James R. Walczak
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Construction Law...
  • District of Columbia, Pennsylvania
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Summary

Mr. Walczak concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate governance, business transactions and finance, and creditors' rights.

Mr. Walczak acts in the capacity of general counsel for a number of business, non-profit and governmental organizations, providing legal advice on corporate, transactional and tax matters. Mr. Walczak is listed in the Bond Buyer Municipal Market Place Guide (commonly known as the municipal bond attorney's Red Book), and regularly provides tax advice and board counsel tax opinions with respect to tax-exempt financing transactions.

Mr. Walczak also represents creditors in complex creditor-debtor matters, including the negotiation of workout agreements and the representation of creditors in Bankruptcy Court.

Mr. Walczak has been involved in a number of community initiatives, both in a legal and non-legal capacity. He was instrumental in the development of Jerry Uht Baseball Park in downtown Erie and on the Erie Bayfront, the U.S. Brig Niagara Maritime Museum, the Bayfront Convention Center, the Erie Bicentennial Tower and the Blasco Public Library. He is a former chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority and served as the Chairman of the Governor's Commission on the U.S. Brig Niagara. He has also served a wide variety of other community organizations in a number of capacities.

Education
Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. (1980) | Taxation
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University of Denver
M.A. (1977)
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The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (1977)
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Georgetown University
B.S.F.S. (1972)
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Professional Experience
Partner
MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton
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Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
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District of Columbia Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Pennsylvania
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Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Tax Law
Languages
  • English
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MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton
100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
USA
Telephone: (814) 870-7763
Fax: (814) 454-4647