People in the News—Oct. 7, 2021—Morgan Law, Lamb McErlane


Morgan Law announced that Debra Foca has joined the firm as legal counsel.

A practicing attorney for more than two decades, Foca shares the firm’s focus on transactional real estate and brings experience in leasing, buying, selling, financing and complex commercial matters.

Prior to joining Morgan Law, Foca was in-house counsel for a restaurant organization and an investment real estate company that processed multi-state transactions and leases.

In her positions in private practice, she has dealt with both transactional and litigation matters.

Foca served as a trustee on the Real Estate Committee of the Mercer County Bar Association, where she taught several CLE courses as a panelist

She is a graduate of Rutgers Law School.

From 2000 to 2001 she was a clerk for Superior Court Judge Irwin Snyder in Camden County, New Jersey and is admitted to the bar in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Morgan Law is a boutique law firm based in Marlton, New Jersey specializing in transactional real estate and corporate advisory.

Led by founder and director Kenneth Morgan, the firm works on behalf of borrowers, landlords and tenants in the acquisition, financing and leasing of commercial real estate and residential real estate matters.

In addition, Morgan Law represents buyers and sellers of various commercial assets in various companies and provides advice on a variety of other business-related matters.


More than 300 area business leaders were in attendance as James E. McErlane, senior partner and founding member of Lamb McErlane, was inducted into the Chester County Business Hall of Fame by the Chester County Economic Development Council.

The Chester County Business Hall of Fame Award recognizes an individual’s accomplishments and contributions within the local business community.

The ceremony was held at the Phoenixville Foundry, where McErlane was honored for his more than 50 years of service as corporate legal counsel as the county transformed from a rural community into a business corridor.

McErlane began his legal career in 1967 as a Judge Advocate General in the US Navy and served on active duty for nearly three years, including in Vietnam.

He got his first civilian job at a West Chester law firm.

After a few months, the company reorganized into Lamb Windle McErlane.

Five decades later, the law firm is now called Lamb McErlane and employs 42 lawyers.

McErlane joined CCEDC’s board of directors in 1980, shortly after the hiring of Gary Smith, CCEDC’s President and CEO.

McErlane worked for the March of Dimes for 30 years and was appointed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Judiciary Committee, where he served one term as Committee Chairman.

McErlane has also served on the Boards of Directors of Chester County Community Foundation, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, Chester Valley Bancorp, Paoli Hospital – Community Volunteers in Medicine, Villanova Law School Advisory Board, West Chester University Foundation, Boy Scouts of America – Chester County Council, Chester County Food Bank and Chester County Library Trust.

McErlane received the President’s Award from West Chester University and was recognized by the Southeast Pennsylvania March of Dimes for over 20 years of service and dedication.


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