About PLG

Philadelphia’s Collaborative Interface Between the Private Sector & City Government

Pritzker Law Group

Philadelphia’s Collaborative Interface Between the Private Sector & City Government
 
Pritzker Law Group ("PLG"), co-founded by twin attorneys, Adam and Rachael Pritzker, was born out of the fundamental imperative of taking a far more collaborative approach to real estate development, transactions, community outreach and engagement, and government relations in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties in New Jersey. 
 
Our team at PLG is armed with unique experiences and perspectives, having worked for City Council, the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment ("ZBA"), state and local courts, prominent Zoning & Land Use practices, and additional Philadelphia-based businesses.
 
PLG helps some of the most prominent and innovative developers, as well as individuals, tackle some of the issues inherent with land use. PLG's goal is to make sure all parties involved, from the client to the community, feel comfort and a sense of pride in all projects we have the pleasure of working on.

Rachael J. Pritzker, Esq.

Founder & CEO,
Member of PA & NJ Bar
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
J.D., Widener University School of Law
215-543-3688 Ext. 2
 
Rachael, a die-hard Philadelphian and avid animal lover is Pritzker Law Group’s Founder & Chief Executive Officer. She is one of the city’s only zoning and land-use attorney’s with experience in both the private sector and local government.
 
Prior to starting PLG with her twin brother Adam, Rachael worked at Center City law firm Zarwin Baum. While at Zarwin, Rachael practiced zoning, land use and public finance working on multi-million dollar bond issuances, and securing variances and government approvals for single family and multi-family development, commercial and industrial mixed-use project, non-profits and some of the City's most notable high rises. 
 
After years in the private sector, Rachael transitioned over to the public sector, accepting a position with Philadelphia City Council.  As Legislative Counsel to City Councilman At-Large Allan Domb, Rachael developed legislation, worked with members City Council, City Agencies, the Mayor's Administration, and mastered the policies and procedures of our City.  Rachael was also proud to be one of the first 27 women appointed to the Mayor's Commission for Women and now serves as a member of their Entrepreneurship Working Group.

Adam E. Pritzker, Esq.

Founder & President,
Member of PA & NJ Bar
J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Visiting Year, Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law
215-543-3688 Ext. 3
Adam, the older twin, is a legal, business and technology triple threat.
 
Following law school, Adam clerked for The Honorable Susan Gantman, President Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
 
In service to the City of Philadelphia, Adam then took a job clerking for The Honorable Linda Carpenter at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in the Civil Division.
 
Subsequently, Adam transitioned his legal career towards real estate, serving as Assistant Counsel to the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment. Adam simultaneously obtained a job as Director of Business Development for Thrive Commerce, a venture-backed technology startup, procuring and negotiating contracts with some of the largest eCommerce and Non-profit organizations in the world.
 
Before joining PLG, Adam was the National Sales Executive for the leading Litigation Technology Services company, consulting AMLAW 100 & 200 firms on best litigation technology practices and equipment.
 
Adam's clients include some of the most notable developers in the Philadelphia area. Adam helps his clients navigate some of the challenges of real estate development and transactions in the the Philadelphia and NJ market. His practice includes representation in front of city bodies, negotiation of liens, tax assessment appeals, landlord representation, abatement issues and filings, and document drafting.

John F. Street, Esq.

Former Mayor of Philadelphia
Senior Advisor,
B.A., English, Oakwood College
J.D., Temple University Law School
PA BAR '75
Mayor John F. Street, Esquire graduated from Temple University’s Law School and went on to launch his own private practice, specializing in criminal law. He simultaneously worked in various political capacities, until his successful run for City Council in 1979.
 
Mayor Street served nearly two decades in Philadelphia’s City Council, seven of which were as City Council President. Mayor Street was an integral part of pulling Philadelphia out of a $250 million dollar deficit by implementing a hugely successful five-year financial plan. Mayor Street vacated his seat in City Council, where he decided to run for Mayor in 1999.
 
Mayor Street won the election and served as the 97th Mayor of Philadelphia, starting in January of 1999, and again when he was reelected for a second term in 2003. During his time as Mayor, John F. Street undertook many earnest initiatives, aimed at improving the quality of life of Philadelphia residents. Over the course of his career, Mayor Street has developed a reputation as being intelligent, pragmatic and extremely effective.
 
Presently, Mayor Street has served the City’s youth, imparting his knowledge as an Adjunct Professor in Temple’s Political Science department. Mayor Street joins Pritzker Law Group as a Senior Advisor, helping PLG navigate the intricacies of political nuances, involvement and impact as they pertain to Real Estate and Development.

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Address

1635 Market Street,
Philadephia, PA 19103

 

Email

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Phone

215-543-3688