Commercial Transactions


My transactional practice includes the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements regarding employment, real property, construction and sales for both individual and corporate clients, as well as consideration of the practical issues raised by such transactions. 



Real Property


My real property experience includes the drafting of deeds, easements, sales agreements and leases, and involves residential, commercial and rural properties, as well as the litigation of title and boundary issues and representation of both taxpayers and taxing bodies in property assessment appeals before the Board of Property Assessment, the Board of Viewers and in the appellate courts.





I have decades of experience in litigation from “mom & pop” business disputes to complex commercial and tort cases, as well as class actions.  I have represented individual and corporate clients in commercial disputes, zoning appeals, personal injury actions, , tax assessment appeals, estate litigation and administrative proceedings.  My appellate court experience includes the representation of clients in over 110 appellate cases before the Pennsylvania Superior, Commonwealth and Supreme Courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.





As a trained mediator and a member of the panel of mediators approved by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  I have represented parties in mediation proceedings and had an opportunity to see what works and what does not.  I view mediation as an important part of the dispute resolution process; one that can allow parties to achieve their underlying goals with certainty and without the necessity of expensive and protracted litigation.





My practice in this area includes the drafting of wills, codicils, powers of attorney, healthcare powers, trusts and related instruments.  I also have access to personnel who specialize in estate administration.



Other Areas of Practice


While I practice in a variety of legal fields, I also recognize that no one can claim to have mastered all areas of the law.  Accordingly, over the years, I have developed an extensive network of colleagues qualified to provide superior legal service in those areas outside of my knowledge and experience.  Put simply, if I cannot assist you with your legal problem, I very likely know someone who can.