Steve R. Bertil

Steve R. Bertil has joined the Philadelphia-based law firm of Fineman Krekstein & Harris P.C. as an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Group.

He concentrates his practice in representing property owners, community groups and associations, small businesses, real estate investors and burgeoning developers in matters related to zoning and land use, government and regulatory affairs, code violations, commercial litigation and tax assessment appeals, development and real estate transactions.

Before he joined the firm, Bertil was in-house counsel to the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Housing and Community Development, the Commerce Department and the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity.

Lloyd Freeman

Archer & Greiner has announced that Lloyd Freeman has been appointed to the new role of chief diversity officer and will serve as chairman of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

In this role, he will serve as a trusted adviser to executive management and the president. Also a prominent member of the firm’s business litigation group, Freeman will carry out the firm’s vision to grow diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, as well as implement policies and procedures and foster programs to promote diversity throughout the firm.

A longtime champion of diversity and inclusion in the profession and at Archer, Freeman created Archer’s affinity group, LEAD (Lawyers Encouraging Archer’s Diversity) in 2012 and has coordinated the firm’s summer associate program for the past two years, resulting in the most diverse summer associate classes in the firm’s history.

If you are someone or know someone making a vertical career move, contact business reporter Ayana Jones at ajones@phillytrib.com.

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