Buddy Lesavoy


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Practice Concentration

Buddy Lesavoy concentrates his practice in business, corporate and real estate matters, working with many family and closely-held businesses in the Lehigh Valley. He handles business start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, business succession planning and real estate matters. A native of Allentown, Buddy has a deep understanding of local business, having served as chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Prior to co-founding Lesavoy Butz & Seitz LLC, Buddy was a partner in one of the 100 largest national law firms for 13 years, where he served as managing partner of its Lehigh Valley office.


Professional Background

Lesavoy Butz & Seitz LLC
2007 – Present

Lamm Rubenstone Lesavoy Butz & David LLC
2006 – 2007

Blank Rome LLP
1994 – 2006
Partner, Corporate & Real Estate Departments

Traub Butz & Fogerty,P.C.
1992 – 1994

Wiener & Wiener, P.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania
1988 – 1992

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
1988 – 1997
Adjunct Professor of Business Law

Honorable Maxwell E. Davison, Judge of the
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas
1987 – 1988
Law Clerk

Admitted To Practice

United States Supreme Court, 1990
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1989
United States Tax Court, 1989
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1987

Educational Background

George Washington University, J.D., 1987
George Washington University, M.B.A., 1982
George Washington University, B.B.A., 1980

Professional Organizations

President, BNI, Fogelsville II
Member, Most Trusted Advisors, Vistage International
Member, Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, Lehigh County Bar Association


2012 Distinguished Alumnus of the William Allen High School
2012 Business Recognition Award for Ethical Business
   Practice and Service to the Community by the Emmaus Rotary
2010 Volunteer of the Year; Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of
2007 SUITS Award honoring Lehigh Valley Business Professionals
   Demonstrating Horse Power in Their Respective Industry (Legal)
2005 Honorary Co-Chair of St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown “Dinner By Starlight”
2003 President’s Legal Eagle Award for Outstanding Service to the    Bar Association of Lehigh County
2002 Shining Star Award for Community Involvement; St. Luke’s    Hospital
2000 Executive Spotlight Award for Dynamic Business Leadership;    the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal
1998 Community Partner Award for Devoting Time and Talent to    Improve the Economic Health and Vitality of the Lehigh Valley;    Allentown-Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce and Lehigh    Carbon Community College
1984 George Washington Award for Outstanding Leadership and    Service in the Academic Community; George Washington University Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society)
Beta Gamma Sigma (National Scholastic Honor Society, Field of    Business and Management)

Community Activities (Partial)

Parkland School District Foundation,
   President, 2011 - Present
St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown
   Board of Governors, 2011 - Present
The George Washington University Alumni Association
   Board of Directors, 2009 - Present
Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation
   Board of Directors, 2009 – Present
Service Electric Cable TV/RCN-4
   Moderator for Pennsylvania Crossfire, 2006 – Present
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
   Lehigh Valley Regional Board, 2002 - Present
Muhlenberg College Board of Associates, 2004 – Present
Lehigh University Small Business Development Center
   Chair, Advisory Committee for Business Education and Training,    2001 – 2006
   Member, Board of Advisors, 2001 – 2006
South Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board
   Board Member, 2001 – 2007
Greater Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce
   Chairman, 2007 – 2009
   Executive Board, 1999 – Present
   Board of Directors, 1998 – Present
Bar Association of Lehigh County
   Board of Directors, 1998 – 2000
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
   Board of Directors, 1997 – 2000
Quality Valley•USA
   Board of Directors 1997-1999
South Whitehall Township Planning Commission
   Commissioner, 1996 – 2001
Pennsylvania Apparel and Textile Association
   Board of Directors, 1997 – 2000
Family Business Council
   President, 1999 – 2002
   Board of Advisors, 1995 – 2007
Lehigh Carbon Community College
   Board of Ambassadors, 1995 – Present
Tikvah House
   Board of Directors, 1993 – Present
Temple Beth-El Memorial Park Association, Inc.
   Board of Directors, 1992 – Present
Jewish Community Center
   Executive Board, 1998 - 2000
   Board of Directors, 1991 – 2000
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas
   Court-Appointed Arbitrator, 1988 – Present
The George Washington University
   Alumni Admissions Program Volunteer, 1987 - Present
   Admissions Committee Volunteer, 1987 - Present
   Alumni Career Network Representative, 1987 - Present

Presentations/Publications (Partial)

"Legal Considerations, Self-Employment Assistance Program,"
Lehigh Carbon Community College

"Legal Liability Considerations,"
East Penn & Western Lehigh Business Councils

"Legal Issues Affecting Start-ups/New Businesses/Small Businesses Today,"
Community Action Committee for the Lehigh Valley

"Understanding Contract Terms,"
Chamber of Commerce

"Estate, Tax and Succession Planning for the Business Owner,"
Chamber of Commerce

"Starting a Business,"
Lehigh Law Line – TV 39, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

"Keys to Success in a Real Estate Transaction in PA,"
NBI, Allentown, Pennsylvania

"Legal Issues Facing Medical Residents,"
various hospitals

"Consumer Rights,"
Lehigh Law Line - TV 39, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Legal Issues in Structuring a Business – Choice of Entity,
Small Business Development Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania,
Adjunct Professor of Business Law

"Legal Protections for Small Business,"
Northampton County Community College, Northampton, Pennsylvania

"Finance and Investments,"
Marymount College, Arlington, Virginia

"Business Basics - Management,"
Small Business Development Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA