The Strongest Defense for Bankers and Lenders

Strategic support for financial compliance and lender liability

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky has earned a reputation over its near 100-year history of providing the highest levels of service and counsel for banks, lenders, and mortgage servicers seeking defense services. Our attorneys are dedicated to building true partnerships with our clients. We are formidable adversaries in the courtroom, leveraging our experience to inform our choices as we custom tailor defense strategies for each individual client.

Multi-layered solutions for complicated cases

SMGG does not shy away from complex cases—in truth, we shine brightest when we apply our cross-disciplinary approach to the law. Our comprehensive background in banking law, tax law, bankruptcy, and real estate allows us to serve banking, lending, and mortgage institutions facing individual or class claims regarding:

  • Truth in Lending Act
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act
  • Anti-Tying Act
  • Unfair Trade Practices statutes
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act

SMGG works with banks, investors and loan trusts, loan servicers, and all others in the banking and finance field to offer sound legal counsel regarding changes to regulations at the state and federal level.

More than lender liability

We offer full-scale litigation services to lenders who are facing claims of tortious interference, fraud, and breach of contract or fiduciary duty in a multitude of industries. Our top-notch team of Creditors’ Rights attorneys is led by Christopher Azzara and Joseph Lawrence, two of only nine attorneys who are Board-Certified in Creditors’ Rights Law in Pennsylvania. Our team provides services for injunctive relief defense, distressed asset acquisitions, and insurance coverage disputes. To help avoid further litigation, we draft and negotiate the necessary documentation for financial restructuring, offer compliance counseling, and work one-on-one with clients in matters of deficiency collection.

Putting creditors first

Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky has served the people and businesses of Western Pennsylvania for more than a century. We offer superior defense strategies designed to help our clients stay on track. For more information, please contact Christopher J. Azzara at (412) 281-5423 or cazzara@smgglaw.com.