Cranesville, Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Lawyers

James R. Walczak
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Exceptional Bankruptcy & Tax Attorney! Dedicated to the Best Possible Results!

I am an experienced and aggressive bankruptcy attorney. I will provide skilled and knowledgeable counsel and representation for your bankruptcy law needs! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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James E. Spoden
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Skilled Bankruptcy Law Attorney! Dedicated to Advocating for Your Legal Needs!

I am committed to providing bankruptcy law clients with exceptional legal representation. I provide experienced advocacy to achieve the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for case results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Nicholas R. Pagliari
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Experienced & Dedicated Bankruptcy Law Attorney! Exceptional Legal Counsel!

I am a determined and highly experienced bankruptcy law attorney. I will aggressively advocate for your financial rights and interests! Visit my website for case settlements and verdicts. Read More »
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John J. 'Jack' Mehler
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Experienced Bankruptcy Law Attorney! Exceptional Legal Counsel & Representation!

I am a dedicated bankruptcy law attorney! I am committed to vigorously advocating for the rights and interests of those with bankruptcy law needs! Visit my website for verdicts and settlements. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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James E. Spoden
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Attorney with 37 years experience
(814) 870-7710 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law and DePaul College of Law
Mr. Spoden is a senior partner at MacDonald Illig. He concentrates his practice in the area of corporate, commercial and business law, with a special emphasis on taxation and estate planning for small business owners. He is also active in the area of business formation, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Spoden is experienced in small business counseling including industrial, professional and service corporations.

Mr. Spoden is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
J. W. Alberstadt Jr.
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(814) 870-7750 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Business and Estate Planning
Dickinson School of Law
Nicholas R. Pagliari
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(814) 870-7754 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
University of Dayton School of Law
Lawrence Bolla
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Attorney with 45 years experience
(866) 806-2518 2222 West Grandview Boulevard
Erie, PA 16506
Bankruptcy and Collections
University of Akron School of Law
Attorney Bolla's practice involves the representation of debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors and Chapter 7 Trustees in bankruptcy. Particular emphasis is placed on Chapter 11 reorganizations on behalf of Debtors and Unsecured Creditors' Committees.

In 1995, attorney Bolla was certified as a bankruptcy specialist by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification. In addition, he represents various individuals in personal bankruptcies. His practice also involves extensive collection work on behalf of banks, hospitals and utility companies; representation of corporate and individual taxpayers with various Internal Revenue Service problems; and litigation in all courts under the purview of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,...
Michael S. Jan Janin
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Attorney with 36 years experience
(866) 641-8996 2222 W. Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16506
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Collections
The University of Georgia School of Law
Attorney Jan Janin's practice involves the representation of debtors, secured creditors and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy. Particular emphasis is placed on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 debtors. His practice also involves extensive collection work on behalf of banks and credit unions. Michael's practice involves litigation in both state and federal courts of western Pennsylvania. Specifically, he is admitted to practice before all courts under the purview of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court...
James R. Walczak
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 42 years experience
(814) 870-7763 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Business and Construction
Georgetown University Law Center and The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Mr. Walczak concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate governance, business transactions and finance, and creditors' rights.

Mr. Walczak acts in the capacity of general counsel for a number of business, non-profit and governmental organizations, providing legal advice on corporate, transactional and tax matters. Mr. Walczak is listed in the Bond Buyer Municipal Market Place Guide (commonly known as the municipal bond attorney's Red Book), and regularly provides tax advice and board counsel tax opinions with respect to tax-exempt financing transactions.

Mr. Walczak also represents creditors in complex creditor-debtor matters, including the negotiation of workout agreements and the representation of creditors...
John Melaragno
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(814) 459-5557 502 West 7th Street
Erie, PA 16502
Free ConsultationErie, PA Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Since he started his law practice in 1997, Attorney Melaragno has worked with individuals who were injured, through no fault of their own, in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, tractor trailer accidents, slips and falls and a variety of other circumstances. Attorney Melaragno and his partners have tried or settled cases with a success rate of over 99%, recovering more than $3.2 Million for their injured clients in the last 4 years alone.


Attorney Melaragno was selected to serve on the Panel for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees for the Western District of Pennsylvania on February 6, 2004 and from that...
Michael Kruszewski
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Attorney with 15 years experience
(866) 641-8996 2222 West Grandview Boulevard
Erie, PA 16506
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation and Collections
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Attorney Kruszewski is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice Group. His practice involves the representation of corporate debtors, secured creditors and unsecured creditor committees in business reorganization proceedings. His practice also includes commercial loan work-outs, bankruptcy-related and commercial litigation, and general collection matters. He has also been approved as a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Attorney Kruszewski has been named as a Rising Star in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine in each year of publication from 2008-2016. He is also an active member of both the Erie County Bar...
William R. Brown
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 46 years experience
(814) 870-7752 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
William R. Brown concentrates his practice in the areas of Business Transactions, Commercial Real Estate and Creditor Rights.

In the area of Business Transactions, Mr. Brown advises businesses and individuals with respect to formation and governance of business entities, commercial transactions, contract formation and interpretation, real estate acquisition, disposition and development and structuring of financial relationships.

Mr. Brown also represents commercial and institutional lenders with respect to secured lending, construction financing, syndicated loans and participations, letters of credit and tax-exempt financings. As counsel to major commercial banks, Mr. Brown is regularly involved in the negotiation, structure, documentation and closing of major real...
John J. 'Jack' Mehler
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 33 years experience
(814) 870-7757 100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Business and Real Estate
University of Dayton School of Law
For 30 years, "Jack" Mehler has helped public and private companies, banks, developers, non-profit corporations and individuals in a wide range of legal matters. Jack concentrates in the areas of general business matters, real estate, banking, and financial transactions.

Jack also represents taxpayer-clients and developers in real estate tax assessment (value) appeals, and tax exemption cases throughout western Pennsylvania on many different types of properties as diverse as marinas, waterfront shipping facilities, hospitals, shopping centers and malls, industrial plants, truck terminals and warehouses, commercial and professional office buildings, corporate headquarters, hotels, and senior living facilities.

Jack has written numerous articles and is...
J. W. Alberstadt Jr.
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Exceptional Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Law Attorney! Knowledgeable Legal Counsel!

I am an experienced and dedicated bankruptcy law attorney. I am committed to advocating for my clients’ rights and interests in bankruptcy law matters! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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William R. Brown
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Knowledgeable & Experienced Bankruptcy Law Attorney! Exceptional Advocacy!

I am a successful Pennsylvania bankruptcy law attorney. I am dedicated to zealous representation for a vast array of bankruptcy law needs. Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Rebeka Seelinger
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(814) 824-6670 5148 Peach Street
Suite 330
Erie, PA 16509
Bankruptcy and Criminal
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with honors, Ms. Seelinger gained valuable trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. After spending time in the trial division, appellate division and juvenile division of the District Attorney's Office, Attorney Seelinger left to start her own law firm. Attorney Seelinger is lead counsel for Seelinger Law where she represents clients in the areas of bankruptcy law and criminal defense.
Joseph Aguglia
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Erie, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(814) 480-5790 1001 State Street
Suite #1400
Erie, PA 16501
Bankruptcy
Erie, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
(814) 806-1404 345 W 6th St
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Erie, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(814) 456-5301 300 State St
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
Erie, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(814) 456-5301 300 State St
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Erie, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(814) 455-3436 305 French St
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Erie, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(814) 464-9781 717 State St
Erie, PA 16501
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Erie, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(814) 452-6800 305 West 6th Street
Erie, PA 16507
Bankruptcy
Mercer, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(724) 662-9660 245 W Venango St
Mercer, PA 16137
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
Meadville, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(814) 724-1480 373 W Center St
Meadville, PA 16335
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Hermitage, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(724) 981-2566 701 N Hermitage Rd
Hermitage, PA 16148
Bankruptcy and Business
Sharon, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(724) 981-4800 32 Shenango Ave
Sharon, PA 16146
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Greenville, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(724) 588-8404 206 Main St
Greenville, PA 16125
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Meadville, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(877) 673-3282 PO Box 966
Meadville, PA 16335
Bankruptcy
Sharon, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(724) 981-1397 54 Buhl Blvd
Sharon, PA 16146
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Environmental
Sharon, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(724) 981-8000 29 Vine Ave
Sharon, PA 16146
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Shawn Neely Wright
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Pittsburgh, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
(412) 920-6565 7240 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Probate and Tax
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Helping individuals and small businesses with financial and IRS problems since 1993. If you are having sleepless nights about your financial or tax troubles, then call for a free consultation. I can help put together a game plan for you to resolve your troubles and to get back on track. My associate, Audrey Rasmusson, also handles estate settlement and Social Security Disability cases.
Dai Rosenblum
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Butler, PA Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 years experience
(724) 287-5300 254 New Castle Rd
Butler, PA 16001
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Mr. Rosenblum is a sole practitioner in Butler, Pa who concentrates on consumer and small business bankruptcies. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Law Center in 1979, his Artium Baccalaureus from Vassar College in 1975, and his Diploma from Shady Side Academy in 1970. He was all but dissertation for a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University in 1980. He is a former Permanent Divorce Master for the Court of Common Pleas in Butler County, and was a law clerk to President Judge John C. Dillon, Judge Floyd A. Rauschenberger, Judge...
Stephen McCoy Otto
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Cranberry Township, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 21 years experience
(724) 913-4440 Cranberry Crossroads
2009 Mackenzie Way, Ste 100
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Social Security Disability
Felicia Santillan
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Beaver, PA Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(724) 770-1040 775 Fourth Street
Beaver, PA 15009
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
West Virginia University College of Law
Pittsburgh, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(412) 366-3333 705 McKnight Park Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Bankruptcy, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Ridgway, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(412) 497-1042 5010 Buffalo Pittsburgh Hwy
Ridgway, PA 15853
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Business and Collections
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Bradfordwoods, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(724) 935-8265 50 Seldom Seen Rd
Bradfordwoods, PA 15015
Bankruptcy and Business
Pittsburgh, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(412) 369-5710 8601 Old Perry Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Bankruptcy and Collections
Beaver, PA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(724) 775-2356 650 Corporation St
Beaver, PA 15009
Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
New Castle, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(724) 658-2000 14 N Mercer St
New Castle, PA 16101
Bankruptcy, Business, Health Care and Real Estate
Pittsburgh, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(412) 366-5515 3202 McKnight E
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Bankruptcy, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
Pittsburgh, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(412) 492-8975 1007 Mt Royal Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
Bankruptcy and Employment
Brookville, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(814) 849-6720 197 Main St
Brookville, PA 15825
Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Grove City, PA Bankruptcy Attorney
(724) 450-5000 101 S Center St
Grove City, PA 16127
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.

Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.