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834 Chestnut St., Suite 206
Philadelphia, PA 19107
phone (215) 813-9700 -- fax (215) 405-3850

    Mr. Tobolsky focuses on commercial real estate, tax assessment appeals, and business and commercial transactions.  He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1987, and received his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Rutgers University in 1984.  Before starting his Firm, Mr. Tobolsky worked with the real estate department of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia.  He also served as General Counsel to the Commerce Group, a real estate developer.

    Mr. Tobolsky is a frequent speaker and course planner:

  •      Pennsylvania's Plain Language Consumer Contract Act (to Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations)

  •         "When Your Business Client Acquires Real Estate" (Philadelphia Bar Association)

  •      Technology and Law Office Automation (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)

  •      Commercial Leasing (Pennsylvania Bar Institute; National Business Institute)

  •            Loan Documents (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)

    Mr. Tobolsky's articles are published regionally and nationally:

  •          The Philadelphia Inquirer (South Jersey "Commentary" Section)

  •         The Practical Real Estate Lawyer and Philadelphia's The Legal Intelligencer ("How to Successfully Handle a Commercial Tenant's Lease")

    Mr. Tobolsky authored a set of standard residential lease forms, to comply with the Pennsylvania Plain Language Consumer Contract Act (forms published by Blumberg's Law Products, (800) 221-2972).

    Mr. Tobolsky practices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida.  He chaired the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Landlord and Tenant Law Committee. Mr. Tobolsky is also former Editor of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Real Estate Lawyer newsletter.

    Mr. Tobolsky received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, "AV". He was also selected as a Pennsylvania Real Estate "SuperLawyer" (2004, 2009, 2010, 2011).

    Mr. Tobolsky has offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Merchantville, New Jersey.


    Mr. Tobolsky has served as an Expert Witness, and as Mediator and Arbitrator for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Matters.



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 70%
  2. Business: 30%



Hourly ($235-335/hour)

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Contact info

Frank N. Tobolsky, P.C.

177 S. Centre St
Suite "J"
Merchantville, NJ, 08109

834 Chestnut St Ste 206
Philadelphia, PA, 191075127



FLAdministrative - Not authorized to practice198809/08/2015
NJAdministrative - Not authorized to practice198709/10/2015
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperlawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Philadelphia's Top Rated LawyersPhiladelphia's Top Rated Lawyers2012
SuperlawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
SuperlawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
SuperlawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
SuperlawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2004
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner / Sole ShareholderFrank N. Tobolsky, P.C.2010 - Present
PartnerLamm Rubenstone2010 - 2010
PartnerAstor Weiss Kaplan Mandel, LLP2007 - 2010
Owner / Sole ShareholderFrank N. Tobolsky, PC1992 - 2007
General CounselCommerce Group, Inc.1991 - 1992
AssociateWolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen1987 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
ALI-ABA publications (American Law Institute)How to Successfully Handle a Commercial Tenant's LeaseN/A
published by Blumberg's Law ProductsPennsylvania Residential Apartment Lease FormsN/A
published by Blumberg's Law ProductsCommercial Retail Lease FormN/A
Philadelphia Inquirer (South Jersey Section)Various "Commentary"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Rutgers UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
University of Southampton (England)Student Exchange ProgramStudy Abroad1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Philadelphia Bar AssociationWhen Your Business Client Acquires Real EstateN/A
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Pennsylvania's Plain Language Consumer Contract ActN/A
Annual Real Estate InstituteTechnology and Law Office AutomationN/A
Annual Real Estate InstituteLoan DocumentsN/A
Annual Real Estate InstituteCommercial LeasingN/A