Bankruptcy Business and Corporate Law Litigation Real Estate Law
EDUCATION & HONORS
J.D., Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University – 2004.
B.A., Dickinson College, cum laude – 2001
Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy - American Board of Certification
PA Supreme Court U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA
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Brent practices a client-first approach in the practice of law. He identifies multiple courses of action; gives straightforward advice and diligently works to achieve results. Brent is detailed oriented and ensures his clients’ matters are handled correctly, efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. His diverse clientele includes individuals, businesses and government entities in the following representative matters: Bankruptcy, Debt Restructuring & Financial “Workouts”. Brent represents individual and business clients in implementing a debt reduction strategy that is appropriate to their unique situation - including Bankruptcy under Chapters 7, 13 or 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, creditor negotiation, mortgage loan modification or real estate “short sale.” Brent’s bankruptcy practice has saved dozens of clients’ homes and cars from foreclosure and repossession, has resolved burdensome tax obligations and has given scores of clients a “fresh start” and debt-free future. He is certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification, and is the second attorney in York and Adams Counties to hold this designation.
Asset Protection. Brent advises clients on structuring their personal and business affairs to minimize risk and to protect and preserve valuable assets.
Estate Planning. Brent develops and implements estate plans for individuals and families to preserve family wealth through tax-favored planning techniques, including wills, trusts, family partnerships and charitable giving.
Business Law. Brent represents businesses and is a trusted advisor on issues such as choice of business entity, commercial leases and the complex steps of a business purchase and asset acquisition.
Real Estate Law. Brent represents clients in residential and commercial real estate purchases, refinances, title insurance and landlord tenant matters.
Civil Litigation. When personal and commercial disputes cannot be amicably resolved, Brent zealously represents his clients and diligently works to achieve results.
Debtor/Creditor Law. Brent represents both debtors and creditors in collection matters, mortgage foreclosure and disputes involving debt collection.
Military Law. Drawing from his military experience, Brent represents former service members in upgrading unfavorable characterizations of service before all Service Boards of Review.
Prior to joining CGA Law Firm, Brent served as an active-duty Army Officer and Judge Advocate (JAG) Attorney. He brings to his civilian practice an invaluable and well-rounded experience ranging from advising senior military officers on complex legal issues to litigating contested jury trials. Brent held the rank of Captain and served as a Trial Defense Counsel at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he defended soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division and U.S. Army Special Forces Command in over 30 jury and bench trials, many which resulted in acquittals for his clients. In 2005, Brent deployed to Iraq for a year as part of the elite 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” and acted as lead counsel for all legal claims brought by Iraqi citizens against the U.S. Government occurring in a 6,000 square mile combat zone. Later, Brent served as general counsel for his Commanding General and installation’s administrative agencies by advising on fiscal, employment and administrative law related matters.
Bankruptcy for individual consumers (Chapters 7 and 13).
Non-bankruptcy financial “workouts,” debt-reduction strategies, loan restructuring, real estate “short sales,” mortgage modifications and negotiations with creditors.