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I had a very difficult divorce and custody battle. I stuck with Lance through the entire process and I’m so glad I did. Lance took the time to fully understand my case and worked hard to navigate complex issues. He has excellent knowledge of the law and his recommendations were spot on. When we had to go to court Lance clearly explained the strategy and reasoning behind it and we always walked away with a positive outcome. I highly respect Lance’s ability as a lawyer and found his advice to be very valuable. Going through divorce and custody issues is an extremely emotional process and I found Lance to be very level-headed and even throughout the process. Lance guided me in the right direction during times when I wanted to go a more adversarial route, which in the end produced a better outcome for less money. I highly recommend Lance as a divorce attorney, he is worth every penny.
Lance is an outstanding attorney that represented me in a difficult divorce and custody case. Lance from the beginning emphasized doing what was right, not expedient, and in hindsight I am so grateful that I listened to him. This fundamentally changed – or broadened – of the difference between a good family law advocate, and a not so good one. Lance is one of the best.
I wish I’d found MacElree Harvey sooner. We hired an attorney from Philadelphia for a border dispute that was heading to arbitration. This initial lawyer was overconfident, dismissive of our questions and slow to respond. We did extensive research and then reached out to MacElree Harvey for a 2nd opinion consultation. From our very first interaction with this firm, we were impressed. Our phone call was answered by a live person, Executive Assistant Cheryl McVicker, who was fantastic. She listened to our story, gathered all of our information, promised to get back to us promptly and kept her word. Within a short time, we got a call from Matt McKeon. During the first 30-minute phone call with Matt, he provided an extensive amount of helpful information. In response to additional questions, he did prompt and thorough research and answered right away via email. For the first time in almost 2 years, we felt that we fully understood our case. Matt then brought in a colleague, Brian Forgue, to address certain aspects of the case. His expertise and attentiveness to our case was similarly impressive. Just a great experience. We highly recommend Matt, Brian and the entire MacElree Harvey staff!
I wish I’d found Matt sooner. We hired an attorney from Philadelphia for a border dispute that was heading to arbitration. This initial lawyer was overconfident, dismissive of our questions and slow to respond. We did extensive research and then reached out to MacElree Harvey for a 2nd opinion consultation. From our very first interaction with this firm, we were impressed. Our phone call was answered by a live person, Executive Assistant Cheryl McVicker, who was fantastic. She listened to our story, gathered all of our information, promised to get back to us promptly and kept her word. Within a short time, we got a call from Matt McKeon. During the first 30-minute phone call with Matt, he provided an extensive amount of helpful information. In response to additional questions, he did prompt and thorough research and answered right away via email. For the first time in almost 2 years, we felt that we fully understood our case. Matt then brought in a colleague, Brian Forgue, to address certain aspects of the case. His expertise and attentiveness to our case was similarly impressive. Just a great experience. We highly recommend Matt, Brian and the entire MacElree Harvey staff!
Caroline did an extraordinary job of defending my rights which were unabashedly infringed. Not only was Caroline empathetic, warm and sincere – she was also prepared, diligent and well versed on the law to support my case. I am profoundly grateful for Caroline’s preparedness and astute acumen of case law as she sought to defend my individual and personal rights. There are no words stronger than my most sincere thanks for the work she did to ensure fair justice was reviewed and ultimately obtained.
Exactly What We Needed
Our company was dealing with a very difficult client and we needed expert legal assistance to navigate the challenges we faced. Brian was referred to us after we were underwhelmed by our initial attorney. Brian and his firm were professional, fair and provided exceptional service. He helped us navigate through a difficult case and we were pleased with the result. From learning/conveying the specifics of the case to timely followups and helping us understand what to expect, Brian exceeded our expectations. I can recommend Brian Forgue most highly and without reservation. We will be using him again for future needs.
Brian did a great job representing our company. We had a unique case with some very grey areas involving privacy in today’s ever changing market. Brian was very thorough in his preparation and filings and he took the time to listen to come up with a strategy that best suited us.
Earned My Trust
After interviewing several attorneys to handle my divorce, Lance was the clear choice in assuring my needs and interests would be secured. All throughout the process, Lance was calm, confident, thorough and understanding in helping navigate through this difficult time. When so much is on the line, having a solid rock to ground you is essential. Lance was that rock and instilled the required confidence and care in preserving sanity until the process was complete. In the end, this was my divorce and Lance earned my trust and was the asset needed to close that chapter in my life.
Impressive in the Courtroom
Lance was most impressive in the courtroom, but all other aspects of my divorce were handled quickly and professionally. Lance also made time to guide me through the process with clear answers and some humor.
Best Attorney in the Court Room
From the start, Lance was warming and responsive to my situation. He worked diligently (both during office hours and outside of work) to quickly resolve many unusual divorce issues presented in my case. His demeanor and professional conduct was of the highest regard. Lance has the knowledge and expertise of the process of divorce to quickly close this chapter. His highly regarded in my book.
Outstanding West Chester Attorney!
Lance was an incredible attorney to work with during the entire divorce process. His knowledge of law, the courts and how thing moved along was second to none! He was always two steps ahead of everyone else in the room. When numbers were flying, situations were changing or when emotions were high, Lance always had a plan. He would suggest times to refrain from talking or debating and every time he stopped me, it was for the best. I found it amazing that an attorney would know so much about accounting principles, taxes, and business decisions. He would present issues or concepts that were reasonable and the Hearing Officer or other attorneys accepted. Lastly, he would make suggestions to me on the side about keeping the children first, looking at the big picture and how to possibly avoid additional hearings or attorney fees. Lance kept my case out of the courts with his negotiations skills I was not disappointed at any moment during the divorce process that I had Lance represent me!
Lance and his team did an absolutely wonderful job with my custody case. They are all fast and very efficient, making a difficult process run smoothly. I was always kept updated about my situation or with any changes. I would never go to anyone else.
Competent, caring, and a credit to the profession
Several years after a divorce, new issues prompted me to seek counsel about child custody concerns. No longer confident in the divorce lawyer’s practice, a recommendation led me to Lance Nelson. I truly cannot say enough good things about Lance. He is patient, pragmatic, professional, accessible. Exceptional communication and clear integrity. He laid out the options at every stage, with practical advice regarding the most logical next steps. It never needed to go to court — we were able to manage the situation well enough long enough, the kids aged out before needing more serious legal intervention. In addition to Lance, everyone I have interacted with in the office is equally competent and caring. I would not hesitate to recommend Lance specifically or the practice as a whole.
I have used Caroline on both my DUI charges and both times she has achieved the best possible outcome for me. Her hard work, knowledge and presentations are beyond compare. She was always there for me, guiding me and putting my mind at ease. I would not have been able to come as far as I have without her by my side. if anyone, anywhere, anytime needs a lawyer I will never hesitate to give them her number. Thank you Caroline again
Along with being a great lawyer, Caroline is a great person to have on your side. She is a very strong and smart woman. She was very vocal and easy to get in touch with at any time. I appreciate everything Caroline has done for me. I will always appreciate everything she has done for me for the rest of my life. I highly recommend her for any problems you may have.
5 Stars and Beyond
I was at my wits end. Tired and frustrated. I hired Caroline to defend my teenager and his underage drinking charge. Caroline not only presented the case in a clear concise professional manner, she went above and beyond to comfort me and assure me that it will be ok. Caroline has the ability to connect with her clients, even a teenager. I believe he listened to her advice even more then mine. I pray I will not have to use Caroline’s expertise again but I will certainly recommend her and praise her wonderful dedication to her profession. Moreover her compassion, understanding ,and encouragement. Eternally grateful, JM&JB
Family Law Case
Lance is a fantastic lawyer and I recommend him and his associates. He handled my very complicated and financially complex high- income child support adjustment. I received an increase in support and quite an education on PA child support law in the process. Lance’s ability to simplify confusing issues was key in helping me make important decisions for my family’s future. Highly recommend if you need legal help with any family law matter.
Chester County’s TOP Divorce Attorney
Lance, has helped me navigate not one but two divorces. He’s brought common sense and a level of expertise to an otherwise emotional part of family law. Lance has given me very sound advise concerning my young children as well that was so very helpful. Lance is clearly a person you want on your side to navigate what can be a very difficult time not only for yourself but your family as well.
The Best Divorce Attorney in Chester County
Lance is smart, savvy and goes the extra mile for his client. He is professional, well spoken, and very intelligent. Super efficient, he has patience and for the attorneys that’s rare. He explains what the process is no matter what process you’re involved in. His expertise in Family law is outstanding! He can handle anything! He’s truly the Best! I will be forever grateful the way he handled my divorce process that took 5 years!
Caroline was a phenomenal lawyer exceeding all excellency when it came to. As a lawyer, she went above and beyond with every action to ensure the best outcome for myself. I was charged twice on separate occasions and Caroline sought to it that I was ensured with the best possible outcome. Both times the outcomes were better than predicted. Stellar job to Caroline. Would highly recommend for anyone.
Caroline Donato was hope to me and my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed constrained. Not only was she able to defend me from an unjust accusation, her calm/confidence and empathetic demeanor offered emotional/compassionate support to myself and those I care about most. My wife, children and I are eternally grateful for her profound knowledge and professional services. I hereby recommend Ms. Donato without reservation.
Highly Professional and Efficient
Patrick Boyer is the best divorce attorney in the business!
I hired Patrick to resolve my divorce case for custody, child support, alimony and ancillary matters. His tenacious approach, attention to detail and strategic planning were paramount in my case which resulted in a highly successful outcome. When the pressure is on, Patrick always conducts himself in a professional manner with a calm, cool approach and remains fact based not to allow hearsay to derail the mission. The results speak for themselves. If you’re going through a divorce and need the best, Patrick is the answer!
On Top of Everything
Ashley Stitzer goes to court well organized with all of the documents and facts at her fingertips making her points to the court meaningful and on target. Her support staff also helped to create a well prepared case. She anticipates the questions to be asked and prepares her client appropriately. Being as this was our first time being exposed to family court, we were very nervous, but Ashley put us at ease. I highly recommend Ashley for Family court cases, I will use her services again if the situation arises.
The worst of times
I can honestly say that without Ms. Tiffany Shrenk! She is more than professional, she CARES!! In my case she went above and beyond my expectations. I couldn’t be more pleased with her help and kindnesses. Everyone I dealt with was wonderful and I can’t thank them enough.
I hired Tiffany after a motor vehicle accident that resulted in an injury leaving me out of work and in treatment for injuries sustained! She was extremely understanding, professional and a pleasure to work with! Tiffany was persistent and determined to get me a very reasonable settlement. I highly recommend her and her staff !
You wont find a better lawyer than Lance
Lance provided me with legal advice and waived the fee based on my situation. Lance genuinely cares, he’s still in the process of helping us, I am grateful there are still people willing to care enough to assist people in need, thanks Lance.
Lance handled my divorce, I am extremely satisfied with the outcome, his performance and professionalism was inspiring !!!! Of all of the lawyers in Chester County it is my opinion he is the best.
Lance was very calming when I was stressed out. He kept me focused but listened when I vented during the 2 years it took to finalize my divorce. He kept me informed and made sure things were moving toward a resolution when the it was stalled from opposing lawyer. Overall he kept me out of trouble when I made mistakes and was always there to help 24/7. I believe I made the best choice asking him to help me.
Talented, Knowledgeable, and Passionate
I’m a younger guy who had some fairly serious charges hanging over my head about 10 months ago, and my first lawyer did not make me feel like I was going to get through the legal proceedings without facing serious consequences. This individual was too busy with his many other cases to know details about my case without looking over notes. They were also late to appointments and even showed up to a preliminary hearing 90 minutes late.
On the other hand, Caroline demonstrated an acute understanding of my situation as it relates to the law, and as we worked through my case over the last 8 months, I felt like she genuinely valued my time and that she was really passionate about being as prepared for trial as humanly possible. Caroline was extremely creative about preparing a defense for my case, utilizing a variety of resources that her firm has at their disposal.
Fortunately, we didn’t have to go to trial and were able to work out a reasonable deal with the Commonwealth. However, had we gone to trial, I would have had the utmost confidence in Caroline’s ability to adequately represent me, present my defense, and corroborate that defense with the facts of the case in an extremely compelling manner.
While I do hope that I am never in need of Caroline’s services again, I would not hesitate to hire her again or refer her to anybody in need of a good lawyer.
I wish all Lawyers could be like Caroline
I was in a pickle for sure! I was fighting my 2nd DUI with in 10 years. So I was definitely out of luck for trying something and basically just taking the punishment of what the system could give me. At the start, we were just trying to keep the damage to a minimum. I had come to the acceptance of what I was supposed to receive. However, unlike other Lawyers, Caroline looked into what it looked like 2 or 3 more times at my case where it should have been just a quick dollar she could make on a simple case. She was able to find something that took me from the highest level to the lowest. She not only saved me 10 days in jail, 75 days house arrest and 60 hours of community service but also saved me what could have been thousands of dollars I would have had to pay to the courts. If you are looking at this to see if you should hire Caroline…….don’t hesitate and do it. She is worth every penny! Her communication is awesome!! (Shout out to her asst. Donna!) She sends every letter in a PDF for you to have a copy of and with every single thing she does she will let you know what is going on the entire time. It’s amazing and I literally can’t thank her enough for how much she saved me but also what effort she put into my (simple) case. Thanks, Caroline!!!!!
It was a long 2-year process but with the help of Patrick Boyer of Macelree Harvey, I was victorious. Don’t let the young look of Mr. Boyer fool you, he knows the law and will fight for what is right. I recommend him 10000 times over. All the staff was professional, polite and upbeat with every visit and call I had. I wish I could give 10 stars.
We hired Matt to secure sign variances for our Dealership in (West Chester) West Goshen Township. Matt’s knowledge, professionalism, and preparation resulted in a successful outcome on the first hearing. I’ve been through similar efforts with other attorneys in other jurisdictions where the process dragged on and on. I am very pleased with this firm and with Matt in particular.
We hired Brian and his firm to review our Participant Agreement. Brian was very thorough and diligent in providing feedback and recommendations that we feel as a result has enhanced the validity of this legal document. Brian’s focus on us as a client, as well as his professionalism and demeanor, made us feel that we were in very good, capable hands. In addition, the turnaround time for completing this project was quick and we very much appreciate this! Thank you!
We cannot say enough how much we appreciated Brian’s expertise and assistance in resolving our roof issues. He was thorough and consistent and kept us apprised with each plan of action. Would highly recommend him!
Matt was amazing! I originally spoke with Michael Louis and Charlie Gerbron concerning an issue with my property and I was referred to Matt McKeon. He was there for me through the whole ordeal. Matt was very efficient and responded to my phone calls quickly. I don’t know how I would have resolved this matter without his knowledge and skills. Would I recommend MacElree Harvey? Absolutely. Would I recommend Matt McKeon? For sure! If I ever have a legal need for real estate and land use expertise, I would not hesitate to call MacElree Harvey. That is why I continue to use this law firm for any of my legal needs.
“We cannot leave this spot till we acknowledge this was a miracle” (Pulp Fiction)
From the beginning being faced with so many challenges … Charges that included highly probable incarceration… With such serious life-altering events looming. Caroline Donato from beginning to the end of my case with results in my favor with terms I was totally comfortable with!!!!!! Professional delivery and high aptitude of knowledge precede her. In a random consult, she would recite word for word certain terms/rules of law from the (Law) book … So impressive!!!!! Professional and timely support staff behind the scenes created a comfortable environment in obviously an uncomfortable situation. Caroline Donato emulates the true flawless delivery of the facts to bring true solid reputable representation to any case big or small… I recommend your search for a lawyer be over and recommend Caroline Donato.
Brian represented my wife and me in a case filed by an opposing law firm. There were many facets to the case which originated from a suit filed against a school district where we were seeking judgment for education expenses. After many years, multiple agreements and unclear settlement terms we found ourselves being sued for a large sum by the firm that represented us. Brian reviewed our documents, gave us sound advice and offered us options to bring closure to the case. Only after understanding our position and limitations, Brian moved forward with litigating with the opposing firm with our best interests in mind. Ultimately Brian was able to litigate the case, keep us out of court and settle within our means. I would recommend Brian to anyone who is seeking representation.
Brian assisted me and resolved an ongoing tenant issue I was having trying to evict my tenant. Brian kept me in the loop with all what was going on and worked diligently to resolve the issue and stayed on top of the situation. We, unfortunately, had to go to court to resolve the issue and the judgment was in my favor. I would recommend Brian for any legal issues you might be going through and need them resolved.
After contacting many of the attorneys you see on TV ads, I finally found the gem. I was involved in an accident which after I was transported by ambulance to the hospital, given an EKG and CT scan and released which took 4 hours. I didn’t carry normal health insurance at the time of the incident. I later received a hospital bill for over $16,000.00. Despite explaining my situation, a motor vehicle accident that I was the NOT at fault party, every attorney I spoke to wanted to know what injuries I had sustained and what treatment I was pursuing. When I said thankfully, neither I nor the other party was injured, they all told me they weren’t able to help and I would be responsible for that $16,000.00 bill.
I did one more search on the computer and came across Mr. Timothy F. Rayne. Not only was he pleasant to work with, he personally reached me and gave me all the legal guidance to put this behind me almost a year after the initial accident occurred. This person is a great guy. He truly cares for his clients. If you are in need of an Attorney that deals with this type of law this is your guy. As I said in the beginning, a real gem. Thank you so much, Mr. Rayne.
Banking & Finance Litigation
My case was with a different lawyer for a year before I gave it to Brian. He was able to solve some financial issues I was having in just a few months, that the previous attorney couldn’t get done in a year’s time. Brian consistently kept me updated and always responded to emails or phone calls quickly. He is also very personable and makes you feel comfortable when speaking with him. Will definitely hire Brian in the future, if I need an attorney.
Beyond Thankful For Her Work
I was wrongfully accused of four crimes in which I clearly did not commit. Caroline not only saw to it that I was proven innocent, but she was always available to answer any and all questions that my family and I had pertaining to my case. To say that we are thankful for her services would be an understatement. A five-star review doesn’t do her justice.
If I could rate Caroline 6 stars, I would
This was my first offense and my first time dealing with the Chester County penal system. Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck. Caroline was extremely professional and courteous; armed with extensive knowledge of the ins-and-outs of the local laws and court system, she was able to navigate me through the process and put my mind at ease. She genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her clients and will go above and beyond to make sure you’re taken care of. It was a pleasure to work with her – if I ever need an attorney in the future, she’ll be the first person I call.
I hired Lance to represent me in my divorce after a bad experience with another lawyer. Lance was not only extremely professional but more importantly, he is very familiar with the law, sets reasonable expectations which ended up saving time, effort and money for me. I didn’t waste time and money disputing issues with my ex-husband that I wouldn’t have won. His preparation was second to none, which was critical when arguing in court. I would highly recommend Lance to anyone who is navigating through a divorce as his knowledge and preparation are critical for getting his clients a fair settlement.
Ashley is very easy to work with and really took pains to defend my interest. She was able to elaborate and implement a strategy that worked very well. I strongly recommend Ashley as a lawyer.
Family Law – Divorce
Ashley Stitzer was so tremendously helpful and supportive through my divorce process. She helped drive the overall process, was excellent from both a legal and procedural standpoint and was always readily available. Even as stress mounted and there was the potential to end up in a drug out battle, Ashley was always a calming voice, providing sound strategies and ultimately helping me get to a very great place. My settlement was amazingly fair and Ashely delivered performance above my expectations.
Mr. Silverman handled the sale of my technology company to my partners. I was empowered during the transactions by a wonderful confidence knowing he and his firm ‘had my back’. The sale went through smoothly and included a variety of protections that I would have otherwise missed. I appreciated the follow-through and intelligence of his communications during the whole process.
Andrew Silverman provided straightforward, professional legal advice, allowing me to resolve, efficiently and confidently, an otherwise unsettling contractual matter. Andrew is intelligent and trustworthy, and I feel reassured to have him as my attorney. He was quickly able to identify issues for my consideration, providing insight into areas where I could consider protecting me. His matter-of-fact approach led to a satisfactory resolution of the situation without drama, anxiety or delay. I strongly endorse Andrew Silverman with my highest and unqualified recommendation.
Andy provided legal background and oversight on a sticky situation with a disgruntled employee. He helped us to learn about our rights/responsibilities and consider a variety of outcomes which lead us to pursue the most reasonable response. He was professional, available and kind.
Tiffany is an excellent attorney. She is great to work with and is very timely in her responses to questions or concerns that you may have. She is very diligent in seeking all available avenues for compensation as it relates to your case. I highly recommend her!
I was a nervous wreck after my accident. I have never hired a lawyer before. Tiffany calmed my nerves and explained everything to me along the way clearly.
She was a perfect mediator between my insurance company and medical providers.
She was able to help get me a substantial settlement that put my wife and I at ease knowing everything was handled perfectly.
Tiffany became my lawyer due to the state my car accident occurred in. Her communication and knowledge were excellent. Her staff is just as knowledgeable. I have never been in this situation before and she did very well to prep and prepare me for every step of the way during the process. She is professional and understanding. I was very impressed. I hope I never have to use her again (wink wink) but if I’m ever in the situation I need to, I for sure know I can count on her.
I consulted Tim on two accidents that I was involved in. He took on both of my cases. He was upfront, honest, and involved in every aspect. We were able to settle both of my cases out of court. Everything was handled by him and his staff in a professional manner. They worked with me from long distance and made everything easy and smooth. I am eternally grateful for the kindness and generosity they showed me. I recommend Tim without reservation.
Tim Rayne and I recently completed a ‘trip and fall’ lawsuit. I have never been in any litigation before. It is a lengthy procedure but Tim assisted me in understanding the step by step process and counseled me on my role in the litigation. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable of the law down to the letter. He is professional and well spoken. Do not let his mild manner fool you. He is well prepared and when he defends he changes into an aggressive defender of his client. I would recommend Tim if you need a real pro who gets results.
Tim was referred by a friend of my brother. He came to my home as soon as I called him about my car accident. I was hit by a car while I was crossing the street. The driver ran a stop sign while I was in the crosswalk. Tim is the constant professional and is very informative. Tim explained the entire process to me and assured me that he was going to see that my health was okay and that I was compensated. He is honest, upfront and was in my corner every step of the way. In the end, I received a large cash settlement and I was very happy with the results. I would recommend Tim to anyone dealing with a car accident.
While it is certainly necessary, discussing and developing a will is not an easy thing to do. When you have a child who has special needs, estate planning is even more important, and for me and my husband, even more difficult. We are so grateful to Steve for walking us through this process step-by-step with impressive knowledge, compassion, and understanding. I’m sure that there are many attorneys who are “qualified” to conduct estate planning. I can’t imagine that there are many who care as much as Steve does about the people he is helping. My husband and I never felt like we were just “clients.” Steve’s professional, yet sensitive and genuine approach made us feel like we mattered to him, and that our son’s well-being was important to him, too. We will absolutely use Steve again in the future. If you want to hire an attorney who has reasonable rates and really does “put people first,” then your search is over- Steve is your guy!
As a single professional woman, I was looking for a new lawyer to update important documents, appropriate for my stage of life. A dear friend suggested I met and speak with Steve, who was her lawyer. It meant having to get a friend to drive me 40 minutes away. It was the best investment of time & gas I could have made…and I made myself a lifetime friend.
Real Estate & Land Use Law
Brian Nagle has been my attorney for many years and has also become a great friend. He has completed everything that was asked of him on time, in an excellent manner, and below initial budgets. I have used him on land development, corporate issues, and seek (and trust) his counsel on a variety of subjects. I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars with his firm in the last few years and have always felt every dime was used wisely.
Banking & Finance
I’ve been working with Michael Louis on several cases that involve our family business. Mr. Louis has taken the time to not only get familiar with our type of business but to also get familiar with us as people. Mr. Louis is prepared when we enter the courtroom, professional as we face the judge, and as excited as we are when we emerge with a verdict in our favor. It was never my goal in life to need a lawyer for anything other than wills and minor business dealings. But that is not how things worked out. Thankfully, I have Michael in my corner and that has been a good thing.
Michael Louis is a breath of fresh air. Either he actually takes your call himself, or he calls you back immediately. He is knowledgeable, thorough and responsive. I would highly recommend Michael for any commercial litigation.
Banking & Finance Litigation
When my tiny company was sued by a massive global corporation as I was trying to protect my rights under their contract, I have to admit that I was horrified. Although I knew that I had a real case and solid claim against this vendor to my company, I was dwarfed by their juggernaut legal team and seemingly bottomless legal budget. Mr. Louis was referred to me by my local attorney (the suit was in Pennsylvania and I’m in a very small town in Iowa) and within ten minutes of our initial phone conversation, my anxiety of the enormity of this situation began to fade. He carefully listened to my story and asked me very relevant questions and by the end of the conversation was able to show me that not only did I have a solid defense against their claim, but that I also wielded a substantial counterclaim. We immediately began to build our case to defend and counter and after a few months of carefully executing his recommended process, we settled outside of court for a very reasonable amount. Had my company lost the case, we would have been bankrupted. Instead, he and his expert teammates focused on keeping the opposition on their heels. For round after round, my attorney fought an amazing fight, and I was so pleased to see this corporate giant so often on the ropes. His letters were so carefully composed and structured, my confidence increased each time I read them. I shuddered at the prospect of being on the receiving end of them, as a matter of fact! And, the way he asserted our legal dominance kept the diligent pressure on the other team – ultimately bringing forth a very reasonable settlement. Pure professionalism, legal expertise, and brilliant battleground strategy were my allies every step of the way. When I sat in the room with Michael Louis, I was the 800-pound gorilla. The other guys didn’t stand a chance, and I know that they now wish they had never brought the suit against me. I never want to be sued again. But, if I am, I would be lucky to have Mr. Louis or an attorney like him on my side.
Banking & Finance
I’ve been dealing with Mike for about three years now as a non-profit company tries to take my service dog away from me. As a disabled person on a fixed income, I am the type of person it is very easy for an attorney to shun and overlook but Mike has NEVER treated me with anything but the utmost of respect and kindness. When I don’t understand something he takes the time to completely explain it. He has never taken more than a day and a half to get back to me with an answer to a question. I can not believe how blessed I have been to have him as my attorney!
Knows The Nuances
Mr. Kratsa provided excellent representation in my case. Very knowledgeable of the law. More importantly, he knows the nuances of the judicial process and the folks that oversee it in Chester County PA–judges, magistrates, clerks etc. Very personable; great at listening and providing advice and recommendations. Overall, an excellent and successful experience.
I was referred to Peter Kratsa through a friend who had amazing things to say about him. After speaking with him the first time, I knew why my friend thought so highly of him. You could tell, even on the phone, how much he cared about his clients & the outcomes of the cases he takes on. I felt like I finally had someone on my side who I could trust. Peter and his staff are always available to speak, promptly & they explain things in the clearest of ways so you fully understand your options. I am so pleased with working with him and I would recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.
GREAT ATTORNEY! Very professional and is well liked by the Chester County community. Always felt well represented. Have recommended him to many, and will continue to do so!
Brian always responded promptly and answered any questions I had. He was very professional and courteous while dealing with this matter. I would highly recommend him.
Banking & Finance
Mr. Gallo helped me with legal questions regarding a home title transfer. He was helpful and explained my options clearly. This, in turn, helped me make the best decision for my family and I. Once I made a decision, Mr. Gallo made the rest of the transfer process simple. He also kept me informed in every step of the process. I would consult Mr. Gallo in any other future legal matters without question.
Banking & Finance Litigation
It is a pleasure to write a review on the services MacElree Harvey provided, specifically Mr. Michael Louis and Mr. Patrick Gallo. While my situation would likely be considered a minor case, for me it was very concerning. After contacting Mr. Louis he immediately assisted with a time sensitive court document and addressed my concerns regarding financial liability. After the initial concern was addressed, Mr. Patrick Gallo worked diligently on negotiating a reasonable settlement and provided me with several options. Both Mr. Gallo and Mr. Louis were always available, provided detailed explanations, were extremely professional, and treated my case with the utmost importance. In addition, their rates were very fair as they went “above and beyond” to assist. Thank you both for all your help.
Patrick handled my litigation case. Wow, I cannot begin to tell you the work involved, he explained the process to me that I could understand, and was available to answer my questions whenever I needed it. I am very pleased with his knowledge and professionalism which resulted favorably for my case.
Real Estate & Land Use Law
I have known Lindsay Dunn for many years, she is a smart, hard working passionate lawyer with knowledge beyond her years and who goes above and beyond for her clients, I have worked with her in a professional capacity and as a client and I would recommend her services to everyone.
Recently, I was represented by a shining star of the legal profession. Her name is Caroline Donato and she works for the firm of MacElree Harvey. In her presentation of my case, she took a voluminous case and wrote a brief that was clear and concise. During her presentation before the Commonwealth Court of PA, which was supposed to be 10 minutes, the judges were attentive and asked poignant questions. She never stumbled and had total command of the facts. They allowed her a generous amount of time to present her brief and in addition gave her more than ample time to rebut the opposition. Her courtroom presence I would describe as humbly respectful of the judges and confident in her case. Her confidence level was high because of the dedication she applied to the preparation of my case. The judges were in return respectful and receptive to her pleadings. This youthful legal eagle has the important attributes that make a great litigator. MacElree Harvey should be extremely grateful that she is part of their firm.
Thank You Caroline!
Caroline was absolutely awesome to work with. I had been quite nervous being in the situation that I was in, but her calm empathetic demeanor made me feel comfortable and the outcome of my case exceeded my expectations. I am so grateful for her service and would highly recommend her!
Someone you can rely and Trust with your life
Caroline helped me out with a dire situation, without going into too much detail Caroline won me the case with her very high-level skill set that she brings as lawyer, these skills are but not limited to, her attentiveness during trials, her competitive attitude, genuine care for client and of course her very clear clean and well organized notes that she brings with her everywhere, on top of all this she always responds in a timely manner although she prefers emails for documentation purposes she will text and keep in touch with client at all times to make the trial process seem very seamless and make an already stressful situation as simple as possible!
I highly recommend her to anyone whos looking to find a reliable trustworthy compassionate and strong lawyer who will not back down from any challenge and always has a plan of action in the very unpredictable legal world of our judicial system!
Family Law – Custody
Marie has been very involved in helping me get the primary residence of my young son. Due to a distance situation with his father and the disagreement on what state my son would attend school in, I sought out Marie’s counsel. From the beginning, she kept me up to date, including her staff, and explained how these cases work. I felt more than confident with Marie as my attorney when it was time to appear before the judge. She was able to prove to the court that my son’s father and his witness were not being truthful in specific time frames, which I believe were crucial in winning the case. Marie maintained a calm, cool and collective stance when representing me and there was a very large visible difference if comparing attorneys. Ultimately I won and did receive primary residence of my son, and I couldn’t be happier. I received an email from Marie’s office and she also texted me with the good news. I would recommend Marie to anyone of my friends or family seeking this type of counsel.
Family Law – Divorce and Custody
As an older male going through divorce and custody, I was very tentative/skeptical about attorneys. I searched and interviewed. If you’re looking for the best, Marie is it. Makes you feel important and is attentive to your wishes. She tells it like it’s is. She’s a fighter when needed but her demeanor otherwise is perfect. Loved her. Would recommend her strongly. Tough to find the good ones.
Family Law – Child Custody Agreement Modification
I hired Marie Crossley to represent me during a Court hearing that I had scheduled where I was requesting to modify my Child Custody agreement and relocation to another state where I could have more support to raise my two sons. Relocation cases are never easy but Marie did a very good job at showing the court that it was in the best interest of my children to relocate to live with my fiancé and I and his family since we had no support system here in DE and their father did not have a sufficient level of involvement in the boys lives. Many factors went into the outcome of our case but ultimately the judge ruled to allow the boys and I to move and put a visitation schedule in place that would allow their dad to still have frequent and meaningful visits with the children. I am very grateful for all the support and guidance Marie provided me during this case and I know the positive outcome we had will have a very positive impact on my children’s lives for years to come.
I have known Mr. Burke for several years and have sought counsel from him many times. He is an excellent legal advisor and has provided us with great service on multiple occasions on both a personal and professional level. I would highly recommend Mr. Burke and his associated law firm to any one person or company who is looking for a dependable and trustworthy source for legal matters. Thank you for this opportunity to share feedback.
Family Law – Custody
I had a very long elaborate and stressful case. I have no idea what I would have done if Patrick was not there. I was terribly afraid of the outcome of my case and it was in and out of court for years and I felt it would never end. Patrick took great care of me and was very compassionate. He reached out to me all the time and was very on top of all updates of my case. He has an immense attention to detail and truly cares about your case as if it was his children he was fighting for. I think he is very knowledgeable and was able to fight many pieces of the case that could have been turned negatively against me or certain evidence was thrown out if he didn’t know the law as he does. He is very organized and knows exactly when to present what.
I feel as though with all things Patrick made sure my case went towards the best possible outcome. I highly recommend him to anyone searching for a lawyer whether your case is simple or complicated you will be very satisfied if you hire Patrick. I went through so much and was beyond emotional through most of this and he continued to be there for me and still is with providing me with resolutions.
I seriously cannot stress enough that I don’t know what I would have done without him and he was very understanding of my case as well as financial situation!
Patrick Boyer is irreplaceable and I’m forever thankful and grateful!
Family Law – Custody and Child Support
Patrick represented me in a very difficult case for custody and child support. I couldn’t be happier that I made the choice of hiring Patrick after consulting with 3 other attorneys. Soon as I meet with Patrick for the first time I knew he was the one who would fight tooth and nail for what was right for my babies. He didn’t let me down. I would recommend Patrick in a heartbeat to anyone who is seeking a divorce, custody, property, alimony and/ or child support. Thank you so much, Patrick, for everything you did!
Family Law – Adoption (International)
Patrick was great! We hired him after consulting two other attorneys. We had a situation complicated by Delaware law requiring us to post ads in South Korean newspapers regarding custody and offer proof to the court. The law was unclear about how to go about this, but Patrick guided us through the process and the court ruled in our favor. The adoption went through with no hassle on January 25th and our family is thrilled to now be legal under the same family name. We originally attempted to do this ourselves which turned out not to be a very good idea, way more complicated than we thought. Patrick was able to undo our mistakes and get us on the right path. Thanks, Patrick for your hard work and getting results. We highly recommend Patrick for anyone needing counsel for adoption!
Joe is very nuanced in probate and a tremendous asset to the estates that he works with. He leaves no stone unturned in trying to maximize the proceeds to the beneficiaries. Each and every interaction I have with him is professional and efficient.
Peter Kratsa is truly an exceptional attorney. He goes above and beyond to achieve successful outcomes for his clients. I give him my highest endorsement and recommend him to you enthusiastically.
Lance Nelson is an exceptional family practice attorney. He has been my attorney for twenty years and during that time has successfully resolved numerous complex family issues. I recommend him without question and if you are fortunate enough to hire him you will certainly be glad you did.
Lance Nelson helped me with many issues over several years. I would and do highly recommend him for all legal issues, especially child custody.
Lance has been and continues to be an excellent resource and outstanding advocate for me regarding family law matters. He crafted my premarital agreement with thoughtful thoroughness so when it, unfortunately, was needed the divorce process was short and smooth. Additionally, Lance counseled me regarding child custody matters in a fair and balanced manner that was always focused on the well being of my children. I would recommend Lance for family law matters based on my continually exceptional experience.
Family Law – Divorce, Support, and Custody
My situation was horrible and spiraling all in a negative direction. In a big moment for myself, I decided to switch attorney & law firms. Lance rationally moved things in a direction that fairly got things done. He is calm, professional & spot on. If he is being baited towards confrontation he dilutes the scenario from escalating rationally & respectfully. All very important elements towards helping the topic or issue staying on point and reasonably litigated. Lance is the professionals of professionals. His sincerity to reaching fair results for the children’s behalf is exemplary. We as a family are still a family cause of Lance Nelson.
Family Law – Divorce
I was faced with a challenging divorce with complex estate implications. Lance provided clear practical advice ultimately allowing me to reach an agreement through mediation. He was accessible to answer questions – even during weekends – helping me map out strategic approaches to complex dispute areas. Despite the emotions being felt, Lance maintained focus on the “big picture” – advising where it made sense to fight and where it made sense to compromise. His team was also very professional and continue to guide me post-divorce on things like estate planning to help put this event behind me.
Family Law – Divorce
Mr. Nelson’s calm approach to negotiating the tumultuous process of a hostile divorce and custody battle can be contagious. No matter how heated or volatile the process becomes, he never seems to lose his cool and keeps his composure at all times. He knows the system and the process and conducts himself as a true professional.
My process with the most painful experience of my life, but he was there for me every step of the way, and in the end, I got everything I wanted and more. He knows when to show his hand, and when to stick to the plan. He is organized, and no matter how busy he seems to be, he always knew the details of my case off the top of his head without having to review the mountains of paper in my files.
As far as I’m concerned, he’s the best that West Chester has to offer in the excruciating process of family law, especially when children are involved.
Family Law – Divorce
Lance has been very effective in fighting against a cynical attorney on my divorce case. I applaud his consideration for kids affected during divorce and always helped me to make decisions which are the best for my kids future.
Family Law – Divorce
It is easy when getting divorced to make emotional decisions. Lance helped keep me on track by constantly benchmarking my emotional choices against my long term goals. His ability to steer my communications and ultimately my decision making to achieving my goals was an enormous benefit. Lots of lawyers understand the law. Lance not only is a great lawyer, he also understands people and how to motivate them to success.
Family Law – Adoption
Lance handled an adoption matter for me. He was responsive, capable, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him.