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Eastern Shore Law Firm Providing Bankruptcy, Business and Litigation Services


At our law firm, we make our clients feel comfortable as soon as they walk through our doors. We understand the stresses involved with bankruptcy, financial hardships and litigation. That is why we help you see that bankruptcy is not the end, but a chance for you to start over with a fresh beginning. Many individuals believe handling their financial matters on their own will be cheaper, but it often works out that mistakes made early on cost much more down the road. Hiring an attorney can help to avoid those mistakes and save you money in the long run.

Since 1993, residents of Salisbury, Maryland, and the surrounding areas have trusted and had the advantages of local convenience with one area firm. The Law Firm of Shaw & Crowson, P.A., has resolved the bankruptcy, business and real estate legal needs of hundreds of local clients. Contact our lawyers for confidential guidance with your legal issues today.

  • Your property is here.
  • The courthouse is here.
  • Why should your attorney be from somewhere else?

Committed to Helping You With Your Financial Concerns for More Than Two Decades

Firm founder and bankruptcy attorney Ann Shaw (Of Counsel) is one of the few lawyers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore who has practiced bankruptcy law both before our current recession and before sweeping changes to the bankruptcy laws were enacted in 2005. Ann Shaw (Of Counsel) has practiced bankruptcy law for decades and has provided Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy services as well as business bankruptcy services in Salisbury since 1990.

In addition to helping individuals and businesses obtain debt relief through consumer or business bankruptcy, we offer alternative solutions tailored to resolve our clients’ financial problems. For individuals facing home foreclosure, we provide mortgage modification and mortgage mitigation services and foreclosure mediation services focused on avoiding and alleviating the pain of foreclosure. We will discuss all of your pre- and post-bankruptcy options, retention options and short sale alternatives.

Prominent Figures in Changing Maryland’s Laws — to Protect You

At The Law Firm of Shaw & Crowson, P.A., we don’t just stay abreast of changing bankruptcy laws. We are active in promoting changes to the law as well.

Ann Shaw (Of Counsel) and other members of the Eastern Shore Bankruptcy Bar Association facilitated changes in Maryland’s bankruptcy exemption laws. Changes in these laws doubled the amount of exemptions bankruptcy filers in Maryland are allowed to claim. Additionally, Ms. Shaw, along with Alexander Gordon, IV, founder of the Eastern Shore Bankruptcy Bar Association, vigorously pursued a new Homestead Exemption for debtors filing for bankruptcy in Maryland, which went into effect October 1, 2010.

Ann Shaw (Of Counsel) was involved in the promotion of Maryland’s Protection of Homeowners in Foreclosure Act (PHIFA), a law that has protected homeowners since 2005

Handling Business Law and Real Estate Transactions and Resolving Disputes

Michael Crowson and Ann Shaw (Of Counsel) also handle a broad range of business matters, from drafting and reviewing contracts, to real estate closings and business and real estate litigation. Ann Shaw (Of Counsel) has substantial expertise in real estate matters, qualifying as an expert witness on real estate matters in both state and federal court.

The firm also provides clients with quality estate planning services.

Contact Our Attorneys for a Confidential Consultation

Western Shore bankruptcy firms solicit clients throughout the Salisbury area. However, it is likely that your bankruptcy, business or real estate matter will be resolved here in Salisbury.

Don’t commit to the time and expense of driving all the way to the Western Shore. Contact The Law Firm of Shaw & Crowson, P.A., for effective legal services that are truly convenient.

The Law Firm of Shaw & Crowson, P.A., is a federally designated debt relief agency and a proud member of Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.