Michael G. Louis

Partner

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Real Estate Litigation

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.

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.

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Business Networking International (BNI)

Community Involvement

  • Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation, President
  • West Chester Lions Club
  • First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, Head Usher and Lay Reader 

Previous Community Involvement

  • West Side Little League, Secretary and Coach 
  • West Chester Lions Club, President
  • “Community Hero Torchbearer,” carried the Olympic torch through West Chester, Pennsylvania on its way to the Olympic Games in Atlanta

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Michael G.Louis, Partner

Michael G. Louis

Partner

West Chester, PA

mlouis@macelree.com

610.836.2477 | cell

610.436.0100 | main

610.840.0228 | direct

610.430.7885 | fax

Assistant:Diane Shoemaker

dshoemaker@macelree.com

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law
  • University of Delaware
    English, Political Science

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • 2011, 2013, 2014