Michael J. Shavel

Michael J. Shavel

PartnerYardley, PA
  • Michael J. Shavel is a partner of Hill Wallack LLP. He is a member of the Banking & Financial Services and Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy practice groups.

    Mr. Shavel has over 22 years of experience exclusively practicing in the lending, banking and creditors’ rights field. He has closed numerous complex commercial finance transactions, including acquisition financing, asset-based financing and healthcare receivable financing. Mr. Shavel advises lenders on compliance with UCC Article 9, intercreditor relationships, as well as work out and creditor’s rights in bankruptcy. In addition, he has extensive experience as a closing attorney representing national banks, community banks, credit unions and other financial institutions in connection with SBA financing, including 7(a) and 504 loans.

    Mr. Shavel is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1990), State of New Jersey (1990), State of New York (1990), U.S. District Court for New Jersey (1990), U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1991), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1991), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and all federal district courts in New York. He received his J.D. from Ohio Northern University with honors and his B.A. from Drew University.

    Representative Matters

    Mr. Shavel has represented clients in matters that include:

    • A health care finance company in the documentation of credit facilities collateralized by health care receivables and real estate
    • A national financial institution as participant in conjunction with $1 billion debt restructuring of debt secured by proceeds of movies rights
    • Drafting of "standard" form lease documentation for international leasing company
    • The leasing subsidiary of regional bank in conjunction with structuring and documenting personal property lease transactions
    • The national re-discount financing arm of a national bank in the documentation of credit facilities collateralized by re-discount paper
    • Successful reorganization of a multi-state collection firm in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell in Bankruptcy, Litigation and Banking Law
    • President, Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America
    • Member, Area 2 Committee, Boy Scouts of America
    • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
    • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Banking Section
    • Member, Turnaround Management Association
    • Member, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
    • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Member, American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN)
    Presentations & Publications

    Mr. Shavel presents regularly for a number of national educational organizations on SBA lending, commercial finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. His articles on commercial financing have appeared in a number of lending trade journals and newsletters.

    • Author, "Overview Stresses Chapter 7 Procedures," New Jersey Law Journal, 1994
    • Author, "Collection Practices in New Jersey," Lorman Business Institute, 1992
    • Speaker, "Negotiating Real Estate Loan Terms and Workout Options", February, 2010
    • Speaker, “Basics of Bankruptcy Law” Bucks County Bar Association, September 2011
    • Speaker, “Collection Law and Bankruptcy Law”, November 2011
    • Speaker, “Real Estate Law: Advanced Issues and Answers”, November 2012
    • Speaker, "Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures", December 2013