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Leo represents businesses and individuals in complex transactions, business disputes and insolvency proceedings.

Prior to joining MacElree Harvey, Leo served as a judicial clerk for two judges:  the first a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Charles R. Alexander of the Court of Common Pleas of Clarion County, Pennsylvania and the second as chief judicial clerk for the Honorable James R. Cavanaugh of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. These responsibilities provided Leo with experience and insight into the judicial decision-making process, which has helped him to better serve his clients.

Practice Areas: 

  • Banking & Finance

  • Banking & Finance Litigation


Recent Representations:


  • Represented landlord in a case where the tenant defaulted on a commercial lease. Recovered possession of the leased property for the landlord and a substantial portion of the unpaid back rent.

  • Defended client sued as a guarantor of a business loan by filing a petition to strike and/or open the judgment. Matter resolved after commencement of litigation at a substantial discount of the amount owed on the guaranty.

  • Debt workout/restructuring for a client in the construction industry who defaulted on obligations to lenders and suppliers due to the slumping real estate market. Assisted the client in re-working certain loans and obligations and delaying others so that he could remain in business.

  • Defaulting borrower filed bankruptcy on the eve of the execution on borrower’s real estate by the client. Obtained retroactive relief from the automatic stay on client’s behalf to allow the execution to proceed.

  • Represented a client in an investigation and litigation proceeding involving embezzlement and fraud by company employees. Successfully pursued former employees and obtained substantial recovery of stolen funds.

  • Client was sued by a bankruptcy trustee for payments made to it on the eve of the debtor’s bankruptcy. Resolved the matter with no payment to the bankruptcy trustee based on value given by client and the monies received by client were in the ordinary course of business.


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Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 20%
  2. Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 20%
  5. Business: 20%

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  • Michael Gerard Louis

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a geat lawyer who cares deeply about his clients.


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Contact info

MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

17 West Miner Street
Post Office Box 660
West Chester, PA, 19381-0660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Awesome AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2015
Top Lawyer - BankruptcyMain Line Today Magazine2015
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2014
Pro Bono AwardChester County Bar Association2004
Pro Bono AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMacElree Harvey, Ltd.1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
MacElree HarveyCommercial Real Estate Leases: Let the Tenant BewareN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawN/AN/A1992
University of Pittsburgh School of LawPolitical ScienceN/A1989