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David Schwager

David Schwager

Experienced and highly rated real estate and business attorney.
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Collections ...
  • Pennsylvania
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A Fellow of the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers and listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Mr. Schwager maintains an active general business, commercial litigation, and transactional practice with particular emphasis in the areas of real estate, property tax assessment appeals, mortgage foreclosure and creditors' rights, business formation and governance, and business litigation.

Mr. Schwager served as the 126th president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and as chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He has been named a Super Lawyer each year since 2010, the only real estate practitioner in Northeastern Pennsylvania to receive that recognition.

Mr. Schwager has an "AV Rating" from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. An "AV Rating" is the organization's highest honor, and is bestowed only on those who have reached the height of professional excellence. Click here to see his Martindale-Hubbell® Rating.

In 2018, Mr. Schwager was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). ACREL is a nonprofit association of lawyers established in 1978. Its members are elected to the College by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as real estate attorneys. All ACREL members have made substantial contributions to the field of real estate law through writing, teaching and bar leadership activities.

Schwager has served as a member of Pennsylvania's Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Real Property Law. This is a standing group of attorneys and judges from across the Commonwealth who assist the General Assembly by recommending improvements to Pennsylvania's laws dealing with real property and related matters.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Dickinson School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Law
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Lafayette College
B.A. (1984) | Economics and Government
Honors: McKelvey Scholar; George Wharton Pepper Prize Nominee
Activities: Editorials Editor, The Lafayette Newspaper Member, College Admissions Committee Executive Board, Alumni Association Class Fund Manager All College Reunion Chair Member, Student Government
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Presodent's Award
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Special Achievement Award
Pennsylvania Bar Association
President's Award
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Superlawyer - Real Estate
Superlawyers - Philadelphia Magazine
Top 20 Under 40
Northeast Business Journal
Frances P. Nork Award
American Cancer Society
AV Rating
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
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American College of Real Estate Lawyers
- Current
Activities: Secretary, Real Estate Litigation Committee
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American Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Member, House of Delegates
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
126th President
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Middle District (PA) Bankruptcy Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Numerous Publications
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Superlawyers - Philadelphia Magazine
AV Rating
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
183 Market Street
Suite 100
Kingston, PA 18704
Telephone: (570) 822-2929
Fax: (570) 227-1330
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed