Donley also pointed out that Hugg and Nolan Shenai, who also joined Thorp Reed with Nasatir and Sanchez in 2011, "continue to have thriving commercial litigation and financial services litigation practices" at the firm.
Nasatir said he has plans to grow Obermayer Rebmann's business and finance department. Leonard said in a statement that Nasatir is charged with helping to grow the firm's real estate and corporate practices into national models.
Aside from his legal practice, Nasatir has been involved in the Montgomery County Democratic Committee, serving as its vice chairman from 2002 through 2006. He is currently the co-chairman of the party's judicial screening committee. He was also director of visibility and volunteer activities for the Joe Hoeffel for Congress Campaign in 1996.
Nasatir's addition follows Obermayer Rebmann's hire in January of litigation partner Paige Macdonald-Matthes in Harrisburg, Pa., and former Philadelphia Housing Authority Deputy General Counsel Michael Eichert in Philadelphia.
When Nasatir and Hugg joined the Philadelphia office of Thorp Reed, it was with the goal of helping to expand the Pittsburgh-based firm's presence in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Thorp Reed now has 12 attorneys in Philadelphia, according to its website, along with a few Pittsburgh attorneys who spend time in the office.
Nasatir's departure comes on the heels of word that Pittsburgh-based Sarah Lockwood Church, head of Thorp Reed's employee benefits and executive compensation practice, was leading a team of three other attorneys to Saul Ewing's new Pittsburgh location.