West Chester

With the economy drastically affecting the housing market over the last few years, many people are looking for answers to the complex problems they face. Some are finding that they need to look into buying a more affordable home, or consider selling the one they currently own.

Let our West Chester real estate lawyers provide the assistance and guidance you may need to make it out of any housing dilemma. We work hard to make the process as smooth as possible, allowing you the peace of mind of knowing that someone is looking out for your best interests.

Our West Chester Real Estate Lawyers

No one knows real estate law better than Celli & Associates. We will strive to provide all the help you need, in a timely manner, and while making a special effort to show you how every piece of information pertains to your case. We offer the best customer service and support when providing real estate assistance to local residents. Our staff will ensure that your goals are met.

Celli and Associates are real estate lawyers with membership in both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Associations. Our firm services the entire Delaware Valley and is there for any and all real estate legal needs. Our offices are located on Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, Pennsylvania yet, we service clientele in each and every city, township and municipality in the area. With a comprehensive knowledge of the specific regulations that are unique in each area, our firm is the right fit for your needs.

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West Chester District Court Information

Despite being the seat of the County Court as well, West Chester is also home to district court 15-1-01. With jurisdiction over the third, fifth, sixth and seventh wards of the City of West Chester, it is responsible for nearly half of the magisterial court cases in the area.

At this level, the magisterial district courts handle hearings like landlord-tenant disputes, small claims courts, civil cases and DUI. It also handles all preliminary hearings before they are sent to the sentencing period of the judicial process.

The Hon. Mark Bruno presides over this district court, which is located in the county courthouse, despite being a separate judicial body. It is available via phone at (610) 431-4814.

The address of the Chester County Courthouse is 201 West Market Street, West Chester PA. The Court of Common Pleas is reachable by phone at (610) 344-6000. The entire courthouse and its offices are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30-4:30.

The Chester County Court System is comprised of 13 full-time judges and 3 full-time senior judges in addition to the president judge, the Hon. James P MacElree II and the 19 magisterial district court justices.

The Offices of the Public Defender are also located in the courthouse. Lead by the public defender, John R. Merrick and the first deputy defender, Nathan M. Schnecker, they are available by phone at (610) 344-6940.

The district attorney is also available at this location, in Suite 4450 of the courthouse. Available at (610) 344-6801, Thomas P. Hogan serves as the DA.

  • Real Estate Law

    We are a Pennsylvania based law practice with a primary focus on real estate law specialties including home sales, workouts, landlord tenant issues, and loan modifications. We are one of the top firms in PA for both commercial and residential issues.

  • Bankruptcy Law

    Our legal services are pertinent to a bankruptcy when property is involved. We have experience in "Chapter 7" or liquidation bankruptcy as well as "Chapter 13" where a repayment plan needs to be structured and initiated.

  • Estate Planning

    If you own property, you need our estate planning services. While no one wants to think about death or disability so establishing your estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your assets and your family.

  • Foreclosure Law

    We represent clients in bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure cases in Philadelphia and the entire southeast Pennsylvania area. We make a difficult process manageable and work together with you, the banks, and the lenders to stop foreclosure and keep your home.

  • Probate Attorney

    We offer legal help with probate cases including providing superior counsel and representation during the probate administration process. We work with the executors, trustees, and the families of those who have died with no estate plan in place.

  • Property Law

    We are focused on your legal representation throughout all real estate transactions. Buying and selling real estate can be complex. We make the process easier and break down the complex documents so you understand your rights and responsibilities.

  • Wills & Trusts

    Proper planning against the inevitable will save your family time and money after you have passed. We handle all aspects of your estate and get your wills & trusts in order to make sure your family is protected and taxes are kept to a minimum.

  • Closing Services

    We are full service real estate lawyers and offer a comprehensive approach to closing that includes title and escrow, credit reports, appraisals and more. Using our law firm during closing when you are selling your home offers significant cost savings.

  • Residential Law

    We offer a very effective style of legal council for anyone involved in residential disputes as well as residential real estate buyers and sellers. Our residential specialties include acquisitions & sales, eviction hearings, tenant disputes, and collections.

  • Commercial Law

    Our firm can handle contract negotiations and large scale legal representation for commercial real estate proceedings. We have experience in retail leasing, declarations of easements, land use & zoning restrictions, and environmental compliance.