Paul H. Spaeth Co., L.P.A.

Paul H. Spaeth Co., L.P.A.

Bankruptcy (Debtors and Creditors); Business Law; Creditors' Rights

Firm Overview

Paul H. Spaeth has over 27 years of experience representing clients, both debtors and creditors, in bankruptcy cases under Chapters 7, 11 and 13, and has served as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the past 18 years. He has received the highest peer review rating of "AV" through the Martindale-Hubbell rating process. Mr. Spaeth is well positioned to provide strategic advice in consumer and business bankruptcy cases and to help clients navigate their way through the often complex process, which has many potential pitfalls.

Mr. Spaeth also represents clients in business law matters, including contract review and negotiation, purchases and sales of businesses, breach of contract, buy-sell agreements and shareholder disputes.

He also represents creditors in commercial collections and bankruptcy matters.
Main Office
Main Office
7925 Paragon Road, Ste. 101
Dayton  OH  45459
Phone
  • 937.223.1655
Websites
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy representation of debtors and creditors, personal and business, in cases under Chapters 7, 13 and 11.
Paul H. Spaeth has over 27 years of experience representing clients, both debtors and creditors, in bankruptcy cases under Chapters 7, 11 and 13, and has served as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the past 18 years. He has received the highest peer review rating of "AV" through the Martindale-Hubbell rating process. Mr. Spaeth is well positioned to provide strategic advice in consumer and business bankruptcy cases and to help clients navigate their way through the often complex process, which has many potential pitfalls.

Mr. Spaeth also represents clients in business law matters, including contract review and negotiation, purchases and sales of businesses, breach of contract, buy-sell agreements and shareholder disputes.

He also represents creditors in commercial collections and bankruptcy matters.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Early in my legal career, when I worked for the government agency that oversees the bankruptcy process, I had the opportunity to help implement new sets of bankruptcy procedures. As I became increasingly knowledgeable in the bankruptcy area, I began to realize that bankruptcy law involves fascinating issues that often cross over into other areas of the law. After a couple of years, I joined a Dayton law firm, where I developed my knowledge and skill as a bankruptcy practitioner, and had the privilege of representing individuals and businesses in many situations. I have been fortunate enough to have represented a variety of clients as a solo practitioner since 1997 and continue to find my work as a Chapter 7 trustee to be interesting and rewarding. I care very much about my clients and find it rewarding to help them out of difficult circumstances.

I also continue to represent individuals in business law matters, including contract review and negotiation, purchases and sales of businesses, breach of contract, buy-sell agreements and shareholder disputes.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

My clients benefit from my years of experience representing debtors, creditors, individuals and businesses in many types of bankruptcy cases. As a solo practitioner, I make it a point to be involved in all aspects of my cases and to be very detail-oriented. You will find that I carefully analyze your particular situation in order to provide good strategic advice and that I am responsive. My years as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee have given me insight and a strong understanding of the legal and practical matters that you are likely to encounter in a bankruptcy case. I am pleased to have been rated "AV" (preeminent) by my peers through the Martindale-Hubbell rating system.

I also have a number of years of experience representing clients in business law and creditors' rights matters, including commercial collections.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I began my career as a bankruptcy attorney working for a government agency that monitors bankruptcy cases in that position. I became involved in personal and business bankruptcies from the simplest to the most complex. When I entered private practice in 1990, I gained several years of additional experience representing all types of debtors and creditors, and I gained further valuable experience over the next 18 years as a solo practitioner and as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. Having started out as a Legal Aid Society attorney, I appreciate the problems faced by people who fall into difficult circumstances through no fault of their own. At the same time, I also have represented businesses and individuals with significant assets facing complex issues. I have handled thousands of cases involving many issues over the years as a Chapter 7 trustee.

I also have years of experience handling business law matters and representing creditors in commercial collections and other creditors' rights matters.

Paul Spaeth

Paul H. Spaeth began practicing bankruptcy law in 1988 as a staff attorney for a government agency that monitors and oversees the bankruptcy process. In 1990, he joined a Dayton area law firm, where he represented individuals and businesses, both debtors and creditors, in bankruptcy and business law. In 1997, Mr. Spaeth opened his current law practice, focusing primarily upon bankruptcy, business law and creditors' rights. He has received the highest peer rating of "AV" through the Martindale-Hubbell rating process.

Mr. Spaeth has written and spoken on bankruptcy topics over the years, including at conferences sponsored by the Bankruptcy Institute of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar (Cincinnati, Ohio), the Bench-Bar Conference of the Dayton Bar Association (Dayton, Ohio) and the American Bankruptcy Law Forum (Dayton, Ohio).

He has served as the Chair of the Debtor/Creditor/Bankruptcy Committee of the Dayton Bar Association and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Bankruptcy Law Forum. Mr. Spaeth also has served as a member of the Local Rules Committee (Consumer Subcommittee) of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio and is a Fellow of the Dayton Bar Foundation and a past Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. He is a graduate of Miami University (cum laude) and the Ohio State University College of Law.

When he's not practicing law, Mr. Spaeth enjoys playing jazz piano in a jazz orchestra, cycling and reading.
Education
  • Ohio State University College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1982

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