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Thomas D. Begley, III
The Mission of Capehart Scatchard is to provide legal services of the highest quality for a diverse group of individuals, business-oriented and public sector clients. We will exceed our clients’ expectations by providing thorough, vigorous, ethical and professional representation at fees which are mutually fair. Our efforts shall also include meaningful contributions to our Community. In fulfilling our commitments, we will respect the ability and contribution of one another, will provide equal employment opportunities, and keep in mind that the collective strength of our efforts is greater than the sum of individual efforts. The joint effort that we forge is based upon mutual trust and caring, and the ability to work cooperatively every day.
WHO WE ARE
Located in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area, Capehart Scatchard is one of the oldest law firms in New Jersey founded in 1876. The Firm is a full-service, diversified law firm of more than 70 attorneys practicing in seven offices throughout NJ, PA, NY, and DE, in more than a dozen major areas of law. We serve large and small businesses and, often, those who own or manage them; public entities, non-profit organizations and academic institutions, governments and individuals.
Our Firm’s commitment of providing clients with superior legal services in a prompt manner and at a reasonable cost is based on a three-tier approach: first, a sound technical knowledge of the law; second, a practical understanding of how to work efficiently and with a “can do” attitude and not create obstacles; and third, the interpersonal skills needed to communicate well and frequently with clients. That commitment is still firmly in place today.
In an era when clients must justify every expense, we pursue cost-efficiency without sacrificing positive legal results. Capehart Scatchard has a long-standing commitment to staffing client matters according to the task at hand, utilizing shareholders and associates where appropriate to deliver the best work product and service in an effective and cost-efficient manner. We avoid needless paperwork and procedures, and concentrate instead on charting smart courses of action, either to avoid lawsuits or lay a solid case foundation.
Our primary areas of practice are:
- Banking and Financial Services
- Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
- Business and Banking Litigation
- Business and Tax
- Commercial Litigation
- Elder Law
- Family Law
- Intellectual Property
- Labor and Employment
- Professional Liability
- Public Finance
- Real Estate and Land Use
- Regulatory and Governmental Affairs
- School Law (including special education)
- Wills, Trusts & Estate Administration
- Workers’ Compensation
Every matter is assigned and supervised by a skillful attorney. Legal teams including attorneys, paralegals, and support staff are formed in order to properly handle complex and unique legal challenges, as well as repetitive matters.
Capehart Scatchard recognizes one of its greatest assets: its people. We have created the right mix of professionals at every level to make this philosophy work. Our lawyers bring impressive credentials from other firms or positions in government or business to join with Capehart lawyers who have established outstanding track records during their long careers with us. Our attorneys are supported by trained paralegals, secretaries, and administrative personnel working in a modern facility with state-of-the-art technology.
Our professionals understand clients’ needs for effective and efficient service, and we strive to exceed their expectations. The relationship between client and attorney must be based upon respect, trust, and mutual confidence. We value clear, open communication in order to help our clients understand their legal matters and the services we are providing. Capehart Scatchard endeavors to understand a client’s needs, and to then tailor our level of service to achieve the client’s objectives.
We utilize ProLaw, a full featured case management system, for matter and document management which assists in the organization of all case-related information and seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Office, allowing us to provide immediate feedback to our clients. Juris is the software product the Firm employs as our Time and Billing system. Juris has the capability to handle various billing formats including electronic invoicing. The Firm uses high speed scanners for digital imaging providing a complete electronic version of every matter. In order to maintain the highest level of client satisfaction, we deploy a wide selection of communication tools including e-mail, desktop faxing, real time video conferencing, on-line collaboration, wireless remote access, and electronic filing.
We bring the power of information technology to bear on every aspect of the legal services we deliver to our clients. Our primary goal is to respond to our clients’ needs with the highest quality work product, created in the most efficient way, as quickly as possible
With more than 4,000 volumes, Capehart Scatchard boasts one of the largest private law libraries collections in Southern New Jersey. Through the use of electronic technology, our attorneys have access to thousands of legal and non-legal databases, CD-ROM publications and the myriad of information available on the Internet. Our full-time professional librarian uses the many resources and formats available to provide the attorneys and some clients with accurate, timely and cost-effective information. The services provided by our library enable us to effectively and efficiently respond to our clients’ needs.
Capehart Scatchard is proud of the long-standing relationships we share with many of our clients, some for over 50 years. Ranging from small family-owned businesses to very large national and international franchises, Capehart Scatchard’s clients share one thing in common: the desire for cost-effective, high quality legal services.
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