Practice Areas

Click on one of the links at the left to learn more about the primary services we provide to clients. Short descriptions of each service are shown below to help you decide which area of our practice is of most interest to you.

Business Law...

typically involves starting a business, forming corporations, partnerships, LLCs, planning for corporate succession, buying and selling businesses, litigation and contract issues.

Elder Law...

is becoming a more relevant issue as our population ages. We can help with planning for retirement, for medical needs (Medicare planning), and for estate planning, including durable powers of attorney, wills, trusts, and more.

Family Law...

deals with the issues of divorce, child custody, adoption, child support, alimony, and protection from abuse proceedings.

Litigation...

is the area of law involving taking a case before a judge and jury. Legal disputes sometimes cannot be resolved without going to trial. We litigate numerous cases involving personal injuries, family law disputes, construction disputes, collections, contracts, consumer complaints, real estate, landlord-tenant disputes and more.

Municipal Law...

involves representing clients before municipal bodies, including boroughs, zoning boards, townships, etc. Our firm also represents a number of municipal boards in York County.

Personal Injury Law ...

involves primarily car accidents and motorcycle accidents. We represent only plaintiffs (injured parties who are not at fault), we do not represent insurance companies.

Real Estate Law ...

We represent both buyers and sellers in both residential and commercial real estate matters, estate settlements, deeds, mortgages, and contracts. We also deal with lord-tenant disputes, real estate tax planning, zoning issues and the Clean and Green program.

Wills and Estates Planning... involves writing wills, administering estates, tax planning and preparation, and estate planning.
Our Business Law practice is centered on providing legal advice and consultation to small businesses in four main areas:

1. Business Formation
2. Operations
3. Litigation
4. Succession

Formation...

involves helping clients throught the process of starting a business. If you plan to start your own business, we can help you with choosing a legal entity to conduct business with, forming the entity, drafting contracts, asset protection, and more.

Operations...

involve working with existing businesses to develop solid business practices. Disputes with suppliers, customers, and regulatory bodies can often be avoided by having sound contracts, good policies for collections, billing, and employment.

Litigation...

results when parties cannot resolve legal disputes amicably. We try to help our clients avoid problems that can lead to the expense and uncertainty of lawsuits, but there is sometimes no alternative. When there is no alternative, Anstine & Sparler will be an effective and efficient advocate on your behalf.

Succession Planning... can be a transfer of a business from one partner to another or from one generation of a family to another or from a seller to a buyer. Succession can often involve estate planning or insurance issues. It almost always involves tax considerations. Anstine & Sparler has represented business buyers and sellers as well as family businesses seeking to keep a family business intact upon the retirement or passing of a founder. We can help you with these and similar issues.

The needs of each small business are unique, but many legal issues facing a small business have come up time and time again in our practice. We'd like to offer our experience to you and your business. Please call us at (717) 846-8811 to set up an appointment to discuss what we can do for you.

Elder Law is a practice area that has grown in response to the specialized needs of elderly clients.

As the population grows older, issues such as Medicare planning, powers of attorney, long-term care, and "living wills" become more and more relevant. In addition to these issues, there has always been and always will be a need for wills and estate planning.

Please contact Jack Elliott at (717) 846-8811 to set up an appointment to discuss how Anstine & Sparler can help you or your family to prepare for the legal issues related to aging.

If you need legal assistance with family law or a matrimonial issue, please contact Andrew Brown at our office at (717) 846-8811 for an appointment.

He has over twenty years of experience in the family law field dealing with:

• Divorce
• Child custody
• Alimony
• Child support
• Property settlement
• Protection from abuse

When difficult personal issues arise, it makes a significant difference to have experienced professional divorce attorneys on your side making sure that your legal rights are protected in negotiations or matters before the court. When custody of your children, distribution of property, child support, alimony, or your personal safety is at stake, there is no substitute for experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel. Call our office at (717) 846-8811 to schedule an appointment with Attorney Brown.

There are many situations where you may be forced to take a legal dispute to court in order to resolve it, either by a settlement or after a trial, hearing, or arbitration.

If you have a legal dispute that is not related to Personal Injury, our litigation attorneys will handle the matter for you for an hourly fee. The typical issues we handle in litigation are contract disputes, business, and consumer-related issues. Litigation of disputes should generally be a last resort because of the expense and delays often associated with litigation. We try to encourage fair and reasonable settlements in all cases, but we always proceed with an eye toward trial. Sometimes going to court is simply unavoidable.

If you would like to discuss a case with one of our attorneys, please call our office at (717) 846-8811 to set up an appointment.

Anstine & Sparler represents five zoning hearing boards in York County, including Manchester Township.

In addition, our attorneys have represented numerous private citizens and business clients in hearings before municipalities, zoning boards, and school boards. If you need legal representation at a zoning hearing, a school disciplinary hearing, or at a municipal meeting, call us at (717) 846-8811.

Similarly, if you are a municipal official seeking a new solicitor or lead solicitor, please call or write to us to request additional information about the firm.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an car accident or in a motorcycle accident, Anstine & Sparler can help. Please call our office at (717) 846-8811 to set up an appointment to discuss your case.

The attorneys in our firm have many years of experience working with people and families injured in accidents, and we will provide you with the legal advice and personal attention necessary to obtain a fair result for your case. The attorneys in our office have over a century of combined legal experience. The knowledge, skill, and experience earned over that time will be put to work for you.

We take on personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we will not charge you any legal fees unless we obtain a recovery for you. We will meet with you to discuss your personal injury case at a time and place convenient to you, and the initial consultation is free.

When you are involved in a serious accident, that is not your fault, you have many concerns that can be overwhelming and confusing:
• Compensation for injuries, pain, and suffering
• Recovery of lost wages
• Getting medical treatment for your injuries
• Getting payment for your medical expenses
• Replacing or repairing damaged property
• Renting a car while yours is being fixed or replaced

We will be there for you to help you with these issues and more. Please give us a call at (717) 846-8811 to set up an appointment.

The Real Estate practice of Anstine & Sparler involves several areas.

Our attorneys provide services in real estate law as described below...

• Real estate settlements
• Deed drafting
• Mortgage drafting and reviewing
• Contract drafting and reviewing
• Partition actions
• Landlord and Tenant issues
• Lease drafting
• Tax issues including Clean and Green
• Zoning
• Subdivisions

If you require one of these real estate services, please call us at (717) 846-8811 to set up an appointment to discuss what we can do for you.

Call us for help with your estate planning, estate administration, or to write a will at (717) 846-8811.

There are few legal issues facing individuals which are more important than those addressed in a will and in estate planning. An individual plans their estate for an entire lifetime in order to be able to provide for a family. Sacrifices are made to make sure that children and a husband or wife are taken care of. Anstine & Sparler can help to make sure that the tremendous efforts to achieve those goals will not be in vain.

An effective estate plan often involves:
• creating a will
• gifts of property
• trusts
• tax planning
• a power of attorney
• a living will

For business owners:
• Business planning
• buy-sell agreements
• insurance planning can be issues

Medicare planning and long-term care insurance issues are becoming more and more common. By themselves, these can be complex issues. Taken together, they can be baffling without an experienced, trusted hand to guide you.

Similarly, the administration of an estate can be a heavy burden for an executor to bear. The attorneys at our firm have helped many, many people with estate administration over the years. We would be pleased to assist you with settling an estate if you are called upon to serve in this capacity by a loved one. Call us for help with your estate planning, estate administration, or to write a will at (717) 846-8811.