Manbir S. Sandhu, Esq. President
Mr. Sandhu has extensive Creditors Rights legal experience. Mr. Sandhu obtained a Bachelors Degree from the University of Akron in 1995. He graduated from The Thomas Cooley Law School in 2000. Mr. Sandhu concentrates in the area of Foreclosure, Bankruptcy and Evictions.
Suzanne M. Godenswager, Esq.
Ms. Godenswager concentrates in the area of Litigation with special concentration in the area of contested foreclosures.
David T. Brady, Esq.
Mr. Brady joined the firm in March 2013 and focuses his practice on representation of real estate tax certificate holders and mortgage lenders in foreclosure litigation throughout the State of Ohio. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brady had represented several large tax certificate holders both institutionally and in foreclosure litigation. Mr. Brady has extensive experience handling litigation matters on behalf of businesses, creditors and title insurance underwriters and agents, and previously served as a Magistrate in the Foreclosure Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Brady is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
Austin B. Barnes III, Esq.
Mr. Barnes received both his Juris Doctor and Master of Taxation degrees from the University of Akron. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in finance from Ohio University where he graduated summa cum laude. Mr. Barnes has been a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio since May 1991. He joined Sandhu Law Group in 2015 as an attorney focusing on tax lien and mortgage foreclosures, along with bankruptcy and evictions. Prior to joining Sandhu Law Group, Mr. Barnes was employed by Morris|Schneider|Wittstadt in 2008 through 2015 as an attorney with the firm`s National Default practice. Mr. Barnes is a member of the State Bar of Ohio, the American Bar Association, and the Akron Bar Association.
Mark M. Schonhut, Esq.
Mr. Schonhut joined the firm in May 2019 and focuses his practice on representing real estate tax certificate holders and mortgage lenders. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the field of anti-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering, while working to stop other illegal activities such as fraud, extortion, and human trafficking. He has also taught civil rights to low-income high school students.
Jeffrey A. Panehal, Esq.
Mr. Panehal joined the firm in December 2019, and focuses his practice on contested foreclosure litigation throughout the state of Ohio.
Matt W. Trivelli, Esq.
Mr. Trivelli joined the firm in December 2019 and focuses his practice on representing buyers, sellers, and creditors in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Trivelli worked for 8 years as a multi-state commercial and residential title insurance underwriter for a national title insurance company.
Douglas Haman, Esq., Of Counsel
Mr. Haman graduated from Miami University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Business, and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1998. Mr. Haman’s practice areas include real estate, creditor’s rights, foreclosure, eviction, and other statutory proceedings.