Larry Young

Bankruptcy and Debt Restructuring Chair | Shareholder | Attorney


Larry Young is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm and currently chairs the firm’s Bankruptcy and Debt Restructuring group. 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 attorneys who have this designation throughout the Commonwealth. He is also the solicitor for Manchester Township and served as a Township Supervisor for 10 years.

Larry is Experienced in Handling:

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

For the 18th consecutive year (2006-2023), Lawrence “Larry” Young has been selected for the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Larry is ranked in the top 5% of consumer bankruptcy attorneys. He 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 for over forty years and as Panel Chapter 13 Trustee for over ten years. As a Trustee, Larry accepts assignments from the Department of Justice to review bankruptcy filings and administer assets where appropriate.

CGA Law Firm’s bankruptcy department, which Larry chairs, is ranked as a “Tier 1 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law” by the U.S. News and World Report. This ranking is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and a review of additional information provided by law firms in the region. The bankruptcy department’s Tier 1 status contributed to CGA Law Firm being ranked as a Tier 1 Law Firm on the 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Larry continues to achieve Tier 1 ranking in U.S. News Best Lawyers for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the Harrisburg Region from 2019-2022.

Larry 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.

He 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.  Larry continues to achieve Tier 1 ranking in U.S. News Best Lawyers for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the Harrisburg Region from 2019-2021.

Larry is the Past President of the Board of the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association. He is also the past president of the York County Bar Association, the York County Bar Foundation, and Central Pennsylvania Legal Services. He 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. Over the years, Larry has received numerous awards including the prestigious Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Jeffrey A. Ernico Award in 2016. This award, given annually to only one attorney in Pennsylvania, celebrates the pro bono accomplishments of a Pennsylvania attorney who has provided significant legal services to those in need. Most recently, Larry was also awarded the Finance Monthly Global Award 2020 for Bankruptcy.

In July of 2022, Larry was named to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Review & Certifying Board, where he reviews requirements for designations of practice specializations within the Pennsylvania Bar.

Community Involvement
  • Council of Christ Lutheran Church, Council President
  • Creative York, President of the Board
  • Spiritrust Lutheran, Board President
  • Spiritrust Lutheran Foundation, Vice Chair/President of Board of Trustees
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Central Pennsylvania Legal Services, former Board President
  • Manchester Township, Board of Supervisors, 2004 – 2014; Current Solicitor
  • Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, current and former President
  • National Assoc. of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Review & Certifying Board, Member
    • Co-Chair of Legal Services to the Public
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, course planner and speaker on bankruptcy issues
  • York County Bar Association
    • former President and Board Member
    • Pro Bono Committee Chair
  • York County Bar Foundation
    • Board Member, Past President
  • J.D., Washington & Lee, 1974
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1971
Awards and Honors
  • U.S. News 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” award in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the Harrisburg area
  • 2023 Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell for “the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.”
  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list from 2006-2023
  • America’s Most-Honored Lawyers of 2022 (Top 5%) from The American Registry
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the Harrisburg Region, 2019-2023
  • 2020 Finance Monthly Global Award for Bankruptcy
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Bar Association Ernico Award – Pennsylvania Pro Bono Attorney of The Year
  • York County Bar Association “Member of the Year,” 2013
  • Clerkship, late Honorable Richard B. Kellam, Chief District Judge, Eastern District, VA, 1974-1975