Transactions and Estates


For over 50 years, Kohn Swift has maintained a transactions and estates practice to serve its clients’ needs. During that time, our clients have included individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships and large corporations in the publishing, real estate development, music, trucking, and healthcare industries as well as national retail chains and financial institutions.



  • Business formation, including drafting articles of incorporation, shareholder agreements, negotiating and drafting operating agreements for LLCs and partnership agreements
  • Non-competition agreements, non-disclosure agreements
  • Commercial leases and other real estate transactions
  • Registration of copyrights and trademarks
  • Trusts and estates including preparation of wills, powers of attorney and estate administration



Robert A. Swift is a Director of Kohn Swift and an experienced human rights litigator.

In addition to practicing complex class action litigation, Mr. Swift has provided business and transactional services to corporate clients including assistance with commercial real estate transactions.  Mr. Swift is a former member of Haverford College’s Board of Managers and past Chair of Legacy Youth Tennis & Education, which provides tennis instruction to thousands of children in the Philadelphia area. View the full bio. >


Robert Swift - Director - Professional Headshot


Cary B. Fleisher is Of Counsel at Kohn Swift. Mr. Fleisher’s practice includes representing clients involved in business acquisitions, organizations, and transfers.

Mr. Fleisher also provides counsel on other matters including entity selection and operating and partnership agreements. Mr. Fleisher has served on various boards, including as president of the Wissahickon Valley Chamber of Commerce, and is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Ambler. View the full bio. >

Cary Fleischer


Zahra R. Dean is an Associate at Kohn Swift.

Ms. Dean has experience in drafting and reviewing commercial and corporate contracts in areas including IT platform, software licensing, maintenance and support, agency agreements, outsourcing services, and employment.  Ms. Dean also has experience in researching, drafting, and reviewing legal and policy advice, opinions, and reports – including a report on The Legal Framework for E-Procurement Readiness with in-depth analysis of procurement laws and other legislation in Pakistan for the World Bank. View the full bio. >

Zahra R. Dean - Associate


Elias A. Kohn is an Associate at Kohn Swift.

Mr. Kohn enjoys helping his clients reach and surpass their financial and business goals. Mr. Kohn has advised start-ups and small to mid-sized businesses on a range of issues such as entity selection, contract drafting, and operating agreements. Mr. Kohn also draws on his master’s degree in environmental management to assist property owners and natural resource managers on drafting conservation easements, creating management plans, and other related tasks.  During law school, Mr. Kohn worked with the Small Business Legal Clinic assisting multiple clients with business and transactional services. View the full bio. >

Elias Kohn - Associate - Professional Headshot