the firm’s fund formation group and is also a franchise attorney, primarily assisting franchisors with all legal aspects of the franchise relationship. He also advises not-for-profit clients on a variety of corporate governance and operational matters unique to the circumstances specific to public charities and private foundations, including the review and preparation of governing and organizational documents, compliance and corporate governance.
He received his J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law and his B.A. from Villanova University, magna cum laude.
Missimer concentrates her practice on representing property owners and developers with respect to real estate development projects, including land use and zoning relief, as well as the preparation of condominium and planned community documentation. She has experience representing clients before the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment and the zoning hearing boards of surrounding townships and municipalities as well as facilitating discussions between developers and other governmental departments and agencies. Additionally, she represents new and emerging companies, nonprofits and for-profit corporations with respect to entity formation, contract drafting and negotiation, asset purchases and sales, mergers, acquisitions, regulatory compliance, private equity and venture capital funding, contracts for employment, management and consulting and joint ventures.
She received her J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, with honors and her B.A. from La Salle University, maxima cum laude.
Platt focuses her practice on complex business disputes, real estate litigation, and construction. She is equally adept at handling a complex fraud case as she is handling disputes relating to commercial leases and real estate development. She is a strategic thinker who looks for opportunities to leverage her clients’ strongest positions into early settlement where desirable. Platt also frequently represents petitioners seeking conservatorship of abandoned and blighted properties under the Pennsylvania Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act (Act 135). She has successfully litigated numerous conservatorship cases, securing conservatorship of abandoned properties throughout Philadelphia.
She received her J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, summa cum laude and her B.A. from the University of Florida.