Lawrence V. Young

Bio

Lawrence V. Young is a shareholder at CGA Law Firm and currently chairs the firm’s Bankruptcy Department. He focuses his practice on consumer bankruptcy matters, Chapter 11 and corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring and workouts. Larry is certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification, and is one of only 25 others who hold this designation throughout the Commonwealth. Larry is also the solicitor for Manchester Township.

He routinely handles the following:

  • Representation of consumers in Chapters 7 and 13 
  • Representation of farmers in Chapter 12
  • Chapter 11 filings for small businesses
  • Bankruptcy court litigation
  • Business reorganizations, liquidation and debt restructuring
  • Acquisition of distressed assets and debts from bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures and related real estate transactions
  • Representation of both secured and unsecured creditors
  • Chapter 7 Trustee work and related litigation

For the 13th consecutive year (2006-2018), Larry has been selected to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, which is published in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine and the Philadelphia magazine. Annually, the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal Division, conducts a peer review survey, independent evaluation and research to determine a ranking system, and the top 5% in their respective fields are honored. Larry has been named as one of the top consumer bankruptcy attorneys in the state.

Larry is currently a member of the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, having served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee since 1978. Additionally, he served as Panel Chapter 13 Trustee for 10 years. As a Trustee, Larry accepts assignments from the Department of Justice to review bankruptcy filings and administer assets where appropriate.

He has written and lectured on bankruptcy law topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, the York County Bar Association, at York College of Pennsylvania (as part of the business law program), at the Widener School of Law, for the Pennsylvania Association of Tax Collectors, at the Third Circuit Judicial Conference, to the Pennsylvania Magistrate District Judges and to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Office of Chief Counsel.

Larry served a six year term on a Hearing Committee for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1999-2005, chairing the Committee in the final two years. 

He is a past president of the York County Bar Association, the York County Bar Foundation, the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association and Central Pennsylvania Legal Services. Larry has been an active member of the Pro Bono Committee of the York County Bar Association since 1993, serving as Committee Chair for much of that time. In 2013, Larry received the Outstanding Member Award from the York County Bar Association. In 2016, he was recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association with the Jeffrey A. Ernico Award. This award celebrates the pro bono accomplishments of Pennsylvania attorneys who have provided significant legal services to those in need and is given annually to only one attorney in the Commonwealth.

Lawrence V. Young is a shareholder at CGA Law Firm and currently chairs the firm’s Bankruptcy Department. He focuses his practice on consumer bankruptcy matters, Chapter 11 and corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring and workouts. Larry is certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification, and is one of only 25 others who hold this designation throughout the Commonwealth.

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Education and Honors: 
Selected to the List of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
J.D., Washington & Lee, 1974
B.A., Colgate University, 1971
Clerkship, late Honorable Richard B. Kellam, Chief District Judge, Eastern District, VA, 1974-1975
Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification
Recipient of the Jeffrey A. Ernico Award for Significant Pro Bono Service, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2016
Bar Admissions: 
PA Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Virginia Supreme Court
Professional Affiliations: 
York County Bar Association, Board of Directors & Past President, Pro Bono Committee Chair
Central Pennsylvania Legal Services, Past Board President
York County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors & Past President
Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, Board of Directors & Past President
Manchester Township - Board of Supervisors, 2004 - 2014
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Course Speaker on Bankruptcy Issues
American Bankruptcy Institute
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

American Board of Certification

Articles

  • 03.26.09

    Bankruptcy and divorce.  Divorce and bankruptcy.  Either can be devastating.  Either can turn your life upside down.  Either will tax your budget and your support network of family and friends.  Yet, few realize the close legal relationship between bankruptcy and divorce.

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  • 10.07.14

    Find out why you should choose CGA Law Firm to handle your bankruptcy needs. In this video, attorney Larry Young discusses the law firm's experience and what you can expect when you meet with us for your first visit.

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