Change in Management Structure Reflects a Firm Poised for Growth
September 24, 2007
Pittsburgh, PA — September 24, 2007 — The shareholders of Rothman Gordon, P.C. have elected to adopt a new management structure. Previously, the firm was run by a management committee, consisting of three elected shareholders. Under the new structure, the firm will have a CEO/Managing Shareholder, elected by the shareholders for a three year term, who is responsible for the overall supervision of all aspects of the firm, including, but not limited to, internal operational and financial issues and external growth and marketing issues. An executive committee, consisting of two additional shareholders, will function as advisors on major firm issues.
Bill Lestitian was elected as CEO/Managing Shareholder. Mr. Lestitian served on the management committee for five years, so he is already familiar with the day to day issues of running the firm. His background as a CPA and business attorney make him an ideal candidate to assume the CEO/Managing Shareholder position. “The time seemed right to evaluate the firm’s current position in Pittsburgh and where we’d like to be — Bill is the right choice to take us to the next stage,” says Tom Solomich, who served along side Mr. Lestitian on the management committee under the old structure.
“As the youngest shareholder of Rothman Gordon, Bill is the face of our future,” says Louis Kushner. “Tom and I have the longest tenures at Rothman Gordon (34 and 39 years respectively) and it’s very exciting to see the firm transitioning to the next generation of attorneys. Ensuring that our firm stays strong and nimble enough to respond to changes in the market is the best way to serve our clients. We’ve been around for over 50 years. The changes we’ve elected were made to ensure we’re around another 50.”
Mr. Lestitian is enthusiastic to assume his new role. “Rothman Gordon is blessed with many excellent lawyers and we are fortunate that our firm culture allows them to practice law and maintain a work-life balance. We’re well positioned as a mid-sized law firm to take advantage of opportunities in the legal market and continue our plans for growth.”
Tom Solomich and Doug DeNardo will serve as executive committee members, meeting monthly with Mr. Lestitian.
About Rothman Gordon
Rothman Gordon is a Pittsburgh-based law firm that has been advocating its clients’ interests since 1954. Rothman Gordon has created a suite of services for individuals, organizations, and closely-held and family businesses. Our areas of practice include alternative dispute resolution; business and corporate law; commercial real estate; business and commercial litigation; white collar criminal investigation; estate planning and administration; taxation and employee benefits; financing and commercial loans; employment and labor law; employment litigation; oil & gas for landowners; workers’ compensation; and social security disability.