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Michael Gerard Louis
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Michael Gerard Louis

Practice areas:

Commercial, Bankruptcy & Debt, Creditors' Rights, Real Estate

About Me

Michael’s practice supports the needs of businesses and homeowners in a changing economic environment. He has extensive experience in mortgage foreclosures, collections and loan workouts, general counsel work and real estate litigation.


 


Practice Areas:



  • Banking & Finance Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Real Estate


 


Recent Representations:



  • Provided local counsel for a bank in litigation with a borrower in which the bank sued the borrower for $60 million and the borrower filed a separate action against the bank, alleging damages in excess of $60 million.

  • Represented landlord whose tenant defaulted on a commercial lease. Recovered possession of the leased property for landlord and all of the unpaid back rent plus the landlord’s attorneys’ fees.

  • Defended client sued as a guarantor of a business loan by filing a petition to strike and/or open the judgment.

  • Debt workout/restructuring for client in restaurant business that defaulted on obligations to lender due to the slumping economy. Assisted the client in re-working certain loans and obligations and delaying others without losing business.

  • Obtained retroactive relief from automatic stay on client’s behalf after defaulting borrower filed bankruptcy on eve of execution on debtor’s real estate.

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

  • Represented client sued by bankruptcy trustee for payments made to it on the eve of debtor’s bankruptcy. Resolved the matter with no payment to the bankruptcy trustee.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Creditors' Rights: 25%
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 25%
  4. Commercial: 25%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • John Francis McKenna

    I endorse this lawyer. He's my partner and he's the best!

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    John McKenna Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Leo M. Gibbons

    I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and advocate for his clients.

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    Leo Gibbons Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. West Chester

17 West Miner Street
Post Office Box 660
West Chester, PA, 19382-3213

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Kennett

211 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA, 19348

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Centreville

5721 Kennett Pike
Centreville, DE, 19807

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198008/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2014
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2013
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2012
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2011
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2010
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMacElree Harvey, Ltd.1980 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Interfaith Housing Assistance CorporationPresidentN/A
West Chester Lions ClubN/AN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawN/AN/A1980
University of DelawareEnglishN/A1977
University of DelawarePolitical ScienceN/A1977