Christopher L. Voltz

As a member of the Municipal and School Group, Chris assists clients with issues commonly faced by municipalities including analyzing and drafting proposed ordinances, drafting intergovernmental cooperation agreements, attending property tax assessment appeal hearings and responding to requests made pursuant to the Right-to-Know Law.  As a member of the Business and Finance Group, he helps existing clients by analyzing and drafting contracts including participation releases and waivers.  He also assists newly formed corporate clients by drafting corporate governance documents.  With respect to civil litigation, he also has experience representing clients in jury trials, non-jury trials, arbitration hearings and magisterial district justice hearings.

Areas of Practice:   Chris’s areas of practice include municipal and school law, commercial litigation and corporate law.

Articles and Presentations: Chris’s publications include “Are Attorneys’ Fees Provisions in Invoices Enforceable in Pennsylvania?” Lawyers Journal, ACBA, 2010, and “Slaying the First Dragon: Pennsylvania’s Unique and Cheap Method for Serving Chinese Defendants Pursuant to the Hague Convention”, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, 2011.

Honors and Awards: Chris was selected for inclusion as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Super Lawyers®.  While working toward his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, he was awarded the prestigious C. Chilton Pearson Research Prize in U.S. History.

Jurisdictions:  Chris is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Education and Background: Chris is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he was the Assistant Editor of the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy. He earned his undergraduate degree in History at Wake Forest University.