Michael G. Louis Partner


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.

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Michael G. Louis

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.


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

Community Involvement

  • Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation, Director Emeritus
  • West Chester Lions Club, President
  • Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce

Previous Community Invovement

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

Speaking Engagements

  • “Short Sales, Beyond the Sale and Release of Debt”, Suburban West REALTORS® Association, 2015



Practice Areas


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


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




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