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Elliot H. Berton

Elliot H. Berton focuses his practice on the protection of condominium and homeowners’ associations in state and bankruptcy courts. Drawing on his extensive experience representing banks, financial service companies and other creditors, he advises community association clients on negotiation and documentation of loans, service and other association contracts, assessment recoveries and other financial issues. Elliot also assists associations with transition from declarant control, operational issues, governing document amendments and interpretation, and defense litigation.

Elliot’s efforts for banks and financial institutions include workouts, collection of commercial and residential loans in state and bankruptcy courts, loan sales and acquisitions, real estate matters as well as negotiation and documentation of service contracts.

A frequent lecturer, Elliot has conducted roundtables and presented talks to managers both at seminars and for management companies covering an array of topics including rules enforcement, dealing with a troublesome resident, assessment collection, and borrowing in lieu of special assessments. He has also been a panelist for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute course “Who’s on First? Lien Priority in Pennsylvania,” “What’s On Second? Sophisticated Issues in Line Divestiture & Priority,” and at PBI’s annual Real Estate Institute and Bankruptcy Institute. Elliot has been a featured speaker for the Delaware County Real Estate Committee and has taught collection practices and procedures to attorneys and other professionals.

Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988
  • Chester County, PA


  • Villanova University, J.D., 1988
  • Penn State University, B.A., Political Science, 1985

Membership & Service

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Conference, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Education Committee

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