David Dean and the attorneys at KHF have invested in a variety of community and business sponsorships in recent years and looks forward to continuing involvement and giving back to the Fishtown community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to David at any time for assistance.
Tell us about your business.
Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC is a boutique business litigation law firm that was formed by lawyers with a wide range of professional, cultural, social and political backgrounds. It was that unique blend of backgrounds and skill sets that attracted attorney and Fishtown resident David Dean to the practice.
Attorney David Dean concentrates his practice on commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, business torts, and shareholder and partnership disputes. David also devotes a portion of his practice to qui tam and class action litigation. David also represents a number of startups and small businesses with in connection with their corporate and transactional needs.
With offices in Philadelphia, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ, KHF’s primary focus is on business dispute resolution, corporate and other transactions, bankruptcy, and commercial loan workout. The firm also has lawyers practicing in class actions, insurance bad faith litigation, securities law compliance and litigation, and whistleblower actions. David is happy to meet with Fishtown businesses and residents at any time to discuss their legal issues.
What do you feel you offer that some of your competitors may not?
KHF is able to provide big law firm experience with the flexibility and personal touch of a business law boutique. We understand the many pressures of a small, growing business—we’ve built our own over the last three years—and offer various billing structures (flat fee, contingency fee based, hourly basis, and hybrids) to accommodate your businesses’ needs. With eight attorneys solely focused on business law, we have the depth and resources to ensure your business is protected. As an active member of the Fishtown business and residential community, David knows the issues and pressure points that are often at the core of success and failure.
Do you live in the Fishtown area (Fishtown and its surrounding neighborhoods) as well? What do you like as a resident?
David and Allison Dean, and their children, reside in Fishtown and are active in many of our neighborhoods endeavors. Allison is a director at By My Side Parenting on Montgomery St., and David is on the board. Allison is also an educator at the new Lululemon store on Frankford Ave, and is co-owner of 3 Mama Llamas, a children’s and maternity consignment store located in the neighborhood.
What do you like about working and (if you do) running a business in this area?
The sense of community among residents and business owners.
What do you think are the advantages that business owners have in the Fishtown area?
Without question, Fishtown and the surrounding areas are one of the great neighborhoods in Philadelphia. It is a great place to raise a family, and it is a warm, walkable, welcoming community that proudly supports a diverse array of businesses both old and new.
What obstacles do we as a business community need to overcome?
With quick growth comes issues that have been seen in other Philadelphia neighborhoods in recent years—Manayunk, Passyunk, Old City among them—such as zoning problems, concerns over parking, rising rents and property costs, and failed business ventures. Making sure your business is set up properly with all legal safeguards is often the difference between success and bankruptcy.
What are two (or three) of your favorite businesses in the neighborhood and why?
There are too many to single out just a few!