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Recognized as "A Lawyer on the Fast Track" by American Lawyer Media and a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, and rated as a AV Preeminent® attorney, the highest rating bestowed upon attorneys by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Alan prides himself in providing his clients with practical and creative solutions to even the most complex of issues.

Alan is a frequent author and lecturer on issues commonly confronting businesses, individuals, and professionals. Since 2004, Alan has written a monthly real estate column for The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest legal publication in the country. He is also a contributing author for the 12th and 13th Editions of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual, the authoritative treatise on how to maneuver through the Philadelphia court system. He regularly serves as a faculty speaker, course planner, and moderator for legal seminars sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Sterling Education Services, Inc., and Lorman Education Services.

By mayoral appointment, Alan has sat on several city-chartered boards focusing on real estate and economic development issues. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID). PAID, an authority created by the City of Philadelphia, sells bonds and other types of public financing to raise money for industrial and developmental projects in the City and also serves as a holding company for real estate. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation (PCDC). PCDC's mission is to revitalize the City's neighborhoods through economic development by providing small businesses with financial services.

Alan has served and continues to serve as a leader within the legal community. For instance, over the past several years, he has been responsible for investigating and making recommendations of the fitness of candidates for the state judiciary.

Alan received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.A. with high distinction from the State University of New York at Albany.

Alan is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Litigation: 40%
  3. Appeals: 10%

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Nochumson P.C.

123 South Broad Street
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Philadelphia, PA, 19109


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent®LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Lawyers on the Fast TrackThe Legal Intelligencer2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselFunk & Bolton, P.A.2004 - 2005
AssociateSpector Gadon & Rosen, PC2001 - 2004
AssociateAbramson & Freedman, LLC2000 - 2001
Special AssistantFriends of John F. Street1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Temple American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2013 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Commission on Judicial Selection and RetentionInvestigative Division2010 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Real Property SectionFormer Executive Committee Member2011 - 2012
Philadelphia Bar Association, Education Task ForceFormer Board Member2008 - 2008
Philadelphia Bar Association, Commission on Judicial Selection and RetentionFormer Board Member2007 - 2007
Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionFormer Chair2007 - 2007
Philadelphia Authority for Industrial DevelopmentFormer Board of Directors2005 - 2008
Philadelphia Commercial Development CorporationFormer Board of Directors2003 - 2008
Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionFormer Executive Committee Member2001 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
The Legal IntelligencerCourt Refuses To Allow Bank To Redeem Mortgaged Property2015
The Legal IntelligencerCourt Refuses To Hold Sidewalk Defects Not Trivial Or De Minimis2015
The Legal IntelligencerBank Fails To Adhere To Condition Precedent In Loan Documents2015
The Legal IntelligencerCourt Untangles Real Estate Transaction That Goes Awry2014
The Legal IntelligencerUnit Owners Can Be Liable For Condo Association’s Legal Fees2014
The Legal IntelligencerLoan Docs To Failed Condo Project Are Against Married Couple2014
The Legal IntelligencerAdditional Protections Under Amended Landlord And Tenant Act2014
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Didn’t Properly Dispose Of Tenant’s Personal Belongings2014
The Legal IntelligencerRestrictive Covenant Contained In Lease Is Enforced2014
The Legal IntelligencerSubsequent Purchasers Of New Home Cannot Sue Builder2014
The Legal IntelligencerOut-Of-Possession Landlord Not Liable For Guest’s Injury2014
The Legal IntelligencerTax Incentives For Property Owners To Improve Their Properties2014
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Responsible For Negligently Hiring Roofing Contractor2014
The Legal IntelligencerCourt Expands Scope Of Right To Redeem Property Sold At Tax Sale2014
The Legal IntelligencerJudicial Sale Doesn’t Stifle Mortgage’s Priority Lien Interest2014
The Legal IntelligencerCourt Won’t Consolidate Separate Judgments Against Spouses2013
The Legal IntelligencerCharitable Exemption For Real Estate Taxes May Change2013
The Legal IntelligencerPennsylvania Supreme Court Relaxes Foreclosure Standards2013
The Legal IntelligencerCommonwealth Court Strikes A Tax Sale In Philadelphia2013
The Legal IntelligencerTrial Court Refuses To Strike Or Open Confessed Judgment2013
The Legal IntelligencerContractor Allowed To Sue Under Quasi-Contract Theory2013
The Legal IntelligencerCity Must Follow Pa. Tax Lien Act To Hold Sheriff’s Sale2013
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Can Collect Rent From Abandoning, New Tenants2013
The Legal IntelligencerProperty Owner Automatically Entitled To A Jury Trial In A Forfeiture Case2013
The Legal IntelligencerSuperior Court Clarifies How To Satisfy Judgment For Possession In Philadelphia2013
The Legal IntelligencerPhiladelphia’s New Lead Paint Ordinance Is In Effect2013
The Legal IntelligencerCommonwealth Court Holds Landlord Liable For Utilities2013
The Legal IntelligencerSuperior Court Expands Builder’s Liability For Subsequent Purchasers2012
The Legal IntelligencerCity Of Philadelphia Oversteps Its Bounds In Pursuit Of Blight2012
The Legal IntelligencerEastern District Upholds Ordinance Requiring Rental Property Inspections2012
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Fails To Properly Terminate Lease, Violating Automatic Stay2011
The Legal IntelligencerBroker Not Entitled To Commission In Oral Agreement2011
The Legal IntelligencerLacking Contractual Provision, Landlord Loses Bid For Attorney Fees2011
The Legal IntelligencerFederal Court: Lease Options Are To Be Strictly Exercised2011
The Legal IntelligencerNegligence Claim Precluded By Real Estate Service Contract2011
The Legal IntelligencerPhiladelphia Court Refuses To Set Aside Sheriff’s Sale2010
The Legal IntelligencerGist Of The Action Doctrine Does Not Preclude Fraud In Inducement Claim2010
The Legal IntelligencerJury Allowed To Consider Testimony On Oral Modification Of Lease2010
The Legal IntelligencerCourt: Landlord Is Not Responsible To Tenant For Fire Damage2010
The Legal IntelligencerCourt Refuses To Look Beyond Written Agreement Of Sale2010
The Legal IntelligencerIs Changed Form Contract Signed A Binding Agreement Or Counteroffer?2010
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Can’t Amend Complaint After Confessing Judgment Against Tenant2009
The Legal IntelligencerAttempted Oral Modification Of Written Agreement Of Sale Disallowed2009
The Legal IntelligencerAttorney’s Fee Provision In Residential Lease Enforced Against Defaulting Tenant2009
The Legal IntelligencerCourt: City’s Liability Limited On Sidewalk “Slip And Falls”2009
The Legal IntelligencerMortgage Lender, Broker Absolved For Loan Irregularities2009
The Legal IntelligencerDeveloper Cannot Sue In Federal Court To Challenge State Court Judgment2009
The Legal IntelligencerAssociation Can’t ‘Selectively Prosecute’ Property Rights2008
The Legal IntelligencerCourt: Purchaser’s Mistaken Belief About Property Is Unenforceable2008
The Legal IntelligencerCourt: Homeowners Association Not Liable For Dog Attack2008
The Legal IntelligencerPrior Owner’s Suicide On Property Cannot Void Sale2008
The Legal IntelligencerConstitutionality Of Tenant Disclosure Ordinance Upheld2008
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord May Be Responsible For Injuries Sustained On Leased Premises2008
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Temporarily Enjoined From Evicting Disabled Tenant2008
The Legal IntelligencerCondominium Unit Owner Not Defamed By Association Board Member2008
The Legal IntelligencerSubsequent Purchasers Liable For Mortgage Lien Despite Existence Of Mortgage Satisfaction Piece2008
The Legal IntelligencerBuilder Lacks Insurance Coverage For Faulty Workmanship2008
The Legal IntelligencerCourt Refuses To Find That Letter Of Intent Contains Duty To Negotiate In Good Faith2008
The Legal IntelligencerRental Applicants Do Not Have Viable ECOA And UTPCPL Claims2007
The Legal IntelligencerPurchaser Lacks Claim Against Title Insurer For Property’s Physical Defect2007
The Legal IntelligencerCommercial Landlord Allowed To Re-Let Leased Premises2007
The Legal IntelligencerWife Not Responsible For Spouse’s Inaccuracies In Disclosure2007
The Legal IntelligencerBorrower May Be Excused From Returning Loan Proceeds Under TILA2007
The Legal IntelligencerFlighting Blight: City Is Allowed To Demolish Unsafe Property2007
The Legal IntelligencerLender Not Responsible For Misconduct Of Its Mortgage Broker2007
The Legal IntelligencerBuyers Not Chopped Down By Inspection Contingency Clause2007
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord May Be Liable Under Negligence Theory To Tenant2007
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Waived Right To Sue Tenant Without Due Consideration2007
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Responsible For Tenant Being Caught With Pants Down2007
The Legal IntelligencerTenants Only Need To Substantially Perform Under Lease Agreements2006
The Legal IntelligencerTenants In Pa. Have Right To Select Cable Provider Of Their Choice2006
The Legal IntelligencerCondo Association Prohibited From Executing On Assessment Lien2006
The Legal IntelligencerTaxes Are Owed For Real Estate Transfer To Partnership2006
The Legal Intelligencer3rd Circuit Rules Township’s Conduct Does Not Shock The Conscience2006
The Legal IntelligencerPublic Sale Has No Effect On Obligation To Pay Common Assessments2006
The Legal IntelligencerNew Construction Not Always Subject To Realty Transfer Tax2006
The Legal IntelligencerSellers Prevented From Exercising Mortgage Contingency Clause2006
The Legal IntelligencerCommonwealth Court Trashes Landlord’s Attempt To Avoid Borough Fees2006
The Legal IntelligencerLandowner Prevented From Changing The Use Of His Property2006
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Attempt To Terminate Option Contract ‘Invalid’2006
The Legal IntelligencerReal Estate Brokers File A Lien For Commission2005
The Legal IntelligencerLeases Sometimes Condemning Tenants To An Unjust Fate2005
The Legal IntelligencerLenders Have An Interest In The Post-Judgment Rate2005
The Legal IntelligencerLet The Buyer Beware: Shielding Sellers From Liability2005
The Legal IntelligencerAttorneys May Be Liable For Improper Judgment Execution2005
The Legal IntelligencerCity, Local Banks Lend Helping Hand To Homeowners2005
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Can Constructively Evict Tenant By Filing Frivolous Lawsuit2005
The Legal IntelligencerSubcontractor Prohibited From Filing Mechanics’ Lien2005
The Legal IntelligencerCommon Pleas Court Rules On Partition Actions In Pa.2005
The Legal IntelligencerAppealing Party Must File Bond To Protect Property Interest2005
The Legal IntelligencerLocal Bank Faces Reprimand Over Act 6 And 91 Foreclosure2005
The Legal IntelligencerMay The Force Majeure Be With You In Construction Contracts2004
The Legal IntelligencerChallenging A Purchase Made At A Sheriff’s Sale2004
The Legal IntelligencerAttorneys Must Be Wary Of Fraudulent Conveyance2004
The Legal IntelligencerAttention Shoppers: Politicking In Aisle One?2004
The Legal IntelligencerMethods For Collecting Unpaid Condominium Fees2004
The Legal IntelligencerLandlord Makes Itself An Offer It Can’t Refuse2004
The Legal IntelligencerProperty Owners Need To Seek Intervention In Zoning Battles2004
The Legal IntelligencerAre Commercial Real Estate Landlords Warranted In Seeking Confessions From Defaulting Tenants?2003
The Legal IntelligencerAmerican Dream Or Procedural Nightmare: HUD Proposes Homebuyer Bill Of Rights Designed To Empower Purchasers2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/AJD1999
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sterling Education Services, Inc.12th Annual Residential Landlord-Tenant Law2014
Lorman Education ServicesResidential Landlord-Tenant Law in Pennsylvania2014
Jenkins Law LibraryDrafting Residential Agreements of Sale in Pennsylvania2014
Jenkins Law LibraryLitigating Landlord-Tenant Disputes In Philadelphia County2014
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Landlord-Tenant Law In Pennsylvania2013
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Real Estate Purchase And Sale Transactions2013
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Landlord-Tenant Law: Surviving In A Difficult Economy2012
Jenkins Law LibraryLitigating Landlord-Tenant Disputes In Philadelphia County2012
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteTitle Conveyancing And Ownership – A Review and Interactive Discussion Of The Basics And More2011
Jenkins Law LibraryLitigating Landlord-Tenant Disputes In Philadelphia County2011
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Landlord-Tenant Law In Pennsylvania2010
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Landlord-Tenant Law Update2009
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Landlord & Tenant Law In Pennsylvania – Beyond The Basics In The New Economy2009
Sterling Education Services, Inc.Real Estate Purchase And Sale Transactions – How To Do Them Right2008
Lorman Education ServicesLandlord and Tenant Law In Pennsylvania2008
Lorman Education ServicesReal Estate Law From A To Z In Pennsylvania2008
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteJudge Bernstein Presents – Evidence Through The Movies With Larry Bendesky2007
Lorman Education ServicesFundamentals Of Real Estate Closings In Pennsylvania2007
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteDisasters: Planning Ahead To Avoid The Worst2006
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteFundamentals Of Real Estate Practices2006