THE LAW OFFICE OF COTLAR & COTLAR

Aggressive : Efficient : Responsive

A full-service, second-generation law firm serving Eastern Pennsylvania

 


How We Can Help

Aggressive : Efficient : Responsive

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SIMPLE WILLS, $50

With over 50 years experience in Estate Planning, Steven A. Cotlar and Andrew D. Cotlar can prepare simple wills for $50 for a husband and wife or provide more complex estate planning of your choosing at reasonable rates.

We can also help unmarried couples or individuals with their estate planning or provide for clear medical directives consistent with their wishes.

Call 215-345-7310 to schedule a free consultation

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REAL ESTATE SALES AND LITIGATION

Purchasing or selling real estate can involve complex issues and sometimes unfortunate and expensive surprises.

We can help with reviewing agreements of sale, represent you in court concerning your undisclosed defects, and assist with deed transfers, among other services.

We also have extensive experience litigating construction disputes, both residential or commercial.

We can assist with landlord-tenant disputes as well.

Call 215-345-7310 to schedule a free consultation.

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ESTATE ADMINISTRATION AND LITIGATION

When a loved-one dies, we can make a difficult situation easier by assisting with probate and administration of the Estate, identifying assets, distributing proceeds to beneficiaries and filing inheritance tax returns -- all at a reasonable rate.

We also have extensive experience litigating tough issues before the Courts related to will challenges, powers of attorney, trust litigation, guardianship and other matters before the special division of the Court of Common Pleas, called the Orphans' Court.

Call us at 215-345-7310 to schedule a free consultation.

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PERSONAL INJURY,
DEFAMATION,
EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

We have extensive experience in compensating clients for life-changing personal injuries, whether due to negligence or intentional harm.  If you have had an auto accident, slip and fall, or workplace injury, the Cotlar team can achieve fair compensation for your injury.

Additionally, with our assistance, you may be entitled to compensation or a court-ordered injunction if someone harms your reputation by defaming you online or by other public means.  

For nearly half a century, Cotlar & Cotlar has also represented employees who have faced unfair discrimination or who are seeking compensation for a loss of a job. We are proud members of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Call 215-345-7310 to schedule a free consultation

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YOUR BUSINESS LAW FIRM

For nearly half a century, Cotlar & Cotlar has provided strategic legal counsel to numerous small and mid-sized businesses in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

We can help you with the following:

  • Collections

  • Real Estate

  • Litigation/Leases

  • Contract Review

  • Construction Disputes

  • Insurance Disputes

  • Corporate Registration

  • Nonprofit Status

  • Employment Litigation

  • Employment Contracts

  • Workers Compensation

  • Unemployment Compensation

Call 215-345-7310 to schedule a free consultation.

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FORECLOSURE DEFENSE

If you are facing foreclosure, you need an experienced trial litigator on your side who knows the law.  Our firm can tailor your defense to your specific needs, while in many instances allowing you to keep your home.

Andrew Cotlar has developed an extensive expertise in the field and has lectured to other attorneys on the topic.

For a copy of Andrew's power point presentation before the Bucks County Bar Association, Your Tool Box for Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, click here.

Call 215-345-7310 to schedule a free consultation.

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SERVING THE LEGAL NEEDS OF PENNSYLVANIA NON-PROFITS

Cotlar & Cotlar is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)

Representative Clients:

  • Craven Hall Foundation

  • John Fitch Steamboat Museum

  • Twilight Wish Foundation

  • Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society

  • William Tennent House Association

  • Roots Tribe Yoga

  • and many more

As former Associate General Counsel to the Association of Public Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Andrew Cotlar has provided legal advice concerning nonprofit governance, solicitation, lobbying and other compliance issues for a major nonprofit organization.  Drawing upon this experience, Andrew has helped to incorporate several new Pennsylvania nonprofits and provided critical strategic and legal advice to ensure their success.

CONNECTED TO THE COMMUNITY

Andrew and Steven Cotlar live and work in your community here in Bucks County.

We are proud members of:

  • Bucks County Estate Planning Council

  • Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

  • Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations

  • Bucks County Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

We also proudly support:

  • The Lenape Chamber Ensemble

  • The Bucks County Symphony

  • The Central Bucks High School East Marching Band and Jazz Band

  • Holicong Middle School Music

  • Bucks County Academy of Fencing

 

ABOUT THE ATTORNEYS AT COTLAR & COTLAR

Andrew D. Cotlar

Andrew is a general civil litigation attorney, appearing in both state and federal courts in a wide range of matters.  Andrew has been representing individuals and businesses in Bucks, Montgomery and Chester Counties since 2006 and has been in practice since 1999 when he graduated from the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University.  Andrew is admitted to the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Bars, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

 

Prior to his career in law, Andrew taught philosophy at Dickinson College and Gettysburg College.  Prior to entering into private practice, Andrew was in-house counsel with the Association of Public Television Stations in Washington, D.C. 

 

Andrew holds an M.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Vassar College.  Andrew, his wife and two children live in Bucks County.  Andrew is also a competitive Olympic-style fencer, a sport he has engaged in and loved for over 40 years, and plays classical piano as well.

For Andrew's CV/Resume, click here.

Steven A. Cotlar

Steven has over 50 years of experience in Pennsylvania litigation.  He has appeared in both state and federal courts on a wide range of matters, representing both individuals and corporations.  Steven is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Steven graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in 1969.  He also holds a B.A. from Penn State.  From 1969 to 1971, he was clerk to the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig, after which he was an associate with the law firm of Hartzel and Bush in Doylestown.  From 1972 to 1990, he was a partner in a local general practice civil litigation firm, and from 1990 to the present, he has been in solo practice, which has evolved into the present firm of Cotlar & Cotlar.

Steven and his wife life in Doylestown. Steven enjoys classical music, playing tennis and hiking in the woods.

 

CONTACT
COTLAR & COTLAR

23 West Court Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

TEL: 215-345-7310 or 610-847-8900 for Upper Bucks County

FAX: (215) 348-4634

 

TEL: 215-345-7310 or 610-847-8900 for Upper Bucks County

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