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Zarwin Baum Of Counsel Senator Larry Farnese elected to the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus as Secretary

November 18, 2014

Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C., Of Counsel Senator Larry Farnese was elected last week by his fellow Democratic senators to be the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus’ new secretary. The caucus secretary is charged with overseeing and guiding the executive nominations that come before the Pennsylvania Senate.

As a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, Senator Farnese has been a champion for Philadelphia and Pennsylvania economic development. Most recently, he helped secure $14 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Grants to create jobs, economic development, green energy solutions and improve tourism in the city. During his terms, he has secured capital funding for many commercial and cultural institutions and advocated for Delaware River dredging and the expansion of the city’s ports, as well as related job training and tax incentives.

In addition to his new position, Senator Farnese serves as the Democratic Chair of the Communications and Technology Committee and is a member of the Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, and Judiciary Committees. He also holds a membership position with the Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee and serves on the boards of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Public School Employees Retirement System and Casa Farnese, the first affordable senior housing complex in Philadelphia that was found in 1966 by the Senator Farnese’s grandfather.

As an Of Counsel with Zarwin Baum, Senator Farnese brings expertise to a variety of legal matters. His extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, copyright/trademark infringement, protection of corporate trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty disputes and construction-related litigation, along with his high regard for the growth and development of the communities he serves, makes him a valuable addition to the firm.

Senator Farnese has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Villanova University and received his Juris Doctorate from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

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