Jack M. Seitz

A creditors’ lawyer, Jack Seitz has more than 35 years of experience representing lenders, developers, receivers, and other business clients with a focus on creditors’ rights, workouts, asset recovery, bankruptcy litigation, commercial foreclosure, receiverships, bank litigation, lender liability (defense), commercial collection and fraudulent conveyances. Jack handles asset recovery litigation and 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 foreclosure, bankruptcy, workout issues, and other lender topics.

 

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/
Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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Professional Background

Lesavoy Butz & Seitz LLC
Partner, 2007 – Present

Blank Rome LLP
1994 – 2006

Traub , Butz & Fogerty, P.C.
1988 – 1994

Klehr , Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers
1984 – 1988

The Honorable Donald E. Wieand
Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Law Clerk, 1982 – 1984

Admitted To Practice

Third Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court, Middle District, Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Eastern District, Pennsylvania
United States District Court, New Jersey
Pennsylvania (1982) ® New York (1985) ® New Jersey (1986)

Educational Background

Dickinson School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982

State University of New York College at Oswego, B.A.,
summa cum laude, 1979

Professional Organizations

Board Member, Risk Management Association
(East-Central Pennsylvania Group) 2008 – present

Honors

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (Creditor Debtor Rights; Business), 2011 – 2019

Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights; Insolvency and Reorganization Law), 2015 – 2020

Professional Certifications

Certified Bankruptcy Mediator, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Certified Bankruptcy Mediator, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Community Activities

Member of Board of Directors & Co-chair of Speakers Committee, Dream Come True Foundation, non-profit organization in the Lehigh Valley, 1994 – 1998

Member and Vice Chairman of Board of Directors, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, 1993

Coach, City Line Little League and Bethlehem Twp. Athletic Association (softball and soccer); Freemansburg-Bethlehem Township Athletic Association (baseball), Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1990 – 2010

Local Governmental Service

Member, Zoning Hearing Board, Bethlehem Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; appointed 1998 – 2006

Publications

“Spousal Signature Defense Works – Years Later”, Penna. Law Weekly, (2/5/96 – “Trends in Business Law” Section)

Comment, Federal Parole Decisionmaking – Judicial Review for the Fortunate and Few, 85 Dick. L.Rev. 501 (1981)

Lectures

Ten Golden Rules for Lawyer Avoidance” – Risk Management Association; Course Planner, Author and Presenter (2019)

Primer on Real Estate Taxes (Alternate Title: How to Lose Your Job without Really Trying)” – Risk Management Association;
Course Planner, Author and Presenter (2017)

Sheriff’s Sales in Pennsylvania” – Pennsylvania Bar Institute;
Co-Course Planner, Co-Author and Co-Presenter (2016)

Sheriff’s Sales in Pennsylvania” – Pennsylvania Bar Institute;
Co-Author and Co-Presenter (2014, 2012, 2010)

Avoiding Litigation – How to Effectively Negotiate Your Dispute“;
Co-Author and Co-Presenter (with the Hon. Chief Judge Mary D. France, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania),
18th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (2013)

Mediation: Don’t Simply Attend – Prepare and Execute Strategy“; Co-Author and Co-Presenter (with the Hon. Judge Richard E. Fehling, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania),
Continuing Legal Education – Lehigh County Bar Association, 2013

In House Lender Training and Board Presentations on Lender Liability Prevention – various banks (2006 – present)

Topics of Lender Liability Prevention and Bankruptcy/Workout Issues – Risk Management Association; Author and Presenter (2006 – present)

Taking the Confusion Out of Lien Priority Problems and Lien Killers” – Pennsylvania Land Title Institute – Continuing Education for Real Estate Professionals; Co-Author and Co-Presenter (2009)

Liens on Real Estate: Priority Problems” – Lehigh County Bar Association; Course Planner, Author and Presenter (2008)

Liens on Real Estate: Priority Problems” – Pennsylvania Land Title Institute and Pennsylvania Land Title Association, Lehigh Valley Chapter, Co-Presenter (2008)

Bankruptcy Issues” – Guest Lecturer, Fox School of Business MBA Program, Temple University (2007)