Relationships Matter - People Hire a Lawyer, not a Law Firm

At Leisawitz Heller we serve our clients with a singular goal: to represent their interests through professional legal counsel and advocacy. This means building relationships based on mutual respect and trust. We know that your trust and respect must be earned, so we start by listening to everything you have to say. We think that's the best way to really understand your legal needs.

However, listening is only part of our responsibility. After all, you're hiring us to solve a problem. If we can't take what we hear and develop solutions for you, we haven't really done our job. So we're committed to staying on top of the latest changes in the law and being leading practitioners in our respective fields. Only then can we create insightful solutions tailored to your unique needs.

To find that solution, we must be approachable and clear. We want you to feel relaxed and confident when speaking with us. And that means we need to speak with you, not down to you. We'll be candid when we talk to you and zealous when we talk about you. In our candor, we may not always tell you what you want to hear, but we'll always tell you what we think and what we believe you need to hear.

All lawyers will tell you they'll fight for your rights. Few give a thought to how they'll treat you. What makes us different is our focus on the relationships we build with our clients. Those relationships are the lifeblood of our business.

The law firm of Leisawitz Heller traces its roots back to 1957, when our founding shareholder, attorney Alan I. Baskin, opened his practice in downtown Reading.

A microcosm of the firm's practice today, Baskin focused on business law, taxation, estate planning and eminent domain law. He gained notoriety handling real estate condemnation work during the 1960s for the city of Reading. Working with the Reading Redevelopment Authority, he helped provide compensation to homeowners whose condemned row homes were replaced by industrial sites and the now thriving Reading Area Community College. In addition, Baskin served as examiner for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

In the late 1960s, Baskin was joined by Bernard Mendelsohn, forming Baskin and Mendelsohn, a general practice law firm at 221 North Sixth Street in Reading. Mendelsohn added family law to the firm's services and bolstered its business and real estate practices.

In 1965, Alan Leisawitz joined the firm and focused his practice on business law, wills and estates, and private adoptions. Mervin Heller Jr. joined the firm in 1973 and focused primarily on real estate and business matters. When Jay N. Abramowitch joined the firm in 1979, the firm became Baskin Mendelsohn Leisawitz Heller & Abramowitch. Jay's arrival launched the firm's trial practice, which has grown steadily ever since.

By 1990, the firm had outgrown its Reading office and moved to 2201 Ridgewood Road in Wyomissing. Sadly, Alan Baskin died suddenly just months before the move. The firm's growth continued in 1993 when it merged with Phillips and Associates. In 1995, the firm name changed to Leisawitz Heller Abramowitch Phillips, P.C.

In 2005, the firm went through various changes: moving to our current location on 2755 Century Boulevard in Wyomissing and rebranding our name to Leisawitz Heller.

Currently, Leisawitz Heller has 16 attorneys, 11 paralegals and 14 administrative staff members. We serve clients in Berks County and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

We welcome the opportunity to review your legal issue and recommend an effective course of action. To schedule a meeting, call 610-816-0342.