In 1876, the law firm today known as Capehart Scatchard was founded in Camden, New Jersey by Thomas French, a self-educated lawyer. More than 135 years later, we at Capehart are proud of our rich heritage which is both a source of confidence and a continuing ethical guide. We have earned and maintained our superb reputation for more than a century by providing our clients with quality legal services and by keeping a step ahead in areas of developing law. We anticipate our clients’ needs, keep apprised of legal developments and counsel preventative action to avoid trouble, now and later.
Scope of Service
Capehart Scatchard is a diversified general practice law firm of over 90 attorneys practicing in seven offices in more than a dozen major areas of law.
Our primary areas of practice are:
- Banking and Financial Services
- Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
- Business and Tax
- Condominium & Homeowner Associations
- Data Privacy & Security
- Elder Law
- Family Law
- Labor and Employment
- Professional Liability
- Public Finance
- Real Estate and Land Use
- Regulatory and Governmental Affairs
- School Law (including special education)
- Wills, Estates & Trusts
- 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.
Capehart Scatchard serves large and small businesses, 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 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.