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Michael Alan Siddons

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Media, PA

5.0   15 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    Has represented all manner of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy related litigation.

    19 years

  2. Business
    20%
    Start-Ups, LLC's, S-Corp's, Partnerships, Business Organization Documents, Contracts

    21 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Commerical Litigation, IRS Litigation, Construction Defect Litigation

    21 years

  4. Real estate
    20%
    Property Assessment Appeals, Gas Leasing, Foreclosure, Land-Use, Construction and Land Development,

    21 years

 

Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney.  Over 10 years experience practicing Real Estate Law, Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Taxation, Trusts and Estates and Bankruptcy.  Area of concentration includes complex business and real estate transactions, including mergers and leveraged buy-outs, corporate and other entity formation, acquisition and restructuring and business succession planning. Notable types of transactions include: sales and acquisitions of premier office buildings, shopping centers, and apartment complexes, joint ventures, partnerships, and limited liability companies, commercial leases for retail, office, and warehouse space, financing of multi-state portfolio transactions, including those involving securitized mortgages and mezzanine debt. Litigated Mechanics’ Lien Claims, Title and Easement Claims, Landlord-Tenant matters and Construction Defect Litigation. Versed in all facets of collections practice, from dunning through execution on judgments and garnishment. Skilled bankruptcy practitioner, specifically as it relates to mortgage foreclosure matters, adversary proceedings and relief from stay motions. Particular emphasis with Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy-related litigation: debtor and creditors' rights. 

Licensed for 20 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/28/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/29/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 03/09/2023
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 02/26/2023

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

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The Law Office of Michael Alan Siddons, Esquire
230 N. Monroe Street
P.O. Box 403
Media, PA, 19063

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Prompt
Mr.Siddons was always very prompt getting back with me with any answers to questions I had regarding my chapter 13. Highly Recommend Mr.Siddons
Posted by Richard | September 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attourney
Michael led me through the process organized and was very personable and he was up front with fees. It was worth every penny spent.
Posted by Bobbi | October 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended! 5 star review!
Attorney Siddons and his legal staff were caring, compassionate, accommodating and most importantly professionally non judgemental from the very 1st phone call to his office. He returned a call to me almost immediately after my initial contact with his Media office with whom I was able and encouraged to leave a personal, distraught, detailed message outlining the upsetting details of my bankruptcy situation. The entire process was addressed from start to finish in the most efficient and compassionate way possible. I will DEFINATELY recommend this Attorney and his legal team to any and all of my personal and professional acquaintances! Worth every penny!
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Tax Appeal
Michael represented me on my real estate tax appeal. He is very knowledgable and responsive. The outcome of my appeal is very good --- my real estate tax was reduced by almost 15%. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in similar circumstances.
Posted by Justin Galczynski | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
Mike was such a huge help in the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy process. His assistance was invaluable, and from start-to-finish, I had nothing but a professional and efficient experience. I would highly recommend Mike not only for his top-level work, but also for his highly-affordable legal costs. A great lawyer at a fair price, I can't recommend Mike highly enough.
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Posted by George | July 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax Appeal
Michael did our Stone Harbor Tax Appeal from beginning to end. He outlined the steps, gave us our options, provided the paperwork, kept us updated, and negotiated the process. We are 100 % satisfied, couldn't be happier!
Posted by Rachel | January 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassion
Mike was an amazing support to my family during a very difficult time. He helped us through bankruptcy, serious illness and an unexpected inheritance. I didn't feel like I was dealing with a lawyer but a real person who genuinely was looking out for my best interests. Mike has compassion that he cannot help but incorporate into his practice. He's a lawyer with a big heart and a gifted mind, a great combination. Highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Frank | January 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Superman of Attorneys
Michael surveyed the problem, let me know my options, and then helped to resolve it. This problem was hanging over my head for almost 7 years. In 3 months it was gone and resolved. Mike treated me like a human being - he explained the problem, and we resolved it together.
Posted by Kyle | April 7, 2015
Great Lawyer
Michael Siddons is a great lawyer. I highly recommend him for bankruptcy. He saved me from aggravating calls from collector's. I have a new outlook to becoming debt free.
Posted by Franchesca | January 11, 2015
Micheal Alan Siddons client services review
Micheal understands the importance of the attorney/client relationship in the scope of law. Micheal navigated me through the complexities of bankruptcy law. I was ecstatic to find his fee scale reasonable for his responsive and accommodating services. Michael Siddon's professionalism and knowledge was a life jacket on me during this troubled economy. Micheal earned mountains of respect and gratitude from me. In addition, Mike makes a fresh financial start accessible to a client in financial distress coupled with his affordable fees and legal acumen. Thank you Franchesca
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Posted by Daren | August 18, 2014
Bankruptcy Chapter 7
Mr. Siddons came to my home gave me great advice and most important he communicate with you at all times, everything was filed right away, his services has been very professional.
Posted by Robert | August 17, 2014
to an attorney that really does go above and beyond for his clients
Mr. Siddons was by far the best attorney to do my chapter 7 bankruptcy case for me. from start to end he went above and beyond his job detail to make me feel very comfortable and less stressed about my bankruptcy. I only wish there were more attorneys like him. He took his time to explain everything about my case but was super fast at getting things done. Thank you. Robert. A. Kelsesky.. . Thank you so much for everything you've done
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Posted by Jessica and Nicholas | August 16, 2014
Bankruptcy
Always responded when I needed answers and if he didnt have time he would let me know. He was straight to the point with everything and never let us down. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs bankruptcy assistance.
Posted by Gary | November 23, 2013
The Best!
I was always amazed at the depth of Michael's knowledge and the results were beyond what I expected. I felt totally at ease in speaking with him and will trust him in the future should the need arise.
Posted by Larry | November 11, 2013
An excellant attorney
Michal is a knowledgeable and excellent attorney. He has done an excellent job for our company. We are a better company because of Michal.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • 2009 - 2012

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005
  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Mortgage Foreclosure Defense
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Execution on Judgment
  • Settled
  • Real Estate Property Assessment Appeals

Associations

  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Bankruptcy Attorneys in Pennsylvania
  • Amercian Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Philadelphia's Top Rated Lawyers
  • ALM
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 2013 Top Rated Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Attorney
  • ALM
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2012
  • 2009 Pro Bono Attorney Recognition Award
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Margolis Edelstein
  • “Is Your Independent Contractor an ‘Employee’?”
  • 2011
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • “The Importance of Business Succession Planning”
  • 2011
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • “Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law-An Update”
  • 2011
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • “ Avoiding Preference Litigation in Collection Matters”
  • 2011
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • “ The Truth on Tax Resolution Companies and IRS Offers-In-Compromise”
  • 2011
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • “Home Improvement Contractors Beware”
  • 2010
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • “ I Just Received a Marcellus Shale Gas Lease Proposal...Now What?”
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • BOOT CAMP: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures”
  • Mortgage Foreclosure CLE
  • 2012
  • Delaware County Community College
  • Business Succession Planning
  • 2011
  • Marcellus Shale Workshop
  • Marcellus Shale Gas Leasing in Pennsylvania
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (17)
Endorse Michael
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael has an excellent reputation in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. Highly respected in the legal community. Strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I would describe Siddons as reasonable, direct, intelligent, thoughtful and courteous. The man knows what he is doing and gets the job done right. I wish more attorneys were like him-especially in this highly charged area of the law."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Michael Siddons. Michael focuses his practice on real estate law, business law, commercial litigation, taxation, trusts and estates, and bankruptcy. Michael and I have worked together on federal court cases in Pennsylvania. Michael knows the law, knows the local attorneys, and knows the judges' policies and procedures. Michael's knowledge about the legal community in Pennsylvania gave us the upper hand while litigating in Federal Court. I'm looking forward to working with Michael again."
Business Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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