The Shachtman Law Firm

The Shachtman Law Firm

35 years of litigation

Firm Overview

We have a varied perspective from over 35 years of representing all participants in commercial, construction, and collection litigation, including consumers, retailers/dealers, contractors, suppliers, repairmen, and manufacturers, creditors and debtors. We represent buyers and sellers in settlement and property disputes.(We don't do closings.)

Since our clients are located throughout the country, we are used to communicating by email as well as personally. We will represent you as aggressively as you like, while counseling you as to both strengths and weaknesses in your position. As you are represented by a small firm, you will receive personal attention. Our experience will result in a more efficient process. See RECENT CASES button for a sampling of our clients.
Main Office
Main Office
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 302
Wilmington  DE  19806
  • 302-655-1800
  • 302-655-5244
Consumer Protection
Trial Practice in all Civil Courts Consumer Law
Practice Areas:
-Commercial Law and Collection Law
-Construction Law
The Shachtman Law Firm will represent your Litigation legal matters.
Practice Areas:
-Commercial Law and Collection Law
-Construction Law

Construction problems frequently start because there is not a detailed contract of the work to be done, the related costs, time frame, contingencies and the warranty. More problems occur when there is a change in the job without a change order. Legal representation at the beginning of the job would save both contractors (including subcontractors) and property owners later expense and aggravation.

A second stage of problems occurs when there is a disagreement and the contractor, subcontractor or owner do not follow a proper legal procedure to resolve their differences.

If problems are not resolved, then the contractor or owner will usually be well served by at least an initial consultation to determine their options, what preliminary steps need to be taken and the costs and benefits involved. Frequently there are legal deadlines (e.g., mechanics lien) and practical ones (preserving evidence, getting expert opinions, moving on with ones life).

Douglas A. Shachtman

ISLN: 903837697

Practice Areas:
Legal Malpractice; Business Disputes; Consumer Law; Professional Negligence; Commercial Law; Collections; Contracts; Construction Law

Admitted: 1974, Pennsylvania; 1975, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware; 1977, Delaware

Law School: University of Pennsylvania, J.D.

College: University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1969

Member: Delaware State Bar Association.
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Juris Doctorate