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Michael S. Schwartz

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Southampton, PA

5.0   37 reviews

also known as Law Office of Michael Schwartz

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases mainly for consumers. Some work with businesses.

    32 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%

  4. Foreclosure
    20%

AT THE LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL SCHWARTZ, WE PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS - ALWAYS MAKING SURE TO RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH STRAIGHT-FORWARD ANSWERS.

I have been practicing in the area of bankruptcy law since 2001.  I enjoy assisting individuals resolve their financial issues using the bankruptcy laws to give them a fresh start and new lease on life.  I would be happy to provide a free consultation to anyone seeking financial relief.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2015 2014 + 1 ...

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Location

Law Office Of Michael Schwartz
707 Lakeside Office Park
Street Road and Stump Road
Southampton, PA, 18966
Law Office Of Michael Schwartz
101 N. 5th Street
Perkasie, PA, 18944
Law Office Of Michael Schwartz
101 East Darby Road
Havertown, PA, PA, 19083
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Reviews

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  37 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable and professional
Attorney Schwartz was very professional, courteous, and professional in his consultation of my situation. His expertise and resourcefulness are superlative.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful representation
Michael worked with my wife and I throughout the 5 year period of our Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. He was supportive and extremely helpful and knowledgeable and always answered our questions fully and concisely. We especially appreciated his prompt response to any and all emails. He was kind and courteous and we were very grateful for his representation.
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Posted by Lynn | October 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I ever made
If you are seaking representation for a bankruptsy, Michael Schwartz is the ONLY choice to make. He was honest, helpful, kind, understanding patient and affordable.. Michael would even answer my phone calls on weekends and believe it or not but on his vacation as well. He explained things to me step by step and everything went as planned and on schedule, NO HIDDEN FEES. My bankruptsy is now over, thanks to Michael. Hopefully I will never need his services again. LOL Thank you agin Michael ... Job Well done Sincerely, Lynn Gable
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Posted by David | September 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President AVC
Michael Schwartz was one of the best attorneys I’ve had in my life. By education he’s a chemical engineer and an attorney and extremely bright, talented guy. He gave me great advice all the way through. I can’t say enough good about them. I’ve actually referred him to other people.
Posted by John | August 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What attorney Michael Schwartz
My attorney has worked over and above his way to help me and Counseling advice. I would highly recommend him to anybody who is considering bankruptcy.
Posted by Geo | August 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficiency and excellence
Michael provided me with incredible services from Port to port. With this issue being uncomfortable to begin with, Michael made me comfortable every step along the way. Michael made an uncomfortable situation just about as comfortable as it could have beem. I highly recommend Michael Schwartz, for his services.
Posted by Floretta | May 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Lawyer Review
Detailed, Professional, Attentive Service...all done through a Pandemic.. Excellent Service!...Very informative and patient in instructing me throughout this process.
Posted by Patricia | May 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael helped me a lot. We got everything done in a short Time period. He is a very good Lawyer. Would highly recommend him
Michael Schwartz handled my Bankruptcy. He helped me through everything. He did a great job representing me. I would highly recommend him he helped me so much. Thank you Michael for all your help.
Posted by Anthony D | April 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
Michael went above and beyond anything that we could of imagined. He helped us every step of the way during our process, He’s very thorough, and informative. Promptly responded to questions whether via email or during a simple phone call. Thank you for all you have done for us..
Posted by Josette | April 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful!
Michael made filing easy and simple. He explained everything that needed to be done and when it had to be done. He did a excellent job and would highly recommend him. Thanks again.
Posted by Michele | March 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Michael was very professional Very Attentive He answered my emails and phone calls immediately I would highly recommend him
Posted by Rich | July 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Phone consultation
I was interested in asking several follow up questions to Atty Schwartz's opinion I found online, concerning Tenant by the entirety law and bank accounts. Not only did he personally take my call in the middle of a busy business day, but he spent a good 10-15 minutes talking the subject matter with me. He asked his own follow up questions of me to make sure he was giving me the best information based on my exact situation, and generally showed himself to be a thoroughly professional, caring attorney whose services I will be happy to employ should there ever be cause. I can see why he has the glowing reviews here.
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Posted by Anna | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He take care of his clients!
Michael Schwartz is the best lawyer I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. He takes care of his clients by spending as much time as necessary with them, answering their every single question and he never looks at the clock worrying about how much time he spends with the clients. His goal is for the client to feel comfortable and secure. Usually lawyers are money first, client second. Michael returns your emails and phone calls the same day. He makes sure both parties understood each other and he answers all questions asked so you can feel protected by a good lawyer. Michael will explain the whole process of how to apply for bankruptcy and what to expect and he will support you from the beginning until the end of this process. If you feel stuck because you cannot pay your credit cards anymore there is a great solution out of this situation. You need a lawyer! Don't hesitate to call Michael Schwartz. You will not regret it. I definitely recommend him. Anna
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Posted by Jamie | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I got Myself in a jam I needed a lawyer Michael Schwartz was a great help
Posted by Elaine | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13
Michael Schwartz worked for OUR benefit, he was timely, responsive, and pro-active for the entire 3 1/2 years of our program. He showed patience and took initiative, depending on our need or when something wasn't handled correctly through our program.
Response from Michael Schwartz September 23, 2016
Thank you Elaine - it was my pleasure working for you
Posted by Samantha | August 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
hire him, now.
Mr. Schwartz was an absolutely wonderful asset. I never thought in my life that I would need to file for bankruptcy. But, I needed neck surgery and then back surgery, with an extended recovery that was unexpected. I lost both my full time and part time job and needed a job. I was out of work a total of 10 months and can only work one job. My debt had increased due to being out of work. There was no way I could possibly pay it back. I tried debt consolidation but even my credit card companies told me to consider filing bankruptcy. So, my search for new information was started. I searched for attorneys in my area and found Michael. We talked over the phone for a brief interview and then I went to meet him in the office. Michael guided me through the process and told me what I needed to do. I followed his advice, paid the fee (definitely worth it) and hired him. Within just over 4 months, my bankruptcy was filed and discharged. Because of Michael's help, I get to start my life over. While it will be challenging for a little while, it's a fresh start without substantial money hanging over my head that I wouldn't be able to pay in a lifetime. I definitely recommend Michael Schwartz to anyone who is considering bankruptcy.
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Response from Michael Schwartz September 23, 2016
So glad I could help - makes it all worth while....
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
In a time a stress Michael was a voice of confidence and control. He knew every step of the process and handled all my questions promptly. Great to work with through the entire experience. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2015
Bankruptcy chapter 13
Michael was a great lawyer. He made sure we were knowledgeable of all the details of our case. If in the last five years I had any questions he got back to me right away. I have recommended him and would gladly do so again.
Posted by Eriva | June 12, 2015
Ch 7 BK
Michael made me feel comfortable from our first meeting. He always promptly answered any questions I had. He kept me informed throughout the whole process. He made a difficult process much easier for me.
Posted by Joseph | March 30, 2015
Review for Michael S. Schwartz
I was a little fearful of going through the bankruptcy process as I did not know what to expect. On our initial meeting Michael put me at ease and was gentlemanly and very courteous. Mine was a fairly large bankruptcy case and he got it finalized much sooner than I expected. He also helped in keeping me at ease during the whole process. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone facing serious debt problems.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Michael Schwartz
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Associate Attorney
  • Keller Lisgar and Williams
  • 2001 - 2005

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Rutgers University College of Engineering
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re: Robinson
  • Our plan was approve to repay the IRS $12,000 of the debt and $500 to the PA Department of Revenue over a five year payment plan.
  • In Re: Stocklin
  • By filing Chapter 13, we were able to stop the foreclosure and get them back on track with the mortgage company
  • In Re: Borish
  • By filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, we were able to give them the time they needed to move into a new home while discharging all debt owed.

Associations

  • Law Office of Michael Schwartz
  • Owner
  • 2005 - Present
  • Keller Lisgar and Williams
  • Associate
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Rand Spear and Associates
  • Associate
  • 1992 - 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Shalom Award
  • Ohev Shalom of Bucks County
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Shalom Award
  • Ohev Shalom of Bucks County
  • 2008
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Fraud
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • Conference
  • Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no hesitation in recommending Atty Schwartz. He is a talented and hard-working attorney who has a reputation for being well prepared and zealously advocating for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Michael for over 20 years. I have seen him in court hundreds of times and his is a strong advocate for his clients. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable in the very complex field of Bankruptcy law and I have no hesitation endorsing him and recommending him to my clients who were contemplating filing for Bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Schwartz is an extremely knowledgeable, ethical and caring attorney. You're in good hands with Mike."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would recommend Attorney Schwartz to any client for their bankruptcy needs. Excellent client dedication."
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Southampton Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Michael S. Schwartz
Michael S. Schwartz
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Southampton, PA
Licensed for 31 years
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