Alan E. Cech, head attorney of the Litigation Group at Morella & Associates, has more than 25 years of practice representing all types of businesses and individuals in litigation in state and federal courts. In addition, he represents Creditors, Creditors’ Committees and Debtors in all aspects of Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy/Insolvency related litigation.
Mr. Cech’s litigation expertise is enhanced by his experiences as an Assistant United States Attorney, where he was named Chief of Financial Litigation, as a federal Bankruptcy Trustee, and as a Staff Attorney for the United States Department of the Interior where he was accorded Special Assistant United States Attorney status by the U.S. Justice Department to pursue litigation in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
Mr. Cech was appointed to the Evaluation and Review Staff for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys where he conducted evaluations of the litigation handling of United States Attorney’s Offices around the country.
Mr. Cech represents businesses and individuals in business and commercial matters including shareholder/partnership disputes, Non-Compete Agreements, collection, fraudulent conveyance actions, and fiduciary fraud. He has litigated jury and non-jury trials in both state and federal court and has testified as an expert witness in bankruptcy related litigation.
Mr. Cech has represented the United State Departments of the Interior, Commerce, Health and Human Services, as well as federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service and the Small Business Administration. In private practice, Mr. Cech was a member of the legal team which obtained a $1.7 million dollar judgment against Co-Executors of a descendant’s estate for fraud and breach of duty. As a Bankruptcy Trustee, Mr. Cech managed a large underground coal mine in southwestern Pennsylvania while negotiations for acquisitions were completed.
Mr. Cech is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania and Federal Courts, including the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, United States Bankruptcy Courts, and the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Cech received his J.D. from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law in 1980. He completed the United States Justice Department’s Program in Trial Advocacy in 1987.Contact Alan