A Philadelphia lawyer and general counsel to the Pennsylvania Republican
Party has been appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to a seat on the board of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.
Attorney Lawrence Tabas, a partner with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel in Philadelphia, was tapped to fill a vacancy on the PICA board created by the departure of its former chairman, Sam Katz, who left earlier this year amid talk of a possible mayoral run.
Tabas, who chairs Obermayer’s Health Law Department ad Election Law Practice Group, will serve out an unpaid, two-year term on the board of PICA, which was created in the early 1990s to provide financial assistance to the City of Philadelphia.
Tabas, a former candidate for Philadelphia city controller, has experience in dealing with governance and financial matters and risk, he told the Pennsylvania Record in a brief phone interview.
“I’ve had a lot of interest in the city’s financial well-being,” he said. “I’m looking forward to participating.”
In addition to his 1985 run for Philadelphia controller, Tabas also ran for City Council in 1991 and for a seat in the state House of Representatives back in 1980, his biography shows.