Attorney Profiles draft

Buddy Lesavoy, MBA, JD
Buddy Lesavoy concentrates his practice in business, corporate, and real estate matters, working with many family and closely-held businesses in the Lehigh Valley. He handles business start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, business succession planning, and real estate matters. A native of Allentown, Buddy has a deep understanding of local business, having served as chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Prior to co-founding Lesavoy Butz & Seitz LLC, Buddy was a partner in one of the 100 largest national law firms for 13 years, where he served as managing partner of its Lehigh Valley office.
Edward H. Butz
For more than three decades, Ed Butz has focused his practice on estate and tax planning, including for high net worth individuals. He is experienced in planning for special needs and elder care. In addition, he provides services in trust and estate administration, business succession, Medicaid law, and real estate law. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley and the National Academy of Elderlaw Attorneys.
Jack M. Seitz
A creditors’ lawyer, Jack Seitz has more than 30 years of experience representing lenders, developers, receivers, and other business clients with a focus on creditors’ rights, workouts, bankruptcy, commercial foreclosure, receiverships, bank litigation, lender liability (defense), debt collection and fraudulent conveyances. Jack handles sheriff’s sales throughout Pennsylvania and in New Jersey. Jack also concentrates in the litigation of disputes involving fraud, business relationships, and real estate. Jack is a frequent lecturer on workout issues and foreclosure and is a certified bankruptcy mediator in both the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

Jack has been recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s “Super Lawyers” for eight consecutive years, starting in 2011. Jack was also selected to Best Lawyers in America for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (Bankruptcy, Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency, and Reorganization Law)

Zachary J. Cohen
Zac Cohen, a native of Allentown, has a broad-based practice, focusing primarily on civil litigation. He served as the law clerk for The Honorable Robert Freedberg, who was recently retired from the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He was also the case editor for theLehigh Law Journal and the current President of the Lehigh County Bar Association.
Emanuel Kapelsohn
Manny Kapelsohn has a broad-based practice with more than 30 years of experience handling complex litigation in both commercial and personal areas. He is a nationally-known weapons and use-of-force expert, advising law enforcement agencies with regard to use-of-force policies. In addition, he is a consultant to manufacturers regarding product liability and risk management issues.