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Admiralty & Maritime Law

Gawthrop Greenwood represents local, national, and international transportation companies in their maritime and transportation needs. Our maritime attorneys have vast experience in all facets of commercial transactions, financing, regulatory and legislative issues, environmental issues, casualty litigation and contract disputes.

Business & Real Estate Law

The Gawthrop Greenwood business law practice is a mainstay of our firm. We advise and assist our clients with a full range of issues that arise during the life of a business. Along with our clients’ accountant, banker, insurance broker and other advisors, we strive to become part of the business team, providing the advice, counsel and support necessary to allow our clients’ businesses to realize their full potential.

Criminal Defense

Criminal prosecution, even for minor crimes, is a daunting process to undergo. A single case can involve multiple courts, prosecutors, and judges. Criminal prosecutions can cross county lines and state lines. If you have been charged with a crime, or believe you may be, representation is essential to obtain the best possible outcome.

Family Law

The family law practice at Gawthrop Greenwood deals with some of the major life changes of our clients. Our experienced attorneys provide legal counsel for individuals in anticipation of marriage, adoption, divorce, support and child custody. As a couple contemplates marriage, we provide legal advice regarding the protection of assets through prenuptial agreements.


Litigation attorneys handle matters that require court intervention.  This can include everything from complex corporate litigation to personal injury cases to criminal defense.  Our litigators work hand-in-hand with attorneys in our business, municipal, trusts & estates, and family law divisions in order to tailor an appropriate litigation strategy for every client.

Municipal Law & Government

At Gawthrop Greenwood, we have a long history of serving as solicitors for municipal authorities, townships, boroughs, police departments, zoning hearing boards and other governmental entities. Because of the breadth and impact of this area of the law, we provide advice and representation in areas such as land use, municipal finance, public contracts, law enforcement and other regulatory matters. Our attorneys understand the issues that face governmental entities today and provide the legal support to address these challenges.

Trusts & Estates

At Gawthrop Greenwood, our estate planning practice includes sophisticated wealth planning, business succession planning and land planning. We assist some of the wealthiest families in the area in managing and disposing of their assets, going beyond simply writing wills and trusts. Using a holistic approach to estate planning, we assist clients with gift planning, charitable giving, investment management and the exercise of intricate powers of appointment over long-term family trusts.

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