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Sandra L. Knapp

17 East Gay Street, Suite 100 West Chester, Pennsylvania 19381
Firm: Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
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Gawthrop Greenwood, PC

Years In Practice

Phone Number (610) 696-8225

Named “Female Business Leader of the Year” by the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry, Sandra L. Knapp is chair of the Business Department at Gawthrop Greenwood and practices in the fields of Business Law, Commercial Transactions, Admiralty/Maritime Law, Real Estate Law, and Banking and Finance. She represents clients in a broad range of transactional and general corporate matters, including asset-based lending transactions, mergers and acquisitions, marine finance and vessel documentation, U.S.-based joint ventures for international companies, real estate, sale-leaseback transactions, construction contracts, leases and charters. She is frequently involved in multimillion-dollar financing and acquisition transactions for companies both nationally and internationally. In addition to financing matters, Sandy advises on maritime transportation regulatory matters, particularly on the coastwise trade of the United States and citizenship requirements. She has practiced in the Philadelphia area for over 30 years, representing clients throughout the United States and abroad.

Sandy is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, past Chair of its Marine Finance Committee and formerly a member of its Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Chester County Bar Association and is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Sandy is active in the port community as well as the local Chester County community. She is on the Board of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine. In 2019, Sandy was named by the March of Dimes as a Chester County Woman of Achievement in Business.

Since joining the firm, Sandy has served two, three-year terms as chair of the Gawthrop Greenwood Management Committee. Prior to joining Gawthrop Greenwood, she was the managing partner of Knapp McConomy Merlie LLP.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
  • Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry Female Business Leader of the Year 2022
  • Main Line Today Top Lawyers 2014 - 2023
  • Daily Local News Top Lawyers 2021 - 2023
  • Who's Who of Shipping and Maritime Lawyers
  • March of Dimes - Chester County Woman of Achievement, Business Award 2019
  • Brava! Women Business Achievement Award 2012
  • SmartCEO Magazine 2011 Legal Elite
  • Women's International Trade Association - Woman of the Year Award
Villanova University, JD
Graduated 1986
Lehigh University, BS Finance, BA International Studies
Graduated 1981
Contact Details and Office Locations
17 East Gay Street, Suite 100
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19381
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