Mayer concentrates his practice on life insurance and annuity litigation and counseling, as well as other complex commercial litigation and transactional matters. His experience provides him with a unique perspective that balances aggressive advocacy with cost-effective business counseling and aims to resolve disputes quickly and get deals done.
Prior to joining the firm, Mayer was an associate with an Am Law 200 firm based in Philadelphia. There, Mayer represented debtors, creditors, bankruptcy committees, and other stakeholders throughout the bankruptcy and restructuring process, including in sophisticated bankruptcy-related litigation. Mayer also assisted clients with matters related to bankruptcy filings, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture financings, corporate governance, and general corporate law, including assisting with legal due diligence, drafting schedules, and revising transaction documents.
Before that, Mayer served three terms as a judicial law clerk, first, for Justice David N. Wecht of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, then for Chief Judge John E. Jones III of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and then, for Chief Judge Henry W. Van Eck of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Mayer also maintains an active pro bono practice. He regularly assists indigent formerly incarcerated individuals to re-integrate into civilian life through the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's Supervision to Aid Re-Entry Program. Mayer has also overseen case reviews for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and has worked directly with individuals seeking assistance to protect their civil liberties.
Mayer earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University's Beasley School of Law, where he was the managing editor of the Temple Law Review. While attending law school, Mayer gained valuable experience interning with two U.S. Magistrate Judges, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office in the trial and appeals divisions, and the Federal Re-Entry Court. Mayer speaks fluent Hebrew and is a nationally certified volunteer firefighter with his local firehouse.