John W. Espenshade Presents at the Third Circuit Judicial Conference

LANCASTER, PA, June 1, 2014 – Stevens & Lee Shareholder John W. Espenshade presented at the Third Circuit Judicial Conference from May 7-9, 2014, in Hershey, PA.

As part of panel presenting “Municipal Bankruptcy: Perspectives from Practitioners and the Bench,” Mr. Espenshade discussed financial and political dynamics in municipal insolvency. The panel consisted of other practitioners as well as the judges presiding over the Detroit, Harrisburg and Jefferson County, Ala., bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Espenshade focuses his practice on state and local government, municipal law and government affairs. He has served or presently serves as counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) in connection with the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act (Act 47) Recovery Plans for the City of Altoona, the City of Reading, the City of Harrisburg and the City of Shamokin.

Mr. Espenshade represents local government units and municipal authorities, including housing, redevelopment, convention center, solid waste, stadium, hospital, health care and transit projects, and school districts and colleges in financing public projects along with private company transactions qualifying for tax-favored or other governmental financing. Mr. Espenshade is a member of the Stevens & Lee team that successfully represents clients in connection with securing and implementing state-sponsored financial assistance programs. He represents private-sector clients nationally in connection with complex emergency management, procurement and security services.

He received a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, an M.P.A. from The Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. from Elizabethtown College. He has also studied at the London Centre for Legal Studies and Marburg Universität in Marburg, Germany. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Municipal Law.