COVID19 UPDATE:  

Our attorneys continue to work remotely and are able to handle many of the issues that our clients face on a day-to-day basis.  Please reach out to the attorney you work with from our firm via email or direct dial.  If you do not already have a relationship with one of our attorneys, please send an email to jrizzo@marshlaw.com and she will get you in contact with the right person.

 On behalf of all of our staff and attorneys at Marsh Schaaf Law Firm, we hope you and your families stay safe and healthy during these difficult times.

The Best Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Erie, PA 

Marsh Spaeder Baur Spaeder & Schaaf, LLP has consistently been one of the top law firms in Northwest PA since 1897. Our attorneys are experienced, committed, and skilled in various areas of the law, including medical malpractice law, bankruptcy law, criminal defense law, etc. At Marsh Spaeder Baur Spaeder & Schaaf, LLP, all contact with clients and opposing parties are handled with the utmost professionalism. As a result, our firm has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of A-V®. and we are continuing to strive for excellence every day and into the future. In addition to personal injury and medical malpractice, Marsh Law has top divorce attorneys in Erie, PA to help resolve all custody cases, family ligations, and more.

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Practice Areas for Marsh Law Firm Erie, PA 

Banking Law

The Marsh Firm has extensive experience in lending & secured transactions, loan workouts, mortgages, and foreclosures in Erie, PA. We work with borrowers, commercial banks, savings banks, credit unions, and private mortgage holders in assisting them with issues arising from commercial and consumer lending.

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Bankruptcy Law

The Bankruptcy Department of The Marsh Firm provides assistance in regards to bankruptcy, restructuring, reorganization, out-of-court workouts, and creditors’ rights issues. Our bankruptcy attorneys are experienced in dealing with Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy law. 

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Business and Tax Law

The Marsh Law Firm represents clients in all types of legal matters arising in the operation of businesses. Marsh Law has a broad knowledge of organizing new businesses, and counseling them on the best ways to navigate the legal aspects of their business, including the sale of businesses is where we excel at.  

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Commercial Litigation Law

The Marsh Law Firm represents businesses in Erie, PA. From acquisitions, contract negotiations, and sales when dealing with commercial and business disputes. Our trial attorneys have years of experience handling commercial litigation in both state and federal court, appeals court and AAA arbitration. 

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Elder Law/Medicaid Planning

The lawyers in the Marsh Firm’s Elder Law and Medicaid Planning Department, Erie, PA, assist clients in recognizing and planning all Elder Law and Medicaid Planning opportunities. Our experts help clients in achieving Medicaid eligibility and ensuring the quality of life they wish to desire.

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Estates & Trust

The lawyers in The Marsh Firm’s Estate Department work closely with clients to conserve and transfer family wealth, all while minimizing administrative costs and taxes. We work with individuals, families, businesses, and fiduciaries and are regularly involved in planning and administering estates of all sizes.

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Family | Divorce Law 

In a divorce case, the Marsh Law Firm negotiates immediate financial needs, and if a settlement is possible, negotiates property settlement agreements with long-term enforceability. The Marsh Law Firm has extensive experience in making sure the client’s custody and property results. Marsh Law also helps with litigation divorce. 

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Municipal & Zoning Law 

The Marsh Firm has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with municipal governments and offers expertise in representing clients’ interests in the rapidly expanding areas of government regulations. Our attorneys have represented municipalities, boards and authorities in the capacity of solicitors and counsel.

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Oil & Gas Law

The Marsh Law Firm handles all legal aspects pertaining to the extraction of oil and gas on behalf of landowners and drillers including lease drafting and review, litigation stemming from drilling, and drilling permits.

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Real Estate Law

The Marsh Firm handles thousands of residential and commercial real estate transactions each year in Northwest Pennsylvania. Our talented real estate paralegals and attorneys guide all types of clients through this process, from first-time homeowners to seasoned investors.  We also represent commercial and private lenders.

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Personal Injury 

The Marsh Firm represents clients and their families who’ve been injured by negligent people. Our personal injury attorneys and medical malpractice lawyers represent individuals who have been seriously injured. 

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Unemployment Compensation Law 

Consider hiring an unemployment attorney from Marsh Schaaf Law to file your appeal and represent you. We’ll sort through all of the evidence and present the strongest case on your behalf. 

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PPP Loans can be forgiven in whole or in part.  The actual amount of loan forgiveness can be up to the full principal amount of the loan and any accrued interest.  PPP Loan proceeds used during the eight‑week covered period can be forgiven, if :

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PPP Loans can be forgiven in whole or in part. The actual amount of loan forgiveness can be up to the full principal amount of the loan and any accrued interest. PPP Loan proceeds used to actually pay certain permissible payroll costs and non-payroll costs during the eight-week covered period can be forgiven. 

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Filing for Bankruptcy During a Pandemic: Which Type is Right for My Small Business?

As COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket, businesses’ savings are plummeting. More than six million people have filed for unemployment to date, and big-name industries like petroleum miners and internet providers are beginning to file for bankruptcy. While some small businesses are being offered special loans and deals, it’s safe to say that COVID-19 is putting many small businesses throughout Erie, Pennsylvania into an inevitable halt, forcing many others to consider business bankruptcy or taking out even more loans.

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