Craig S. Sharnetzka

Shareholder | Municipal Law Chair | Attorney

Overview

Craig Sharnetzka focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, real estate, bankruptcy and estate planning and administration. He is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm and currently chairs the firm’s municipal law department.

Through his municipal law practice, Craig represents a number of municipalities in the capacity of a solicitor. He routinely drafts ordinances, resolutions, contracts and advises council members and elected and appointed officials and employees in matters such as open meeting laws, planning, zoning, and other land use issues, economic development, personnel, capacity, and other matters.

Craig’s bankruptcy practice serves the needs of both consumer and corporate clients. He has experience in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy filings. As for consumers facing financial hardship, not only can he help you file for bankruptcy but he is experienced in negotiating with creditors; reinstating or preventing foreclosures and repossessions; resolving credit, credit report and debt collection disputes and drafting and reviewing credit documents. For companies facing financial distress and potential default, Craig counsels them in remaining operational, while pursuing the most prudent strategy for reorganization or disposition of assets.

He also represents the interests of creditors’ in bankruptcy proceedings. He is experienced in debt collection techniques and has enjoyed tremendous success in collecting both secured and unsecured debts through the use of legal means, including liens, structured repayments, and litigation, when necessary.

Additionally, Craig is able to draw upon the experience of other attorneys in CGA Law Firm, weaving together integrated client service teams that can bring business, commercial, tax, employment and litigation experience to bear for his clients.

Representative Matters

  • Handled numerous variance and special exception applications.
  • Assisted in the negotiation of municipal waste contracts and services.
  • Assisted small family business in negotiating reorganization and workout while continuing operations and preserving 30 jobs.
  • Helped numerous Chapter 13 clients to reorganize their finances in order to save homes from foreclosure, cars from repossession and to resolve tax obligations.

Representative Matters

Direct Phone Number

(717) 718-7109

Community Involvement
  • Southern York County Rotary
  • American Red Cross – Board of Directors
Awards and Honors
  • Named 2006, 2010 and 2013 Rising Stars in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2008 Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award
  • 2008 York County Bar Foundation Special Pro Bono Award
Education
  • J.D., Dickinson School of Law – 1999. Dickinson Journal of International Law, Author – 1998.
  • B.A., Lebanon Valley College, magna cum laude – 1996.
Affiliations
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association