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Meet Our Attorneys

John Frazier Hunt

Prior to forming this firm, Mr. Hunt was engaged in private practice since 1972 in medium and large law firms in Philadelphia. In addition, he was general counsel for a multi-national New York Stock Exchange listed company in the health care field. Mr. Hunt has had an extensive merger and acquisition, securities law, hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate and commercial lending practice, as well as providing a wide range of general corporate and business advice to public and private companies.

bar admissions

  • Pennsylvania

education

  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A.)
  • Dickinson School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • Harvard University (LL.M.) Omicron Delta Kappa Order of the Coif.
  • Past Lecturer, Transportation Law, Temple University Law School
  • Law Clerk to Honorable John C. Bell, Jr, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

memberships

  • Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations
  • Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Agriculture
 
 

Marguerite J. Ayres

Ms. Ayres is a business lawyer with commercial experience who practiced for twelve years with a large Philadelphia firm, first as an associate, then as a partner. Since then, she has focused her practice in matters of corporate formation, both profit and non-profit, general business counseling, securities and estate planning.

bar admissions

  • Pennsylvania

education

  • Drexel University 
(B.S., with high honors)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor 
Society
  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D.)

memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association

former affiliations

  • Chair, Editorial Board of The Legal 
Intelligencer
  • Chair, WomenMatter, Inc.
  • Judge Pro Tem., Court of Common Pleas 
of Philadelphia County
  • Committee of Seventy, Treasurer and Executive Board
 
 

Patrick J. Kurtas

Mr. Kurtas joined the firm of Hunt and Ayres as Of Counsel in 2019.  Prior thereto, and immediately upon his completion of law school, he formed his own law practice, Kurtas Law, and thereafter merged the firm with the oldest law firm in the greater Pottstown area to form the still existing law firm of Prince and Kurtas.  Mr. Kurtas has assisted numerous clients with legal matters from inception through culmination in the civil, criminal, family, juvenile and orphans court divisions, placing him among a very select group of legal practitioners with such a wide breadth of experience.  Kurtas, an Eagle Scout and National Merit Scholar, will serve as the President of the Montgomery Bar Association in 2020, the second youngest to do so in the Association’s 135 year history.

bar admissions

    Pennsylvania

education

    Ursinus College (B.A.) Villanova University School of Law (J.D.) Villanova University School of Commerce and Finance (M.B.A.)

memberships

    Montgomery Bar Association (President – 2020) Pennsylvania Bar Association (Board of Delegates – (2011 – Present)