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Richard N Lipow

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Malvern, PA

5.0   55 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 43 years
    Massachusetts - MA 43 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    75%
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Debts discharged and foreclosure defense

    44 years, 705 cases

  2. Foreclosure
    20%
    Foreclosure

    44 years

  3. Debt collection
    5%

    44 years

Over 41 years of experience.  I have helped thousands of clients with debt and IRS problems over the past 41 years. Is bankruptcy or financial restructuring the right move for you or your business? Let's resolve your problems. Call me today. The Chester County Bar Association awarded the Access to Justice Award to me. I was selected by my peers in the Main Line Today Magazine as a Top Lawyer for  for all years since 2010; I am also featured as a top lawyer by Suburban Magazine.  Call for a free initial consultation.

Location

Lipow Law Office
610-251-2500
629 Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA, 19355

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Reviews

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Posted by Jason | May 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Great Person
I would highly recommend Richard Lipow. He very well-versed attorney and he is very helpful throughout the process. If you need attorney, Call Mr. Lipow. He is good people.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mortgage Service Issue
Richard Lipow was patient and attentive to my needs. He was able to solve my issue with my mortgage servicer!
Response from Richard Lipow December 3, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. Richard
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive
Richard was very helpful during a challenging and stressful time, and I appreciated the breadth of his knowledge and expertise. I especially appreciated how responsive he was to all phone and text communications.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantasic Attorney
My wife and I used Richard Lipow for an unfortunate Bankruptcy during the pandemic. Richard's expertise and guidance prepared us for the process making our situation better than we could have imagined. If you find yourself needing to speak with an Attorney about bankruptcy make a wise decision and contact Richard.
Posted by Michelle | December 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience!
Richard made the entire process as painless as possible. He was communicative, helpful and very kind. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Sherri | December 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended without a Doubt!
Mr. Lipow was recommended by a friend a few years ago. Whom would ever imagine I might be the longest bankruptcy client he has ever had. He is an amazing attorney and so easily eased my mind about the entire process I was going through. Mr. Lipow stood by me through my life’s confusion and guided me with the upmost concern for the best outcome I could have with patience and understanding for over two years. I am incredibly grateful for what Mr. Lipow has done for me! In general, a man of his word and a great man overall! My sincere thanks to you.
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Posted by ROBERT | June 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Like a Highly Skilled Surgeon
If you are reading this, you have likely found yourself in an unfortunate financial situation. I truly cannot overstate the value of experience when dealing with these cases; this is not something you want handled by an attorney just out of law school. It is with high confidence that I recommend Richard Lipow. I received sage advice from the start, and communication was excellent throughout the entire process. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Nichole | May 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Richard made this entire experience seamless for me. He answered questions I had quickly and was available when ever I had a new one.
Posted by Kyra | April 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing bankruptcy attorney, you will regret not hiring him!
After consulting with several other bankruptcy lawyers in the Chester County area, I truly made the best decision by choosing to hire Lipow Law to handle my personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Not only was Richard willing to work with me in my time of financial hardship, he explained everything to me throughout the entire process. I always felt like I was talking to someone who genuinely cared about my case, unlike many of the other attorneys I consulted with in the area. His incredible work truly allowed me to change my life around and he went above and beyond to get the best outcome possible. He was attentive to the unique details of my case, professional, and very kind and timely. We were able to file incredibly quickly as well! From the first time I called he showed immense compassion and empathy in a time which can be embarrassing and hard to handle for many people going through financial hardship. I can't say enough good things about Richard and I couldn't be happier with the outcome of his services. I would recommend his work to anyone facing the difficulties of navigating bankruptcy.
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Posted by John | March 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Guy!
I have used Richard multiple times now and he has been nothing but professional, extremely thorough and patient through the process. He also has a great sense of humor. I absolutely recommend working with Richard.
Posted by Bobby | November 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t be happier
Do yourself a favor if you need a great attorney...hire Richard. He was always available via text or phone, and answered all my questions. He helped me through a difficult process, and I’m so happy I was referred to him. It was a pleasure working with him. If I need an attorney in the future I will be hiring him again.
Posted by Carolyn | September 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
From the first phone call I knew I had an advocate on my side. Richard was understanding, confident and always made sure we had everything we needed for the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Around for Bankruptcy Representation, Top Notch Attorney
Filing bankruptcy was not an easy decision but as I searched the Chester County PA area for an attorney to help me with personal bankrupcty, I met with a few. But after those initial meetings, I was just not happy with their level of detail and knowledge. They seemed have no sense of compassion as to what I was going through and I felt like "just another customer." Luckily, I found Richard N. Lipow and this was the right decision for me and my family. His extensive history of bankruptcy handling, with cases just like mine, were apparent. I knew right away that I was in good hands. He was professional, kind and helped me through every step of the way. I had no doubt from the start, this would turn out for the best for me, and it did. I highly recommend Richard to anyone who wishes to have the best in Chester County and someone who knows the law.
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Posted by Dawn | August 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing bankruptcy lawyer
I found Richard's profile online. I was impressed by his credentials and decided to call him not knowing anything about filing for bankruptcy. I left a voicemail and my call was returned in less than 20 minutes. He called me personally. Not a secretary, not a partner but himself. I was scared and confused by the whole process but Richard calmed me down and explained everything in simple terms. He guided me and let me know what to expect during the whole process. Richard makes himself readily available as well. I could text him anytime and he never made me feel like I was an annoyance. Going through a divorce as well there were many times I called or texted Richard in a panic and he was great. When Covid hit, it didn't have any affect on his performance as my lawyer. Everything was able to be done online from payments, documents he needed etc. It's amazing how simple of a process he made this for me. My bankruptcy went through and I am free to start to rebuild a new life. I am so thankful I chose Richard. I would recommend him to anyone asking.
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Posted by Primo | August 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Happy - Great Lawyer
Rich was straight up front with me from the start and even with current “social distancing” restrictions, Rich communicated well and made sure I was able to get through the process easily and correctly. I definitely recommend using Lipow Law for bankruptcy. It doesn’t hurt to call and check your options before you are neck deep in bills.
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Posted by Jeff | March 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who cares..
Richard was very easy to deal with as he guided us through the chapter 7 process. His experience and demeanor really helped my wife and I feel more comfortable with such an important decision.
Posted by Sandy | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I used Richard Lipow for my bankruptcy back in 2007.
The embarrassing situation was handled very smoothly. Just recently I had received a form related to my case. Richard was so nice he helped without any problem. Definite "keeper".
Posted by Ali | December 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to his clients to produce excellent results
I hired Richard and he helped me successfully become fully discharged in a complicated chapter 7 case. He has many years of experience and provided me robust guidance and really took the time to educate me about all my options. He responded to all my questions via phone almost immediately any time, even on weekends and nights. This was a very difficult and unfortunate time in my life and after consulting multiple attorneys, Richard was the only one that took the time to understand my situation and explore all of our legal options. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in similar cases. A++++ great attorney.
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Posted by Karan | November 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My first choice.... a very highly regarded lawyer.
Richard was great lawyer. He knows the rules, process and players extremely well. His experience shines through in every word he says. At the first meeting he explained all of the bankruptcy rules. I knew what could be done and what couldn’t be done based on my situation. Richard knew what the courts would need. I was searching for documents and filling out forms after that first meeting. Richard wanted to be sure we had all documents available he felt the court may want to reference. We were well prepared. Court was a walk in - walk out situation. He easily addressed every question the court asked. I also saw how highly regarded he was by the court. It felt comforting to have him in my corner. If I had to go through this again (which won’t happen) I’d pick Richard every time.
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Posted by Ken | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
5 Star
Richard's wealth of knowledge in his field helped guide me through my journey. He listened. He was compassionate and most importantly he was accessible. I was more than satisfied with the effort and result.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor Philosophy Dept
  • Villanova University
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Attorney
  • Lipow Law Office
  • 1983 - 2010
  • Tax Attorney
  • Laventhol and Horwath
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Tax Attorney
  • Coopers & Lybrand
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Western New England College School Of Law
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Instructor
  • Western New England College
  • 1977 - 1979
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Education

  • Western New England University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Villanova University
  • BA
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mellon v. Rafsky, 535 A2d 1090
  • Right to appeal Granted by the Pa Supreme Ct.
  • Kevin Parks v. Portnoff Law Associates
  • Settled

Associations

  • The Hon. John E. Stively, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Master of the Bench
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Conference
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • West Chester Cycling Club
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chesmont Astronomy Society
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2002 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Section Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Team Tania: MS Cycling
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Temple University
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • 1977 - 1978
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Frequently to the Go-to lawyer for legal aid
  • Legal Aid looks to me for assistance
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2016
  • 2015 Top Lawyer: Selected by Lawyers
  • Main Line Today
  • 2015
  • Honored by Chester County Bar for Pro Bono Work
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2014
  • 2013 Top Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2013
  • Master of the Bench
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Philadelphia Life Magazine
  • 2012
  • 2012 Top Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Surburban Life Magazine
  • 2012
  • Access to Justice Award 2012
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Chester County Courts
  • 2012
  • 2012 Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2012
  • Awesome Attorneys 2011 Award
  • Surburban Life Magazine
  • 2011
  • 2011 Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • 2010 Access to Justice Award
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • 2009 Access to Justice Award
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 2009
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Publications

  • National Consumer Law Center
  • Fair Debt Collection - Lipow Cases Cited Within
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • PBI
  • Office Computerization
  • 2017
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Office Computerization
  • N/A
  • ABC 6
  • Fair Debt Collection Practice: Interview
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Richard
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard knows bankruptcy and consumer rights extremely well and is well thought of in the community."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Plain and simple-knows his stuff and is well prepared. Working with him as I write this and I am happy to have him as an associate."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Richard provides thoughtful and practical advice, is trustworthy in all respects, and is highly responsive to clients' needs."
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